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V+A Hallyu! family events

Coinciding with half term, the V+A has some fun family-oriented activities linked to the current Hallyu! exhibition:

V+A Hallyu! family events

Date: Monday 13 February - Friday 17 February 2023
Victoria + Albert Museum | Cromwell Road | London SW7 2RL | | [Map]

Tickets: £15 for calligraphy workshop | More details below
Mon 13 – Tue 14 Feb: Korean Calligraphy | £15 | book here
Mon 13 – Tue 14 Feb: K-Pop Dance | Free | book here
Wed 15 – Fri 17 Feb: Meet again The More, The Better | Free | Drop-in
Wed 15 – Fri 17 Feb: Digital Tal-nori | Free | Drop-in

Make-it: Korean Calligraphy

Take part in this families workshop and find out more about Korean Calligraphy.
Monday 13 – Tuesday 14 February 2023, 10.30 – 16.00
Venue: Art Studio, Learning Centre
£15 | book here

Children practising calligraphy

Join artists Kilchan Lee and Taeyoung Lee as you experiment with Korean calligraphy. Have a go at mastering the Korean alphabet (Hangeul) and create your very own bookmark.

Kilchan and Taeyoung will guide you in how to use traditional brushes and inks as you explore what it takes to make the perfect brushstrokes.

Each workshop is 120 mins long. There are two sessions, starting at 10.30 and 14.00. The 10.30 workshop is recommended for ages 7-10; 14.00 is recommended for ages 10-13.

Mr Kilchan Lee is a calligraphy instructor at the Korean Culture and Arts Centre based in New Malden since 2017. He has been invited as a guest calligraphy teacher at Kingston Adult Education, Korean Cultural Centre, and London Korean Primary School to teach the essential calligraphy technique. He also has been invited to perform calligraphy in World Travel Market Exhibition in London Excel and Matka Nordic Travel exhibition in Finland Messukeskus. He holds the national accredited Advanced Level qualification in Hanja-Chinese Characters

Families Workshop: K-Pop Dance

Take part in this families dance workshop and get moving to the sound of K-Pop!
Monday, 13 – Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 11.00 – 15.40
Venue: Raphael Court, Room 48a
Free | book here

Do Yeonsoo (Coco) resting against a wall

Come along to a fun filled dance workshop led by dancer Coco (Yeonsoo Do) from K-Pop Planet UK Ltd. Inspired by the Hallyu! The Korean Wave exhibition, join in and get the whole family dancing!

Workshops will be suitable for all abilities and will combine dance routines to K-Pop hits from groups such as BTS, Blackpink and PSY.

Each workshop is approximately 40 minutes long. Workshops are free, starting at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00.

This is a families event for adults to do with children; no child can be left unattended. The 11:00 and 13:00 workshops are recommended for children ages 5-9, while the 15:00 workshop is for ages 9-13.

Workshops are free but capacity will be limited. Booking tickets in advance is strongly recommended. There might be some extra spaces on the day, but this depends on capacity.

Digital Drop-in: Meet again The More, The Better

Be inspired by the interactive display Meet again The More, The Better and create a piece of video art!
Wednesday, 15 – Friday, 17 February 2023, 11.00 – 16.00
Venue: Learning Centre
Free | no booking necessary | more info here

graphic Meet again The More, The Better

Become a video artist by experimenting with Meet again The More, The Better created by Seoul-based digital and design studio, Commoners (2022). This interactive artwork will allow you to step inside the restoration of The More, The Better (1988) by Korean artist Nam June Paik, an 18.5m tall video tower located in the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in South Korea. Adjust the video feed being captured using a range of buttons and sliders, either to restore it, or to transform it into your own creation. Finally, your media artwork will be added to the The More, The Better virtual gallery.

Drop-in Design: Digital Tal-nori

Take part in this families workshop and create your very own Korean mask!
Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 February 2023m, 11.00 – 16.00
Venue: Art Studio, Learning Centre
Free | no booking necessary | more info here

Korean talchum mask

Join us for this creative families workshop created by Seoul-based digital and design studio, Commoners. Get inspired by the Hallyu! The Korean Wave exhibition, K-Pop and Korean TV as you use your creative skills to design a traditional Korean mask, called Tal-nori or Tal. You can then interact with your Tal using AR (augmented reality) and learn about traditional and modern Korean culture along the way.

This is a free, drop-in event for families to enjoy all together; no child can be left unattended. Suitable for ages 5+.

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