Gallery: New Malden’s Chuseok Harvest Fest

The fickle Autumn weather smiled on New Malden’s Chuseok festivities last weekend. With pent-up demand resulting from lockdown and the lack of the usual independence day celebrations in mid-August, and the sunny weather beckoning people out onto the streets, the celebrations were almost too successful. LKL was there in time for the opening speeches and […]

Celebrate Chuseok with the KCCUK

Register soon: the available spaces are sure to be booked up fast! Experience authentic Korean customs with Chuseok Festival 2021 Sunday 26 September 2021 @KCCUK 11am – 6pm: Register for a one-hour time slot at Eventbrite (Slot 1) 11.00am – 12.00pm | (Slot 2) 13.00pm – 14.00pm | (Slot 3) 15:00pm – 16:00pm | (Slot […]

Celebrate Chuseok at the British Museum

If you can’t make it down to New Malden for the Korean Harvest Fest on the 18th, try visiting the Korea Gallery at the British Museum, where they will be holding some special events during the day – and throughout the museum – to celebrate Chuseok. You’ll need to pre-book a visitor slot at the […]

Korea Day Festival and group exhibition in Coventry

Coventry University is hosting a special Korean cultural event on 1 October and a month-long art exhibition with some established and emerging Korean artists. Families and friends are welcome as the event is open to the public. The fine details are still being finalised, but the big picture shouldn’t change. I’ll update this post when […]

New Malden Korean Harvest Fest 2021

The Korean Harvest Festival is back: this time the festivities are in New Malden High Street and St George’s Square. We didn’t have any independence day celebrations during August so this September event will be extra welcome. There’s plenty of opportunity to be part of the fun – for example you could participate in the […]

Hallyu Con 2021

Hallyu Con returns to London for its second edition. There are opportunities for you to participate and share your passion in several ways. Follow the links below to find out more. Hallyu Con will be streamed from 2pm UK time on 4 September 2021 Watch on the KCCUK’s YouTube Channel or the dedicated Hallyu Con […]

Where London Meets Korea: Liberation Day Walking Tour

The last London walking tour organised by the KTO with the KCC was heavily over-subscribed. Here’s an opportunity if you missed out last time, with a slightly different route: Where London Meets Korea: Liberation Day Walking Tour Sunday 15 August 2021, 10.00am – 13.00pm Exact meeting point to be confirmed with successful applicants via email. […]

Yor-K: Korea Day in York

York St John University is collaborating with the KCCUK to present a day of Korean culture in York: family-friendly cultural activities during the day and music at the Theatre Royal in the evening. Details below: Yor-K: Korea Day in York The Quad, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX. Saturday 17 July […]

Walking Tour: Where London Meets Korea

What a nice idea for a summer’s evening: the Korea Tourism Organisation has organised a walking tour of Korea-related sites of interest in central London. Spaces are limited, so apply now via the link on the KCC website. Where London Meets Korea: The Walking Tour Wednesday 23 June 2021, 5.30pm – 7.30pm (followed by optional […]

The 2020 (online) Kimjang Festival

Did you think that the second lockdown would get in the way of the second Kimjang Festival? Think again. The organisers have been working hard to create an online programme of events looking at how people are making kimchi at home in the UK. There are also spotlights on some innovative restaurants and chefs in […]

Hallyu Con 2020: an online celebration of Korean pop culture

Hot on the heels of KBCE’s Chuseok-themed online event in September comes KCCUK’s hallyu-focused online festival. Hallyu Con 2020 Sunday 4 October 2020, 3pm Livestreamed on the KCCUK YouTube Channel Free Calling all UK and Europe-based Korean culture enthusiasts! Are you keen to join the ultimate celebration of Korean pop culture? This one-day online event, […]

The annual Harvest Fest moves online

Congratulations to the organisers of the annual Korean Harvest Fest for putting something so enticing together in these difficult times. The Chuseok celebrations organised by Korean British Cultural Exchange have moved online this year. Plans for screenings in the heard of Koreatown (New Malden) have had to be shelved at the last minute because of […]

The World Korean Food Festival 2020

We just found out about this fortnight-long food event in New Malden in September via a post on the KCC’s Facebook page. After a frantic bout of messaging various Korean contacts to get further details, I received a copy of a kakaotalk image, which is embedded in the post below. As you can see, it’s […]

Korea Day 2020 in Sheffield

This is the third Korea Day in Sheffield. Sheffield Korea Day 2020 Octagon Sheffield | Clarkson Street | Sheffield S10 2TQ Sunday 1st March 2020, 12:00 – 17:00 Tickets £5 | Book tickets 12 and under: FREE entry – e may ask for proof of age upon entry Check the event’s Facebook page for updates […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I […]

Making and Sharing Kimchi Project: the 2019 Kimjang Festival

The culmination of many months’ preparation is here. Kimjang: Making and Sharing Kimchi is a project made possible by money raised by National Lottery players. It involves recording, archiving and distributing 20 authentic kimchi recipes and personal Kimjang experiences from North, South and Chinese-Korean residents, and hosting an annual Kimjang Festival on New Malden High […]