Baramgot at the South Bank

Baramgot’s Barbican concert in 2008 was undoubtedly the live performance of the year. Won Il’s creative traditional Korean music ensemble are in town this weekend to perform at the Thames Festival, and will be staying to give a concert at the Purcell Room on 13 September. Too often the reinvention of traditional music can turn […]

Laid-back jazz from Winterplay at the KCC

I tweeted last Saturday (thanks to Anna at Indieful ROK) that Korean acid jazz / jazz-pop band Winterplay were coming to perform at the KCC as part of their trip to London for the Thames Festival. The news was broken by 10Asia, and now the details have been confirmed by the KCC. Winterplay’s agency is […]

All Eyes on Korea at the Thames Festival 2010

Returning to the Festival for a fourth year, the Korean Cultural Centre UK present All Eyes on Korea, a celebration of Korean culture in Jubilee Gardens. Leading talents from a wide range of Korean arts and cultural groups have been selected and include extreme dance comedy from Break Out – an energetic extravaganza, returning to […]

Photos from the Thames Festival

It was a perfect day in More London, by Tower Bridge, and the crowds were out in large numbers to enjoy the Thames Festival. The Korean contingent had taken possession of The Scoop for the weekend, and over 70 performers had come over from Korea to entertain the festival-goers. Reflecting the current marketing push to […]

Visit and enjoy the Festival

As most readers will know, this weekend’s Thames Festival is a fun event, and more importantly has a lot of Korean performers entertaining the crowds and bringing the best of Korean culture to London. The Korean “Village” is sponsored by Asiana Airlines, Expedia, H.I.S., the Korea Tourism Organisation and the Korean Cultural Centre UK. In […]

Thames Festival – food, film and fun

More news on the Korean representation at the Thames Festival this year: ‘A Scoop of Korea’: Bringing Korea to the Heart of London at the Mayor’s Thames Festival, 12th – 13th September LONDON, UK (1st September, 2009) – ‘A Scoop of Korea’ is being held as a part of The Mayor’s Thames Festival, a spectacular, […]

A Scoop of Korea at Thames Festival 2009

As Chuseok approaches, it’s time once again for the Thames Festival: 12-13 September. This will be the third year that there has been a significant Korean presence. The amazing Dulsori led the way three years ago; last year the high-profile item was Jump. This year we get the musical essence of contemporary Korea, Sorea: a […]

Korea at the Thames Festival 2008

Those who experienced Korea’s input into the Thames Festival last year won’t want to miss out this year. As last year, the festival coincides with one of the most important holidays in the Korean calendar, Chuseok. This year we have performances from Last For One (above), probably Korea’s best-known b-boy crew and victors in the […]

Korean dancers at The Place, Euston

First, thanks to Colin Bartlett for letting me know about Korean dancers from the Robin Howard Dance Theatre performing at The Place, near Euston. We’ve already missed one of the performances, which was yesterday evening: Jin-Yeob Cha, who has worked with a variety of Korean and international choreographers, including Ismael Ivo, Itzik Galili, Iztok Kovac, […]

Korea at the Thames Festival: Sarangbang!

A two-day participation in the Mayor’s Thames Festival on the South Bank near Tower Bridge. You can expect the normal Korean food and information tents. But in the Korean Village this time you can turn your hand at making Korean paper lanterns (pre-booking required) or attend a woodblock printing class. There’s a grand parade on […]