Video: Kingston Korean Harvest Fest 2019 ft The Move

It was glorious weather yesterday for Kingston’s Korean Harvest Fest – almost too hot for some of the energetic Kpop dancers and the visiting professionals from Korea. The ice cream sellers were doing brisk trade, as of course were the Korean food stalls that were set up down one side of the historic market place. […]

Lancashire Korea Festival comes to Preston

First Cardiff, now Preston. Lancashire Korea Festival Saturday 28 September 2019, 12:00 – 17:00 53 Degrees | Brook Street | Preston PR1 7HN Tickets £5 | Book via EventBrite The Lancashire Korea Festival is a day-long celebration of everything Korean that focuses upon sharing both traditional and modern aspects of K-culture. A selection of cultural […]

Kingston’s Korean Harvest Festival 2019

This year’s Kingston Korean Harvest Festival, organised by Korean British Cultural Exchange, forms part of the broader Kingston River Heritage Festival in partnership with Totally Thames. One of the strands of the Harvest Fest is a community dance project, which will be repeated the following day, Sunday 15 September, in the Scoop outside City Hall, […]

Nine Confucian academies listed at UNESCO

For visitors to Korea (such as myself) who like to try to get round all the UNESCO-listed world heritage sites, the list just got longer. On Saturday 6 July, the World Heritage Committee included nine Seowon, or Neo-Confucian Academies, in the list. The nine seowon are dotted around the central and southern parts of the […]

Radio Kimchi K-Pop Fair

Last November’s inaugural K-Pop Fair was a success, so it’s returning this August, bigger and better. Radio Kimchi K-Pop Fair O2 Academy Islington | Angel Central | 16 Parkfield Street | London N1 0PS Saturday 24 August 2019 Two sessions: 12pm-2pm and 3pm-5pm Tickets £6 | Buy tickets 1on1 Events and Radio Kimchi UK present […]

Korean Arts Festival 2019 in Kingston Parish Church

Korean senior citizens display their talents, along with the Thames Philharmonia, on 4 May: Korean Arts Festival 2019 All Saints Church Kingston | 14-16 Market Place | Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP Saturday 4 May 2019, 4pm Tickets: £12 (Performance+ Including 1 glass of wine) | Early Bird Ticket £10 | Under 13 & Over […]

2018 travel diary 3 – The Smile of Baekje

10 – 11 November 2018. My trips to Korea are usually preceded by a hurried piece of research on the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) website trying to find out what notable items of tangible or intangible heritage, or what other historic or scenic sites there might be, to attract an inquisitive traveller to the places […]

Korea Day in Wales – Dydd Korea yn Cymru

On the first Saturday in May, the City of Cardiff will be celebrating everything Korean. We understand that the event’s opening will have a high-profile VIP: none other than the Lord Mayor of Cardiff will be giving a welcome speech. Last year’s events in Sheffield and elsewhere were a big hit, so make your way […]

Korea Day in Sheffield

Last year’s Korea Day in Sheffield was such a success that they’re doing it again! Korea Day in Sheffield Sunday 10th March 2019, 12-5pm Octagon Centre | Clarkson Street | Sheffield S10 2TQ Tickets £5 | Buy tickets here Please retain your email confirmation of booking. Any food and photo purchases are charged separately. We […]

An adoptee returns to her home town

Bella Frey, who recently reviewed The Return – the closing film of LKFF 2018 – tells us about her own personal return earlier this year. A tale of the unexpected… My head is still swimming from my recent trip to Korea. It was in part planned to be a personal pilgrimage to re-visit places from […]

2018 travel diary 2 – Chollipo revisited

10 November 2018. In Chollipo’s famous Arboretum the best of the Autumn colour had finished, but there were still some good reds, oranges and yellows to be found, and the grasses were particularly fine. In October last year this new statue of Carl Ferris Miller, Chollipo’s founder, was installed in this secluded area in the […]

[Preston] UCLan Annual Korean Festival

The University of Central Lancashire IKSU Korean Festival is back. Each event will be open to both UCLan Students and the Public. 5 – 6 November International Institute of Korean Studies | Adelphi Building AB145 | Preston PR1 2HE | Lancashire 5th November 10 am – 12 pm at AB226 Study Abroad Fair Find out details […]