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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Kimchi Day celebrations in Kingston

Celebrate the zest and zeal of Korean culture with us on Kimchi Day, November 22nd, at Market House, Royal Borough of Kingston! We’re thrilled to bring you an array of exciting events: Fermentation Lecture with Mr. Lee Jung-geun (11:00 – 12:15) – Dive into the fascinating world of fermentation, a cornerstone of Korean cuisine. Kimchi … [Read More]

Kingston ESEA Culture Festival 2023

Celebrating the Richness of East & Southeast Asian Culture. Join us for the first ever ESEA (East & Southeast Asian) Culture Festival in Kingston! Supported by the Royal Borough of Kingston, KBCE proudly showcases the rich diversity of ESEA heritage in Kingston. The festival kicks off with the ESEA World Music Festival featuring two live … [Read More]

K-pop UK National Competition 2023

The Kpop UK National Competition returns for its 5th year. Presented by KBCE and London KPop Dance Workshop (LoKo). Finalists from all over the UK will compete to win in our categories of Kpop Dance, Kpop Vocal, Freestyle Dance Battle and our newest category, Original Choreography. The winner of each category will receive £200 and … [Read More]

2022 Kimjang Festival

The Kimjang Festival is back – to be held in St George’s Square right next to New Malden station – this time with some classes in the nearby pub. As part of the Kimjang festival, KBCE is teaming up with Chef Cindy from The Korean Pantry for a day of Kimchi tasting, making and stuffing. … [Read More]

ESEA Culture Festival and Prelude for Harvest Festival 2023

The Korean British Cultural Exchange (KBCE) is celebrating the 7th Anniversary of the Kingston Korea Festival 2022 with the launch of the ESEA (East & Southeast Asian) culture festival. The ESEA community share the exact date for the Harvest Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, regardless of its name: Chuseok (Korea), Tsukimi (Japan), Tết … [Read More]

***Cancelled*** New Malden Harvest Fest 2022 ***Cancelled***

The Korean British Cultural Exchange (KBCE) is celebrating the 7th Anniversary of the Kingston Korea Festival 2022, starting with the Harvest Fest. In association with Kingston Chinese Association (KCA) and Kingston Beats, the event commemorates the first major ESEA (East & Southeast Asian) festival in Kingston. The ESEA community share the exact date for the … [Read More]

New Malden’s 3rd Kimjang Festival

The Kimjang Festival returns to the streets of New Malden this November: Kimjang Festival 2021 Saturday 20 November 2021 New Malden Sharing is giving. This autumn we are back with the heart of Korean tradition and cuisine, Kimjang, which is the traditional and communal process of preparing, making, and sharing kimchi. For those who aren’t … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]