Chuseok 2008

The King’s Centre was opened last year by Cliff Richard. It’s a multi-purpose venue in Chessington designed for the local community, with facilities for business meetings, conferences and sporting activities. The main users of the space are the Chessington evangelical church. But last Saturday evening there was a multicultural audience of Korean and Korean-British families, […]

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Korea at the Thames Festival 1 – Jump! and Last For One

by Saharial 16 September 2008
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By Saharial Looking out at the rather dull day I am having today, it would be hard for me to believe that the weekend was full of summer sunshine if I hadn’t got a little toasted at the Thames Festival on Saturday. After a long walk from St Pancras to Waterloo and then a nice […]

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Korea at the Thames Festival 2 – Stick Throwing and Kimchi Pancakes

by Matthew Jackson 16 September 2008
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By Matthew Jackson The Korean section of the Thames Festival 2008 was bigger, more spectacular and altogether more chaotic than the ‘Sarangbang’ of last year. When I showed up on the Saturday afternoon, I was introduced to a traditional Korean game which involved throwing sticks at a target, as one of the sticks narrowly avoided […]

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Korea at the Thames Festival 2008

by Events Editor 10 September 2008
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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 […]

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Celebrate Chuseok with the Euro Journal

by Events Editor 30 August 2008
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Celebrate Chuseok (추석), the Korean Mid-Autumn Festival. Chuseok, also called Hangawi (한가위: meaning “great middle”), is one of the two main holidays in Korea (the other being New Year’s Day). It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar Korean calendar. It is to celebrate a good harvest, and Koreans […]

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Celebrate Chuseok with the Anglo Korean Society

by Events Editor 30 August 2008
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The Anglo-Korean Society celebrates Chuseok in an event at Asia House on Tuesday 16 September. Chuseok, or Harvest Moon Festival, is Korea’s main annual celebration and takes place on the 15th day of the Eighth Moon according to the lunar calendar. Usually described as a thanksgiving for a good harvest, its origins lie in ancient […]

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