Review: Kingston Welcomes Korea performances at the Rose Theatre

Kingston Welcomes Korea is hopefully the first of several annual events at which Kingston will seek to welcome various foreign communities in a festival that combines cultural and business interaction. Korea was the obvious first choice to be welcomed in this way, given that ethnic Koreans represent around 10% of the borough’s population, and also given […]

Kingston Welcomes Korea – a festival of Korean music, performance, art and more

There’s something for everyone in the upcoming celebration of Kingston’s Korean community. Congratulations to the organisers for assembling such a varied programme of events. Full details at Kingston Welcomes Korea 30 July to 8 August 2015 No borough in Britain, royal or otherwise, has thrown a party to welcome friends from the other […]

KWK exhibition: Korean traditional wedding and bridal room, 8-31 Aug

To complement the exhibition of contemporary Korean art showing as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea, here’s something more traditional: Korean traditional wedding and bridal room From August 8, 2015 until the end of August. Venue: Kingston Museum | Wheatfield Way | Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS A display of Korean Traditional Wedding and Bridal Room […]

KWK Talk: The Vengeful Ghost in Korean cinema, with Colette Balmain, 6 Aug

Colette Balmain has made Asian Horror cinema – with particular reference to Korea and Japan – something of her speciality, and so her talk as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea comes highly recommended. This is the second of two talks that focus on particular aspects of contemporary Korean culture, the first being Deborah Smith’s literary […]

KWK exhibition: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing, 4-14 Aug

A contemporary art exhibition as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing Participating Artists: HaYoung Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Sea Hyun Lee, Sejin Park, Meekyoung Shin Venue: The Creative Industries Centre, Kingston College, 55 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 5BP Admission FREE. Exhibition open: Tue 4 – Fri 14 August, […]

KWK Talk: A Korean Literary Evening with Deborah Smith, 4 Aug

One of two discussions on aspects of contemporary Korean culture as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea – the other featuring Colette Balmain on the vengeful ghost in Korean movies. Deborah Smith’s translation credits include Han Kang’s The Vegetarian as well as Ahn Do-hyun’s fable mentioned below. The venue is New Malden Library – conveniently close […]

KWK Performance: Brush, 1-2 Aug

This production won many friends when it showed in Edinburgh and London in the last couple of years, so it’s nice to welcome it back. Theatre Haddangse: Brush Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, at 2.30 (Rose Studio) Rose Theatre | 24-26 High St | Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL Running time 55 minutes […]

KWK: Music at All Saints, 1- 8 Aug

As part of Kingston Welcomes Korea, a series of concerts at All Saints Church, Market Place, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP. Itinerary Series directors: David Sutton Anderson and Avril Anderson Consultant and Presenter: Keith Howard This concert series will provide selected members of an outstanding generation of young Korean musicians with their first recital opportunities. […]

KWK Performance: In Nam Soon, 30-31 July

Kingston Welcomes Korea kicks off with an opening gala performance on 30 July: In Nam-soon and Company Thursday July 30 at 8pm, Friday July 31 at 7.30pm Rose Theatre | 24-26 High St | Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL Running time 90 mins Tickets are £10-50 Plus £1.60 transaction fee for Gala evening on 30th […]