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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Voices of Freedom: Performances, Escapee Talks, Documentary & Director Q&A

You’re Invited to “Voices of Freedom”: An Evening of Reflection, Tribute, and Unity Join us for a profound journey through the stories of North Korean defectors and the forgotten POWs of the Korean War, hosted by the Peaceful Unification Advisory Council. This unique event weaves together inspiring lectures, a compelling documentary screening, and heartfelt performances … [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]

New Malden celebrates the Coronation

The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort is  a time for celebration across the nation and the Commonwealth, over a weekend of special events: Monday 8 May is a special Bank Holiday that has been proclaimed by the Prime Minister in honour of the Coronation, giving everyone the opportunity to … [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]

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]

New Malden Korean Harvest Fest 2021

The Korean Harvest Festival is back: this time the festivities are in New Malden High Street and St George’s Square. We didn’t have any independence day celebrations during August so this September event will be extra welcome. There’s plenty of opportunity to be part of the fun – for example you could participate in the … [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]

The World Korean Food Festival 2020

We just found out about this fortnight-long food event in New Malden in September via a post on the KCC’s Facebook page. After a frantic bout of messaging various Korean contacts to get further details, I received a copy of a kakaotalk image, which is embedded in the post below. As you can see, it’s … [Read More]