For the 5th year, the KCC (Korean Cultural Centre UK) will present Korea Calling, Which is a celebration of Korean Culture. Korea Calling is a family event and has a wide range of activities and workshops which take place on both Saturday and Sunday. There is also a Kpop Contest! In addition to this thefestival market – quality crafts and delicious food and drink from across the globe which is said to focus on food from korea, and crafts from central and eastern europe.

Saturday 10th september

12 noon; Taekwondo – Kukkiwon Demonstration Team
The Korean martial art of Taekwondo is arguably the country’s best known cultural export, and Kukkiwon is one of Korea’s premiere demonstration teams.

1pm; Taekwondo open workshop

1:30pm; Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra
The first of its kind for blending traditional Korean instrumentation with cross-cultural twists – expect Korean and world folk songs, with classical and contemporary European re-workings.

2.30pm; Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra open workshop with traditional instruments

2:30pm; Babbling Comedy Perfordian Factory
Fresh from performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Perfordian Factory from South Korea reveals an amazing show that embraces clowning, mime, magic, juggling and beat-box.

Moby Duck Bong Soon (A Windy Tale)
4pm;
 In a unique collaboration, UK-based Moby Duck theatre group have teamed up with Korea’s best known children’s theatre group, Sadari Theatre, to produce this combination of storytelling, live music, puppetry and wild, exuberant Korean humour.

5pm; Story-telling and Puppetry open workshops

5:30pm; Taekwondo – Kukkiwon Demonstration Team
The Korean martial art of Taekwondo is arguably the country’s best known cultural export, and Kukkiwon is one of Korea’s premiere demonstration teams.

6:30pm; Taekwondo open workshop

Silent Film Crossroads of Youth
8pm; Crossroads of Youth (1934), by director Ahn Jong-hwa, is the oldest Korean film in existence, as well as one of only two surviving Korean silent films. It brings to life a bygone era of early Korean cinema by means of a byunsa who provides live narration alongside live musical accompaniment.

Sunday 11th september

12 noon; Taekwondo – Kukkiwon Demonstration Team
The Korean martial art of Taekwondo is arguably the country’s best known cultural export, and Kukkiwon is one of Korea’s premiere demonstration teams.

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1pm; Taekwondo open workshop

1:30pm; Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra
The first of its kind for blending traditional Korean instrumentation with cross-cultural twists – expect Korean and world folk songs, with classical and contemporary European re-workings.

2.30pm; Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra open workshop with traditional instruments

2;30pm Babbling Comedy Perfordian Factory
 Fresh from performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Perfordian Factory from South Korea reveals an amazing show that embraces clowning, mime, magic, juggling and beat-box.

4pm; Moby Duck Bong Soon (A Windy Tale)
In a unique collaboration, UK-based Moby Duck theatre group have teamed up with Korea’s best known children’s theatre group, Sadari Theatre, to produce this combination of storytelling, live music, puppetry and wild, exuberant Korean humour.

5pm; Story-telling and Puppetry open workshops

5:30pm; Taekwondo – Kukkiwon Demonstration Team
The Korean martial art of Taekwondo is arguably the country’s best known cultural export, and Kukkiwon is one of Korea’s premiere demonstration teams

6:30pm; Kpop Contest A cover dance contest celebrates the phenomenal rise of Korea’s boy- and girl-band pop music scene.

6:30pm; Taekwondo open workshop

6:30pm; Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra
The first of its kind for blending traditional Korean instrumentation with cross-cultural twists – expect Korean and world folk songs, with classical and contemporary European re-workings.

7.30pm; Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra open workshop with traditional instruments

8pm; Silent Film Crossroads of Youth
Crossroads of Youth (1934), by director Ahn Jong-hwa, is the oldest Korean film in existence, as well as one of only two surviving Korean silent films. It brings to life a bygone era of early Korean cinema by means of a byunsa who provides live narration alongside live musical accompaniment.

It is unconfirmed as of yet, whether or not YG will be attending the festival this year, However there are quite a few events going on to promote korean culture this year.

Source: ThamesFestival.Org

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