The Royal Burough of Kingston Upon Thames holds the biggest population of Koreans in all of europe – making up a full 10 percent of its population. Now the Borough is throwing a festival in celebration of the friendship between the two cultures, through a culture festival and trade fair over summer.

The festival is set to take place between 30th of July and 08th of August, and will include dance companies from Korea, comedy groups along with art exhibitions from young Korean artists.

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The marketplace in Kingston will be arena for trading companies in the UK and Korea to establish contacts and will allow for networking among the companies who take part.

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