The Korean Cultural Centre UK Launches Korea/UK 2017/18

  • A year-long cultural exchange in partnership with leading British cultural institutions set to bring the best of Korean art to the UK, as homegrown companies also visit Korea.
  • The season will be officially launched at the London Korean Festival on 8 July - a free day festival for families at London’s Olympia offering traditional performances, free food tastings, exhibitions and ticketed K-pop concert in the evening.
  • Featured K-pop acts include Highlight - the boyband formerly known as Beast, one of the most award-winning Korean groups of all time, and EXID - the multi-award-winning girl group.
  • Modern Table’s Men of Steel will be a headline performance at Greenwich+Docklands International Festival’s annual programme of alfresco dance (1 July 2017).
  • Festival appearances will include performances in Dance Umbrella of choreographer Eun-Me Ahn’s Let Me Change Your Name (24-25 October 2017).
  • 14 companies will be presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.
  • Key highlights from the art programme include a performance from Turner Prize Award-winning artist Douglas Gordon (18 September 2017), and dual exhibitions in Bristol and London fromKim Yong-Ik (“the beginning of contemporary Korean art”)
  • The year of events closes on 14 June 2018 with a concert at the Royal Festival Hall, featuring the Philharmonia Orchestra with Sun Wook Kim, conducted by Han-Na Chang.

LONDON--()--Following the British Council’s announcement of UK/Korea 2017/18 which will see British artists visit Korea, the Korean Cultural Centre UK today announces the wide programme of Korea/UK 2017-18 over the next twelve months, with the UK playing host to leading Korean artists from range of disciplines.

Celebrating the friendship and co-operation between the two countries, the Korea/UK 2017/18 programme will present the finest Korean artists at events across the UK, in a year where 15 Korean performing companies are also represented at the largest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCC UK) was opened by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in January 2008 in London with the aim of enhancing friendship, amity and understanding between Korea and the UK through cultural and educational activities.

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Contacts

For The Korean Cultural Centre UK
Flavia Fraser-Cannon
Flavia@mobiusindustries.com
0203 195 6269
or
Elin Morgan
elin@mobiusindustries.com

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The Korean Cultural Centre UK Launches Korea/UK 2017/18

Contacts

For The Korean Cultural Centre UK
Flavia Fraser-Cannon
Flavia@mobiusindustries.com
0203 195 6269
or
Elin Morgan
elin@mobiusindustries.com