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
  • 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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.



For The Korean Cultural Centre UK
Flavia Fraser-Cannon
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Elin Morgan