Welcome to Harvest Fest 2020!
This year, we have had to do our event entirely online - but we had an amazing lineup of performers, competitions and shows, including a Hanbok Fashion Show, a Live K-Pop workshop, the launch of our kimchi recipe book, and introduction to Korean Songpyeon (rice cakes) and more!
What is Chuseok?
A true celebration of Korean culture, Kingston Korea Festival is a a series of annual free family-oriented event for all to enjoy.
The first of these is Harvest Fest, usually taking place mid September to coincide with the Korean holiday of Chuseok.
This year, to make sure everybody can join in the celebrations in a safe way, Harvest Fest is an entirely virtual event.
@kingstonkoreafestival Instagram Live from 1pm
At Harvest Fest 2020, we held short trial classes for Vocal and Dance via the @kingstonkoreafestival Instagram Live from 1pm. These free taster sessions were meant to give people an insight into the Kamp workshops planned for later this year. For the Vocal trial class, participants got a taste of Girls' Generation's Into the New World, and the Dance trial class followed with our instructor teaching Itzy's Not Shy.
Take a look here!
A hanbok or Chosŏn-ot is a traditional Korean dress for semi-formal or formal attire during traditional occasions such as festivals, celebrations, and ceremonies. It is characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets.
Making & Sharing
Kimjang is the act of making, and then sharing with family and neighbours, a large amount of kimchi to last them all through the long winter months. It traditionally takes place in early winter or late autumn. Kimjang: Making and Sharing Kimchi is a new project made possible by money raised by National Lottery players. Last year, the first ever annual Kimjang Festival took place on New Malden High Street. Earlier this year, we launched a unique recipe book collating South Korean, North Korean, Chinese Korean and localised kimchi recipes from local chefs.