Coventry University to host Korea Day Festival featuring K-Pop and classical music

Korean female dancers in traditional dress forming a circle with fans.
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Thursday 30 September 2021

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Coventry University and the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) are staging an exciting programme of fashion, dance and music to celebrate Korea Day on Friday 1 October 2021 at the university’s Coventry city centre campus.

The Korea Day Festival, which will celebrate the friendship and understanding between Korea and the UK, is being hosted by Coventry University’s Korea Centre and will kick off at 5pm at Square One inside The Hub building.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, His Excellency Gunn Kim, will open the event alongside Ian Dunn, Coventry University’s Provost.

Korea Day is a day-long celebration of Korean culture from the traditional to the contemporary. Hosted in collaboration with Korean societies in the UK, the event comprises live performances, great food and Korean cultural experiences.

On Friday attendees can look forward to being treated to a Hanji Hanbok Fashion Show (traditional Korean paper costumes) supported by the Jeonju Fashion Association and performances by Y Dance Project, KDSCU (K-Pop Dance Society Coventry University) and Korean Senior Citizens UK, before renowned Royal Opera House stars Haegee Lee and David Junghoon Kim take to the stage.

A Korean Day Festival Art Exhibition will also be launched on Friday, with works from the artists Young Sook Park, Chan Hyo Bae, Mee Kyoung Shin, Dong Won Lee, Kum Young Kown, Byung Chan Kim, Hyun Jung Koh and Young Hun Ham. The exhibition will be on display until 30 October 2021 at CU Coventry on Mile Lane.

We are delighted to host the Korea Day Festival together with the Korean Cultural Centre to celebrate Korean culture in Coventry at a time that we are also celebrating being the UK’s City of Culture for 2021. The event is open to all, so we look forward to welcoming you at Square One on Friday.

Ian Dunn, Provost, Coventry University

I am delighted to be invited to the Korea Day Festival. The event will give everyone a chance to learn about Korean culture through various performances. I hope you can experience the charm of Korea at the festival.

His Excellency Gunn Kim, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

More details about the performers are available on the KCC’s website.

Register to attend the festival.