A festival that celebrates contemporary and traditional Korean culture is returning to York St John University.
Yor-K 2022 will take place at York St John University on Saturday 28 May.
Sample Korean food, play traditional Korean street games that inspired Netflix’s smash-hit Squid Game, try on traditional ‘Hanbok’ clothes and more at the Yor-K cultural fair.
There will also be a talk by gastronomist and linguist Dr Tim Wharton that explains how kimchi is the recipe for happiness.
The festival will end with a showcase of traditional and contemporary Korean music and dance, with performances from the Shilla Ensemble and the York St John University K-pop dance society.
This is the second year running that York St John University has been selected as host of the festival – due to the huge success of last year’s events and the increasing popularity of the university’s Korean courses.
It is organised in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre UK.
Dr Kyoungmi Kim, lecturer in Korean and Applied Linguistics at York St John University said: “We are delighted to be bringing the Yor-K festival back to York St John University again this year.
“The profile of Korean culture – including its music, fashion and food – has grown exponentially in the West in recent years.
“We are proud to be partnering with the Korean Cultural Centre UK to give visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand both new and old elements of Korean culture.”
For more information about the day, programme of events, and to book your tickets for ticketed events, visit the York St John University website.