Friday 29 August 2008

Korea Sparkling Festival hits Darling Harbour on 20/21 September

Sydney residents are invited to join a weekend of Korean festival fun at the Korea Sparkling Festival 2008 being held at Palm Grove, Darling Harbour on 20/21 September (10am-5pm). The star performers of last year’s festival ‘NANTA’ will return to perform three shows daily on the open air stage over the weekend.

‘NANTA’ have enjoyed great success on Broadway in New York and their shows are a big hit with tourists visiting Korea. Lucky Sydneysiders will be able to see them perform free of charge at the Korea Sparkling Festival. With dramatic comedy routines, traditional drumming beats and a lot of noise the group interact with the audience to make a fun and memorable time for all who join.

The two day community and cultural festival organized by Korea Tourism Organization in co-operation with the Korean Society of Sydney will highlight the very best of what Korea offers – Korean arts and cultural performances including ‘Mask in Mask’, a Korean musical, Taekwondo demonstrations, Korean B-Boy (break-dance) performers, a Korean traditional fashion show and more.

Visitors to the festival will be able to have their names written in the ancient art of Korean calligraphy or try on traditional Korean costumes. There will also be heaps of fun for the children with face-painting and traditional Korean games. Children will have great fun taking pictures with a 2.5metre high ‘Korea Sparkling’ robot with a video screen in his tummy.

A Korea Tourism information booth will allow visitors to obtain free guidebooks/information on travelling in Korea as well as tour operators/airlines offering special package deals.
A number of Korean food stalls will be selling Korean traditional foods like Kimchi (fermented pickled cabbage), Bulgogi (BBQ beef), Tokkbokkgi (rice sticks in a hot spicy sauce), Bindaettok (Korean style pizza), Japche (Korean noodles) and Gimbap (seaweed rice roll).

The Korea Sparkling Festival is a free event and will be held outdoor at Palm Grove, near the IMAX theatre at Darling Harbour. Come along and join in some Korean Festival Fun!

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