November 2016 Community Events

Upcoming Events
Compiled by Park Chul-han, Jang Jae-hee, Yu Ri and Ahn Hye-rang

The 1st ACC Anniversary “Symphony for Asia”

Celebrating the ACC’s first anniversary, there will be an international music festival. Globally-renowned composers, whose musical pieces were recognized at international contests, will be present. Pieces recommended by prestigious composers will also be played.

This festival will be an international exchange where various composers, artists and performers gather from all around the world. Furthermore, creative and innovative shows will be held during the festival. There will also be music and dance competitions, as well as talks and discussions at the venue.

Dates: November 24-27, 2016
Venue: Asia Culture Center
Admission Fees: To be announced

Concert for Family by Gwangju Symphony Orchestra
The Concert for Family will consist of masterpieces by Beethoven and Felix Mendelssohn, maestros in classicism and romanticism. The evening will begin with Fingal’s Cave, which Mendelssohn composed while he was traveling through Scotland. The orchestra will perform two other masterpieces: Mendelssohn’s violin concerto, in which violins play a central role, as well as Beethoven’s first symphony.

Date and Time: November 4, 2016, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Small Theater, Gwangju Culture & Art Center
Admission Fees: 10,000 won
Telephone Inquiries: 062-524-5086

Turkic Culture Festival – Turkey and Turkmenistan Performance
As part of its “Mutual Cultural Exchange Program,” the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is hosting the “Turkic Culture Festival” to introduce the cultures and arts of five Turkic countries, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Turkey and Turkmenistan, to a Korean audience.

Performance Acts: Burhan Öçal & Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
Turkmen Folk Group GALKYNYSH
BAGSHY (Turkmen Folk Singers)

Date and Time: November 10, 2016, starting at 7 p.m.
Venue: ACC Theater 2
Admission Fees: Free (Tickets to be reserved by visiting
Phone Inquiries: 02-3216-1185
Email Inquiries: [email protected]
BIXPO 2016 – Bitgaram International Exposition of Electric Power Technology (BIXPO 빛가람 전력기술 엑스포)
BIXPO 2016 serves various needs required by the fast-changing world of the electric power industry through its New Technology Exhibition, International Conference and International Invention Fair. Opportunities to have access to the latest forms of technology and trends, to provide networking opportunities with industry leaders and to create new business opportunities await you at BIXPO 2016.
Dates: November 2-4, 2016
Venue: Kim Daejung Convention Center
Admission Fees: Free-entry for pre-registered visitors, 5,000 won at site
Telephone Inquiries: 061-332-8560, ext. 3
Gwangju Kimchi Cultural Festival (광주세계김치축제)
Gwangju International Kimchi Festival is held to promote one of the most famous locally-produced specialties, kimchi. The nation’s singular Kimchi themed park, Gwangju Kimchi Town, is the venue for diverse kimchi-related programs like cooking experiences, planned experiences, kimchi market and other entertaining events. Also, the Kimchi Presidential prize will be awarded for the “Master Competition” held along with various hands-on programs. Participants can take home kimchi that they made themselves at the festival.
Dates: November 18-22, 2016
Venue: 60, Kimchi-ro, Namgu, Gwangju Kimchi Town
Admission Fees: Free
Telephone Inquiries: 062-613-8221

The 18th Suncheon Bay Reeds Festival 2016 (순천만갈대축제)
Suncheon is inviting everyone to the gardens of Suncheon Bay and the fields of reeds. Autumn in Suncheon Bay creates a magnificent landscape which must be seen. A variety of events will be held in Suncheon City to celebrate its 18th anniversary.
Dates: November 4-6, 2016
Venue and Address: Suncheon Bay & Dongcheon Stream Area – 162-2 Daedae-dong, Suncheon, Jeollanam-do
Admission Fees: Adults: 8,000 won, Children: 4,000 won
Telephone Inquiries: 061-749-4007
7th Gwangju Women’s Film Festival Begins November 11

The 7th Gwangju Women’s Film Festival will be held from November 11 to 15 at the Gwangju Visual Content Center. The theme of this year’s event, “Flowers Bloom,” will focus on women’s life stories told through 30 different movies. The opening film “Daughter of India” tackles the issue of sexual assaults in India, while the movie selected for the closing film, “Letter From the Ocean,” will cover the story of Sewol victims’ families.
Dates: November 6-13, 2016
Venue: Gwangju Visual Content Center
Admission Fees: Free
Telephone Inquiries: 062-515-6560

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