Kingston Korea Festival returns to Kingston’s ancient market place on Saturday, September 22, as part of the Harvest Fest.

Kingstonians will be able to get involved in a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, a cooking demonstration and play the traditional folk game of jaegi.

Local performers will also be providing entertainment throughout the afternoon on the community stage.

Jutina Jang from the Korean British Cultural Exchange said: “This festival provides a fantastic platform for promoting cultural understanding and building a harmonious society.

“We are really proud of our culture and we would like everyone in the borough to come together from different cultures and communities to join in the celebrations.

“Thank you to everyone who has helped ensure that this year’s event is bigger and better than previous years. “

Cllr Malcolm Self, portfolio holder with responsibility for culture at Kingston council, said: “I’m delighted that we’re welcoming back the festival for another year.

“Kingston has the biggest Korean population in Europe and this festival includes just a few of the many events happening across the borough to promote cultural understanding.”

In addition, the names of the finalists of a national K-pop competition will be announced at the Kingston Korea Festival, and participants will showcase their vocal and dancing skills on stage.

The annual K-Pop UK National Competition will be held at at All Saints Church in Kingston on Saturday October, 27.