HAPPY NEW YEAR!

If you haven’t already, take a look at our 2012 Chincha round-up with all our favourite articles and moments from the last year before reading about this week’s events in Seoul.

ONGOING

Trout Fishing Festivals all over Korea

It’s relatively quiet in Korea right now since it’s post-New Year, so this might be a good weekend to embrace nature and go trout fishing in Korea’s back and beyond. Find out about Korea’s antidote to the drudgery of winter over on Visit Korea. You can also cheer yourself up with our ten reasons to stay positive during the cold or motivate yourself to get out and about with this winter in Korea photoessay.

Gapyeong Light Festival

Another way to beat the winter blues is to head to Gapyeong for a sparkling light festival at the botanical garden there. The entire space gets obscured in fairy lights and looks really beautiful. Read all about it in my article over on 10 Magazine.

FRIDAY

Friday Night at Bar Carmen

For chilled vibes to start the weekend head to Gyeongridan for an acoustic night at Bar Carmen with some local singers. Drinks are reasonably priced and entry is free. It starts at 10pm: .

Alex Kidd at Factory Underground

Alex Kidd, a hardstyle Producer from the UK, is playing at dance club Factory Underground this Sat night. For anyone who wants to party all night this venue stays open till 9am! Head there before 1 for 10,000 won entry – it doubles afterwards until 4am. .

SATURDAY

High Contrast in Seoul

Drum n bass star High Contrast is hitting Seoul this Saturday night for what is most definitely the biggest event this week. The Welsh DJ is something of an icon on the underground d’n'b scene in the UK, drawing huge crowds at every set he plays. Go see him if only to dance like a maniac to the climactic song below. Make sure you save 10,000 won by reserving tickets through Interpark.

Happy Slick New Year

There’s an extra NYE party happening this weekend for those of you not ready to let the celebrations finish yet. Electro, techno and psytrance DJs will come from the crew at Double Eight in Sinsa for 20,000 won entry. See the poster over on Party Luv.

Bike Party Seoul

Bike Party Seoul are launching us into 2013 with a ‘Year of the Snake’ themed ride this Sat. Emily went on their neon cruise last month – read what she had to say about it before hitting the city streets with other riders.

SUNDAY

T-shirt Silkscreening at Jankura Artspace

Sarah wrote a review of printmaking with dead fish at Jankura Artspace recently, which made us keen to go make some t-shirts at the screen-printing beginners workshop this weekend. The course is 90,000 won but includes an intensive six hour workshop, printing supplies and t-shirts. .

Featured image: Loren (@tallullahelle on Instagram)
Above image: Matt Leavesley  (@leavesonatree on Instagram)


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