A Festival Where You Can Play The Games That Inspired ‘Squid Game’ Is Coming To York

A Festival Where You Can Play The Games That Inspired ‘Squid Game’ Is Coming To York

When the Netflix series Squid Games hit our screens it gave us a hit of nostalgia whilst frightening us half to death with the kid’s games mixed in with imminent death. And, not you can experience it for yourself at this festival heading to York (without the threat of imminent death, of course).

Yor-K 2022 is coming to Yorkshire St John University this weekend and it’s bringing with it a celebration of Korean culture whole host of traditional Korean cuisines, clothing and of course the children’s games that inspired the Netflix show Squid Game.

Taking place Saturday 28th May, the unmissable event will be a great experience with the chance to learn all about the Korean culture through amazing tastes, sights and smells as well as getting involved in activities yourself.

The day festival is sustainability-themed and is packed with family-friendly activities and opportunities to experience the food, music and art of Korea.  

It’s the second year that the festival, organised in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre UK, is running and is back due to the increased popularity in the university’s Korean courses.

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 visit the York St John website here.

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