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NEW MALDEN’S VILLAGE VOICE
Theatre 4 All’s www.ourkt3.com
Bona Shin
want to see arts that we
June sees the start of the 3rd New
all can enjoy about for
Malden Arts Festival which is run
a long time. There are
by Theatre $ all. We caught up
many other people who
with its inspirational leader, Bona
promote Korean Arts
Shin to find out more about her and
only. However, because
the festival.
of my experience and
culture, I get easier
Tell us about yourself and why
contact with Korean
you've thrown your energies into
artists. What I would
a New Malden Arts Festival?
like to do is how
I’m South Korean by birth and New
to harmonise with
Malder by choice!. I came to study
those artists from different cultural
Arts Admistration in 1994 and before doing
backgrounds. This time we promote Korean
NEW MALDEN PEOPLE
my BA and MA I studied English for a year in
arts such as Nanta productions. I'm so proud oft
London. That's when I first encountered Korean
bringing a Korean production for the first time to
Society in New Malden. Back then there were
the Rose Theatre in Kingston, it will be a good
only a few Korean restaurants. And whilst the
opportunity to introduce this beautiful theatre
number of Koreans working and living in New
to both Koreans and local community. But
Malden has grown massively, the community
Summer Breeze, the outdoor event on 4th July
integration still seems to be remained same.
at Fountain pub, will have various artists with
We do not have many events which bond all of
different nationalities.
our communities actively - especially Art and
Culture.
How can people get involved?

You can join the programmes as a participant or
So, have you been an actor or performer?
My background is drama. I studied drama
in Korea in the hope of studying and getting
experience in working in the Arts internationally.
R.V. GARLICK
When I came to the UK I visited the Edinburgh
festival and being involved in and event like
& SON LTD
this has been always a dream for me. I worked
Long established suppliers of fine carpets &
for small theatre companies as an actress in
upholstered furniture
Korea, particularly in children's plays. I was a
dragon, pig, duck. You name it, I’ve probably
worn the costume! Also I played many roles for
amateur theatre groups and communtity events
and festivals.

Now I'm a director of Theatre For All but at
the same time an owner of hairsalon (Hairline
in Cambridge Rd). I didn't have hairdressing
background but when a friend of mind wanted
leave the salon to me I took a chance. I often
use my salon as a concert hall for charity
concerts or arts gallery. My customers give me
inspiration and creative ideas for the festival.
They're never afraid to tell us their opinion
on our community arts projects or correct my
Our pride is our commitment to quality
English!
and traditional old fashioned service

So this isn't just all about Korean art then?
56, Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey
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I don't want one-off Korean events. I really
Tel 0208 942 2327
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