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Charity Auctions at the KCC (Oct. 2010)



The 60th Commemoration of the Korean War


On the 8th and 11th October 2010, the Korean Cultural Centre with the kind support of Sotheby’s and the Royal British Legion held two Charity Auctions to raise funds for the Relief Fund of The British Korean Veterans Association.


A Video of the events can be found here:


The Silent Auction on the 8th was kindly hosted by the BBC’s Mishal Husain and the auctioneer for the Live Auction was the Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s, Lord Harry Dalmeny.


The two auctions raised a wonderful £20,180 for the British Veterans, with the highest bid being £1,700 for ‘Bird’ donated to the BKVA by Yong Jin CHOI.


Both Auctions were complimented by delicious cuisine prepared by Paul Schenk and his team. Paul Schenk is the Director of Food and Beverages at Korea’s Intercontinental Grand hotel in Seoul. He also prepared the same menu for the World Leaders at the G20 Summit in Seoul.


An emotional and touching video documenting the reasons for the exhibition and auction was prepared for the guests by participating artist, Je Baak. Ms Jeongmin Kim, from London’s Philharmonic Orchestra performed Biber’s Passacalia AND Choi Hong Seo performed two songs for the Audience.


The contributing artists for the exhibition PRESENT FROM THE PAST: The 60th Commemoration of the Korean War:


in alphabetical order:

Je BAAK, Seung Woo BACK, Chan-Hyo BAE, C Gene, Francesca CHO, Young-Jin CHOI, Sen CHUNG, Shan HUR, Yun Kyung JEONG, Eemyun KANG, KANG Yong Suk, Ayoung KIM, Hayoung KIM, Kira KIM, Dae Hun KWON, KWON Kyung-hwan, Changwon LEE, LEE Lee Nam, Sang Youp LEE, Sea Hyun LEE, Suejin LEE, Yongbaek LEE, NA Hyun, NANDA, Jae woo OH, Junggeun OH, Hyung Jin PARK, Jinhee PARK, PARK Jongha, PARK Jongwoo, PARK Sungsil, PARK Young Geun, SEO, Gunwoo SHIN, Meekyoung SHIN, Bada SONG, Yun-Hee TOH, Seungho YOO, YOO Hye-Sook, Jungu YOON

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Taken on October 11, 2010