KUWAIT: Celebrating 40 years of diplomatic relations with South Korea, Kuwait’s Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre is hosting a week-long cultural festival dedicated to the East Asian nation. The event, which was inaugurated on Wednesday by South Korean Ambassador Hong Youngki, aims to showcase South Korea’s heritage, traditions and crafts.

Competitions and performances common to the Changwon Festival for K-Pop, a modern form of music which has now become globally renowned, will take center stage at the event, along with a folk dance, depicting stories from the country’s rich ancient history. Workshops will be held for make-up and hair accessories and traditional cooking alongside the production of jewelry in the country. Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre opened its doors to the public in March 2018 with the ambition of becoming one of the world’s largest cultural projects. Named after the inspiring Kuwaiti leader, the late Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem, it includes a Natural History Museum, Science and Technology Museum, Arabic Islamic Science Museum, Space Museum, Fine Arts Centre, and Theatre. – KUNA