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  • Seoul’s Cultural Festival ‘Gwanghwamun S-Day’ To Be Held at 48 Sites in Downtown Districts

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    Gwanghwamun S-Day, a cultural experience program hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, will take place at 48 cultural sites in the Sejong Belt, including Gwanghwamun Square and a number of performance halls and museums. The event will take place on the last Sunday of every month, starting on September 25.

    Performance at Haechi Field, Balloon art of beanpole clowns

    First off, the “A Dream of 10,000 won” program, scheduled for September 25, will feature a number of performances, including Rent, Falling for Eve, Jump, Bibap, Seduction of the Wolf, Karma, Story of an Old Thief, Pan, and If It Were With You. Since most of the shows are highly popular, it is advisable to make a reservation.

    Tickets for “A Dream of 10,000 won” will be available online at the Sejong Belt’s website (www.sejongbelt.com) one week before each Gwanghwamun S-Day. Tickets can also be purchased on site at the Sejong Belt Integrated Ticketing & Information Center (+82-2-399-1000) within Haechi Field at Gwanghwamun Square.

    The “Story Tour” comprises a Free Art Shuttle Bus Tour, which takes participants to various places in the downtown area by bus, and a Walking Tour in which participants tour downtown Seoul by foot via four thematic courses.

    The Free Art Shuttle Bus Tour is the ideal downtown course-tour program as it allows participants to visit various cultural sites around Gwanghwamun by bus, as presented by the Sejong Belt, and hear interesting explanations about cultural hotspots, diverse sources of information, and behind the scenes stories presented by performers of Seoul theatrical troupes.

    With the Walking Tour participants can follow one of four differently themed courses on foot in the company of family, lovers, and friends, appreciating the fresh environment and the first delightful impressions of autumn in the city center. The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Sejong Culture Center for the Performing Arts will invite 30 people from multicultural families living in Seoul to the Gwanghwamun S-Day in September to offer them a “Happy Tour” on September 25.

    The participants will tour major hotspots and cultural sites, including the Haechi Field, Stories of Sejong & Chungmugong, and the Sarangchae (guest house) at the presidential office of the Cheong Wa Dae on a bus provided by the Sejong Belt, from 11 am to 4:30 pm. They will conclude the tour by watching the non-verbal performance “Jump,” after enjoying a day full of exciting art and culture events and activities.