Trinity Laban Principal gets creative in Seoul

Professor Anthony Bowne, Principal of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, has given a talk on “Creative London” at two locations in Seoul.

After first addressing a private event for management staff at the headquarters of Hyundai Card, one of Korea’s largest financial companies, Professor Bowne gave a public lecture to more than 200 students at Dream Hall, KT Olleh Square, as part of the British Council’s “Education is GREAT” lecture series.

The subject of both talks was “Creative London”. Professor Bowne, who sits on the Mayor of London’s Cultural Strategy Group, explained why London is the epicentre of the world’s creative industries, why more international students choose to study in London than in any other city in the world and why London might be considered a creative and cultural model for the development of other world cities.

This was Professor Bowne’s second visit to Korea in 2014. Earlier this year he visited Seoul to connect with a number of Trinity Laban alumni, who hold influential positions in the creative industries and the education sector. During his latest visit, Professor Bowne also celebrated the launch of Trinity Laban’s new Korean language mini-website – trinitylaban.ac.uk/korea – which provides essential information for prospective students and their families and teachers.