This month Remembering Sewol UK is moving from their regular location at Trafalgar Square, where they have had a monthly presence for over five years, to New Malden – London’s ‘Koreatown’.
They will be providing leaflets, yellow ribbons and badges to the public and engage in conversation with those who are interested in or affected by the issue. This will not be a protest, but an engagement with the local community.
Their table will be set up on the High Street on 17 August from 12.30 – 14.00, and all supporters are welcome to join them, for as little or as long as they like. They will go for Korean eats afterwards.
Their visit to New Malden begins a new phase in their activities, in which each month they will alternate between a presence at Trafalgar Sqaure, public engagement in the New Malden area, and a film or talk event. Each type of activity will be on a 3 month cycle.
Over the past five years, their silent demonstration in Trafalgar Square has fallen on the third Saturday of every month. Their move to New Malden for 17 August, coincidentally, is on the same day as the Independence Day celebrations in George Square in New Malden High Street. The date of their activity was not chosen purposely to coincide with this festival, though they will happily engage with festival-goers and anyone who is interested in Korea.