North Koreans in UK

Join the Korea Future Initiative and Connect: North Korea on Dec 3rd for the first screening of ‘Little Pyongyang’ to feature a Q&A with the documentary’s star, Mr Choi Joong-hwa. The screening will take place in New Malden Methodist Church. Doors open at 7.15pm. Tickets in advance are £5; £7 on the doors. Proceeds will […]

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Little Pyongyang – screening and Q+A

by Events Editor 14 June 2018
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A screening and associated events in aid of Connect North Korea. Separately, a reminder that you can contribute to their Crowdfunding campaign to launch their community centre to provide targeted assistance to North Korean refugees in the UK. Lush Film Fund presents… Little Pyongyang Thursday 21 June 2018 7:00pm – 10:00pm Lush Studio Soho | […]

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Connect: North Korea launches community centre crowdfunding campaign

by Philip Gowman 25 April 2018
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LKL is happy to pass on this press release from Connect: North Korea: In 2003, the first North Korean refugee arrived in the UK. Today, nearly 700 North Korean refugees live in New Malden, Surrey. Upon arriving in the UK, North Korean refugees are ill-equipped to integrate and settle into British society and few services […]

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Event news: Cooking with North Korean Refugees

by Events Editor 24 January 2018
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An event which promises to be informative and worthwhile. The price is pitched to raise a bit of funding for a very worthy cause. Cooking with North Korean Refugees Tue 20 February 2018 18:30 – 21:30 Venue: London Tickets: £50 plus fee | Book tickets on Eventbrite Korean food might be everywhere in the UK […]

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Event news: Connect North Korea’s 1st monthly meet-up

by Events Editor 22 July 2017
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As trailed at a meeting in New Malden back in April, a monthly series of informal meet-ups giving opportunities to help North Korean refugees with their English language skills. Register via Eventbrite for the first meet-up. Official Launch: Connect: North Korea’s 1st Monthly Meet-Up Sat 29 July 2017, 10:30 – 13:00 Richmond Park (exact venue […]

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Look forward, not back: how best to work with North Korean exiles

by Philip Gowman 15 May 2017
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If I had been given a fiver every time a journalist or PhD student asked to be put in touch with North Korean refugees in the London area I wouldn’t be exactly rich, but there would be a few more books overflowing from my already full bookcase. Whether it be for reaction to the latest […]

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Event news: Support for North Korean Exiles – a talk in New Malden

by Events Editor 18 March 2017
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EAHRNK will be hosting an event in New Malden on April 5th in conjunction with TNKR (Teach North Korean Refugees). Come along to find out how you can get involved in North Korean human rights: Empowerment and Integration: Support for North Korean Exiles Wed 5 April 2017 | 19:00 – 21:00 New Malden Methodist Church […]

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Event news: the 1st Global North Korea Freedom Week

by Events Editor 10 November 2016
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News of next week’s Global North Korea Freedom Week, said to be the first, arrived in my inbox recently. Don’t ask me to interpret how the timetable below works. Perhaps a more accurate version can be found on the www.ifreenk.com website, but my mcaffee web filter won’t let me go there. 1st Global North Korea […]

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Minister Thae moves south

by Philip Gowman 19 August 2016
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Here are a few links relating to Minister Thae Yong-ho’s defection. Minister Thae was the cultural attache at the DPRK embassy in London, and according to reports effectively the deputy head of mission. At LKL, we came across him during the second art exhibition held at the embassy back in 2014. He was probably there […]

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In-Sook Chappell’s short film is being crowdfunded – please support it

by Philip Gowman 27 July 2016
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Back in April this year, we posted an advertisement seeking an actor for an upcoming short film about a young North Korean girl living in Britain. That role, Mi Young, has now been filled – and she could almost have been born to take the role. Writer and director In-sook Chappell commented: “After meeting Mi […]

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Event report: the stories of our North Korean friends in New Malden

by Philip Gowman 30 October 2015
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During last year’s New Malden Festival, the founders of the Korean Information Centre, Bona Shin and Glenna Debosco, hosted an evening looking at the experiences of North Korean refugees in New Malden. The event was a valuable opportunity for local residents and others to raise their awareness of this small community in their midst, and […]

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Refugee Week: North Koreans Living in the UK

by Events Editor 27 May 2015
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An upcoming event sponsored by the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea: Refugee Week: North Koreans Living in the UK Date: June 18, 2015 Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Venue: Manor Park Hall, 316b Malden Road, KT3 6AU [Map] Tickets: Entry is free, but donations are welcome. Join us on Thursday, June 18 for […]

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The Korean Information Centre is launched

by Events Editor 31 January 2015
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Theatre for All’s ambitious project, the Korean Information Centre (KIC), has been set up to help the Korean community by increasing access to information and to promote integration. Aim: To build a healthier and happier Korean community by transcending cultural barriers. Objectives: To integrate with the local community To increase access to information To empower […]

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The experience of North Koreans in New Malden

by Philip Gowman 30 July 2014
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A panel session about the experiences of North Korean defectors in New Malden is at first sight a strange event to promote as part of an arts festival. But the 7th New Malden Arts Festival overlaps with Malden Fortnight, a celebration of New Malden’s varied community, of which Koreans are of course a significant part. […]

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The life of North Koreans in New Malden

by Events Editor 1 July 2014
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As part of the 7th New Malden Arts Festival (19th July ~ 2 August 2014), Theatre4All are presenting an evening focusing on the lives of North Koreans in New Malden. Life of North Koreans in New Malden Malden Centre | Blagdon Road | New Malden | KT3 4TA Saturday 26 July 2014 7:30pm ~ 9:00pm […]

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NK defectors look to UK for life free of fear

by Philip Gowman 3 March 2012
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Nearly 600 North Koreans now live in the United Kingdom, the most popular destination for asylum seekers from the communist state, according to the Korea Times: http://bit.ly/xqmRXr Keywords: General post tags: Border-crossers | Defectors | North Koreans in UK | refugees

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North Koreans demonstrate in London

by Philip Gowman 24 September 2011
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North Korean exiles demonstrate outside the Chinese embassy in London protesting against China repatriating refugees back to the DPRK – 22 September 2011. http://bit.ly/pQcm6i Photos by Michael Rank. Keywords: General post tags: Border-crossers | Defectors | North Koreans in UK | refugees

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