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15-21 JUNE 2013


Hey, sexy lady

Thought your students' Gangnam Style mania was finally over? Think again. K-Music 2013, a Korean music festival in London, England, is celebrating the best of K-pop and other more traditional styles.


Great expectations

Croquet and corsetry are likely to be among the highlights of the Broadstairs Dickens Festival taking place in England this week, with concerts, readings and other events commemorating the author's life and works.


Canvassing for publicity

Ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, US president Barack Obama and UK prime minister David Cameron took time out to help schoolchildren paint a banner. Then it was on to talking about Syria.


Enterprising women

Women's affairs ministers from Commonwealth countries gathered for their annual conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Helping women to lead in business was a key theme.


Godmother of punk

US punk rock icon and poet Patti Smith played the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London. The 66-year-old iconoclast has been named as one of the 400 most influential New Yorkers from the past four centuries.


An Elegant efficiency

Eco-geeks from universities across Britain took part in the Formula Student Diesel Eco Driving Challenge, driving ultra-efficient cars in stages from London to Aberdeen in Scotland - a total of 1,701 miles.


Tempting fete

"Saute sur le Beat comme le font les pom pom," as rapper MC Solaar sang. ("Jump to the beat like cheerleaders," for you non-French speakers.) Schools across France were to take part in the annual Fete de la Musique.


22-28 JUNE 2013


Worm your way

Why you would want to charm a worm is anyone's guess. But the World Worm Charming Championships at Willaston County Primary School in the North West of England looks like a lark.


All sewn up

School groups and crafty types will be among those keen to show off their work at the National Quilt Championships in Surrey, southeast England. The quality of the work promises to be, well, patchy.


Highly strung

If Andy Murray wins, the English will all claim Scottish roots and Scotland will surely vote for independence. The grunts and tantrums of a typical Wimbledon fortnight of tennis are upon us.


More equal than others

It's not newspeak, it's true: get ready to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the birth of author George Orwell. What better excuse for reciting the words to the Comrade Napoleon poem from Animal Farm?


Laying down the law

Yee-haw, Stetsons aloft: it's the final day of the National Sheriffs' Association annual conference in North Carolina, US. Events include a symposium on jails and court security, and a pistol-shooting contest.


Tor de force

Glastonbury Festival will get under way in Somerset, in the South West of England. But teachers or students with tickets will have to wait until Friday night before setting out to see their favourite bands.


Sporting chance

The 2012 Olympics proved Team GB could succeed at sport, but state schools were criticised for not encouraging it enough. National School Sport Week, celebrating everything active, draws to a close today.

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