Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This week/Next Week: News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This week/Next Week: News

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THIS WEEK

15-21 JUNE 2013

SATURDAY

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.

SUNDAY

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.

MONDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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.

FRIDAY

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. …

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