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Wednesday: The Norwegian Embassy in Korea is offering an opportunity for people to watch a live stream at Samgakji Station in Seoul of the last day of a Norwegian cruise ship’s voyage around the Scandinavian country. Organized by Norwegian Coastal Express, the cruise ship has been traveling around Norway since June 16, when it departed from Bergen, an old port city in the southwest, passing across the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes in the northernmost part of Norway. The 134 hours of continuous live film is one of the world’s longest continually running television shows.

“In a world of constantly accelerating speed, where we often are bombarded by so many flickering images at the same time, this was something completely different. This was slow TV,” the embassy said.

For more information of the live screening event, contact Linn Helen Kornerud by e-mail or phone at lhko@mfa.no, 02-727-7141 or 02-727-7100.

Or visit www.norway.or.kr.


Friday: The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Korea is hosting an after-dinner wine party.

Even though it’s an after-dinner party, the event will start with a buffet of Italian food that will be served with a selection of Italian wines - each with a detailed explanation. Participants will also have the chance to win many prizes at a drawing, including some of the bottles of wines you can taste during the evening. Wine selections include Foffani Merlot Bianco, Hofstatter Chardonnay, Foffani Merlot Riserva and Tenuta Rocca Langhe Ornati.

The event costs 50,000 won ($46) with reservations and 60,000 won at the door. The cost includes four glasses of wine. The event will be from 9:30 to 11:45 p.m. on the second floor of CasAntonio.

Go to Itaewon Station, line No. 6, exit 2. RSVP by sending an e-mail to italianwineclubseoul@gmail.com before Thursday.

For more information, call (02) 547-5574 or e-mail italianwineclubseoul@gmail.com.


June 30: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea is celebrating Canada Day. This is a day to enjoy Canadian music, a picnic and a barbecue. Food and drink includes steak, burgers, pitas and Canadian beer. Participants can also enjoy games like tug of war and a drawing to win a free trip to Canada, courtesy of Air Canada. The event will be held at JJ Garden at the Grand Hyatt Seoul. Go to Hangangjin Station, line No. 6. The celebration runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.canchamkorea.org.


Friday: This month’s Fulbright Forum’s topic is “Kicking the Hanmun Habit: The Dynamics of Language and Power in late-Joseon and Korea’s Long Hanmun Hangover.”

Scott Wells will be the speaker.

Wells received a bachelor of arts in Korean and linguistics from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and is finishing his master’s degree in Korean studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

The forum is open to all for free but RSVP is necessary by sending an e-mail to Alexandra Anderson at executive.assistant@fulbright.or.kr. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Korean-American Educational Commission building.

Go to Gongdeok Station, line No. 6, exit 1. For more information, call (02) 3275-4004 or visit www.fulbright.or.kr.

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