BASS Events

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Discover a Neighbourhood
Afternoon Tea
Korean Pottery Classes
Monthly Coffees
Walkie Talkies
Museum Tours

BASS organises many events for the enjoyment of members, their spouses and families. Non-members are welcome at most BASS events, but pay more to enjoy the fun. Please visit our Membership page to find out more about becoming a member.

BASS hosts several special annual events including the Queen’s Birthday Ball, a wine-tasting evening in the grounds of the British Ambassador’s Residence and the Christmas Lunch, as well as special interest activities including Book Club and Mahjong Mornings.

Regular activities include:

Coffee Mornings  On the 4th Tuesday of every month we get together at Aston Hall in the British Embassy or a coffee shop in Seoul.  At the Aston Hall meetings we are joined by guest speakers who kindly share their knowledge and interests.  Past highlights have included a presentation by Moet Chandon on the history of champagne, a presentation from The Seoul Global Centre - the only one-stop service organization in Korea to provide support for foreigners, as well as inspiring speeches from North Korean Refugees to name just a few.

There is a small fee for coffee and we often recommend small donations be given to any charitable organisations that give their time to speak to us.  We ask those planning to come along to sign-up on the website so that we can ensure your entry at the Embassy gates.

The British Embassy is located just north of Deoksugung and Aston Hall is on floor B1.  The address is Sejong-daero 19-gil 24, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-120.  Taxi or subway (City Hall station exit 3) is the best way to travel as there is no parking on site.

Walkie Talkies  On Wednesday mornings we go in search of nature and fresh air, enjoying each other's company on a stroll in the surrounds of Seoul.  With so many mountains within easy reach by subway, we usually walk for 2 or 3 hours, sometimes ending with a coffee or lunch.  

It's a great way to get some exercise and appreciate the beauty of Korea. In the past we have hiked the entire Seoul Fortress Wall in a day.  It took about 7 hours but was well worth the effort.  We have also run an occasional overnight Walkie Talkie, visiting one of Korea's great national parks.

Discover a Neighbourhood  Every couple of months we spend a morning visiting a new area of Seoul.  Often hosted by a BASS member who lives nearby or knows the neighbourhood well, we explore the highlights (shops, museums, markets or historical sites) of the area and then find a local restaurant or cafe to enjoy lunch.  

Traditional Korean Cultural Activities.  Throughout the year we organise activities to participate in traditional Korean culture. Working with local artisans and specialists, we learn the historical significance and techniques of various crafts and practices. Korean pottery classes, National Museum of Korea tours, and Gold Leaf Embroidery workshops were all recently enjoyed.

Don't forget to check the Events Calendar to see what's happening over the coming months and browse through our Facebook page to revisit past events. If you’d like to know more about what’s on when, please contact our Events Team.