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Qatar British Festival 2018

Posted On: 27 November 2018 03:15 pm Updated On: 31 December 2019 01:13 pm
Categories : Entertainment

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Qatar's Little Builders "Bridging Communities"

As part of the 2018 Qatar British Festival, in cooperation with the British Embassy in Qatar, the Qatar National Library will host the Institution of Civil Engineers Bridge Engineering Exhibition.

The exhibition highlights the importance of engineering, mathematics, architecture and the history of bridge-building, and celebrates the cultural bridges between Qatar and the UK.

The centrepiece is a 33-meter suspension bridge built out of more than 260,000 Lego bricks—the longest such structure in the world making it a Guinness Book of world record.

Location: Qatar National Library, Doha, Qatar

Date: 28 November - 6 January

Time: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm

Architecture, Arts and Design; (Re)Inventing the Public Space

Speakers will explore ideas, concepts and theories in unfolding hidden thoughts about the role of Architecture, Arts, and Design in re-inventing the public space and creating a dynamic, engaging and healthy environment for the community.

Location: Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar

Date: 5 December

Time: 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Anglo-American Rivalry in the Middle East: Book Talk

British Author, James Barr is a leading historian of the modern Middle East and author of ‘A Line in the Sand’. His new book, ‘Lords of the Desert’, tells the forgotten story of the struggle between Britain and America to dominate the post-war Middle East.

James read modern history at Oxford and is a visiting fellow at King’s College London.

Location: Qatar National Library, Doha, Qatar

Date: 10 December

Time: 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Discovery of the Black Gold "People's Lives, Economy & History": Panel Discussion

Come and join experts’ exploring the discovery of oil in Qatar and its impact on people’s life, economy and culture.

Private tour in the “Company House” Museum will be an opportunity to get inspired by objects that belong to workers from that time!

Location: Bin Jalmood Museum, Doha, Qatar

Date: 11 December

Time: 06:00 pm

British Landscapes

UK Violinist Savitri Grier will be performing with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra musicians supported by Qatar Chamber Music Society.

Come and experience a unique chamber music concert promoting classical British composers such as Vaughan Williams, Rebecca Clarke, and Edward Elgar amongst others.


Location: Doha, Qatar

Date: 12 December

Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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