British Festival Qatar
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The British Embassy in Doha, in collaboration with the British Council are proud to announce that following its great success in 2014, the British Festival is back. This year’s month-long festival, which will run from 3rd March to 5th April, promises to be even bigger and better, encompassing over 40 events and various promotions, which will bring together Qatari, British and international audiences to enjoy the best of what Britain has to offer in arts, education, science, sport and business.
Perhaps one of the more prominent events to take place will be the concert performed by award-winning five-piece traditional Scottish band, Breabach, who will perform a selection of traditional Scottish folk music, with a unique and contemporary edge, accompanied by Qatari musician Mohamed Al Saigh, on the 5th of April 2015 at the Al Rayyan Theatre in Souq Waqif.
The Study in the UK Exhibition, hosted at the Radisson Blu Hotel from the 16-18 March, will invite students with a keen interest in studying in the UK to explore the wide range of courses available and meet representatives of UK Universities.
The David Batchelor “Flatlands” Exhibition will take place at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Gallery from 25 March- 21 April. David is a Scottish artist and writer who primarily explores the notion of colour and our own responses to colour within society. His work revels in the brilliant hues of artificial colour and illuminated light, often hinting at the urban landscape.
A UK Alumni event on the 28 March, will provide a networking opportunity for UK alumni, with guest speakers.
The Qatar National Philharmonic Orchestra will be presenting a Proms Night on 3 April. Scottish born conductor, Bob Ross, will direct the Philharmonic through a British style Proms night programme featuring surprise special guest appearances.
A café scientifique at Qatar University with Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, one of the UK’s leading space scientists, to celebrate the International Year of Light 2015.
A debate between top UK and Qatari university debaters in partnership with Qatar Debate, Debate Mate, and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar
The Hadaf five a side schools football tournament for Qatari and British schools at the International School of London.
As part of the British Festival 2015, a number of hotels will be running promotions from 3 March to 5 April, including The Grand Hyatt, St. Regis Doha, the Hilton, W Hotel, the Marriot, the Sheraton and Oryx Rotana.
Many of the UK retail brands present in Qatar will also be offering customers special events and promotions during the festival, an opportunity not to miss out on.
Don’t miss our online competition to be in with the chance of winning two return economy class tickets to London kindly donated by British Airways.
Also look out for our special “Mini” from Al Fardan Automobiles – if you see it, take a photo and upload the picture on to our social media platforms. We want to see pictures of this iconic British brand in iconic locations around Qatar.
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