British Council Qatar signs agreement with Katara
To celebrate the closing of the 7th edition of the UK Festival which was themed around Sport for Good and took place from 23 – 29 November, the British Council Qatar signed a letter of collaboration with Katara Village Foundation. The letter states both countries commitment to deepening cultural relations through;
This year’s Festival, which was attended by more than 25000 people, and brought to life the UK’s vibrant cultural scene in Qatar, facilitating exchanges between UK and Qatari artists, and young people. As part of the festival, a variety of different artists put on performances and collaborative activities to showcase the Sport For Good theme including;
Scott McDonald, Chief Executive of the British Council, who attended the festival, reflected: “It is a real pleasure to be here in Qatar and see the activities over the last weeks come together in these great works of arts that embody all that British Council stands for, collaboration and cultural exchange that can help create more inclusive societies and provide young people lasting skills to take into other parts of their live.
I would like to deeply thank GREAT for supporting this event, as well as all other partners and in specific, Katara Cultural Village Foundation. The newly signed Letter of Collaboration will further enhance the cultural exchange between both nations.”
H.E. Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara Cultural Village Foundation, added: “It has been another great edition of the UK Festival with so many cultural highlights that have brought the UK and Qatar communities even closer and explored how you can use different arts forms to connect communities, young and old.
I am delighted to grow our relationship with the British Council Qatar and together work on deepening and enriching our countries’ culture and arts sectors.”
Director of GREAT campaign, Andrew Pike, concluded: “I am delighted to be here in Qatar, celebrating UK and Qatari creativity and diversity. It’s great to see all the different activities taking place and how we’ve engaged different audiences around the Sport for Good theme. We were able to increase awareness of UK culture and build a cultural bridge between Qatar and the UK through arts, music and sports! I would like to thank the British Council and Katara for working alongside us to make this happen. I look forward to a rich and long-lasting collaboration with Qatar.”
The UK Festival is a partnership between the British Council and the GREAT campaign, and supported by many partner organisations and initiatives:
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