The Great British Festival in Qatar 2016!

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About the event

2016 marks 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, so across the world, Britain is hosting hundreds of #ShakespeareLives events. There are performances by the world famous Reduced Shakespeare Company, a screening of Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing and Shakespeare in Music performed by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

Attend events and WIN two direct return flights to Birmingham, courtesyof Qatar Airways, plus accommodation and a Shakespeare Experience in the UK. Entry only via attending an event!

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When: 6-19 March ALL DAY

What:  Hotel Partnerships

Tell Me More: Experience the best of British food throughout the Great British Festival with afternoon teas, British brunches, roast dinners and more, at participating hotels across Doha

Where: Four Seasons Grand Hyatt Marriot Marquis Ritz Carlton St RegisW Hotel

How Do I Get In: Reserve yourself a table, or just drop into one of the hotels

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When: 6-19 March ALL DAY

What: Retail Partnership

Tell Me More: The best British retails brands are in Qatar’s Malls. From high street fashion to haute couture. Go and see for yourself and pick up a GREAT deal during the British Festival.

Where: Details to follow

How Do I Get In: Go shopping!

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When: 7 March 18:30-20:30

What: QBBF Cheese Tasting

Tell Me More: The QBBF annual Cheese Tasting Evening. Come and enjoy a variety of cheeses in the Residence garden.

Where: British Ambassador’s Residence

How Do I Get In: 150 QAR for QBBF members, 200 QAR non members. Email info@qbbf.com to purchase tickets

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When: 11 March 13:00 & 19:00

What: The Reduced Shakespeare Company

Tell Me More: All Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes. If you like Shakespeare, you will like this. If you hate Shakespeare, you will LOVE this!

Where: Katara Cultural Village, Drama Theatre, (Building 16)

How Do I Get In: Visit Q-tickets.com to purchase tickets

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When: 12 March 0900-1400

What: Spring Fete

Tell Me More: A distinctly British flavour with traditional games, stalls, competitions, BBQ and cream tea.

Where: Compass International School, Madinat Khalifa

How Do I Get In: 10 QAR entrance fee Free for Under 12s

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When: 12 March 10:00 – 13:00

Where: Spring Fete

Tell Me More: Traditional games, craft stall,  bouncy castle, bake sale, BBQ and shawarma

Where: Park House English School Abu Hamour

How Do I Get In: 10QR Entrace Fee Free for Under 12s

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When: 12 March 0900-1400

What: HADAF 5 a side Schools Football Tournament

Tell Me More: Qatari and British schools football teams compete in the Hadaf Football Tournament for the Ambassador’s Cup

Where: Aspire DomeIndoor Football Pitch

How Do I Get In: Free Entry

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When: 13 & 14 March 1630-2030

What: Study in the UK Exhibition

Tell Me More: Start planning your future now by visiting Study in the UK Exhibition in Doha. Your chance to talk to representatives from more than 30 popular UK universities, colleges and English Language training centres.

Register your attendance in advance to win attractive prizes!

Where: La Cigale Hotel, 60 Suhaim Bin Hamad Street

How Do I Get In: FREE entry / Register now at qa.edukexhibition.org

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When: 15 March 19:00

What: Shakespeare in Films, “Much Ado About Nothing”

Tell Me More: “Much Ado About Nothing”, arguably one of the best Shakespeare adaptations ever, starring Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson and Keanu Reeves.

Where: Katara Cultural Village, Drama Theatre, (Building 16)

How Do I Get In: FREE entry 
/ Visit Eventbrite.com to reserve your tickets

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When: 15 March 19:00

What: Thomas Arne’s “Alfred”: An English Opera

Tell Me More: Performed by the Doha Baroque Ensemble and Bach Coral Society

Where: Georgetown University Qatar, Education City

How Do I Get In: Visit Q-tickets.com to purchase tickets

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When: 17 March 19:00

What: Café Scientifique: The Origins of Qatar and its Historic Towns

Tell Me More: Join us to discover the origins of Qatar as seen through recent archaeological investigations conducted by Qatar Museums and UCL Qatar. Professor Robert Carter and Dr Jose Carvajal Lopez will highlight their recent investigations, surveys and excavations in Doha, Fuwairit and Umm-alMa’a as they discuss the heritage of Qatar. Set within the context of regional trade, settlement and cultural exchange, the discussion moves from the earliest recorded use of the name Qatar through to modern day urban development.

Where: TBC

How Do I Get In: Free

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When: 19 March 19:00

What: Shakespeare in Music

Tell Me More: Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing a selection of famous music inspired by Shakespeare’s plays including Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet. Aleksandr Markovich conducts the Qatar Philharmonic with pianist Elisso Bokvadze.

Where: Qatar National Convention Centre, Education City

How Do I Get In: Visit qatarphilharmonicorchestra.com to purchase tickets

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