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GREAT Britain Festival arrives in Spain

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The United Kingdom brings its fantastic food and drink, fashion and culture to Spain in a 3 week celebration of why Britain is GREAT

The United Kingdom brings its fantastic food and drink, fashion and culture to Spain in a 3 week celebration of why Britain is GREAT.

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The GREAT Britain Festival launches on 17 October 2014. People across Spain will have opportunities to:

  • taste the best of British food
  • buy clothes from top British designers
  • enjoy the best of British writing and live music

British Ambassador Simon Manley says:

British food, drink, fashion and culture are famous around the world for their creativity and their quality. So come and taste our delicious products, try on our fabulous clothes, enjoy our creative films, books and music, and discover why truly “This is GREAT Britain

El Corte Inglés promotion

The “Shopping is GREAT Britain” campaign launches with a nationwide promotion of more than 600 British products in 35 El Corte Inglés department stores including gourmet.

This campaign will enable customers of El Corte Inglés stores to discover British fashion such as Victoria Beckham Denim, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, Jigsaw, Phase Eight, John Smedley or Drakes London. This is alongside the many British brands that are already famous in Spain at El Corté Inglés’ flagship stores in:

  • Madrid (Castellana)
  • Barcelona (Diagonal)
  • Bilbao
  • Valencia
  • Marbella (Puerto Banus)

Other opportunities to enjoy the GREAT Britain Festival

The Festival also includes the chance to:

A Union Flag-adorned Mini – an icon of British innovation for more than 60 years – will also make guest appearances at locations throughout Spain.

GREAT Festival events

Main events of the Britain is GREAT Festival are: