UK Embassy in Guatemala launches British Week 2014
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The British Embassy invites the Guatemalan public to participate in its fifth and consecutive British Week.
British Week 2014 will include a series of events aimed at further strengthening relations between Guatemala and the United Kingdom.
From 27 February to 15 March, the Embassy will host a series of activities, many of which are open to the public, related to the UK priorities in Guatemala. Among others, these include a band contest, a family day at the Erick Barrondo Park, a chance to win an English scholarship, and a fashion show.
As is tradition, British Week will once again reach outside Guatemala City this year in the form of a street soccer tournament in Retalhuleu. This tournament seeks to promote a culture of peace through sport and the involvement of young students.
To mark the event, the British Ambassador in Guatemala, Sarah Dickson, said:
I am very pleased to launch today our British Week 2014. I hope that the events we have planned will provide Guatemalans with an opportunity to learn more about the UK: our great culture, music, fashion, language and creativity. There are many positive things in our bilateral relationship now. But we are not satisfied and we want them to continue to grow. I hope you will join us in the events we have planned
The British Week confirmed events are:
|MUSIC Battle of the bands||27 February 7:00pm Hard Rock Cafe Guatemala - free entrance|
|SPORTS street soccer tournament||7 March 10:00am - 4:00pm Retalhuleu Central Park - free entrance|
|FAMILY Commonwealth Day||9 March 8:00am - 12:00pm National Park Erick Barrondo Zone 7- free entrance|
|FASHION show with British Brands||5 March 4:00pm - 8:00pm Casting for models - Hard Rock Cafe Guatemala|
|FASHION show with British Brands||10 March 7:00pm - 9:00pm fashion show Hard Rock Cafe Guatemala - free entrance|
|CONSULAR Meeting with British community||11 March - by invitation only|
|HUMAN RIGHTS public-private alliances||12 March 7:00am - 10:00am forum on Corporate Social Responsibility. Hotel Princess - interested to attend please call +502-2380-7300|
|NATIONAL DAY||13 March British Residence - by invitation only|
|EDUCATION English Scholarships||The application process has closed now. We will announce the winners in our Facebook page|
|CHARITY British ball||15 March 7:00pm onwards. Tickets available at firstname.lastname@example.org or +502-2380-7300|