What a nice surprise for the British Embassy in Kuwait to invite us Yank bloggers (not Yankees :p) to the launch reception for the exciting Great British Week in Kuwait. Just like the US Embassy we're not allowed to take photographs but it's going to be an exciting night.
My first time studying abroad was in London and I've traveled to Great Britain many times. I'm a big fan of everything British except for their little bitty jar of poison called Marmite. Gag me with a spoon of "Marmite"! ;p
For the complete event schedule click [here]. I didn't want to post it because the website from the Arab Times says the dates and timings are subject to change.
GREAT British Week in Kuwait
I found this part down below on our lovely, British, blogger friend's blog: LWDLIK
The best of British comes to Kuwait with a series of events showcasing GREAT Britain in Kuwait.
The British Embassy in Kuwait is very proud to present the first ever ‘GREAT British Week’ in Kuwait. A celebration of all that is British, and of the historically close alliance between the UK and Kuwait, GREAT British Week will see a host of fantastic events aimed at showcasing Great Britain in Kuwait.
Supported by big names, fantastic sponsors, led by the iconic UK oil company Shell, and based around the innovative ‘’, GREAT British Week – actually more like two weeks – will see Kuwait play host to an amazing line-up of :
The GREAT British Week will see former British Prime Minister Sir John Major speak at Kuwait University on the past, present and future of UK-Kuwait ties. In addition, the world’s fastest man, Wing Commander Andy Green, will speak about the British attempt on the world land speed record and leading young British entrepreneur Rekha Mehr will speak about harnessing great ideas for business success, and British experts in NGOs and Civil Society will talk about how individual activism remains at the beating heart of UK democracy.
World-leading concert violinist will deliver a breathtaking performance at the Dar Al-Athar’s Al-Maidan Cultural Centre. In addition, cutting edge London music promoter will be bringing the latest upcoming bands from the city’s thriving music scene to take part in a mash-up with the best Kuwait has to offer, hosted in conjunction with the LoYAC Academy of Performing Arts.
But these are just the headlines. Other organisations across Kuwait will be organising their own special . The is organising its own fantastic roster of GREAT British Week events, including – just in advance of the week proper – a showcase of ‘free running’ at Marina Crescent by a UK performance troupe. And many British retailers will be running special offers during GREAT British Week.
Finally, we hope that the week will also see the official opening of the brand new application centre for British visas, at the Al-Tijaria Tower – further improving the level of service for all those in Kuwait looking to travel to the UK.