Great British Festival opens Friday

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The best of Britain comes to Manila anew at the #GreatBritishFestival, which will run from February 26 to 28 at Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City.

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Like its 2015 outing, a British-style weekend outdoors will be laid out for Filipinos to experience, complete with a festival passport upon arriving at the trade fair.

Among the industries participating in the three-day event represent “British excellence” in food, fashion and cars, among others, occupying the entire stretch Bonifacio High Street.

Meanwhile, British creativity is set to mett Filipino talent at the main stage, with performances from award-winning a capella group Los Cantantes de Manila, as well as Rockaoke contest finalists and other musical acts.

Fashionistas can also catch the latest summer trends on opening night, at a runway show of top British brands directed by Robby Carmona.

Those interested to study in the UK will can also find out what is available to them via the Education Pavilion, which will be manned by British school alumnae.

As for flavors, samples of British food and drink will be available all day long.

British Ambassador Asif Ahmad extends his invitation to the Filipino via a press statement sent to The Manila Times: “Since we started our GREAT campaign three years ago, we have had positive feedback from Filipinos. A record number have come to the Festival. More successful visa applications by tourists. We want to see more Pinoys choosing to study in the UK too. The British Festival offers a small taste of all the great things that Britain offers. Join me and my Embassy team as we bring you a bigger and better British experience in Manila.”

He adds, “This event will be our biggest yet, involving over 70 companies with links to the UK. We’ve made sure there is something for everyone to enjoy. You’re all invited to join the festivities and see why the UK is a great place to visit, study and do business.”

Organized by the British Embassy and its partners, the third British Festival in Manila will be an even greater showcase of the creativity, innovation, culture, heritage and knowledge that spell Britain’s success in fashion, music, sport, education and design.

Admission to the British Festival is free.

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