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Sarah Dickson

Ambassador to Guatemala (June 2012 - June 2015)

Part of UK in Guatemala

14th January 2013

Diaries ready? British Week 2013 is coming!

OK get your new 2013 diaries ready. British Week is back!

This year’s British Week will be held from 22 February to 2 March and as usual it will be packed full of fabulous events. And the majority of them will be open to all. The Week will kick off with a promotion of UK education, and announcing the winners of the English language scholarship competition, which we’ll tell you more about soon. Then there’s a mini-film festival. There are so many UK films to choose from! What are the best British films ever made? Through our Facebook vote you have a chance to choose what we show. Our films will be running from 23-27 February in Guatemala City and Antigua, watch this space for more detail about venues.

The charity British Ball will be held on Saturday 2 March. A stand out event enjoyed by all who attend and benefitting charities such as Education for the Children and Hospitalito Atitlan which received US$32,800 in 2012. Details on tickets to follow soon. The theme this year is Music is Great Britain and we will have music from all your favourite British artists.  To get you ready to party and to sing at the tops of your voices you can already buy tickets for “God Save the Queen”, an amazing Queen cover band who will be performing at Tikal Futura on Friday 1st.  March http://www.todoticket.com/dios-salve-a-la-reina-2013#!/show-352/artist. The unofficial anthem of the London Olympics was We Will Rock You and this, and other classics, will be part of the show. Come and savour all the atmosphere and energy of one of the greatest bands in the world.

Another feature of the Week will be a Trade Mission from the UK covering energy, mining and infrastructure sectors that will be in Guatemala on 24/25 February. If you would like to be involved in the programme, then do get in touch. UK companies wishing to register to join the Mission can contact Catherine Hickey at the Caribbean Council.

Sponsors for this event who have already confirmed for this year include Yantarni, BT, Energuate, Grupo Los Tres (suppliers of MINI) and Drogueria Italiana (suppliers of the UK’s Vitabiotics). We and the charities are grateful for their support. Any others interested in sponsoring should get in touch with us: embassy@intelnett.com. The Week wouldn’t happen without the support of others, so thanks also to Cerveceria Centro Americana and Distribuidora Marte.

We’ll be publishing more British Week details on Facebook (British Embassy Guatemala City) and on Twitter (UKinGuatemala) using #BritWeek2013.

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