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Inspire Me Festival 2018 set for Hanoi

Released at: 06:54, 08/10/2018

Inspire Me Festival 2018 set for Hanoi

Photo: Ngoc Lan

Festival to take place in early November and feature exhibitions, cuisine, tech shows, and entertainment.

by Ngoc Lan

The Inspire Me Festival 2018 will be held for the first time in early November in Hanoi by the British Embassy and the city’s People’s Committee to celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations between the UK and Vietnam and 25 years of the British Council’s presence in the country.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the latest exhibitions and technology shows from the UK, face paintings, British cuisine, tea parties, and the “Music Is Great 2018” contest. There are also interactive games and locations for photos with iconic UK symbols such as a red phone booth.

Education, business, innovation tourism, fashion and food and beverage exhibitions will be found along Dinh Tien Hoang Street, while fashion shows and live music will be at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square and the London Symphony Orchestra will perform by Ly Thai To Statue.

Ambassador of the UK to Vietnam, H.E. Gareth Ward, said it will be an opportunity for people to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the UK in the heart of Hanoi. “The 87 units in many areas participating in the festival will showcase the creativity and dynamism of the UK, bringing inspiration from the country,” he said.

As part of the “Inspire Me” 2018 series, the British Embassy in Vietnam also organized the Chevening UK Scholarship Day in August and September in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, to provide information and support potential candidates.

The British Council in Vietnam will organize a series of other events in the time to come, including UK Education Day 2018 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and featuring 30 UK universities, Journey of Social Creativity in Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City with Dr. Belinda Bell from the University of Cambridge, and Technology Innovation Journey, taking place in all three cities.

The British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV) will also hold educational exhibitions and business exhibitions.

On June 4, a ceremony to mark the 45th anniversary of UK-Vietnam diplomatic relations and the 92nd birthday of Queen Elizabeth II was held by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations in cooperation with the UK Vietnam Friendship Association’s chapter in Ho Chi Minh City.

UK Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Ian Gibbons said that more high-ranking UK officials will pay visits to Vietnam to tighten cooperative relations.

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