Circle of Sound – British Festival 2014
Circle of Sound – British Festival 2014

We are delighted and proud at how successful British Festival 2014 in Qatar has been.

H.E. Nicholas Hopton



The British Council and the British Embassy celebrated the success of the inaugural British Festival, aimed at bolstering cultural and trade relations between the two nations. The month long festivities included a wide range of activities from music performances to technological innovations and educational events to performance parkour.


Highlights from the British Festival 2014 include:

Education UK Exhibition

The British Council offered potential students, interested parents and local schools the opportunity to meet and engage with 21 of the leading UK higher education institutions, with the intention of growing educational ties between Qatar and the UK.

English Language Teaching Conference

A Professional Development mini-conference was held for English language  teachers, coordinators and Academic Vice Principals in independent schools, giving them an opportunity to learn about the latest UK language teaching methodology and reflect on their own practice.

Circle of Sound

The acclaimed music duo Circle of Sound launched their second album ‘Anti Hero,’ at Souq Waqif’s Al Rayyan Theatre, on their first official international tour date. The audience enthusiastically welcomed.


The University of the West of England showcased the UK’s world-class engineering and innovation expertise through their work supporting the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car in Doha. The UWE Bristol team displayed a two meter scale model of the car to invited students from a number of schools in Qatar.

The Urban Playground 

The UK’s unique and admired performance-parkour company gave six free public performances to engaged and excited audiences at Souq Waqif. The group blends authentic Parkour with urban and contemporary dance, for a thrilling visual experience.



British Festival on social media

Twitter hashtag: #BritFestQA

Watch the Circle of Sound in Qatar video

Watch 'The Inner City' by Urban Playground