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Sunday 09 March 2014 - 00:00 to Monday 14 April 2014 - 00:00

Join us for a festival of events taking place as part of the British Festival 2014 in Doha between 9 March and 14 April.

British Festival launch

Join us for the launch of the British Festival.

Location: Lulu Hypermarket Gharaffa

Date and time: 27 March, 11:30

Lines in the Sand

This exhibition brings together realms that seem at first to be mutually exclusive - the historical and the contemporary; the real and the virtual; the tangible and the intangible. This exhibition unearths Qatar's rich and complex history through interactive media designed to create new and alternative frameworks through which we may view, use and engage with the past.

Location: VCUQatar Atrium

Dates: 12 March - 14 April

Opening reception: 12 March, 18:00

This is a free exhibition.

Circle of Sound

Join us to see one of the most highly acclaimed British up and coming artists led by Sarod player/composer Soumik Datta and percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger. Soumik has in the past collaborated with Beyonce Knowles, Nitin Sawhney, Raghu Dixit, Bill Bailey, Akram Khan, Talvin Singh, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Javed Akhtar.

The performance will be accompanied by English singer-songwriter Fiona Bevan

Location: Souq Waqif, Al Rayyan Theatre

Date and time: Sunday 30 March, 19:00

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Watch the Circle of Sound in Qatar video.

The Inner City - Parkour performance

Watch the internationally acclaimed contemporary dance group The Urban Playground in live public performances.

The shows are free, so come along and see these amazing performances.

Location: Souq Waqif

Dates and times:

Thursday 10 April: 19:00 and 20:30

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 April: 17:00 and 19:00

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Taste of Britain

Join us in the library bar and cigar lounge at Four Seasons Doha. 

Location: Four Seasons Doha

Dates and times: 9 March - 9 May from 17:00 to Midnight daily

Picnic on the Lawn

Join us at Opal by Gordon Ramsay for a traditional picnic on the terrace lawn overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Bring along your family and friends, pick a spot on the grass, settle on your rug and enjoy a wicker basket full of authentic picnic treats and British classics such as sausage rolls and fish and chips. There will be entertainment for children provided by the St Regis Doha recreation team.

Location: Opal by Gordon Ramsay Terrace, St Regis Hotel, Doha

Date and time: 12 April, 12:00 - 16:00

Price: 290 QAR per person for food only. 125 QAR for children under 12 years which includes a wide range of activities.

Reservations: Call  +974 4446 0105 or email

Ongoing Specials for Qatar Residents

Enjoy a 20% discount in the Grand Hyatt hotel bar and restaurants (not including brunch and already discounted prices) from 9 March - 9 April and a special weekend package on 27 - 28 March. Get a 10% discount on British brunch including live British pop music on 4 April and DJ Hughie with his world class mix of Salsa, Latin and Jazz on 11 April. 

Location: Grand Hyatt, Doha

Dates: 9 March - 9 April

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