The British Council co-organised the UK Festival in Qatar, to celebrate the strong UK-Qatar relationship and the cultural exchange between the two countries. The 7th edition, explored the theme of Sport for Good and the strong and ongoing relationship between the UK and Qatar through a range of cultural events and activities.
The 2022 UK Festival ran from 23 - 29 November where most of the activities took place in the Katara Cultural Village Foundation and the Museum of Islamic Park. The theme Sport for Good encouraged and promoted social inclusion of all - and especially of diverse communities - through sport and arts. The programme engaged youth, the British communities and schools in Qatar and explored the UK culture and values around diversity. The festival also aimed to strengthen Qatari awareness of UK expertise in key sectors connected to Qatar’s national vision and development priorities.
The UK Festival ran alongside the International Football Tournament and some of the activities were directly linked to and engaged with the tournament. The programme cultivated a collaboration between UK and Qatari artists and had on display a wide range of arts forms, such as photography, illustration, parkours and DJ performances.
The 2022 UK Festival was funded by the UK Government and supported by the British Council amongst many partner organisations and initiatives, who we thank for their support.
Read the full report on the final outcomes of the UK Festival 2022 from the download section below.
UK and Qatari artists involved with the UK Festival:
• Jamz Supernova (UK)
• Katie Owen (Welsh)
• The Urban Playground Team
• Bryce Owain Davies (Peaceful Progress-UK)
• Anya Welch (UK)
• Beatrice Garcia (UK)
• Hannah McGree (UK)
• Muna Al-Bader (Qatar)
• Vicky Roy (UK)
• Tim Vyner (UK)
• Kholoud Al-Ali (Qatar)