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Great British Festival 2023 concludes with a roaring success 

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After four years, the all-British-themed weekend through the Great British Festival was successful. On March 25 and 26, festival-goers were able to experience the BEST of Britain along Amphitheatre and C1 Park, Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig. 

Participating companies include Members of the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines such as Shell, HSBC, Pru Life UK, Marks and Spencer, Union Jack Tavern, CyberQ, (PYC) One World Butchers, and (Yummy Organics) Berry Company. The Ribbon Cutting was led by Ambassador  Laure Beaufils and British Chamber’s Executive Director and Trustee Chris Nelson. This was hosted by Carol Malasig where media partners were part of the walkthrough.

Some activities include driving an F1 at the simulator and making their own bath bombs. Filipino bands covered British songs such as As It Was by Harry Styles, Here Comes the Sun by Beatles, and Wannabe by Spice Girls. The last entertainment part has been prepared by British Council. 

Participants also took photos around Abbey road and a Hogwarts-inspired backdrop — and were still able to get their passports stamped by companies with interactive games and activities. Day 2 activities focused on education, music, and arts as showcased by British School Manila students, Romeo + Juliet with a twist performance, Bite-sized Shakespeare, acoustic British-inspired songs, and film showing.

This reflects how UK businesses have grown over the years in the country. Through this event, more UK trade and investment opportunities will be highlighted – as we further liberalise the Philippine Market. 

Indeed the event has been a remarkable one – signifying the 77th diplomatic relations between the UK and the Philippines. See you at our next Great British Festival. 



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