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To follow is a tentative schedule for GREAT week. Times and venues will be announced closer to the date:


Sep. 29


BBGV Fun Run (Ho Chi Minh City)

Candoco Dance Company (Hanoi)


Sep. 30


Photo Exhibition (Hanoi)

BBGV British Brands Lunch (Hanoi)

Trade Event: Fashion Show (Ho Chi Minh City)

British University Graduation Ceremony (Hanoi)

Business Reception (Hanoi)


Oct. 1

Trade Event: Food & Drink (Hanoi)

Lecture (Danang)

UK Film Screening (Danang)

Trade Event (trade mission/VCCI) (Ho Chi Minh City)


Oct. 2

BBGV British Brands lunch (Ho Chi Minh City)

Education Vocational Qualification (Ho Chi Minh City)

Retail Fashion Workshop (Hanoi)

Studio Visit (Ho Chi Minh City)

High End Fashion Show (Hanoi)

Business Reception (Ho Chi Minh City)


Oct. 3

Trade Event (trade mission/VCCI) (Hanoi)

VIP Whisky Tasting (Hanoi)

Reception (Ho Chi Minh City)

Candoco Dance Company (Ho Chi Minh City)


Oct. 4

Photo Exhibition (Ho Chi Minh City)

Education Vocational Qualification (Hanoi)

Concert (Ho Chi Minh City)


Oct. 5

Animation festival (Ho Chi Minh City)

Film premiere of Noble (Ho Chi Minh City)


Special Events


International Rugby Tournament

Hanoi on Sep. 7


Organised in conjunction with the Hanoi Dragons Rugby Union Football Club, the London Olympic Legacy International Rugby Friendship Tournament 2013 will be held at Hang Day Stadium. It will consist of Rugby 10s international friendship games, touch rugby among the Hanoi Touch Football Clubs and an exhibition of junior rugby in Hanoi. Participating teams will be coming from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia and Hong Kong.


Sir John Ramsden Photo Exhibition

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Oct. 18 to Oct. 30


Sir John was Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Hanoi from 1980 to 1983. Throughout his time he photographed parts of Hanoi and northern Vietnam. Sir John was particularly fascinated by people, nature and temples, as well as local festivals. His exhibition is a trip down memory lane. Specific dates, times and venues to be announced.


Retrospective Photo Exhibition

Dates, times and venues to be announced


A look back at the UK-VN relationship over the last 40 years is being organised in conjunction with the Vietnam News Agency. The public has been asked to contribute photographs showing historic moments of the two nations’ achievements together.


Candoco Dance Troupe

Sep. 29 in Hanoi and Oct. 3 in Ho Chi Minh City


The company of disabled and non-disabled dancers — Candoco Dance Company — who delivered spectacular performances at Summer Paralympics 2012 in London, will head to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as part of GREAT week. Dancers will perform a triple bill named “Studies for C” at Hanoi Opera House and Ho Chi Minh City Opera House.


Animation Festival

Dates and details to be announced


Bringing together the best of British animation — think Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit — the event will showcase the hand-drawn, computer-enhanced work that has come from the UK.


The Fashion Show

Dates and details to be announced


Run in conjunction with local fashion company, Mai Son, the fashion shows will put some of the best-known British brands on the catwalk


Annual Fun Run For Charity

Sep. 29 in Ho Chi Minh City


The Crescent in District 7 will host this year’s fun run, which is a great opportunity for team building and raising money for needy people in Vietnam at the same time. The fun takes place at The Crescent, Phu My Hung, Q7 on Sep. 29. For info: 0907 228418, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


British Film Week

Dates and details to be announced


The best UK movies from the past four decades will be featured in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and Can Tho, although the venues, dates and times for each city have not yet been decided. The top Brit hits are:


Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Sightseers (2012)

Local Hero (1983)

The Witches (1990)

A Private Function (1984)

Time Bandits (1981)

East is East (1998)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)


BBGV Inter-Company Football Tournament

Hanoi on Sep. 28

16 company teams that are registered British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV) member companies and partners will take part at the Vietnam Football Federation Pitch, Le Quang Dao, My Dinh, from 8.30am to 5pm.


UK Now! Music festival

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Nov. 9 and Nov. 10

Organised by the British Council, UK indie bands will performed at Van Ho Exhibition Centre in Hanoi and a yet-to-be-announced venue in Saigon.

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