Beginning April 14, Kunming will host a series of events sponsored by the British Consulate General and the British Council. The week-long affair, Great Britain in Kunming, is a showcase of all things UK. Events include cultural functions such as photography exhibitions and literary salons, as well as business roundtables, a green car design contest and many others.
GoKunming recently spoke at length with Tina Redshaw, British Consul-General in Chongqing, about Great Britain in Kunming. She characterized the collection of public and private events being put on in the Spring City thusly:
Although there are a handful of British companies and Britons in Kunming, I think Kunming and Yunnan generally haven't got many links with the UK. So our desire to put this on is very much to introduce ourselves to the people of Kunming, and more broadly to people across the province.
Many of the events listed below are by invitation only — attendance and participation require prior arrangement. If you would like to take part in a particular function, please contact Great Britain in Kunming organizers:
Regional Affairs Officer (Yunnan, Guizhou)
Telephone: +86 23 63691507
British Consulate General Chongqing
Telephone: +86 23 63691500