Wales week in London
Wales Week in London 2019 promises to be the biggest yet with over 80 events taking place across the UK capital to promote Wales and celebrate St David’s Day.
This is the third annual showcase in London promoting Welsh culture, business, sport, tourism, food and drink, and is set to make more noise than ever.
Leading Welsh figures featuring in the 2019 Wales Week programme include Manic Street Preachers’ frontman James Dean Bradfield, comedian Rhod Gilbert, the Wales national football Manager and former Manchester United great Ryan Giggs, and former Wales and British & Irish Lions rugby captain Sam Warburton. There will also be performances from the Welsh National Opera, Only Boys Aloud and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, as well as other internationally-acclaimed artists.
Representatives from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) will take part in a Question Time style debate; while global businesses PwC and UBS, and other organisations such as BBC Wales, S4C, BAFTA Cymru, London Welsh Rugby Club, and both Welsh and UK governments will also be hosting a wide range of events.
Venues include landmark London institutions such as 10 Downing Street, the Palace of Westminster, the Guildhall, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), the Royal College of Art, the London Welsh Centre and Borough Market.
Wales Week in London has chosen Velindre as its designated charity for 2019 and 2020, with a number of fundraising events being held to raise money to support the work of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. As well as a lunch with Sam Warburton, Velindre activities also include a Question of Sport style event being held at London Welsh Rugby Club, with Wales and England teams captained by international rugby props Adam Jones for Wales and Joe Marler for England.
Wales Week in London takes place across London from 23rd February to 8th March 2019. The new website with details of next year’s programme of events has launched, visit their website here; www.walesweek.london .
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