UK’s Inspire Me Festival 2018 to be held for the first time in Hanoi

A string of activities will take place within the framework of the Inspire Me Festival 2018 to be held for the first time in Hanoi this weekend to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-UK diplomatic ties, organizers have announced.

The festival is jointly organized by the UK Embassy in Hanoi and the municipal People's Committee. Innovation, Gender Equality, and Say No to Single-Use Plastic Products are the three main themes of the festival which comprises of 56 pavilions of British enterprises operating in culture, education, science-technology, fashion and trade. Visitors to the festival will be able to watch a fashion show with a combination of Vietnam's traditional ao dai (long dress) and well-known UK brands, the finale of a music contest, an outdoor screening, a photo exhibition featuring the UK's landscape and culture, and a Premier League livestream.

UK Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward said the event will be an opportunity for people to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the UK right in the heart of Hanoi.

He added the participation of many units in different areas in the event will showcase the creativity and dynamism of the UK, bringing inspiration from the country.

Source: VOV5