Guangzhou British Day

Matt Horn, Journalist and Course Leader BA International Journalism for University of Central Lancashire @ Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, gives his account of the event:

“This was the second such event of its kind and was supported by both the Bristish Consulate and the Chamber of Commerce based in Guangzhou.

British Day

Around 1200 to 3000 peope attended to celebrate and help to raise money for the four charities we supported. The food included curry, English sausages, pork pies, cream teas and, of course, fish and chips.  To drink there was a dazzling array of Brisit beers and ciders, from Old Speckled Hen to Marston’s Pedigree, from Abbot Ale to ESB.

And the highlight on stage was two sets from the Beijing Beatles!

For the second time, Matt Horn had the role of host for the event and co-host was one of my Broadcast Journalism students Ailly. The event was covered in the press, radio and TV and the audience was truly multinational with a lot of colonial cousins from Australia, New Zealand and Canada coming along to celebrate their Queen’s diamond jubilee.

This is a report written by one UCLan student with a link to some pictures:

The after event party was in a new bar called Covent Garden, although a range of translations have it as Coventry Garden and Convent Garden.”

– Alex