This year has brought about a number of interesting and innovative cultural programmes for the UK with international partners. A high profile launch at Buckingham Palace with Royals and celebrities saw the beginning of the UK-Indian Year of Culture 2017. The programme which aims to celebrate a year of cultural exchange. A programme of cultural events and activities in India will be organised by the British Council, and a similar programme in the UK will be organised by the Government of India.
This has already begun with the British Council helping to develop a programme in Mumbai to improve teaching and training skills.
Another interesting cultural exchange has been the UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration (engaged with over 88,000 members of the public across the UAE.
UK/UAE 2017, the cultural exchange programme between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, celebrates the long-standing relationship between the two countries and looks to strengthen existing cultural and economic ties. It has engaged with almost 88,000 members of the public across UAE, The UK/UAE 2017 exploring the themes of community, inclusion and the next generation, in line with UAE Vision 2021.