By Margot Thomas
MARCH, in northern climes is said to come in like a lion. In Panama we have a lion sized helping of entertainment opportunities spearheaded with British Week organized by the British Embassy and generously spread over 10 days with a range of events catering to all tastes.
The celebration starts on Thursday March 9 at the Avatar Restaurant on Via Argentina with a Curry and Quiz night.
If you are wondering about the curry connection, the British during there long involvement in India introduced cricket to the sub-continent. In return they were introduced to the flavors of curry and an undying love of the spicy food which has given birth to thousands of Indian restaurants across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
Dinner and participation in a fun quiz contest introduced by UK ambassador Dr Ian Collard is $30.
Street parties are a unique feature of major British celebrations ranging from royal weddings to coronations when neighbors get together to prepare food and entertainment on the street. On Sunday March 12 Panama gets the opportunity to participate in a free Great British Street Party on Ave 5A in Casco Viejo with tea and cakes and games for kids and adults from 12-4pm.
The next day March 13 at City Hall on Cuba Ave you can travel down memory lane at Sound UK Sonido a unique exhibition of 50 years of British music. The free ege-68637 alignleft” src=”http://www.newsroompanama.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/yellow-submarine-300×168.png” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”168″ />Wednesday March 15 is Debate night tackling the role of women in preventing or perpetuating the machismo eum on Tuesday March 14 with a seminar and reception to explore the fusion of art and technology with F.A.C.T. the Liverpool based Foundation of Art and Creative Technology.
Liverpool is of course the home of two renowned mergers of art and technology, The Beatles and the Premier League Liverpool FC,(soccer) team. The free event is from 4-8 pm.
Thurs March 16 offers Beatles in the Park at Parque Centenarrio in Casco Viejo with a free showing of the classic movie Yellow Submarine and a celebration of the Best of British Music with musicians from The Danilo Perez Foundation. It’s an event you won’t want to miss.
There’s champagne, fine dining, and of course the sport of kings. It starts at 1 pm and the price is $50. If you enjoy a flutter and it’s your lucky day you could recover the cost, but win or lose you’ll have a fine time and good company.