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British Council looking for individuals from across Canada to become a member of their international policy and leadership program

Future Leaders Connect

Hmmm, if only there was a relevant hash tag we could use too …

Are you a Brit in Toronto, aged between 18-35 and want the opportunity to travel to the UK for nine days of advanced policy and leadership development at the University of Cambridge? All expenses paid? Yes? Read on …

The British Council is looking for individuals from across Canada to become a member of their international policy and leadership program.

As a member of Future Leaders Connect you will access a nine-day residential program of advanced policy and leadership development at the University of Cambridge. You will be part of a group of phenomenal young leaders from around the world discussing today’s biggest global challenges in the Houses of Parliament and you will have private meetings with inspirational leaders.

The costs of travel, accommodation and meals are covered by the British Council and the program is fully accessible. As a member of the program you will go on to be able to access a range of international fully funded professional development opportunities.

You must be aged 18-35, have a policy idea that could create change and be able to attend the nine-day program from 22-31 October 22-31.

If you’re interested apply here by Sunday, May 13 (18:59 p.m. EST).

Here’s the video to explain a bit more:

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Absolutely smashing talent on show from the Brits at TIFF 2016

tiff

TIFF includes 39 British films this year*

The Toronto International Film Festival starts today and runs until September 18. As usual, there’s tons of great British talent on show and we’re proud to represent.

We checked out the British Council’s website and they have a brilliant section dedicated to this year’s festival and the 39 British films on show. The Huffington Post Canada has some information too.

So keep an eye out around Toronto for the next 11 days and let us know if you spot any celeb Brits in town.

(*Not to be confused with the Thailand International Furniture Fair.)

Shakespeare is alive and well in Toronto!

Shakespeare Lives in 2016

Hot pink for a hot ticket!

We’re big fans of Shakespeare. He could take the wittiest, saddest or most tragic of stories and turn it into one of those fun three-hour English school exams you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

(And just like Ringo, Morrissey, Sting and Dido, he can get away with just using one name.)

What a brilliant bloke!

So, to celebrate this British ledge, there is a Shakespeare Lives Microfestival happening in Toronto from April 7-21, 2016.

Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective, the Toronto Public Library and the British Council, bring you the Shakespeare Lives Microfestival to celebrate the Bard’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. Join them this spring in Toronto for an innovative and interactive programme of performances, workshops and debates.

This video explains more, so take a butcher’s and pop along to an event or two: