Throughout the year, we organise and run a dynamic calendar of events. You can find details of our upcoming events below.
Refresher training to Peer Group Leaders
Refresher training to Peer Group Leaders of English and Digital for Girls’ Education (EDGE) project in clubs of Surkhet district. EDGE project focuses on enhancing participants’ English proficiency, digital skills and awareness of social issues. Read more about the project here.
IELTS Teacher Training
The British Council Nepal has been providing IELTS Teacher Training to its IELTS partners to enhance IELTS teaching skills in local instructors and meet international standard of IELTS teaching technique. The training will take place in British Council Nepal premises in Lainchaur. For any information related with IELTS, read more here
26 September - 01 October
ELTEP Study Tour India
ELTEP task force members and relevant authorities from the pilot districts travelling to Mumbai and Aurangabad to observe TAG facilitator training and implementation. Read more about ELTEP here.
Study tour in India
British Council Nepal sponsored an educational tour for three English language teachers and four Nepal government officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to India in September. Read more about this tour here.
October (date tbc)
EL-TEP Baseline Data Collection at Chitwan
Classroom observations and speaking tests carried out at Chitwan for Baseline Data Collection EL-TEP.
28 October - 02 November
EL-TEP Head Teacher Orientation
Orientation for all Head teachers for EL-TEP
Study in Europe Fair 2018
Meet representatives from European institution, get information about study and scholarship in europe. Find more information here to join the presentation by the institution.
12 October to 16 November
The 3rd edition of Photo Kathmandu features a series of exhibitions, artist talks, projection evening and much more, throughout Patan and Kathmandu. British Council has a strategic partnership with the festival and supports the exhibitions "BROTHERHOOD" by Nina Manandhar and "WHERE LOVE IS ILLEGAL" by Robin Hammond, both UK based artists. More info on www.photoktm.com! Contact email@example.com or 9866545626 for information on the Arts & Education Program and the guided tours for students.
30, 31 October and 01 November
We are delivering IELTS Teacher Training to our IELTS partner Orbit Medical Entrace Pvt. Ltd on 30, 31 October and 01 November.
BFI Flare – Short Films Screening
Screening of 9 short films curated from the British Films Institute’s Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. BFI Flare is Europe’s largest LGBT film festival and has been running for over three decades. The screening program is being hosted with Blue Diamond Society, and the Photo Kathmandu’s Education Team. Films include drama, documentary, poetry and dance. They explore and celebrate a range of LGBT experience but essentially, they are about finding out – and standing up for – who you are. Five of the films in the programme have featured in FiveFilms4Freedom, the world’s widest-reaching LGBT online short film programme initiated by the British Council with BFI in 2014. Event is open to public, limited seating – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your seat!
03 and 04 November
North East England South Asia Mental Health Alliance (NEESAMA)
The first meeting of the North East England South Asia Mental Health Alliance (NEESAMA) is taking place on 03 and 04 November 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The event is designed to achieve the following objectives:
- Identification of research themes that will inform the submission of grant applications
- Identification of and pathways to help address training needs of mental health professionals in South Asia.
- Development of clinical service provision in South Asia.
- Sustainability of impact through eventual involvement of key policy makers.
Rivers of the World Exhibition
Rivers of the World is an international arts education programme that works in schools across the world, with young people aged 12 to 14, to help inspire, educate and connect them to their local river through arts. The programme is designed to bring awareness among teachers and students about the connection between rivers, environment and life through artworks developed with the facilitation of professional artist.
Six schools from Kathmandu and Pokhara worked on the project – facilitated by artist Kailash K Shrestha -- and produced 12 pieces of artwork in the past two years. This exhibition, which will be held as a part of Planet Nepal – Edition 5, features 24 works created by Nepali and their counterpart UK schools.
Planet Nepal is a biennale multidisciplinary festival on arts and environment, which is organized by Alliance Francaise and will be held at the Lalitpur Metropolitan Office, Pulchowk, Lalitpur this year.
EDGE II Refresher Training to MTs
Second Refresher Training to all 6 EDGE Trainers and one IVE from VSO and one TTC from GAN surkhet will be provided. Find more about EDGE here.
November - December (date tbc)
EDGE II Refresher Training to PGLs
Second Refresher Training to the PGLs of Surkhet will be held in Birendranagar, Surkhet around November or December, for the purpose 4 MTs will be mobilised.
03 to 06 December
Workshop on “Women in Film Festivals and Documentary Filmmaking”
Facilitated by filmmaker and Artistic Director of Kendal Film Festival (UK), this 4-day workshop will explore the contribution of women to film festival management as well as documentary filmmaking. The workshop is being organized in partnership with the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival to support the professional development of Nepali women/girls engaging the industry. Open Call for workshop participation will be announced in late October. Please keep updated through our Facebook page.
07 to 11 December
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival
The 16th edition of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival features national and international films and filmmakers from around the world. In partnership with the event, British Council is producing a grant for women/girl filmmakers to realize a documentary short. We will also be organizing panel discussion and capacity building exercises before and during the event.
For details on the Festival, please visit www.kimff.org
10 December 2018
A Level Speech Competition
Global College International is organising Inter A Level Speech Competition on the theme ‘Human Rights for All’ on 10 Dec 2018 at their own school. British Council is supporting the event by providing a judge for the competition.
12 to 14 December 2018
6th ECAN Educational Fair, Kaski
British Council Nepal is presenting 6th ECAN Educational Fair, Kaski at Sabhagriha, New Road, Pokhara starting from 12 December till 14 Dec 2018. During the event, students and parents will gain more information on the opportunities on overseas education. Visitors will have chance to meet representatives from respective academic institutions who will also share with the students the do's and don'ts of overseas universities applications and visa processes. Additionally, visitors can also gain more informations about the British Council IELTS and other services.
19 to 25 December, Kathmandu & Pokhara
Creating Heroines returns with a second batch of South Asian women artists to realize more creative outputs. Last year, under the lead of award-winning graphic novelist, Dr. Nicola Streeten, 5 artists produce a zine with original illustrations and heroines. The new chapter focuses on expanding that work to reach more audiences and inspire a generation of women/girls to recognize the overlooked heroines of past, present and future!
For details on the project’s past activities, please visit https://literature.britishcouncil.org/project/creating-heroines
14 January 2019, Kathmandu
Teachers' Professional Development
British Council Nepal is hosting the Teacher Professional Development Symposium on 14 January 2018. The symposium will provide a platform for presentations and discussions at policy and practice levels, involving Nepali decision-makers and stakeholders, and members of the wider education community.
January and February 2019
IELTS Teacher Training
We are planning to deliver IELTS Teacher Training to our valued IELTS partners in January and February 2019.
11 to 16 February, 2019
Creating Heroines Regional Workshop
Twelve women artists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan Sri Lanka, and the UK are participating for the Creating Heroines regional workshop. The sessions are being facilitated by graphic novelist Dr. Nicola Streeten and Positive Negatives’ Emily Oliver. The week will also see women of different fields engaging in informal interaction sessions with the participating artists.
Your World 2019 Global competition
Your World 2019 Global competition was launched in September 2018. The topic for this year is the ‘Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds’. Partner schools are required to make a video of a social action project that identifies a health issue related to nutrition and exercise along with its effect on a community. The video should outline who the community is that is affected and how this issue can be resolved for the immediate and the long term benefit of the community. Students aged between 14 and 17 will be working in groups of between three to five to make this video. Submission deadline was 15 November 2018.
5 to 9 March 2019
Disability and the Performing Arts
Birds of Paradise, a theatre group from Glasgow, who work with both disabled and non-disabled artists are travelling to Kathmandu to facilitate workshop for theatre professionals, organisations and individuals who work with disabled people, and disabled people regarding disabled accessibility and inclusiveness in the arts. The workshop is being coordinated by women-led theatre group Katha Ghera. The facilitators will also be doing a talk programme as part of Nepal Theatre Festival, which is being held between 25 February and 5 March.
6 to 7 March 2019
Schools Now! Online Conference 2019
Building on the success of the previous global Schools Now! Conference in Jordan, we are pleased to announce that the fourth annual Schools Now! Conference will take place on 6 -7 March 2019. This will be the first online version of the Schools Now! Conference. The online element will allow us to reach even greater numbers of leaders and educational managers from partner schools and create even more opportunities for delegates to actively participate in presentations and discussions that take place throughout this 2-day conference.
15 March 2019
Echoes in the Valley Symposium and Fuzzscape Exhibition
A one-day symposium as part of music festival Echoes in the Valley is being held at the British Council Learning Centre. The symposium will feature a number of panel discussions featuring music artists, ethnomusicologists, music critics and academicians. The day will also see the opening of the Fuzzscape exhibition, which is a curated compilation of the work done by the Fuzzscape team during their travel to Bhojpur, Janakpur and Manang. Fuzzscape, a multimedia documentation/art project, was supported by Prince Claus Funds and the British Council in 2018.
Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards Ceremony
Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards Ceremony is planned for April 2019.