DUBAI, UAE. The UK is participating in Expo 2020 Dubai, taking place from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. More than 200 participants, including 190-plus countries, are taking part in what will be the Arab world’s largest event. The UK Pavilion’s 21-metre-high cone is the vision of UK artist and designer, Es Devlin, OBE, working in collaboration with global brand agency Avantgarde. Es Devlin is the artist behind jaw-dropping stage sets for Beyonce, Adele and the London 2012 Olympic closing ceremony. She is known for creating large-scale performative sculptures and environments that fuse music, language and light.
The overarching theme for Expo 2020 Dubai is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. Under the theme ‘Innovating for a Shared Future’, the UK’s participation will boost the UK’s global reputation, drive future partnerships and provide long term economic benefit.
The algorithm used to create the AI-generated poetic couplets was trained on 15,000 poems from more than 100 British poets. Tying in with the Pavilion’s theme, Innovating for a Shared Future, the interactive poetry installation will explore whether a computer programme can express the complex nature of humanity through verse.
Throughout Expo 2020 Dubai, the UK Pavilion will host inspiring talks from some for the world’s most creative and innovative thinkers, while showcasing the best of British food and drink, plus exciting, family-friendly interactive experiences and world-class artistic performances.
The UK’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai will be led by the Department for International Trade (DIT), with support from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, the Department for Transport, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and the Devolved Administrations. The UK’s presence will consist of a self-build country Pavilion, based in the ‘Opportunity’ District and an accompanying business, cultural, tourism and education events programme.
The world famous aerobatic display team – will represent the UK at Expo 2020 Dubai with their latest spectacular 20 minute display at 4pm on the 8th of October. Be at Expo 2020 Dubai to watch their magnificent display.