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BRITISH EVENTS around Florida

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          BRITISH EVENTS ACROSS FLORIDA. [For Miami, see own page on this website] Scroll down to see all future events by date.  NOTE:  To find other British events not listed on this page:  Click on the British Clubs, British Pubs and British Shops pages on this website.  Then PHONE [not email] them to ask what British events are coming up in their area.    ALSO for Scottish Festivals see the Scottish pages on this website.  To advertise your British event on this page email your query to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On subject line put:  “British event Florida.”  Include your name + city + phone.  Or call publisher’s office [305] 371-9340] .  

►  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2021  Famed British musician Eric Clapton comes to Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, the “guitar hotel”.  INFO/TICKETS
on www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com BOX OFFICE [954] 797-5531

►   THURSDAY OCTOBER 7, 2021  Young British heartthrob Harry Styles brings his Love on Tour to the AMWAY CENTER in ORLANDO. INFO/TICKETS BOX OFFICE [407] 440-7000 or www.amwaycenter.com

►   FRIDAY OCTOBER 8, 2021  Young British heartthrob Harry Styles brings his Love on Tour to the BBT Center in Sunrise BOX OFFICE [954] 835-7000 or www.thebbtcenter.com 

►   SATURDAY OCTOBER 9, 2021 Beloved British legend Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues, comes to Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale. INFO/TICKETS BOX OFFICE [954] 462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org  

►   OCTOBER 15 and 16, 2021 SPECIAL EVENTS!  MEET BRITISH BOXING LEGENDS and FORMER CHAMPIONS at the two A Night to Remember events. Benefits the KIDS FIGHTING CANCER charity.  VENUE:  JW Marriott Hotel Bonnett Creek in Orlando.  FOR EVENT DETAILS, LIST OF BRITISH BOXERS ATTENDING, BUY TICKETS, SPONSORSHIP opportunities see their website  www.anightinmyshoes.com   QUESTIONS:  Call [561] 899-9422  Ask for British presenter David Moth.

► WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021 British band THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS, the quintessential 80s rock stars bring their  “MADE OF RAIN” tour to Florida. VENUE:  Revolution Live .  See  www.jointherevolution.net  INFO/TICKETS (954) 727-0950 or Box Office [954) 449-1030 or from www.livenation.com

►  THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2021 8p.m at King Center in Melbourne.  Queen tribute band KILLER  QUEEN, presented by Elko Concerts.  Singer Patrick Myers is an absolute dead ringer for the legendary Freddie Mercury (both visually and vocally), resulting in a live concert experience that is second only to catching an ‘80s era Queen performance. Formed back in June of 1993, Killer Queen quickly became incredibly popular in their native England – resulting in a residency at London’s Strand Theatre, winning “Worldwide Best Tribute Band” at an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, and performing stadium shows – including being selected to represent Queen in a re-staged tribute Live Aid concert held by Sir Bob Geldof.  And the accolades continue to pour in, including Duncan Kennedy of BBC 1 declaring “No detail is overlooked.  Killer Queen are kings of the musical impersonators, the highest of tributes.”  BBC Yorkshire’s Kate Lock added, “Killer Queen rocked the race crowd to the Ebor Stand’s rafters at the York Music Showcase last Saturday. The massive (15,000) Knavesmire crowd bounced, roared enthusiastically & punched the air on the terraces to Killer Queen’s charismatic and uncannily accurate renditions of the Queen back catalogue… Freddie/Patrick, strutted for all the world as if it were Live Aid.”   INFO/ Tickets via www.kingcenter.com or King Center Ticket Office at 321.242.2219.    

► THE POPULAR ROD STEWART tribute band, called HOTROD, led by superbly talented Scotsman George Orr is now playing at South Florida venues. See their website www.georgeorr.com for current details.  

► SUNDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2022  The Life and Music of George Michael.  One of the England’s musical greats. VENUE: Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale.
INFO/TICKETS:    www.parkerplayhouse.com or Box Office [ 954] 462-0222

► FEBRUARY 8, 2022  at 8p.m.  and MARCH 1 at 2p.m.  RETURNING FROM LONDON!  Renowned English Orchestra ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS, with Violinist Joshua Bell.  VENUE:  KRAVIS CENTER WEST PALM BEACH.  INFO/TICKETS on www.kravis.org or call BOX OFFICE  [561] 832-7469

►  FRIDAY MARCH 4, 2022  Acclaimed young British singer/songwriter DODIE  comes to the Revolution Live venue in Ft. Lauderdale with her Build a Problem Tour. INFO/TICKETS (954) 727-0950 or Box Office [954) 449-1030 or from www.livenation.com

►   APRIL 19-24, 2022 Beloved English classic favourite MY FAIR LADY comes to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. INFO/TICKETS on www.kravis.org or call BOX OFFICE  [561] 832-7469

► ORLANDO AUGUST 25, 2022 ROGER WATERS resumes his cancelled This Is not a Drill Tour.  VENUE:  Amway Center, Orlando. INFO/TICKETS on www.amwaycenter.com

► BOOK BRITISH ENTERTAINER PETRINA AMSDEN FOR YOUR PARTIES IN FLORIDA . She is described as:  A  spontaneous peculiar party comedic silly singing performer with skilled vocals and childlike heart, she has been likened to the funny Lucille Ball and looks of Pink, she brings a lot of boundless energy to any event along with audience participation, she teases the audience with her playfulness, a true humorist.   She can whip up your audience into a frenzy,  ensuring everyone has a great time using her wit and off the cuff comedy.  Even the shyest can shine. See what she offers on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PetrinaEntertainer   Call Petrina Amsden on [407] 621-1097 to book her.  

► ONGOING:  ORLANDO British-American Chamber [BACC] holds business and social events throughout the year.    Mix and mingle with fellow British professionals in the area. Non-members welcome.  For  a current calendar and/or membership information phone the BACC office [407] 226-7251 and they’ll email it.  Ask for current British President Nick Grounds. Say you saw it on www.britishflorida.com  

►  ONGOING:   THE BRITISH-AMERICAN Chamber of Commerce Broward/Palm Beach [BACC] holds various business and social events in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca and Palm Beach.  Soccer evenings too, with famous EPL soccer players visiting from UK.  Non-members welcome.   Phone BACC President Roy Yates [954] 942-7330 and he’ll email you an invitation, latest calendar and membership details.   Please say you saw it on www.britishflorida.com

►  ONGOING: TAMPA British-American Business Council holds various British business and social events throughout the year. Call BABC Tampa office [813] 221-7438 inside Ogletree law office and ask for Anabel or whoever is now doing BABC admin.   
► DUNEDIN, west Florida:  Do visit the Penny Lane Beatles Museum!  Call [727] 281-8130 first for opening hours. Address:  730 Broadway Floor 2, Dunedin FL 34698

►   NOVEMBER  2021:  CRICKET WEEKEND!   Full details on www.sarasotacricket.org  For players and spectators.  Lots of expat Brits from Florida attend this.  This club founded by Sarasota-based  cricket aficionado Englishman Laurence Parry.      Get ready for a weekend full of fun.  Sarasota International Cricket Club will be hosting its Annual Six-a-Side Cricket Festival, a 3 day event.  Open to players (aged 18 and up) of all skill levels. Tournament entry fee required and includes social dinners/lunches.   For more information send email to  info@sarasotacricket.org  On subject line put:   “Sarasota Cricket query.” 

 

flagman ARE YOU A BRIT LIVING IN FLORIDA?  OR A UK BRIT WITH PROPERTY HERE?  Sign up for our eBritnews email—invitations to local British events and info relevant to expats.  We’ll keep YOU in the local British loop!  Send email to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  Include your city.  On subject line put:   Receive Florida  eBritnews.  

► POLO–the season runs November to April in Florida.  The sport of English princes.  Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry are all players and aficionados.  PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB in Wellington. See their website  www.internationalpoloclub.com  for a full slate of polo and social events. Or call their office [561] 204-5687.  This is the premier, swankiest polo venue in Florida, as much about champagne as polo and popular with the resident British community. I have been often as press and British event organiser/host. Our English princes have played there including Prince Harry in 2016.

 ► FT. LAUDERDALE year-round.  Revolution Live and the Culture Room are 2 locations which has younger, edgier and current British stars and bands year-round over from the UK, too numerous and frequent to list on this page.  So consult their websites weekly:  www.jointhe revolution.net  [Box office 954-449-1025] and www.cultureroom.net  [954] 564-1074. 

►  MIX WITH AUSSIES and KIWIS….our “family.”   The Aussie Kiwi Club hold gatherings usually in Ft. Lauderdale.  Annual Anzac Day party every April, usually in Broward County.  For current details see website www.southfloridaaussiekiwiclub.com   Or view their Facebook page facebook.com/aussiekiwiclub.com

 ► PROMOTER LIVENATION–the USA’s largest—-brings a year-round stream of top British performers and bands to its  venues across Florida.  Consult their  website  www.livenation.com  for current shows and buy tickets.
►    Join local Irish residents at the Irish-American Ceili Club [IACC], which holds events throughout the year in South Florida only, usually Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale area.  Call or email IACC President Patrick O’Dea–a real Irishman with accent to prove it! [954] 921-4325  Email:   irish32@aol.com  

►►Gulf Coast St. David’s Welsh Society, based in Sarasota  holds various events throughout the year, including a St. David’s Day celebration every March. They often bring over a choir from Wales. To get involved call Amy Ferrell [941] 349-6069 or send email to sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com  OR call Meg Larrabee [941] 923-2062

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££$$  TIP:  WANT TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING over UK CURRENCY?   DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.  [ I use Moneycorp myself–FABB President.]   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their USA HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to Kelly Cutchin  kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com for details.  The pound is unpredictable. That affects all expats in Florida who still have UK dealings. To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend you use the services of Moneycorp.  At lower rates than any bank!  This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save considerable  exchange fees, like Moneycorp.   Now is an advantageous time for you to transfer any funds you have.  THE BEST WAY:   Moneycorp, the UK company with an office in Florida and droves of satisfied Florida clients. It is the only UK currency exchange company licenced to deal in 50 states.   Many expat Brits here have used this currency service for years and report huge savings and satisfaction.     Moneycorp’s HQ is in England.   Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005.

flagman►  YOUR UK PENSION:  ARE YOU OVER 55?  DID YOU PAY INTO A UK COMPANY/PRIVATE PENSION?    Do you know whether and how you can access your lump sum and bring it over to the USA?   For a FREE review of your UK pension contact Mark Solomons in Florida with Florin Pensions direct on [561] 793-1311 or via email  msolomons@florinpensions.com  On Subject line put: “To Mark Solomons—UK pension query”.    Include your name + city + phone + a sentence about the type of company/private pension you paid into. Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business.  As FABB’s UK pensions expert he has unfrozen many pensions for USA expats over the years.   

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VENUE INFO/TICKETS  www.thebbtcenter.com
BOX OFFICE [800] 745-3000
VENUE:   September 22 at Tampa’s Amalie Arena. TICKETS/INFO on www.livenation.com
Thursday January 23, 2020 evening. Acclaimed English crooner Englebert Humperdinck returns to Florida on his “Angel on my Shoulder” tour.
VENUE:  Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale.  INFO/TICKETS www.parkerplayhouse.com BOX OFFICE [954] 462-0222

► VENUE:  Amway Center in Orlando.     Tickets/Info www.amwaycenter.com

TICKETS/INFO www.kingcenter.com or Box Office [321] 242-2219 
From amwaycenter.com, or Chase Box Office at Amway Center [407] 440-7000 or Ticketmaster.com.  Full details about the shows, Elton’s life and career on   www.eltonjohn.com
►►►   At Kravis Center, West Palm Beach. INFO/TICKETS from Box office [561] 832-7469 or  www.kravis.org     
VENUE: King Center in Melbourne, NE Florida.  INFO/TICKETS:  www.kingcenter.com Or call Box Office [321] 242-2219
►► Sunday FEBRUARYxxx, 2020  BRITISH CLASSIC CAR SHOW at the Royal Palm Plaza in Boca Raton.  See website www.goldcoastbritcar.com for details and location. Enter your classic British car or just come as spectators.   Got an e-type Jag or an Aston Martin? Neither do I.   But you can ogle these triumphs of British engineering, along with vintage Rolls Royces, MG’s, Triumphs, Mini Coopers, Jensens, Morris Minors and other magic motors at the annual British Classic Car Show.  It’s a hugely successful, well-organised event,  hundreds of British car owners and admirers attend and I spend the day there most years.  Part of the fun is bumping into Britpals you haven’t seen for ages, some of whom are as old as the cars they’re drooling over.  British booths and vendors, British foods etc there too. To enter your car, take a booth or an ad in their programme to promote your British business, call Brian Jenkins on [954] 581-2893.  Free entrance. Show is from 11a.m. to 4p.m.   SHOW INFO:     www.goldcoastbritcar.com
VENUE:   The Guitar Place,  Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. INFO/TICKETS:   www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com    Or call Box Office [954] 797-5555 and [954] 797-5531  
►► SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2019  at 10.30 a.m Annual Remembrance Service at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia, situated between Orlando and Ft. Myers. Florida.  There will be 23 Royal Air Force active duty members as well as a number of other local organisations participating.  Full event details on link:    www.5bfts.org.uk     British organiser Craig Martin, based in Jacksonville,  would like to invite Florida Brits and associated/interested  Americans, to remember the 23 RAF cadets that are buried in Arcadia.  Send an email to RAF member Craig  craigmartin79@hotmail.com  for more info.  NOTE: In World War 2, Arcadia was the training  base for pilots, American and British.  Town details on  www.arcadia-fl.gov 

►► MARCH 1, 2019 St. David’s Day celebration by the Gulf Coast St. David’s Welsh Society in Sarasota. 
For details call Amy Ferrell [941] 349-6069 or email to  sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com

►► Saturday March 2, 2019  in Ft. Lauderdale.   The SOUTH FLORIDA SCOTTISH FESTIVAL and Games is a major all day event attended by thousands of Scots and Wannabe Scots,  English/Irish/Welsh  and American Anglophiles each year.  For details/location/tickets see website www.sassf.org Established by the Scottish-American Society of South Florida [SASSF] in  1983.  OCH AYE.   It’s immense fun—Tartan everywhere, bagpipers, clans, highland dancing competitions, Scottish country dancing, Scottish Heavy Athletics,  professional Scottish entertainers, Clan tents, sheepdog demonstrations, Scottish/Irish/English/Welsh merchandise,  foods and imported beers.  Wear Something Tartan and Go!   www.SASSF.org

►  2020 date?   APRIL 11/12/13/14, 2019.  The Classic MG Club in Orlando, is hosting its annual “Gathering of the Faithful” for MG automobiles in Daytona Beach. MG owners from all over Florida gather here.  All lovers of British cars welcome to attend!  Full details on their website.  Ogle over a hundred glorious MGs of all colours and years.   Website www.gofsouth.com    QUESTIONS:  Contact James Hall show Chairman on [904] 282-1658 or send email to eventschair@mgclassics.org

 

►►  Every January:   SARASOTA SCOTTISH GAMES.  See website for this year’s date. Always a great day out, och aye,  including bagpipers and drummers, live Scottish entertainers, highland dancing,  Scottish clans, wannabe Scots,  Scottish athletics like tossing the caber, sheepdog contests,  beer and food vendors selling Scottish baked yummies.  British expats come from miles around.  Each Scottish festival offers much to enjoy, so wear something tartan and go! Phone [941] 342-0509 or view website   www.sarasotahighlandgames.com

►► EVERY JANUARY:   DO TRY A BURNS SUPPER….Celebrate Scotland’s world-famous poet Robert Burns.     Join fellow English/Scottish/Welsh/Irish local expats for this unique event.   People gather for Rabbie Burns suppers in all corners of the world with annually over 9000 such celebrations held.  The best in Florida is presented by the Scottish-American Society of South Florida [SASSF] at a Ft. Lauderdale area location. I have been and it’s a truly convivial evening–PK.    FOR THIS YEAR’S date and location consult www.sassf.org.