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►  SATURDAY APRIL 28 , 2019  Engish singer Imogen Heap in Miami Beach.  Artist details on her official website www.imogenheap.com  VENUE:  INFO/TICKETS  www.fillmoremb.com  or call Fillmore Box office [305] 673-7300

►   Wednesday May 1, 2019 at 8.p.m. at the Arsht Centre.   AN EVENING WITH E. L. JAMES, famed British author of the 50 Shades of Grey book.  In conversation with Mitchell Kaplan, accomplished of Miami’s Books and Books shops and founder of the Miami Book Fair. They will be discussing her new novel The Mister.   The Mister is a contemporary romance set in London, Cornwall, and Eastern Europe that introduces readers to the privileged and aristocratic young Englishman Maxim Trevelyan and the mysterious, talented, and beautiful Alessia Demachi. E. L. James is an incurable romantic and a self-confessed fangirl. After twenty-five years of working in television, she decided to pursue a childhood dream and write stories that readers could take to their hearts. The result was the controversial and sensuous romance Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.  Her books have been published in fifty languages and have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.  “I’m so excited to finally get this passionate new romance out into the world,” said E L James. “It’s a Cinderella story for the twenty-first century. Maxim and Alessia have led me on a fascinating journey and I hope that my readers will be swept away by their thrilling and sensual tale, just as I was while writing, and that, like me, they fall in love with them.  With one of the largest fan followings in all of publishing, James has been recognized as one of Time magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World” and Publishers Weekly’s “Person of the Year.” Fifty Shades Freed won the Goodreads Choice Award (2012), and Fifty Shades of Grey was selected as one of the 100 Great Reads, as voted by readers, in PBS’s The Great American Read (2018). She co-produced for Universal Studios the Fifty Shades movies, which made more than a billion dollars at the box office.   EVENT:     Tickets range from $35-$55, which can include a Meet and Greet with the author. VENUE:  The Arsht Centre inside their Knight Concert Hall.   INFO/TICKETS:  www.arshtcentre.org or call Box Office [305] 949-6722.

 

►►►  THIS MONTH:   MIAMI BABC  [British-American Business Council] holds business and social events throughout the year.   For current  events and membership details,  consult their website  www.babcmiami.org    Non-members welcome to attend events.  Local British professionals and business owners  especially welcomed.   

►►► On till May 27, 2019.  Exhibition of British culture and its role as a global giant . Called “Frank Brangwyn, Bringing the Empire Home”.  This exhibition is at the Wolfsonian Museum, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach FL 33139 .  Info/Tickets www.wolfsonian.org 

►►► FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019 BRITFLOYD   Considered to be the greatest Pink Floyd tribute show of all time, Brit Floyd returns to the Fillmore Miami Beach, celebrating “40 Years Of The Wall.”    Brit Floyd pays homage to the 40th Anniversary of the legendary Pink Floyd album The Wall when they return to The Fillmore with their latest tour.  “40 Years Of The Wall” brings to life all the grandeur and music of one of rock’s greatest stories. Released in November 1979, a semi-autobiographical concept album from the mind of Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters, The Wall remains one of the biggest selling albums of all time, and an important moment in Rock music history.  As well as performing a host of musical highlights from The Wall, Brit Floyd will perform classic gems from The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell plus lots more.  The Brit Floyd Show has truly become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world’s greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd. Faithfully recreating the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Division Bell tour, complete with a stunning million dollar light show, large circle screen and arch plus moving lights, lasers, inflatables and theatrics. A Brit Floyd show really is as close as fans will get to experiencing the magnificence of a Pink Floyd Show live. INFO/TICKETS  www.fillmoremb.com  or call Fillmore Box office [305] 673-7300

►  JUNE 30, 2019 at 7.30.p.m  THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION Starring Marc Martel.   The Ultimate Queen Celebration is an explosive, attention-grabbing tribute featuring ferocious performances of the most iconic rock anthems of all time—“We Will Rock You,” “Radio Gaga,” “We Are The Champions,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Somebody to Love,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and many more. Heading the smashing 5-piece band is lead singer Marc Martel, the vocalist who gave the Oscar-winning smash-hit movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, its electricity, its authenticity, and its bite. “Martel’s ability to sound like Freddie Mercury remains staggering!” raves USA Today.  VENUE:  Arsht Center Miami.  INFO/TICKETS   arshtcenter.org or call Box Office [305] 949-6722

 

► ARE YOU A BRIT LIVING IN FLORIDA?  OR UK BRIT WITH PROPERTY THERE?  Sign up for our eBritnews email—invitations to local British events and info relevant to expats.  Send email to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On subject line put:  Receive Florida eBritnews. IMPORTANT:  Must include your Florida city + contact phone.  

►►►  THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2019 THE AWESOME DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE called LIVE ON MARS is a brand new show celebrating the very best of iconic pop hero David Bowie; his music, artistry, style and showmanship.  Influenced by Bowie’s legendary concert performances, LIVE ON MARS fuses sound and vision to portray the essence of Bowie, his alter egos and creative muses, with a stunning light show and state of the art visuals and animation.  Featuring the electrifying vocals and uncanny likeness of singer and lifelong Bowie fan Alex Thomas, with a hand-picked world-class band, and covering the Bowie back-catalogue from Space Oddity to Let’s Dance and everything in between, LIVE ON MARS is the definitive show that all generations of Bowie fans have been waiting for. Set list includes The Jean Genie, Space Oddity, Life on Mars, Ziggy Stardust, Heroes, Ashes to Ashes, All The Young Dudes, Let’s Dance, The Man Who Sold The World, Changes, Fashion, Moonage Daydream, Fame, Starman, Rebel Rebel, Sound & Vision, Modern Love, Young Americans and more!   VENUE: The Fillmore Miami Beach. INFO/TICKETS  www.fillmoremb.com or call Box Office [305] 673-7300[.

►►►  THIS MONTH:    MIAMI BEACH. The Fillmore has British stars and bands year-round over from the UK, too numerous and frequent to list on this page.  So consult their website weekly www.fillmoremb.com to see who’s coming.  Or call the Box office [305] 673-7300.  Fillmore is at 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach FL 33139.        

 

►►►  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2019.   British entertainer ADAM ANT returns to Florida in his “Friend Or Foe” Tour.”   BACKGROUND:  It was on a Thursday night, 16th October 1980, when millions of living rooms across the UK, were set on fire by a blazing TV performance by Adam and the Ants.  After 3 ferocious minutes of “Dog Eat Dog,” on the weekly music show, Top of the Pops, the phenomenon rapidly began and he would go on to dominate the charts with extraordinary success.  Now he takes the stage once again performing his first solo album, Friend or Foe in its entirety plus other fan favorites.  This is the seminal album that continued his success in the USA, delivering 3 top twenty hits on the Billboard Top 100. “Goody Two Shoes” was also a number 1 in both the UK and Australia. At the same time he was voted ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by the viewers of MTV and received a “Best New Artist” Grammy nomination.  See his official website www.adam-ant.com Now this talented Brit is bringing it all back for one more time!  VENUE: Fillmore, Miami Beach.  INFO/TICKETS:  www.fillmoremb.com  Or call the Box office [305] 673-7300.  Fillmore is at 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach FL 33139.  

►►►  NOVEMBER 2019.   MIAMI BOOKFAIR…..famous British authors come to the Miami Book Fair and hold book-signing events.  It’s the largest in the USA.  Featuring more than 600 authors and featuring booksellers and publishers from around the world, there are hundreds of events over 2 weeks at this annual event.  Music, food, gatherings, street fair–lots more. For dates and to plan what you want to see consult   www.miamibookfair.com    Year-round:  FAMOUS BRITISH AUTHORS [flying in from the UK] appear often at Books and Books shops in Miami.  To see who’s coming, attend + sign up for future email notifications go to website  www.booksandbooks.com

►►► Promoters LiveNation bring over an ongoing stream of British bands and stars year round from the UK.  See who’s coming to Miami on their website www.livenation.com  

  ►►► NEED A BRITISH ACCENT FOR YOUR PROJECT,  RADIO/TV COMMERCIAL, VOICEOVER, your company phone system or any other purpose?   The British accent is in great demand in the USA as a sales tool:  to the American ear it carries the sound of authority and sexiness.  Persuasive, authoritative, attractive, always in style, trendy and alluring….put a British accent to work for you.  Hire the professional velvet British voice of Patricia Kawaja in Miami. Patricia has years of professional experience and has done voiceovers for Cunard cruiselines,  WSVN Channel 7 in Miami,  Shangri-La World Class Hotel Chain and many other clients.  Call her at the British Bureau office in Miami on [305] 371-9340 to discuss your needs.      

►►►  British films are often showing at the O Cinema in their 2 locations in Wynwood and Miami Beach.
For current showings,  consult their website www.o-cinema.org   

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Need a Job in Florida?  Consult FABB’s Jobs Websites list.  For details email you name + City + contact phone
to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com    On Subject line put: FABB’s Jobs list 
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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.   

 

££  TIP:  WANT TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING over UK CURRENCY?   DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.  [ I use Moneycorp myself–FABB President.]   The pound is shaky.  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.   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@moneycorp.com for details.  Moneycorp’s HQ is in England.   Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005.  

 

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VENUES:    Fillmore Miami Beach. Info/tickets:   www.fillmoremb.com  coming.  Or call the Box office [305] 673-7300.  Fillmore is at 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach FL 33139.   

►►►  VENUE    INFO/TICKETS:  Arsht Center Box Office  (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org. 

►►► SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2019 The Legendary and incomparable Rolling Stones!!  VENUE:  Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. INFO/TICKETS www.hardrockstadium.com   Band info on www.rollingstones.com  

►►► December xxxxx, 2019  ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH,  featuring numerous galleries and exhibitors from the UK, this is Florida‘s cultural event of the year.  I have attended every year since its start with art collector friends over especially from London.  It’s enjoyable to ogle handsome English dealers in pin-stripe Saville Row suits as much as their inventory.  No flip-flops here.  You can enjoy over 800 art-related events and parties across the Miami area.  Occurring annually since  2002,  Art Basel Miami Beach features 250 galleries from dozens of countries, especially the UK.  Participants make it the most prestigious art show of the Americas, featuring established galleries and dynamic newcomers, ranging from a few hundred dollars to several million for museum-quality masterpieces.  INFO and TICKETS:  www.artbasel.com  Click on the Miami Beach section.  —–Patricia Kawaja Publisher

 

►►► February 1-3, 2019.   BRITISH MAPMAKERS, dealers and experts from the UK attend Miami’s International Map Fair each year. The British were the foremost explorers in the world with the greatest navy ever, so this necessitated all their early map-making.  The fair takes place in downtown Miami at the Historical Museum. Dealers from many countries attend, along with about 2000 visitors. The USA’s preeminent Map Fair presented by History Miami returns for a weekend of browsing and buying antique maps, with the public encouraged to bring in an old exhibition map of their own for opinions provided by onsite dealers. You can also buy authentic maps and reprints, browse and hear lectures.   INFO/Tickets see website www.historymiami.org. Questions call  [305] 375-1618 

MERRY BRITMAS