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Scroll down to see all future events.  Please say you saw it on www.britishflorida.com. To advertise on this page, send email to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com   On subject line put:  “British event Miami. ”   Include your name + city + phone. Or call publisher’s office [305] 371-9340.   ALSO:   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.  

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►  DECEMBER 2019:  ART BASEL Miami Beach will run December  5/6/7/8, 2019.   [Press and VIP private collectors’ preview is December 4, 2019]. The  show always features about 300 premier galleries from 32 countries, including influential collectors, directors, curators, trustees and patrons of leading international museums and institutions. These included London’s Serpentine Galleries and the Tate.  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.  Famed British artist exhibits here every year. 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.  

MERRY BRITMAS

►►►  THIS MONTH IN MIAMI:   The 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.     

►►►   JANUARY SEPTEMBER 14/15/17/18, 2020 New Order  return to Florida.  It’s an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris. The band formed after the demise of Joy Division, following the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis; they were joined by Gillian Gilbert on keyboards later that year. Band official website  www.neworder.com  VENUE: Fillmore in Miami Beach.  INFO/TICKETS www.fillmoremb.com or call Box Office [305] 673-7300 

►►►  CORAL GABLES Miami. The Coral Gables Art Cinema there has monthly screenings of National Theatre Live, a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage.  Info on www.gablescinema.com.

►►►  THIS MONTH in 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 now 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.   

►►►  Saturday February 15, 2020 English singer and songwriter  REX ORANGE COUNTY,  [real name Alexander O’Connor born May 1998] perform sin Florida. See his official website www.rexorangecounty.com  VENUE: Fillmore in Miami Beach.  INFO/TICKETS www. fillmoremb.com or call Box Office [305] 673-7300

►►► March 13-15,  2020.   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 

►►►  SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2020 at 8p.m.  BEATLES TRIBUTE SHOW—RAIN.  Come together and celebrate peace, love and the greatest Beatle tribute concert ever! Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles – The Best of Abbey Road Live to honor the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey Road.  In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to all your early Beatles favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing the Beatles” (Associated Press).  [I’ve seen this RAIN show—I recommended it—publisher PK]  VENUE:  FILLMORE in MIAMI BEACH.   INFO/TICKETS  www.fillmoremb.com or Call Box Office [305] 673-7300.

►►►   Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center.  [See www.arshtcenter.orgFollowing their show-stopping performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, London’s The Kingdom Choir will bring their infectious joy and inspiration to the Arsht Center!  Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances. The Choir’s rendition of Stand By Me went straight to the top of the Billboard charts and they’ve gotten over 10 million views on YouTube. Their success at the Royal Wedding has seen them on several UK and American television appearances including ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning.   Admission to FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS is FREE! First-Access Passes, which give guests early access to general admission seating, can be reserved online or by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office. There is a 4 pass limit per guest. Join the Arsht Center email list  on www.arshtcenter.org  and be among the first to be notified when passes for this and other Free Gospel Sundays will be made available.  Guests without a First-Access Pass are always invited to join the stand-by line*.

►   Saturday May 30, at 8p.m.  ELTON JOHN’S FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR.  VENUE:  AA Arena Downtown Miami INFO/TICKETS  www.eltonjohn.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 location in 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. 

►►► VENUE:  Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. INFO/TICKETS www.hardrockstadium.com   Band info on www.rollingstones.com  

►►►  2020–NOVEMBER xxxxx.   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