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Or call publisher’s office [305] 371-9340.


►►► Wednesday December 12, 2018 at 12 Noon. The British-American Business Council of Miami hosts it Christmas lunch, with VIP Guest  British Consul-General for Florida Nicolette Brent, M.B.E.  Traditional British Christmas lunch with English crackers and mince pies. To buy tickets,  go to the BABC website:  www.babcmiami.org

►►► Thursday, December 13th, 2018 from 7.30 p.m.  From the UK:  The Jive Aces, Britain’s Got Talent stars & the UK’s top Jive & Swing band.  At the North Beach Band shell on Collins Avenue [Oceanside] in North Miami Beach.  Free. DETAILS on https://www.facebook.com/events/1880345778727070/

Or call Karla Aguello event promoter on [305] 672-5202

►►► NOW UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2019.  Famous British graffiti artist Banksy has his art showcased in Miami at the Art Of Banksy exhibition.   Details/tickets on www.banksyexhibit.com 

►►►   Sunday,  December 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  VENUE:  Arsht Center Miami. Celebrate one of England’s fabled bands!  THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION starring MARC MARTEL Produced by Century Artists Tribute concert features iconic hits “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love” and more.  “An absolute must-see for Queen fans!  “Martel’s vocal resemblance to Mercury is striking.” – Rolling Stone Magazine.   THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION is an explosive tribute concert featuring the band’s iconic rock anthems such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions,” “Somebody To Love,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Under Pressure,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and much more. Canadian singer-musician, MARC MARTEL, famously known for resembling and singing like the late Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury and for contributing vocal recordings for the upcoming Queen biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody, is the lead vocalist for the high-energy concert.  MARC MARTEL not only sounds spot-on like Freddie Mercury, but also embodies the heart and soul Freddie poured into every song. After hearing Martel’s astonishing audition video – a cover of “Somebody to Love,” which has since garnered over 13 million views on YouTube – Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May handpicked the singer to take on lead vocals for this Queen tribute tour. “That voice. You listen, close your eyes and you think it’s Freddie. It’s really uncanny,” says Taylor.  INFO/TICKETS:  Arsht Center Box Office  (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org. 


►►►  Saturday January 12, 2019  British band Legendary Post-Punk British phenomenon, New Order, makes a triumphant return to the Fillmore Miami Beach .     Rising from the ashes of the legendary British post-punk band Joy Division, the enigmatic New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the 1980s.  Throughout the late 80s New Order remained as popular as ever, releasing a string of albums. A 2011 reunion saw them return and tour the world, taking to the stage alongside Blur and the Specials at London’s Hyde Park for a spectacular closing concert for the 2012 Olympics, and releasing Lost Sirens at the end of the year.  In 2015, the band released their critically acclaimed tenth studio album Music Complete. The record stormed the album charts, coming in at Number 2, and features guest vocals from Iggy Pop, Brandon Flowers and Elly Jackson of La Roux.  On the live circuit they continue to play critically acclaimed sell out tours in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia. Their Music continues to shine a hue on New Order’s new manifesto: a newly eclectic sound, reinvigorated in their fourth decade as a unit.  INFO/TICKETS www.LiveNation.com  or phone Fillmore Box office [305] 673-7300 daytimes.   For more information go to www.fillmoremb.com.

►►► 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 


►►►  TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2019 at 8.30p.m. Legendary British Pop Stars, Duran Duran, make their first ever appearance at the Fillmore Miami Beach. With both old songs and new, this is a night of music at the Fillmore to be experienced!  Don’t miss it!  INFO/TICKETS www.LiveNation.com
or phone Fillmore Box office [305] 673-7300 daytimes.  ALSO SEE  www.fillmoremb.com.

►►► 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 

►►► 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  
►►►  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
►  2019 ART BASEL Miami Beach December xxxxx, 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.  


►►►  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.   

►►►  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.        

► 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.  

►►► 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   


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 

►►►   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 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.   NOTE: The UK’s decision to leave the EU has resulted in Gilt yields reaching all time historic lows,  pushing up the transfer values of UK defined benefit pensions schemes.  That means your unfrozen pension is worth MORE since July 2016.  Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  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.