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BRITISH EVENTS around Florida


          BRITISH EVENTS AROUND FLORIDA. [For Miami events, see own page on this website].  Scroll down to see future events.  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 contact 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 in Miami [305] 450-1755 daytimes.  

To attend Christmas events near you, look at the BRITISH CLUBS page on this website and contact them directly.

Wednesday December 6, 2023.  British comedian Brett Goldstein, of Ted Lasso TV series fame, is doing his standup show THE SECOND BEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE.  VENUE: HardRock Live in Hollywood INFO/TICKETS  www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com  Or call Box Office [954] 797-5531  

►  FRIDAY DECEMBER 1, The Fab Four Beatles tribute show.    VENUE:  Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale.
INFO/TICKETS from Box office [954] 462-0222 or  www.parkerplayhouse.com  

► SATURDAY DECEMBER 2, 2023 from 6.30-10.30 p.m  CHRISTMAS PARTY in Ft. Lauderdale at an Irish Pub. Hosted by British Women’s Club of SE Florida, for British members and guests. For details send email to President Alison Carpenter:  aliecarpenter@comcast.net  On subject line put “December 2 Christmas Party.” 

►  SUNDAY DECEMBER 3, 2023 The Fab Four Performs The Beatles Rubber Soul & The Greatest Hits,  long-beloved music.  Sunday, December 3rd, 2023.
VENUE:  King Center in Melbourne. INFo/TICKETS  www.kingcenter.com Box Office / 321-242-2219.

►  FRIDAY JANUARY 24, 2024 at 8p.m The Life and Music of George Michael,  the late British superstar.  VENUE:  Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale.
INFO/TICKETS from Box office [954] 462-0222 or  www.parkerplayhouse.com  

►  Thursday March 22, 2024 at 8pm Acclaimed English-Aussie musical due AIR SIUPPLY return to Florida with thir Lost in Lovbe Experience.
Englishman Graham Russell  + Aussie Russell Hitchcock. Bad inf see see www.airsupplymusic.com ].  VENUE: King Center in Melbourne.
Tickets via www.kingcenter.com BOX OFFICE [321] 242-2219.

► SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2024 Talented Scottish actor Alan Cumming stars in UNCUT, a show from the Broadway Across America serries.   VENUE:  Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale. INFO/TICKETS from Box office [954] 462-0222 or  www.parkerplayhouse.com  

► Thursday May 16, 2024 ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN by British performer Gary Mullen. If you loved Freddie Mercury and band Queen,  you will love this superb show. VENUE:  Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale. INFO/TICKETS from Box office [954] 462-0222 or  www.parkerplayhouse.com  

Monday June 3, 2024…ROLLING STONES TOUR ‘24. Called HACKNEY DIAMONDS in support of their history-making and chart-topping album, “Hackney Diamonds.”  Produced by AEG Presents’ Concert West, the 16-city tour kicks off Sunday, April 28, 2024, in Houston, TX. Fans can expect to experience Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood to play their most popular hits ranging from “Start Me Up,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Satisfaction” and more, as well as fan favorite deep cuts and music from their new album, “Hackney Diamonds.” Venue: Amway Center Orlando. Info/tickets www.amwaycenter.com BOX OFFICE [407] 440-7000  Or www.ticketmaster.com

WEDNESDAY JULY 10, 2024 British rock band Def Leppard returns to Florida, with band Cheap Trick . VENUE:  Camping World Stadium in Orlando. INFO/TICKETS on www.campingworldstadium.com   BOX OFFICE  [407] 440-7900

► 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] 494-0669 or see www.baccorlando.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.  Ask about the annual Christmas party every December. Phone BACC President Roy Yates [954] 942-7330 and he’ll email you an invitation, latest calendar and membership details.   Or send an email to president@baccbroward.org    Please say you saw it on www.britishflorida.com

►  ONGOING: TAMPA British-American Business Council holds various business and social events for area British professionals.  Call BABC Tampa office [813] 221-7438 or [813] 221-7250 and ask for whoever now handles the BABC admin.   

The UK Chatty Cafe Scheme has launched in the US as a nonprofit. The mission is to tackle loneliness and social isolation in the community.  British founder Alex Hoskyn was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list last year for the positive impact the scheme has had in the communities it serves. To see how you can become involved in Florida, visit the Chatty Cafe website https://thechattycafescheme.com/chatty-countries/ or email hello@chattycafeusa.org

► 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

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.

►   IRISH  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


££$$  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.   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.


To attend Christmas events near you, look at the BRITISH CLUBS page on this website and contact them directly.

VENUE:  Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale. INFO/TICKETS from Box office [954] 462-0222 or  www.parkerplayhouse.com  

  VENUE:   Seminole Hard Rock Live, Hollywood. INFO/TICKETS www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com   BOX OFFICE [954] 797-5531 VENUE: Dailys Place in Jacksonville.INFO/TICKETS on www.dailysplace.com   Or call BOX OFFICE [904] 633-2000 

► SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2022  Beloved British rocker SIR ROD STEWART returns to Florida with his current tour.  VENUE: Amalie Arena in Tampa.INFO/TICKETS on www.amaliearena.com  Or call BOX OFFICE [813] 301-6500 

► FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 at 8p.m. British band Florence + the Machine bring their Dance Fever Tour to Florida.
Amway Center in Orlando.  INFO/TICKETS on www.amwaycenter.com   BOX OFFICE [407] 440-7000

VENUE:  Hard Rock Live in Hollywood.  INFO/TICKETS VENUE:   Seminole Hard Rock Live, Hollywood. INFO/TICKETS www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com   BOX OFFICE [954] 797-5531 
VENUE:  Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale. INFO/TICKETS on www.parkerplayhouse.com BOX OFFICE [954] 462-0222

VENUE:  INFO/TICKETS BOX OFFICE [407] 440-7000 or www.amwaycenter.com

►  VENUE:   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  

VENUE:   Seminole Hard Rock Live, Hollywood.
INFO/TICKETS www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com   BOX OFFICE [954] 797-5531 
VENUE:   Hard Rock Live  in Hollywood, Florida.  
INFO/TICKETS  on www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com    BOX OFFICE [954] 797-5531 

INFO/ Tickets via www.kingcenter.com or King Center Ticket Office at 321.242.2219.  

ENUE:  Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.  INFO/TICKETS www.rutheckerdhall.com BOX OFFICE [727] 791-7400

► SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2022 at 8p.m.  One Night of Queen – Performed by [British entertainer] Gary Mullen and The Works.
VENUEKravis Center, West Palm Beach. INFO/TICKETS from Box office [561] 832-7469 or  www.kravis.org     

 ►  VENUE:  Revolution Live .  See  www.jointherevolution.net  INFO/TICKETS (954) 727-0950 or Box Office [954) 449-1030 or from www.livenation.com

TICKETS/INFO www.kingcenter.com or Box Office [321] 242-2219 

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] 797-5531  
►► 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 
VENUE:  Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale. INFO/TICKETS via www.browardcenter.org or BOX OFFICE [954] 462-0222

►► 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.