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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 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] .  

► MAY 7,  2022 at 8.p.m One Night of Queen with Gary Mullen and the Works.  VENUE:  Van Wezel in Sarasota.
INFO/TICKETS on www.vanwezel.rg  BOX OFFICE [561] 832-7469

► MAY 11, 2022 at 8.p.m One Night of Queen with Gary Mullen and the Works.  VENUE:  Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.
INFO/TICKETS on www.kravis.org BOX OFFICE [941] 955-7676

► MAY 12, 2022 at 7.30p.m One Night of Queen with British star Marc Martel VENUE:   Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale.
INFO/TICKETS on www.parkerplayhouse.com BOX OFFICE [954] 462-0222

► MAY 14, 2022 at 8p.m The British Invasion Show  VENUE:  Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale. INFO/TICKETS
on www.parkerplayhouse.com BOX OFFICE [954] 462-0222

► SATURDAY MAY 21, 2022 from 6p.m Downton Abbey “A New Era” film screening event and whiskey tasting, hosted by BACC in Ft. Lauderdale. Join local Brits for a delightful evening out!  Costs $12.50 per ticket. Must pre-book by May 19.  Email your name + city + phone to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com
On Subject line put:    ” Downton Movie May 21″

► MAY 20, 2022 at 8p.m.  BeeGees Now, a tribute band to out beloved British singer/songwriting brothers.  VENUE:   Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale.
INFO/TICKETS on www.parkerplayhouse.com BOX OFFICE [954] 462-0222

► Tuesday May 31, 2022 Scottish Group called CHVURCHES from Glasgow,  formed in 2011.  VENUE: Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale. INFO/TICKETS
on  www.jointherevolution.net   BOX OFFICE [954] 449-1025 

►  MAY 2022 SIR PAUL McCARTNEY back in Florida !!!  1] WEDNESDAY MAY 25, 2022  at Hard Rock Live Hollywood INFO/TICKETS on www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com Box Office [954] 797-5531 and Saturday May 28, 2022 at Camping World Stadium Orlando. INFO/TICKETS on www.campingworldstadium.com. BOX OFFICE [407] 440-5700    PAUL MCCARTNEY ANNOUNCES GOT BACK TOUR. Following more than a year of speculation, Paul McCartney today announces the GOT BACK Tour, a 13-city return to U.S. stages.  The GOT BACK Tour will mark McCartney’s first series of live shows since his Freshen Up Tour wrapped in July 2019. Featuring McCartney’s longtime band – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums)—the tour used enhanced state-of-the-art audio and video technology ensuring an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. The 39-date 12-country odyssey concluding with a triumphant sold-out show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles—a performance which instantly attained legendary status, generating rave reviews and best of 2019 accolades including:  “… Wow.  After several decades now of writing about music and facing the perpetual challenge of translating what is beyond words into understandable language, that’s the best I can muster. Here in the heady aftermath of Paul McCartney’s final show of his Freshen Up tour at Dodger Stadium along with 50,000 of my fellow Angelenos on July 13, 2019 — Wow.” ~ American Songwriter  “The perfect display of the philosophy McCartney has embodied over his 60-year career in music… the perfect bow to tie up the perfect show, with the final lyric of the night an ever-appropriate one: ‘And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” ~ Billboard “Macca continues to put artists half his age and younger to shame with epic shows featuring his crackerjack band and a jukebox of hits.” ~ Entertainment Weekly Best Live Music Performances of 2019.“The best thing about a McCartney show is how many generations of people leave with the broadest smile upon their face. Whether it’s the first time they’ve seen him or the tenth, he never, ever disappoints” ~ Flaunt “McCartney was in top form, his voice effortlessly climbing to the heights it always hit so easily back in the day…” ~ The Los Angeles Times “The total and complete immersion into Macca Land was colorful and loud, rocking and rolling, nostalgic and present, and, above all, in the truest sense, marvelous… And, in the end, the love McCartney has taken for 60 years was equal to the love he’s made for generations.” ~ Relix  “Definitely we’re amazed by Paul McCartney’s blowout Dodger Stadium Show… McCartney remains a show-stopping entertainer of the highest order.” ~ Variety   With songs like “Hey Jude” “Live and Let Die,” “Band on the Run,” “Let It Be” and so many more, the McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show. Expect hours of the greatest moments from the last 60 years of music—dozens of songs from McCartney’s solo work, Wings, and of course, Beatles catalogs, which have formed the soundtracks of our lives. McCartney and his band have performed in an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the U.K., Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points in between, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the closing show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, a 2016 weeklong visit in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip Festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and a one-time performance broadcast live into space.  [I have seen his show–it’s unforgettable and worth every penny. Get there if you can.—Patricia Kawaja,  Publisher of this website].

MONDAY MAY 30, 2022 The 66th Annual British Memorial Day Service. This is British Service to remember and honour John Paul Riddle and the 23 cadets who were killed in Florida and are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Arcadia in southwest Florida. We owe an ongoing debt of gratitude to the Rotary Club of Arcadia and the many others who contribute to the annual Service.. The service will start at 10am and has been organized for the past 65 years, by Arcadia Rotary Club Address: PO Box 1492, Arcadia, FL 34265-1492 INFO: call [863] 444-0664    email: BritishMemorialService@gmail.com    EVERYBODY WELCOME.

► [Book by May 20]  WEDNESDAY JUNE 1, 2022 at 6.30 p.m Queen’s Jubilee party in Boca Raton, hosted by British Woman’s Club of Boca Raton. The club promises :  A fabulous dinner with dessert, coffee/tea.  Jubilee British bunting. A raffle with really great prizes. A DJ playing all Brit music from each decade since the Queen took the throne. A pearly queen. They are ‘planting trees for the jubilee’.  COST:  $60 per person includes tax and tip.  Advance payment and booking must be received by 20 May,  2022. To book contact Sue Frost via email frostfla@aol.com. On subject line put ” Attend Jubilee Party” Or call her on [561] 542-2190  NEW MEMBERS WELCOME—ask Sue how to join.

► June 7, 2022 from 1-3pm Platinum Jubilee Celebration for Queen Elizabeth II on June 07, 2022 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, reservations required!
The Windsor Rose English Tearoom, 142 W. Fourth Avenue Mount Dora, FL 32757  CALL TEAROOM TO RESERVE (352) 735-2551.
See details on website  www.windsorrose-tearoom.com

► ORLANDO AUGUST 25, 2022 ROGER WATERS This Is not a Drill Tour.  VENUE:  Amway Center, Orlando. INFO/TICKETS on www.amwaycenter.com
BOX OFFICE [407] 440-7000

► FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2022  Beloved British rocker SIR ROD STEWART returns to Florida with his current tour.  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

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2022 at 8p.m The New York Bee Gees Tribute Show.  Brits love the Beegees music. VENUE: King Center, Melbourne. 
INFO/ Tickets via www.kingcenter.com or King Center Ticket Office at 321.242.2219.    

 ► 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 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.  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. See www.babctb.com  Call BABC Tampa office [813] 221-7438 or [813] 221-7250 and ask for whoever is now handles the 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

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


££$$  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.   

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 

   SUNDAY APRIL 24,  2022 at 12 Noon.  Special event for Brits to celebrate their Patron Saint.
Saint George’s Day Brunch. Hosted by the BACC [British American Chamber of Commerce [BACC]. VENUE:  Beautiful
Coral Ridge Golf & Country Club in Ft. Lauderdale. Enjoy a sumptuous Buffet Style Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
$60.00 (Including Tax & Gratuity). Numbers are limited to 30, so book NOW by calling BACC President Roy Yates
[954] 942-7330 (Office)  or email:  president@baccbroward.org►  
VENUE: Broward center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale.
INFO/TICKETS on www.browardcenter.org   BOX OFFICE [954] 462-0222 

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:   September 22 at Tampa’s Amalie Arena. TICKETS/INFO on www.livenation.com

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.    

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

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.