MIAMI, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BritWeek Miami is delighted to announce a new approach to its successful annual celebration of British business and culture in South Florida. This year will comprise two long weekends of special events and presentations, running Feb 16-19 and Mar 9-12 in Miami, and May 4-7 in Atlanta.
The 5th Annual BritWeek Miami will again be held in collaboration with the British Consulate-General Miami and the GREAT Campaign, and top sponsors Bentley Motors, The Welsh Government, Elemis, EAST and AFEX. BritWeek Miami is also thrilled to be working with an exciting array of partners to help deliver a totally unique platform of business and cultural events designed to celebrate and build the thriving relationship between the UK and Florida.
A Great British Weekend in February opens with a highly anticipated diplomatic and corporate C-level round table discussion about the implementation and challenges of international trade following Brexit and the end of TTIP. HM Consul-General Dave Prodger and Damien Levie, Head of Trade from the EU to the USA will lead this riveting conversation at The Beacon Council, thanks to BritWeek partners, the FIU Jean Monnet EU Center for Excellence.
BritWeek guests are also invited to continue the conversation at the FIU Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence International Two-Day Trade Conference, February 16 – 17, with tickets still available to the public.
BritWeek identifies and celebrates the most dynamic cultural and business links between the UK and Florida also focusing on British luxury brands, with a weekend of in-store events and charitable activations at Brickell City Center. These special promotional events will benefit our Charity of Choice, Orianne and Phil Collins' Little Dreams Foundation, whose mission is to help fulfill the dreams of talented young children without the financial means in music, sport and art.
This year, the fabulously talented Little Dreamers will again perform at various events throughout the weekend, with a special performance by all 18 Little Dreamers regaling our VIP Sponsor, Partner and Friends invitation-only BritWeek Red Carpet kindly hosted by The Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach on Friday, February 17. This highly sought-after BritWeek VIP event will celebrate The Creative Economy, and the ever-expanding creative synergy between the UK and Miami in poetry, art, music, fashion, sustainability, education and luxury brands during a spectacularly dynamic and inspiring evening. The event is sponsored by the Welsh Government and Bentley Motors, and is supported by the International Seakeepers Society with MDC's acclaimed Miami Fashion Institute's '60s Mod Pop Up Student Fashions showcasing the work of four students and hosted by iconic British designer Barbara Hulanicki.
BritWeek is honored to be part of Piano Slam, the life-changing modern poetry competition and performance highlighting literature, music, science and technology, through their superb partnership with Miami Dade Public County Schools. BritWeek, with the support of The British Council, brings British Trinidadian dub-poet and musician Roger Robinson from London to collaborate with the students prior to and then on stage for the 9th spectacular Piano Slam performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center, February 16 at 7:30 pm, with tickets available to the public.
On Saturday, February 18th, BritWeek guests can join our partners Contexto, who with the support of the Knight Foundation and the AIGA are hosting the Miami Service Jam, a creative, fun, hands-on design workshop at New World Symphony on Miami Beach. Limited tickets available to this design thinking workshop which could change the way you think and work.
Celebrate British eccentricity with BritWeek during a joyous and rather silly evening of the best of British film with BritWeek's Monty Python Midnight Madness screening of Life of Brian, with special guest, Kim Howard Johnson, author, expert and Python friend, thanks to BritWeek's brilliant partners at Gables Cinema. Also join the meet & greet at the most beloved Miami independent booksellers, Books & Books in their Coral Gables courtyard.
Finally, the public is invited Sunday, February 19 to Street Art for Mankind (SAM) for the BritWeek SAM Family Day, when top British Street Artists teach children to create street art for change during a fun day of British music, featuring the Little Dreamers. SAM's mission is to educate to help eradicate child slavery. 35 street artists from all over the world will unite to create monumental paintings during 10 days of events. All children and families welcome to join the fun, at 7401 NW Miami Court, Little River, Miami.
About BritWeek™ Founded in 2007 by program Chairman, and then Consul General, Bob Peirce, and American Idol Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, BritWeek is a coveted annual event that originated in Los Angeles, California, highlighting British creative connections with the state. With a program encompassing art and design, entertainment, business innovation, technology, fashion, retail, cuisine, sports and more, BritWeek celebrates the creative achievements of Brits in America, and of Brits and Americans working together.
BritWeek™ is a recognized 501(c)3 organization that expanded to Miami in 2013 as the organization's first host city outside California, presenting an additional program of events each Spring to highlight and celebrate the links between Florida and the United Kingdom. The events promote British creativity, innovation and excellence across multiple industry sectors. For more information, please visit www.britweek.org
About UK Department of Trade (DIT)
DIT is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy and overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK's dynamic economy – acknowledged as Europe's best place from which to succeed in global business.
2017 Charity of Choice: Little Dreams Foundation
2017 Sponsors: The British Government GREAT Campaign, The Welsh Government, Bentley Motors, Braman, AFEX, The Betsy, EAST, Brickell City Center, RSM, Marcum, Elemis, CAMACOL
2017 Partners Include: FIU, MDC, MFI, Romero Britto, Piano Slam, Dranoff2Piano, Arts and Business Council, The Beacon Council, Contexto, New World Symphony, The Knight Foundation, Books & Books, Coral Gables Art Cinema, Street Art for Mankind, Enterprise Florida, International Seakeepers, Angari RV, Ted Baker, Clive Christian, Orlebar Brown, WBRN, Komuns, Polga Medical, FL Supercon, FL-Ren Festival, and our friends at the GMVCB.
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