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BRITISH EVENTS across Florida [not Miami] See Miami own page.

Scroll down to see 2018/2019 future events. Please say you saw it on britishflorida.com. 
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JULY 2018 COMEDY TOUR :  “THE SECOND BRITISH INVASION:  A charitable American debut for British comedians”Grab the whole family and get ready to experience critically-acclaimed British improv comedy unlike anything Florida has seen before. The Cambridge Impronauts make their North American debut on their tour, “Laughter Is The Best Medicine!” with more than 10 events throughout the state of Florida. To make the tour even better, all proceeds will be donated to charity.   This tour will span the entire month of July and will be exclusive to the state of Florida. The title, “Laughter Is The Best Medicine!” is fitting, seeing as the tour will be raising funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA), and Susan G. Komen. All events have been organized by Florida-based non-profit wellness clinic, Next Step® Institute of Integrative Medicine; “At Next Step, many of our patients live with these diagnoses, so we hold these charities close to our hearts… We know first-hand the impact the charities have on people’s lives,” comments Katherine Ryan, assistant tour coordinator and Next Step® employee, “We also know how much joy the Impronauts bring their audience and can’t wait to share their talent with Florida!”   The energy from the Cambridge Impronauts is almost palpable, even from overseas. Jack Lawrence, Impronauts co-director, explains, “The tour represents the biggest challenge the Impronauts have undertaken – we’ve performed in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London… this time we’re going international and it’s sure to be the experience of a lifetime, made all the sweeter by the good causes we’re doing it for.” The improvisational comedy troupe is extensively known in the UK for their short-form, ‘quickfire’ shows (similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and long-form, movie-esque improvised stories. As the name suggests, “improv” designates that every show be made up on the spot, based on audience suggestions. The Impronauts routinely receive five star reviews and sell out their local shows.  Although the comedy troupe is made up of Cambridge students primarily from Britain, the troupe boasts members with an international range of backgrounds. One of the performers on tour is Florida’s very own Rachel-Marie Weiss, who found her way to Cambridge several years ago to pursue psychology. She is one of the twelve Impronauts traveling to Florida this July.  Tour dates:
    July 3rd – ORLANDO      July 6th – COCOA BEACH     July 8th – MIAMI     July 9th – PALM BEACH GARDENS        July 13th – FORT MYERS     July 17th – ST. CLOUD     July 19th – NAPLES     July 21st – FORT LAUDERDALE     July 22nd – ST. PETERSBURG     July 27th – ORMOND BEACH     July 29th – JACKSONVILLE   INFO/TICKETS  www.ImpronautsTour.com.  All shows will be family friendly and wheelchair accessible You can also find us across social media at @ImpronautsTour.    Questions call Katherine Ryan 321-727-0333.  www.ImpronautsTour.com

    For Miami events, see own page. TO FIND OTHER BRITISH EVENTS IN Florida not listed on this page:    Look at the British Clubs, British Pubs and British Shops pages on this website.  Then PHONE [not email] the ones near you to ask what British ►►► ►►► events are coming up in their area.    ALSO for Scottish Festivals see the Scottish pages on this website.    

►►►  FT. LAUDERDALE.  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. 

►► July 11, 2018 at 8p.m. British duo ROYAL BLOOD  from Brighton.  At REVOLUTION LIVE in Ft. Lauderdale. TICKETS/INFO BOX OFFICE [954] 449-1025 www.jointherevolution.net

►►  Thursday July 26, 2018.  ROD STEWART’S  NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR with special guest CYNDI LAUPER.  7:30 P.M.    AMWAY CENTER in ORLANDO.  INFO/TICKETS www.livenation.com  or in person at Amway Box Office [  Singer/Songwriter Rod Stewart, the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame music icon, today announced plans for an extensive North American summer tour.  Following the incredible success and rave reviews for their 2017 summer tour, Stewart has invited the legendary Cyndi Lauper, to again join him as the tour’s special guest.  Produced by Live Nation, the 22-date tour begins June 25 in Los Angeles, CA. Stewart returns to Orlando’s Amway Center for his only Florida date.  Reviews: “Two legends who thrill in their own ways…More than just their pop success and great hair, what really united Sir Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper on Saturday night was the sheer joy that both brought out of the audience…You can put a price on a show, but it’s hard to quantify joy.” ~ Cory Garcia, Houston Press.   “The pair, who combined have sold a whopping 250 million albums throughout their Grammy-winning careers… kick off a nostalgia blast.”  ~ Rachel Desantis, Entertainment Weekly.   

►►  Tuesday July 24—Above Rod Stewart +Lauper show also at the Hard Rock in Holywood. INFO/TICKETS on www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com     BOX OFFICE [954] 797-5531

►► Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at  8 P.M.   British singing sensation Sam Smith comes to Orlando’s Amway Center with his The Thrill of it All Tour 2018.  Smith has earned an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others.

►►   Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 8.p.m. ELTON JOHN’S  FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR comes to the AMWAY CENTER  in ORLANDO.   After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen British superstar Elton John claim his place as a true global icon. In January 2018 he announced his final tour called Farewell Yellow Brick Road.  The tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark the superstar’s last-ever tour, the end the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. Elton’s new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly-visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before.  “Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe,” said Elton. “I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. After the tour finishes, I’m very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying farewell to life on the road. I need to dedicate more time to raising my children.”        TICKETS:  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

►► October 5, 2018.   British music legend Phil Collins,  a Miami resident, brings his NOT DEAD YET tour to the BBT Center in Sunrise [west Ft. Lauderdale].  INFO/Tickets  www.livenation.com 

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►►►  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

►►► ORLANDO British-American Chamber [BACC] holds business and social events throughout the year.    Non-members welcome.  For  a current calendar and/or membership information phone the BACC office [407] 226-7251 and they’ll email it.  Every year they hold  a super Christmas party—come and mingle with fellow British professionals in the area. Their annual Christmas gathering is always early December so contact them December 1 for details.    Call the office to book.    Say you  saw it on www.britishflorida.com

►►►  Northport British Club [Sarasota area] holds events throughout the year and its Christmas party in early December.  To attend or join the club,  call Barbara Bannard on  [941] 423-4483

 ►►► SARASOTA BRITISH CLUB holds events throughout the year.   The club was established years ago and has 100 + British members.   To join/details call the [941] 706-1172 and ask for Gary Lee.   Or Sandra Cherry on [941] 927-2612. Their annual Christmas gathering is always early December so contact them November 30 for details.   

December  xx 2018 at 12 Noon. The Royal Society of St. George holds its annual Christmas Lunch at a private upscale Ft. Lauderdale venue.  Join fellow Brits.  Cost $xx. TBA  Must pre-book:  for an invitation send email to britishflorida@aol.com with your name + city + phone. On subject line put:  “RSSG lunch.”

►►► Gulf Coast St. David’s Welsh Society, based in Sarasota  holds various events throughout the year, including a St. David’s Day celebration. They bring over a choir from Wales most years. To get involved call Amy Ferrell [941] 349-6069 or send email to sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com OR call Meg Larrabee [941] 923-2062

►►► THE BRITISH--AMERICAN Chamber of Commerce Broward/Palm Beach [BACC] holds various business and social events throughout the year in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca and Palm Beach.  Non-members welcome.   Phone BACC President Roy Yates [954] 942-7330 and he’ll email you an invitation, latest calendar and membership details.   Ask about their popular Christmas party every December—150 + Brits attend!   Please say you saw it on britishflorida.com 
►►► TAMPA British-American Business Council holds various British business and social events throughout the year. Call BABC Tampa office [813] 221-7438 and ask for Anabel.  Or email  anabel.rodriguez@ogletree.com  Ask her to email you the latest info.  Their annual Christmas gathering 2018 is …….TBA.  Contact them by December 1 for details.    

►►►  THE ORLANDO BRITISH--AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE [BACC] holds various business and social events throughout the year in Central Florida.  Phone BACC Office [407] 226-7251 and they’ll email you the latest calendar and membership details.   Join fellow Brits at their annual Christmas party every December.   2018 Christmas party date …….TBA.    Please say you saw it on britishflorida.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   




£   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  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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to  publisher@britishflorida.com   On Subject line put:  FABB’s Jobs list 



►►►   ARE YOU OVER 35?  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.


►►► Sunday January 28, from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Annual Croquet Day presented by the BACC of Broward/Palm Beach. A GREAT BRITISH DAY OUT.   Location: McDonough Park  2200, NE 38th St, Lighthouse Point, FL, 33064.  [Lighthouse Point is just south of Boca Raton].  Free. Bring Your Picnic Food, Lawn Chairs, Favorite Tipple, & we’ll provide the Pimms !  Free parking.  Play oh-so-English  croquet with us—easy to learn! To attend:  Call Roy Yates in BACC office [954] 942-7330 and he’ll email you an invitation.


 ►►  Every January:   SARASOTA SCOTTISH GAMES.  See website for 2018 date and location.  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!    Details 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 2018 details and to attend consult www.sassf.org.  

►► 2019 Sunday FEBRUARY xxxxx  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 

►► Saturday March xxxx?, 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   

►   March xxxx, 2019.  The Classic MG Club in Orlando, is hosting the 52nd annual “Gathering of the Faithful” for MG automobiles at the Hilton Hotel in Altamonte Springs.  The hotel cost for two people and one MG (optional) is $50 plus room and meals.  Carshow entry itself is free—see 100 MGs on Saturday morning March 24.  Website:  http://www.gofsouth.com  INFO:   Lonnie Cook, Show chairmam  gofsouth2018@aol.com  407-670-9679

►►  March 16, 2019 Elton John Tour comes to BBT Center in Sunrise. TIX/INFO www.bbtcenterfltickets.com

►►  NOVEMBER 23, 2019  Elton John Farewell Tour at BBand T Center in Sunrise [west Ft. Lauderdale] INFO/TICKETS on www.bbtcenterfltickets.com
►   March xxxx, 2019–the Annual Wheels Across the Pond British Car show in Jupiter, Florida  Full details, to enter your car or attend,   see www.wheelsacrossthepond.com  or call British organiser Neil Archer on [561] 601-3212