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MARCH 30 to APRIL 16, 2017  A Pinter Play in Miami —Brits rejoice!
Zoetic Stage & Adrienne Arsht Center present

The Caretaker | March 30 – April 16 | Carnival Studio Theater inside the Arsht Center.   By Harold Pinter Directed by
Stuart Meltzer   From Nobel Prize Laureate, famed English Playwright  Harold Pinter, The Caretaker is a powerful, exhilarating exploration of control, social class and the human condition. Hailed by critics as richly poetic, this tangled tale of two brothers and the mysterious stranger who enters their world crackles with absurd comedy that comes to resemble profound tragedy.  The Caretaker sold out runs in both New York and London, and remains one of Pinter’s most celebrated and performed works. This new production is presented by Zoetic Stage, producers of the critically acclaimed Theater Up Close production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.  TICKETS/INFO:  www.arshtcenter.org    BOX OFFICE  [305] 949-6722


►►►  MARCH 30—-APRIL 16, 2017    Acclaimed English playwright Harold Pinter’s work THE CARETAKER comes to the Arsht Centre in Miami.   Presented by Zoetic Stage . Info and tickets www.zoeticstage.org or call [305] 741-3180.  Or Arsht Box office [305] 949-6722

►►►   FRIDAY MARCH 31, 2017    FROM ENGLAND:   Brilliant standup comedian Jimmy Carr at the Fillmore Theater in Miami Beach.  INFO/TICKETS   www.fillmoremb.com

►►►  Fellow Brits:  A rare treat!  Enjoy the dry wit, great timing and smooth delivery of English comedian Jimmy Carr.  Winner of the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’.  [I’ve seen him on TV in the USA and I’m a fan.  Go see Jimmy locally while you have the chance–—Patricia]
—-Friday March 31 at the Fillmore Miami Beach—

Jimmy Carr, acclaimed English comedian comes here in his Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour.  Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.   A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment.    Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award.  Now all that experience is being put to good use – you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show – this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.  INFO/TICKETS: www.livenation.com

►►►  MIAMI BABC  [British-American Business Council]  holds business and social events throughout the year, including the Queen’s Birthday Celebration in June and the Christmas luncheon in early December.  For all their events  and membership details consult their website  www.babcmiami.org .   Non-members welcome to attend events.  British professionals and business owners  especially welcomed. The BABC Christmas luncheon is always early December,  so contact them November 30 for details.   
►►► JULY 6, 2017  British superstar ROD STEWART [with supporting act Cyndi Lauper] at Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.
Info/tickets on  www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com 

►►► AUGUST 28, 2017 BRITISH SUPER BAND COLDPLAY at the Hard Rock in in Hollywood, Florida.  Info/tickets on hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com 

►►►  MIX WITH AUSSIES and KIWIS….our “family.”   The Aussie Kiwi Club hold gatherings usually in Ft. Lauderdale. For full details see website www.southfloridaaussiekiwiclub.com   Or view their Facebook page facebook.com/aussiekiwiclub.com  

NeeSingerImaged 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,  ShangriLa 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.      

►►►   EVERY NOVEMBER …..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.  For dates this year 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  

►  EVERY DECEMBER :   ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH runs xxxxxx, 2017 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.  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.  —–Patricia Kawaja Publisher

Need a Job in Florida?  Consult FABB’s Jobs Websites list.  For details email you name + City + contact phone
to  publisher@britishflorida.com   On Subject line put: FABB’s Jobs list 

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.

► THE POUND IS PLUMMETTING.  DON’T BE BATTERED BY BREXIT!  DO YOU NEED TO TRANSFER CURRENCY OVER FROM THE UK?   OR SEND TO UK FROM FLORIDA?  BENEFIT FROM BREXIT!   TRANSFER UK CURRENCY SAFELY TO/FROM  the UK.   At lower rates than any bank .   For property/business transactions/pension funds transfer or other purposes.   Or transfer to/from any other  country worldwide.  FABB you help you save considerable  exchange fees via our partner Moneycorp.   WE RECOMMEND MONEYCORP of the UK with an office in Orlando, Florida.  Moneycorp 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.   Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin direct on her cell [863] 207-6616 to ask all your questions.  She is based at their HQ in Orlando.  Or email your query to Kelly Cutchin  kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com for details.  Moneycorp has a UK office too so she may set up your account there–whichever suits you.   


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►►► Every February.   February 3/4/5 2017 this year.  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 or email mapfair@historymiami.org.

►►► MARCH 2017……BRITWEEK  Miami.  Varies every year and organizers oddly never send us any publicity/information, so look at www.britweek.org to see what’s happening.  Click on the Miami section.