February 10 – 17, Various Locations
The 4th Annual BritWeek Miami, in collaboration with the British Consulate-General Miami and UK Trade & Investment, is a week-long series of business and cultural events designed to celebrate and build the thrivingÂ relationship between the UK and Florida, and will take place February 10-17, 2016. This yearâ€™s lineup honors British influence across commerce and culture including the world of art,Â music,Â business, sport, technology, trade andÂ finance, with a series of events made possible by the support of over 60 partners, including gold sponsors AFEX, Bentley, Carnival Corporation, and Romero Britto.Â BritWeek Miamiâ€™s charity of choice is The Little Dreams Foundation, whose mission is helping fulfill the dreams of talented young kids without the financial means to achieve their goals in music, sport and art. This year, all 10 LittleÂ Dreamers will perform at various events throughout the week.
While the weekâ€™s events range across multiple industries, the common thread among them is the importance of diversity, a key platform of the British government. A prime example is An Exploration of Street Art, hosted by Miami Club Rum right in the heart of Wynwood, highlighting the work of British and US street artists with works by Inkie and ABSTRK inspired by multiculturalism. The GREAT Business Innovation Awards Gala is a showcase for the trade relationship between UK and Florida, as it will recognize 14 of the most innovative British companies doing business in Florida, Floridian companies that are making a positive contribution to the UK economy, and the leading individuals and organizations that have helped further the bilateral economic partnership. During the Miami Boat Show, BritWeek and the UKTI are partnering with the International SeaKeepers Society for a special evening soiree and networking reception, Nautical Britain. No British event would be complete without a sporting connection and this year BritWeek does not disappoint. Legendary Indian cricketer Farokh Engineer will be on hand for a UK vs. India Invitation Cricket Match, featuring HM Consul-General Dave Prodger and HM The Queenâ€™s eldest grandson and BritWeek ambassador, Peter Phillips, followed by an Indian feast. The closing event of BritWeek Miami 2016 is Shakespeare on the Move, an extraordinary event commemorating the 400 years since Shakespeareâ€™s death, hosted by FIU and the Frost Museum at FIU. The evening will feature five acts that include musical performances, spoken word, a special outdoor film presentation, curated tours of Shakespeareâ€™s First Folio, and much more. #BritWeekMiami @BritWeek