Celebrating Creativity and Innovation Between the UK & US

Who we are

BritWeek is a non-profit organization, started in Los Angeles in 2007 by Nigel Lythgoe and the then Consul General Bob Peirce, to highlight the creative fusion between the United Kingdom and California, and now Miami. In March 2013, we officially launched BritWeek Visits Miami!

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Our mission

BritWeek, Inc., a 501(C)3 Organization, was formed to educate the general public about the contributions of the British to California in particular and the United States in general, and to do other and various good (public) works. In furtherance of these endeavors, we host and publicly support a number of events open to the general public that focus on the British contribution to film, fashion, music, the automotive industry and science.

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Meet the board

 

BOB PEIRCE

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NIGEL DALY OBE

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CHRISTOPHER GUY HARRISON

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MICHAEL J. KRYCLER

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NIGEL LYTHGOE OBE

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CONSUL GENERAL CHRIS O’CONNOR

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ELLIS O’CONNOR

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FRANCIS O’TOOLE

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SHARON HARROUN PEIRCE

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BARRY WALDO

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LORD FREDERICK WINDSOR

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PAUL J. WRIGHT, ESQ. OBE.

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SIMON WRIGHT

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lance_oconnor bestLANCE O’CONNOR

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Fiona bestFIONA FRANCOIS

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Britweek Team

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SARA NESSON

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KATE HAMILTON

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FAQ

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What is BritWeek?

BritWeek is a celebration of all things British in Los Angeles, Miami, Orange County and San Francisco, highlighting the amazing depth and breadth of British connections in those cities.  The annual BritWeek program is a series of events in each city that highlights the rich and varied creative relationship between the UK and US, through which Brits and Americans working together have changed the way we live, work and play.

How and when did BritWeek start?

BritWeek is the brainchild of renowned producer Nigel Lythgoe, who in 2007 approached then British Consul General Bob Peirce with the idea for an event that would showcase the rich connections between Britain and Southern California. From humble beginnings, BritWeek rapidly expanded in scope to become a springtime fixture on the Los Angeles calendar, and within two seasons evolved into a landmark festival celebrated around the state.  In 2013, BritWeek launched in Miami.

Where does BritWeek take place?

BritWeek takes place in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and Miami.  The events are spread throughout locations in each city.  Visit our events page for more information on events located near you.

Can my event be part of BritWeek?

Are you are organizing an event with a British connection? If it coincides with BritWeek dates, please contact us to discuss whether it can be incorporated into our program. BritWeek is always interested in fresh, new events to add to our calendar – from gallery exhibitions to new store openings, from museum lectures to business panels. Contact us for more information.

Can my event be on your calendar even if it falls outside of BritWeek?

Please get in touch! Even if your event does not take place during BritWeek, if appropriate we may be able to notify friends of BritWeek on your behalf.

How can I get involved with BritWeek?

BritWeek is always interested in charismatic individuals with new ideas.  Have sponsorship or new events suggestions?  Interested in volunteering at an event?  Want to advertise your business during BritWeek?  We want to hear from you.

How can I attend BritWeek events?

There are dozens of events during BritWeek, some of which are by invitation only and others that are open to the public. Some events require tickets and others are free to attend. Our website and calendar will have complete information. You can also sign up for our newsletter, which will keep you ‘posted’ as information becomes available.   If you or your company are interested in attending BritWeek’s exclusive events, Contact Us.

How do I sign up for your newsletter?

Easy, just scroll to the bottom of the page to add yourself to our newsletter.  You can unsubscribe at any time, and choose the cities you are interested in!

I am a member of the press. How can I get credentials?

Contact our Press Team.

 

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