BEVERLY HILLS—BritWeek will be hosting events this coming week in Beverly Hills Wednesday, April 24, Sunday, April 28, and Friday, May 10. Each event will feature British innovation and creativity.
April 24 will be the world premiere screening of the documentary called “The Cavern Club: The Beat Goes On” which will be hosted by John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird. The documentary tells the story of Liverpool’s music scene and how it has earned a place on the world’s stage. A live performance by the Cavern Club Beatles will follow the documentary screening. This will be shown at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. and the Cavern Club Beatles will go on at 8:45 p.m.
April 28 will be a Car Rally featuring luxurious British-made cars including rare Rolls Royce models like the Wraith, the Cullinan, the Dawn, and the Phantom. The Car Rally will start at the intersection of North Crescent Drive and North Santa Monica Boulevard at 10 a.m. The rally will be followed by a special screening of “The Italian Job” at 2 p.m. The screening of the film will be at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
May 10 will be the Innovation and Creativity Awards hosted at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows 101 Wilshire Boulevard. The red carpet and cocktail reception will be between 6 and 7 p.m. The dinner and awards ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. Prior recipients of the Innovation and Creativity Award include Arianna Huffington who is the founder of the Huffington Post, Andy Puddicombe who was the co-founder of the meditation app Headspace, and Richard Curtis who the founder of Red Nose Day.
BritWeek is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Nigel Lythgoe OBE and the former Consul General Peirce back in 2007. BritWeek’s mission is to create a greater awareness of the many ways the United States and Britain work closely together to promote and build business relations, to advance the arts, and to promote philanthropy in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Every spring, BritWeek host a series of events that promotes British innovation, creativity, and excellence in California across several categories including fashion, art, music, retail, sports, philanthropy, business, film and television, and more. BritWeek has received patrons from around the world including international celebrities, business leaders, and political leaders.
Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay who is known for his show “Hell’s Kitchen” received a BritWeek Innovation Award in 2018. Ramsay told BritWeek that, “I’ve been incredibly fortunate to build my business and raise a family in the UK, and also call the US our home, so I am really honored to be included in BritWeek celebrating the innovative and dynamic relationship between our two countries.”
For more details visit: www.britweek.org