A Great British Weekend Miami 2018 Shines a Spotlight on Youth Engagement, Art and Film, and the Marine Industry.

A Great British Weekend brings world leaders in civic engagement, the Arts, British yachting, luxury brands, film, music and more together to celebrate how the UK and the US work together to create business opportunities, produce amazing works of art and culture, and solve challenging social issues.

With a range of new events, we are also delighted to announce a number of new and rewarding partnerships, including Carnival Corporation, Nobu Hotel Miami Beach at Eden Roc, Miami Supercar Rooms, Florida International University and British Marine. They join Bentley Motors, Marcum, and The British Consulate General, and together their support ensures A Great British Weekend delivers a truly inspiring program.

A Great British Weekend kicks off at 8.30am on Friday 16th Feb at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, with an important conversation exploring how to build community engagement by empowering young people from marginalized and migrant communities, thereby increasing local civic and educational leadership. It brings together education experts and youth leadership champions from FIU, Mosaic: Prince's Trust, City Year Miami and Piano Slam. Hosted by Dr. Mike Heithaus, Dean FIU CASE, and Dave Prodger, British Consul General, the panelists will share ideas and experiences from the UK and US with a Q&A to follow.

On Friday 16th from 7.30pm, The Captain Sandy I Believe Tour at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center will feature some inspiring life stories.  Star of the Bravo Series Below Deck Mediterranean, Sandy delights audiences with lessons of leadership, empowerment, and inspiration from her wildly and vastly diverse life experiences, together with a top line-up of captivating, inspirational speakers.

In the film we showcase the documentary, Codebreaker, which recounts the story of maverick British genius Alan Turing, who played a critical part in the founding of three new fields of science, as well as breaking the Nazis’ Enigma code during World War II, saving millions of lives. Turing’s visionary brilliance was overshadowed by his conviction for “gross indecency” in 1954.  Patrick Sammon, the Creator and Executive Producer of Codebreaker, will talk about Turing’s life and the making of the film, followed by a Q&A session, at Coral Gables Art Cinema on Saturday 17th from 3 p.m.

Nobu Hotel Miami Beach at Eden Roc hosts our VIP Reception celebrating Nautical Britain on Saturday 17th from 7.00pm. Together with British Marine and other marine industry partners, this invitation-only event highlights the many links between the British and US marine industries while supporting The Orianne and Phil Collins Little Dreams Foundation. Their mission is to help fulfill the dreams of talented young children without the financial means in music, sport, and art. VIP guests will be treated to performances by the incredibly talented Little Dreamers.

Straight from London comes the National Theatre’s "Young Marx". Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Recorded from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world, including the Coral Gables Art Cinema, on Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m.

On Sunday 18th, A Great British Weekend returns to Wynwood to celebrate the strong artistic ties between the UK and Miami during an open house afternoon at Miami Supercar Rooms. A fun art experience is scheduled throughout the afternoon to the tunes of British DJ Rodger ‘Cary’ Grant’s curated playlist, including poetry performances, an exploration of art and cars, and a Great British Afternoon Tea. This afternoon is in support of Dranoff2Piano and Piano Slam, whose mission is to utilize music as a tool and inspiration to give youth a voice through artistic expression.

The Poetry of Music and Design, by the Miami Symphony Orchestra, will be a unique, unforgettable performance, inspired by Zaha Hadid's Elastika installation, in the Moore Building on Sunday 25th from 6.00pm. Guests will enjoy an artwork by Sandra Muss specially made for this occasion and the music of "@Zaha's Place" composed and dedicated by Maestro Marturet as an homage to the acclaimed British architect. 

Piano Slam closes our extended program of events on Wednesday 28 from 7:30 PM.  Back for its 10th Season, Dranoff 2 Piano & the Adrienne Arsht Center present a Classical/Hip-Hop mash up featuring internationally acclaimed Trivella Piano Duo mixing up Bach, Chopin, Kaufman & J Balvin with the beats of DJ Cardi, Brazzdance, and the debut works of Miami's hot young poets.




Media Contacts

Taima Hervas, Program Director, 786.314.8527, taimamiami@gmail.com

Alex Rodrigues, Marketing Director, 305.608.1581, alex@cayomarketing.com

Source: Great British Weekend