BritWeek, the annual celebration recognizing creativity and innovation between the United Kingdom and the United States, is taking its events online this year in response to the worldwide lockdown. Titled BritWeek In House, tune in and engage in a series of online events from Saturday April 25, 2020 through Friday, May 1, 2020. Each night at 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, the program will feature unique entertainment. Dance, music, theatre and conversations with some of the world’s most iconic personalities and innovators will be available to view online. The opening night will come from the Royal Court Theater in London showcasing David Ireland’s new play “Cyprus Avenue.” Stephen Rea’s superb performance balances both humor and horror, described by The Guardian as “The Most Shocking Play on the London Stage.” This play is not to be missed and it is just the start of BritWeek 2020. BritWeek dedicates the week of dynamic performances to the healthcare workers, first responders and service providers risking their lives during the worldwide pandemic. BritWeek is committed to raising funds for those severely affected by COVID-19 and viewers can donate to Los Angeles organizations Project Angel Food, All In Challenge and UCLA Health directly from the BritWeek website.
Watch each night of BritWeek In House with a “Cocktail of the Day” in hand, recipe provided by Rhino Williams of Lost Property Bar – Hollywood and THE LAB MAG. Online events can be streamed on BritWeek In House via the BritWeek Facebook page and website WWW.BRITWEEK.ORG.
The program of events is as follows:
SATURDAY APRIL 25
BritWeek is a non-profit organization, established in Los Angeles in 2007 by Nigel Lythgoe OBE and the former Consul General Bob Peirce, to highlight the creative fusion between the United Kingdom and California. BritWeek’s mission is to create greater awareness of the many ways in which Britain and the U.S. work closely together, and further build this relationship to advance business, the arts, and philanthropy in both of these thriving regions of the world. Every Spring, BritWeek hosts a program of events that promotes British creativity, innovation and excellence in California across multiple categories including, film & television, music, art, fashion, design, retail, sport, philanthropy, business and more.The events take place across Greater Los Angeles and attract support from thousands, including international celebrities, business and political leaders. BritWeek's philanthropic contributions have included fundraising for numerous charities, including Malaria No More, Save the Children, LA’s BEST, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and programs promoting children’s sports, children's literacy and international professional internships. This year due to the pandemic, BritWeek will be making donations to three charities that are directly responding to the challenges of the virus: Los Angeles organizations Project Angel Food, All In Challenge and UCLA Health. Donations can be made directly from the BritWeek website.