Brits in Pittsbuurgh

Click here for more information about Britsburgh from British-American Connections of Pittsburgh.

Click here to read the Post Gazette article about Britsburgh.

Click here to read about Britsburgh at 90.5 WESA.

A new annual festival of Britain in Pittsburgh from September 9-14. Learn more about the daily event schedule and how you can get involved by hosting your own event.

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The British are coming – a Festival of Britain in Pittsburgh September 9-14, 2015

Since the founding of Pittsburgh, people and organizations in Britain and Pittsburgh have enjoyed a special friendship involving business, culture, education and more. It’s time to celebrate Britain in Pittsburgh, and what better occasion than when Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch (overtaking Queen Victoria) on September 9?

Britsburgh will run from September 9-14, 2015. The festival is designed to be inclusive and provides a range of activities that celebrate Britain in Pittsburgh. From English ‘High’ Tea, British food and beer around the City, Classical, Rock and Pop music, to a very special concert by the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge led by Stephen Layton, the festival should have something for everyone.

Ongoing Activities:

PICT’s production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita (September 9-13) at The Charity Randall Theater English Tea will be served at tea and coffee shops, hotels, and cafés

Queen Elizabeth II lookalikes will be preparing their handbags and waves for the Saturday afternoon competition

3WS will feature UK music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s

WQED 89.3 FM will feature English classical and choral music Fuller’s Beer will be featured in many restaurants, bars and pubs

Special Events:

Wednesday, September 9 – Tea at Mansions on Fifth Hotel (start at 4:00 p.m).

Thursday, September 10 – Ghosts in British Art and Literature at the Frick Art & Historical Society

Friday, September 11 – Beer School at the Cabaret at Theater Square

Friday, September 11 – Whisky Tasting at Mansions on Fifth Hotel (5:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

Saturday, September 12 – British Commonwealth Dinner at Mansions on Fifth (7:00 – 11:00 p.m)

Sunday, September 13 – Picnics and Evensong at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Monday, September 14 – The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge in concert at Calvary Episcopal Church Please contact the organizers for more information or to book tickets

Contact Britsburgh at British-American Connections of Pittsburgh. if you are running (or would like to run) a British Event from September 9-14

Britsburgh Partners:
Here are a few of the partnerships developed for Britsburgh:

Allegheny HYP Club
Alliantus Limited (UK)
Cabaret at Theater Square
Calvary Episcopal Church
Frick Art & Historical Center
Fuller’s Beer
Heinz Memorial Chapel
Mansions on Fifth
PICT Pittsburgh’s Classic Theater
Piper’s Pub
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Right Brain + Left Brain
Royal Oak Foundation
Silk Screen Festival
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Vecenie Distributing Company
WQED 89.3 FM
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Click here to buy a Britsburgh Flag and/or flag pole.

Pittsburgh was named for 18th Century U.K. Prime Minister William Pitt, 1766-1778!

Pittsburgh has Shakespeare in the park, and the Unseam'd Shakespeare Co., and Rob Vincent. ,from Liverpool, on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Online we sell a few British items click here and click here for British Teas. It seems like we always have more in the store.