British-American Connections Pittsburgh (BACP) celebrates and remembers the many Pittsburgh – UK links (since 1758) and helps build new connections and memories. Kevin Coleman, Alliantus’ founder, is a board member of the BAPC and Roger Cranville, OBE is the President.
The second annual Britsburgh Festival, from September 6th through September 11th 2016 will celebrate the long-standing historic ties between the United Kingdom and Southwestern PA.
What is it?
Britsburgh adds a unique roving pop-up regional event to the city’s calendar contributing to the growing vitality and global feel of the new Pittsburgh. “Watch out for those flags and Tea Shirts again this year” said Tony Battle, also on the marketing team – concluding that “this year Britsburgh will be bigger, better, and even more enjoyable for all.”
This year Britsburgh adds Ale, the Bard and the Chapel to its roster of events which now number over one hundred. During last year’s inaugural Britsburgh, more than 50 different partners joined BACP to offer diverse events with appeal to thousands of people across the Pittsburgh region. “The 2015 Britsburgh Festival just seemed to take off and kept growing” said Roger Cranville, President of BACP, the Festival organizers.
The 2016 Festival, already supported by more partners than the 2015 Festival, is “designed to provide another memorable and fun ‘Sense of Britain’ experience for all in the Pittsburgh region,” said Robert Charlesworth, the BACP Chairman.
Who is involved?
Festival Partners are encouraged to organize British-related activities for all. Partners, including The Carnegie Museum of Art, Hartwood Acres, Duquesne University, Row House Cinema, The Frick Art and Historical Center, Arcade Comedy Theater, PHLF, Shakespeare in the Park, and many more, are planning lively and memorable Britsburgh events. We will also be hearing British rock music and great British choral music.
“Based on the success and high visibility of last year’s Festival, we are experiencing far more interest from new partner organizations in 2016,” said Linda Everhart, a BACP Board Member.
The Festival announcement, made on July 15th was in collaboration with the CLO and their hilarious production of The 39 Steps – by Alfred Hitchcock, the famous UK film director.
When is it again?
The second annual Britsburgh Festival is from September 6th through September 11th 2016 to
How can I get involved?
For additional information on Britsburgh and other BACP activities visit Britsburgh.com