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Britsburgh – I like a nice cuppa

 
Pouring tea from a metal teapot

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.”

Tell me how I can get a nice ‘cuppa’

The recently formed Pittsburgh Tea Association, led by Danielle Spinola, is coordinating 31 events for the Festival with “more to come” said Danielle.  “Tupelo Honey Teas in Millvale is hosting a Beatrix Potter Reading with Tea, Arnolds Tea Shop on the North Side will feature a British themed Afternoon Concert, and Sconehenge is raisin taste buds again at the Anchor and Anvil Tea Shop in Ben Avon,” added Danielle.  Britsburgh tea events will be included in Tea Time Magazine reaching a national audience of over 300,000” added Hannah Cranville, one of the volunteers on Britsburgh’s marketing team.

When is it again?

The second annual Britsburgh Festival is from September 6th through September 11th 2016

How can I get involved?

For additional information on Britsburgh and other BACP activities visit Britsburgh.com

 

Britsburgh 2016 – Warm beer, not here

 
Beer seller, Pittsburgh Pirates game

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.”

Tell me more about the beer

Britsburgh will start on September 6th with a huge party and celebration at the East End Brewing Brewery, where the first ever keg of Britsburgh Ale will be tapped with much pomp and ceremony befitting a brew made from all UK ingredients (except the water)!  East End’s Britsburgh Ale will be available in up to 50 pubs, bars and restaurants for the Britsburgh Festival thanks to Vecenie Distribution.

“We are very excited to be Britsburgh partners and sponsors again this year – launching a great new craft beer made right here in the Burgh for the Britsburgh Festival with the master craft brewers at East End Brewing is a first,” said Ken Vecenie top man at Vecenie Distributing.

When is it again?

The second annual Britsburgh Festival is from September 6th through September 11th 2016

How can I get involved?

For additional information on Britsburgh and other BACP activities visit Britsburgh.com

 

Even more at Britsburgh 2016

 
Clock

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.”

What’s new?

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

 

Megatrends – what are the implications for advanced services

 
Kevin Coleman Wall 4 copy

Kevin was delighted to be invited to participate in research by Aston Business School (in partnership with Noventum) about the future development of Advanced Services in response to some societal megatrends.

The five megatrends they are exploring are:
  • Health and Aging: the aging society and increasing importance of healthy living and lifestyle
  • Green and resource scarcity: the increasing demand for environmentally friendly products and services
  • Value change towards transparency, diversity, individualisation and freedom of choice, as well as demand for meaning and connectedness
  • Inequality and Social Exclusion: the increasing market share of poor customers, the demand for ‘frugal innovations’ and ‘micro-provision
  • Globalisation and the need for community: the increasing emphasis on communities, localities, etc. to foster identity in light of a globalised world

Really made him think about how things will change: move of health care to personal health and prevention, increased use of big data, AI, the societal divides between the young and old, technical literate vs semi-literate and global access differences. How do we power these new IoT devices: distributed vs local power delivery and where battery power is taking us. What is truly disruptive? Are we able to repurpose the old services?

 

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