Stars Came out for the Launch of the Ninth Annual BritWeek Program

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The annual celebration of British creativity runs now until May 3rd and features over 40 events around the city.

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BritWeek officially launched its 2015 Los Angeles program last night at an invitation-only BritWeek Red Carpet Launch at the Consul General’s Residence in Hancock Park. Guests, including Ben Barnes, Ioan Gruffudd, Jane Leeves, Paul Oakenfold, and Zandra Rhodes, kicked off the BritWeek program by celebrating British contributions in science fiction. One-of-a-kind Doctor Who costumes were on display as guests sipped on science fiction-inspired cocktails from No.3 London Dry Gin and Belvoir and snapped pics in Walkers Shortbread’s Star-Trek inspired photo booth. Sponsors of the event included Battersea Power Station, BBC Worldwide, and the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.

The annual BritWeek program will take over the city with its exciting line-up of events until May 3rd. Art, science, culture, sports, fashion, business, design and entertainment will all be featured as part of the BritWeek program, a non-profit organization celebrating the history, creativity and innovation between the UK and the US.

“Every year, BritWeek’s program changes and evolves,” said BritWeek Founder Nigel Lythgoe, “but this year it is by far one of the most exciting with something for everyone. Come and join us and have a very British BRITWEEK."

BritWeek recognizes innovation at its BritWeek UK Trade & Investment Business Innovation Awards on April 23rd at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, which will honor Universal Music Group CEO and Chairman, Lucian Grainge and Founder and CEO of i.am+, will.i.am. BritWeek will also bring back its highly successful Film & TV Summit, a day of dynamic panels and one-of-a-kind networking opportunities on May 1, 2015.

This year, BritWeek has begun a brand new exciting initiative: BritWeek, Cording for Kids. Starting with a dynamic coding day for children and concluding with a Hack-a-thon competition and award reception, this day helps children break down barriers as they learn the language of the future.

Art and design are a major focus as BritWeek features a photography exhibition, ‘British Subjects’ co-curated by Julian Lennon and Timothy White at The Sunset Marquis Hotel, as well as British exhibitions at the Getty Center (J.M.W.Turner) and Hammer Museum (Thomas Heatherwick). Thomas Heatherwick will also receive this year’s BritWeek Christopher Guy Design Icon Award. RYCA accepts the first-ever BritWeek Visual Artist of the Year Award.

The successful BritWeek Robertson Retail Stroll with 2015 celebrity ambassador Dominic Sherwood takes place again on April 25th from 11am to 4pm featuring in-store events at Ted Baker, Reiss and Make Up For Ever to name a few. Live music events include Kaiser Chiefs at The Wiltern and a DJ Pool party at Skybar with Evil Twin.

For more details on these events and the many others on offer please visit http://www.britweek.org for the latest information.

About BritWeek

BritWeek is a non–profit organization that hosts a program of events every Spring to promote British creativity, innovation and excellence across multiple categories including, film & television, music, art, fashion, design, retail, sport, philanthropy, business, and more. The events take place throughout Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, Orlando, San Francisco, and Miami!

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