Los Angeles – April 17, 2019 –To celebrate the longstanding relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States, BritWeek is proud to present a phenomenal roundup of events that highlight British talent and innovation. This year, BritWeek will be presenting a number of high-profile events that showcase British culture.
“I am thrilled to be going into the twelfth year of BritWeek! It is such an honor to recognize British creativity and excellence in Los Angeles. The events we have lined up this year are of great quality and we are excited to celebrate the relationship between the UK and the US.” said Dr. Nigel Lythgoe, OBE, Chairman of BritWeek.
Celebrate the birthplace of music icons, the Beatles, at a documentary screening hosted by John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird. Experience British luxury with a car rally, featuring luxury cars like Bentleys and Rolls-Royces. Feed your artistic senses with a photography exhibit from “the father of art photography.” Celebrate the 2019 winners of the Innovation & Creativity Awards as we watch them accept their crown. This week’s BritWeek line up is one you do not want to miss.
Below are details regarding each of the featured events hosted by BritWeek this year:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24:
Featured Event: Cavern Club Beatles
Location: The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Time: 6:45 PM – Red Carpet
7:30 PM – World Premiere Documentary Screening – “The Cavern Club: The Beat Goes On” 8:45 PM – Live Music by The Cavern Club Beatles
Experience the birthplace of British music legends – the Beatles. BritWeek 2019 is presenting a special world premiere screening of “The Cavern Club: The Beat Goes On,” a documentary hosted by John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird, paying tribute to the “cradle of British pop music.” “The Cavern Club: The Beat Goes On” tells the story of the beating heart of Liverpool’s music scene as it takes its rightful place on the world’s stage.
After the documentary screening, get a taste of the Beatle’s iconic flare from the Cavern Club Beatles, the first and only resident band endorsed by the Cavern Club. All four band members were raised in Liverpool and watching them perform is the most authentic experience next to watching the original Fab Four.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.TheWallis.org/BritWeek or call 310-746-4000.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28:
Featured Event: Car Rally
Route: The car rally route will begin in the 400 block of North Crescent Dr. between North and South Santa Monica Boulevards. The route will run from North Santa Monica Blvd., onto North Beverly Dr. to Wilshire Blvd., making a right to Rodeo Dr., leading down until Sunset Blvd., carrying down until Foothill Rd., back to Santa Monica Blvd. where there will be another lap onto North Rexford Dr., and ending on South Santa Monica Blvd.
9:30 AM – Event Kick Off by Beverly Hills Police Department*
10:00 AM – Rally begins at the intersection of North Crescent Dr. and North Santa Monica Blvd.
11:00 AM – Cars open for public viewing on Crescent Dr. and The Wallis’ Eva & Marc Stern Arrival Court 2:00 PM – “The Italian Job” screening in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater (suggested $5 donation)
*Please note that Crescent Drive, between North and South Santa Monica Blvd will be closed for this event. Parking garage access is available on South Santa Monica Blvd.
Nigel Lythgoe of Britweek and Paul Crewes of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the City of Beverly Hills will be hosting a luxury car rally on Sunday, April 28 in Beverly Hills. The rally will be sponsored by O’Gara Coach Beverly Hills, an award-winning factory-authorized dealer for Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, McLaren, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Rolls-Royce serving the Southern California area. The display of cars will include vehicles such as Aston Martin’s Vantage, Bentley: Bentayga, Mulsanne, Flying Spur and GT/GTC. McLaren will have the brand-new model of the Spider on display. Rolls Royce will showcase the Dawn, the Wraith, the Cullinan and the Phantom.
After the rally concludes, the cars will be lined up on Crescent between North and South Santa Monica Boulevards for the public to view until 2:00 PM. There is no charge to watch the car rally or view the parked cars for the public. Beginning at 2:00 PM, The Wallis will be showing the iconic Michael Caine movie, “The Italian Job,” sponsored by BAFTA. Entry is free and guests are suggested to make a $5.00 donation towards The Miracle Project, a fully inclusive theatre, film, and expressive arts program for children, teens, and adults with autism and disabilities.
FRIDAY, MAY 10:
Featured Event: Innovation & Creativity Awards Location: The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows 101 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
6:00PM – 7:00 PM – Red Carpet
6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM – Dinner and Awards Ceremony
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
The centerpiece of BritWeek, the Innovation & Creativity Awards, celebrates the very best of British and American creativity and entrepreneurial talent. This glittering awards ceremony will be hosted at the breathtaking Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica. This year’s honorees are actress Debbie Allen, best known for her roles on Grey’s Anatomy and Fame, the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson and a very special honoree. Virgin Atlantic and Delta are the exclusive Airline sponsors for the event.
BritWeek is a long-established non-profit whose aim is to promote the innovation, cultural, and business links between California and the UK. BritWeek celebrates the relationship between the US and the UK and how the creative talent from these two great countries comes together in the unique setting of Hollywood. This is more than just celebrating brilliant Brits or amazing Americans, it’s about what happens when they come together. Founded 11 years ago by entertainment mogul, and proud Brit, Nigel Lythgoe OBE – BritWeek celebrates this relationship every year with a series of high-profile events promoting British creativity, innovation and excellence across multiple categories including: film and television, music, art, fashion, design, retail, sport, philanthropy, business, and more.
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. The BritWeek Board has chosen Cinemagic as their philanthropic partner this year. Cinemagic, a Northern Irish organization, utilizes the magic of all of forms of moving image and music to educate, motivate, and inspire passion within young people around the personal and world issues that are most important to them.
To learn more about BritWeek, please visit https://britweek.org/.