Schedule
This year, will be our second year holding the British Gala festival at the Ararat Event Centre.
Most of our festival visitors that have visited the festival since we started way back in 2015 have seen how the festival has grown over the years, and are familiar with the location that helped us start the event at the Grace & Holy Trinity cathedral in downtown Kansas City.

We have a host of British businesses, and services, and entertainers to be at the Gala, so please take a look below to see what they have to offer..

Schedule

10:00 Town Crier to open the festival

On Stage
10.30 Dani Rouse-Holland on Dog Training
11:00 UK-lele Orchestra of KC
12:00 Soul Fire (Gypsies)-Dancer, singers and Drummers
1:00 King and Queen knighting
1:30 TBA
2:00 TBA
2:30 Dani Rouse-Holland from K9 Instincts LLC
3:00 Kansas City Highland Dancers

​Speaker's Corner at Rear of the Hall
10.30: TEA 101 by Brenda Hedrick
1:30    More Tea by Brenda Hedrick
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Car Park

Kansas City EMS Responders
The KCFD will be bringing both a Fire Engine Pumper, and an Ambulance to the car park for all to take a look over, learn what the EMS people drive, learn about CPR etc..
They will arrive between 1-1.30pm, and remain until around 3pm
They will be on duty, so may have to leave at a moments notice
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To Entertain You...

The British Car & Motorcycle Display.is bound to please kids, and the engineers in the family. Always great to see some great British vehicles that include: Land Rover, Jaguar, Austin, BSA, Mini Coopers, MG, Triumph, Rolls Royce

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​The Kansas City Highland Dancers

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The Kansas City Renaissance ​actors including the King & Queen will be wandering throughout the British Gala throughout the day.
You'll be able to have your picture taken with the King & Queen.
They'll also be giving away coupons for their 2018 KC Renaissance Festival.
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The Soul Fire Dancers are back this year in all their lovely colourful costumes.
We always enjoy seeing them.
Check out their facebook page by clicking HERE.

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The UK-Lele Orchestra of KC will be playing a medley of some great British classics
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Saint Patrick
Come meet, and have your picture taken with the Irish saint himself.
He'll be wandering the hall all day.

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SPEAKERS
This year we'll have speaker's for the event.
Those that will come along, and tell you all about what they do, and how things work.
This is something new for the British Gala for this year.

This year's speaker's include: 

Brenda Hendrick from Anna Marie's Teas

Dani Rouse Holland from K9 Instincts LLC

Tom Collins from the KCFD

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Food for Thought

Plenty of British food will be available at the Gala to include the following delectable s:

Corner Tea Cafe
Lots of goodies will be on offer from this vendor.
Cream Teas.
Finger Sandwiches, sausage rolls, 
Homemade cookies.....
Cuppa Tea (PG Tips)

Afternoon Tea

NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for the Afternoon Tea, but it is recommended you inform us of how many are in your party, and at what time slot you will be arriving.
Click HERE to learn more about the Afternoon Tea.


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Cornish Pasty Lunches to be served from 11am-2pm.
You'll get a 15 ounce Traditional Cornish Pasty with coleslaw for your lunch. It's enough to fill the healthiest of appetites. If you can't finish it then we'll have takeaway boxes for you, so you can enjoy the rest later.
Reserve your Cornish pasty lunch today by clicking HERE.


There will be a limited number available at the Gala, so make sure you reserve yours before they run out.

Frozen pasties will be available at the Gala as well.

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TOMBOLA
This year we are having a tombola, and all monies raised from the tombola will go to the Shriner's charity.
All items in the tombola are donated.
Please click HERE for a list of prizes, and more details about the Tombola.
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Be Social..

Brit's International will of course be there as we're hosting the event.
You may see myself as you walk through the doors into the cathedral's hall.
Please ask any questions you may have about our group.
We have a lot of get together s in the Kansas City area, and can offer a lot of information on where to find anything British in the area, and beyond.
We have a great bunch of club members that come from all over the United Kingdom, and have now settled here in the America's Midwest region.
We're a fun group that meet for lots of laughs, and get to go to some neat places to tour.
We have various tours, and other great get together's planned for this year, but you'll have to join to get in on that them...

Anglophiles are  most welcome too...

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The English Speaking Union


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The St. David's Welsh Society of Greater Kansas City will be at the Gala too. Telling you what they do to keep the Welsh traditions alive in the Kansas City area.

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​The St. Andrew's Society
The Jane Austen Society - Kansas City Region.
Learn more about this interesting group.

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The Freebies...

Coffee News
The local Kansas City paper that is widely distributed in our area.
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Shop til you drop....

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Alex's Journey
Alex Goodwin is the young lad that came over from England a couple of years ago to be treated for a rare form of cancer that the doctor's in England were unable to treat at the time, hence the reason for coming to Kansas City.
Alex will be at the festival with his father whom is a serving British police officer.
Jeff Goodwin will be decked out in full British police uniform, and will be joined by several of his colleagues along with several of the Kansas City police officers.

Alex will be selling, and signing the book that his family wrote about his journey about Alex's treatment.

They will also be offering tee shirts, and bracelets for sale too.

All proceeds from the sales will go towards the bills to help treating Alex.

We do hope that you can come meet them all.

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Alliance Insurance Brokerage
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA

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Anna Marie's Teas from Liberty, Missouri
A variety of teas, and tea accessories.
They'll also be promoting their Bed & Breakfast location, and telling all about their various tea Party events.

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Arcanum Press 
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA

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Avon by Sherry Flowers-Ward 
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA


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Bill Morgan's Farmers Insurance Agency
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA

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Brits, from Lawrence, Kansas.
As usual Sally from Brits will be taking plenty of British goodies to satisfy your appetites.
Lots of goodies to include, Tea, crisps, choccies, biscuits, and much more..
They'll have two tables at the gala, so you know there's going to be a lot of interesting things to choose from.

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Brits International
We'll have club t logo wear available as well as various Union Jack items available for purchase
You'll be able to purchase Cornish Pasty lunches from the club table as well as learn how to join the Brits International club too.

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Canine Crum-Pets
Baked goodies for your special pets
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​Cedar Street Toffee
They have some very delectable treats that will be for sale at this year's British Gala, and they will have samples available for you to try too.
NEW VENDOR to the British Gala
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Cross Eyed Lacers
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA

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Gary Holland Automotive
Gary will be able to help with all of your automotive needs, and will offer any advice he can to help you out.
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA

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Heartland Camps
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA
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Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Get tickets & passes for their great festival.

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K9 Instincts
Learn how to help your dog with the training methods of Dani Rouse Holland.
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Kountry Kilts are a local company that make custom kilts and sporrans, and much more.
Whatever your kilt needs, David is definitely the bloke to see.
David is the bloke you want to see for all your kilt needs. He won't be hard to miss as he'll be the one dressed in a kilt. Please don't ask him to bend over..We're not sure what they wear under their kilts, if anything...

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Ladies of the Oriental Shrine
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA

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Midwest Tea Festival
Nicole will be at the Gala offering tickets for the Midwest Tea Festival that will be happening in September 2018 at the same location as the British Gala.
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Nancy's Sweet Nothings 
Nancy will be offering her delicious Scottish Shortbread, flapjacks, bread mixes, butter scone mixes, Irish Soda bread, and so much other delectable Celtic baked goods.
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA
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Peterson Manufacturing
These people are the leaders in making Automotive LED lights here in the Kansas City area, and have another facility in England too.
They'll be showing you all about their lighting systems
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA
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PRP Wine International
They'll be offering wine sample tastings at the event this year
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA
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Queen's Pantry from Leavenworth, Kansas.
A variety of British foods, drinks, and snack items as well as British related decor, and home accessories.

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Redcoats - That British Store
Redcoat's are a relatively new British shop located in Leawood, Kansas.
They'll be there with lots of British goods on offer to tantalize your bank account.

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RW Harmonicas
Standard, and custom made harmonicas plus other musical instruments and audio equipment.

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Shriner's
The Shriner's will have a spot at the festival this year, so please make sure to stop by their booth as they help a lot of  families in need of medical help for their children.
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Sticki Stitches
Custom embroidery for hats, towels, patches, and pillows.
A selection of hooded towels, pillows, blankets, towels, hats, and patches will be available for purchase there too.
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA
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The Better Cheddar
They'll be selling some of their lovely cheeses, crackers, and some other delicious foods.
They'll also be offering samples too.
NEW VENDOR TO THE BRITISH GALA

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Treasures of Tayside
Pickup some wonderful treasures from Scottish born Pam Atwell's shop. She's always got some great treasures on her tables.

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​Usbourne Books

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Admission Prices to the Hall

$5 Entry Fee
Under 10 are free
We do hope you enjoy your time at the gala, but if for some reason you have comments about the event, please tell us.

We'll have comment cards available at the gala on the dining tables, so please fill those out and pop it in the comment box on the way out.

This is the seventh time the gala has been put together, so your comments could be a help to us for the next one which will be announced very soon.

Please join our mailing list to be informed on developments of that event.



We look forward to meeting you.

Cheers
Ray

Brits International Club President.

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British Vehicles Expected for the 2018 British Gala

Car display is dependent upon the weather conditions, so if it's a tad damp, many of the vehicles will not be at the event

However, the events in the main hall will go ahead no matter what the weather is outside.

Austin Mini

BSA Motorcycle

Jaguar S Type
Jaguar XK8

Land Rover Discovery

Mini Coopers

Range Rovers

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Sunbeam Tiger

Triumph Bonneville

Triumph Spitfire

TVR Tasmin