We now also have the annual British festival "British Gala". The first was on Saturday 28th April 2013 at the "Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral" in downtown Kansas City. It's an extremely great looking building that is modeled on a church back in England. Read more about the cathedral at: http://www.ghtc-kc.org/
The first British Gala was a great success having more than 450 visitors. I, and various others never thought we'd see so many visitors on a first time venture. Brits, from Lawrence, Kansas had to send out for more supplies, and help as it got so busy.
All visitors had a choice of foods to munch on from a Cornish pasty lunch, or an afternoon tea from the Teahouse & Coffeepot of Kansas City, Missouri.
Various British vendors, and entertainment from great British magician "Terry Elton" of Shawnee, Kansas. Terry, and his magical partner were a great hit at the event. Check out Terry's website at: http://www.themagicofterryelton.com/
This year's British Gala (27th April 2013) saw fewer visitors due to the insistent rain on the day although you'd think the weather was perfect for a British event. However, those that turned out loved the event, and we saw many new faces this year. I find it quite amazing how many Brits there are in this part of the world.
This years British Gala saw some new vendors whom all enjoyed the event, and are planning on being at next years British Gala of which the date is already settled. Find out more about the event by clicking on the following link: www.britishgalakc.com
We're planning on having more British vendors at the next gala, and more entertainment. We still plan on having the St. Andrew's Highland dancers at the event next year as they are so great to watch. Click on the following link to see videos, and pictures of the dancers perform at the British Gala this year: http://www.britishgalakc.com/2013gala.html
Well, we have more great events planned for this year including a tour of a local privately owned vintage car museum which is scheduled for Saturday 18th May. If you'd like to join us for this tour then click on the following link to learn how to be a part of our group: http://www.britsinternational.com/join.html
Now that I've somewhat figured out how to get back into adding things to this blog, I hope to be able to get more added.
Thanks for your interest.
Brits International Club President
British Gala Organizer