Friday, July 17, 2015

‘Britsburgh’ will celebrate Pittsburgh, British links

From Pittsburgh-

For six days this September, Pittsburgh is going to be transformed into “Britsburgh,” thanks to a group that wants to celebrate the many connections between Greater Pittsburgh and Great Britain.

The British-American Connections Pittsburgh, the former British-American Business Council, is hoping to make new connections, too, by offering Pittsburghers chances to eat British food, drink British beer and whisky, listen to British music and more.

As announced Thursday on its new website,, the group plans to kick off Britsburgh, a “festival of Britain in Pittsburgh,” on Sept. 9, as Queen Elizabeth II overtakes Queen Victoria as Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Festivities will run through Sept. 14, when the acclaimed Choir of Trinity College Cambridge is in town to perform at 5 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside (tickets are $25 and $40 via

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