Walker Art Center Presents the 33rd British Arrows Awards this Holiday Season

BRITISH ARROWS AWARDS 2019
Friday, November 29–Sunday, December 29
Walker Cinema
Program length: 72 Minutes
Total screenings: 95

Celebrate the UK’s most innovative and daring commercials from the creative world of British advertising. One of the Walker’s most popular traditions back for the 33rd year, the British Arrows Awards showcases an eclectic mix of riveting mini-dramas, high-tech extravaganzas, wacky comedy, and vital public service announcements.

The British Arrows is a much-loved program in the Twin Cities with many people attending year after year. The audiences are moved by the program, which can be a unique cross-cultural experience, as they try to figure out brands and products that are not available in the U.S., but are cleverly conveyed. It’s a unique experience for American audiences to view ads that are not invested in the hard sell; rather, gaining interest in products and services through humor, pathos and a dynamic cinematography. Although there are 95 screenings this year, they are sure to sell out quickly.

Megaforce’s Nothing Beats a Londoner for Nike. Photo courtesy British Arrows 2019.

BRITS NIGHT, Friday, December 6, 7 and 9 pm

Come early and celebrate with a cash bar, plus music by DJ Simon Husbands of KFAI’s True Brit Radio. Introduced by Clare Donald and Jani Guest, British Arrows board co-chairs, and Lisa Lavender, operations director.

Megaforce’s Nothing Beats a Londoner for Nike. Photo courtesy of British Arrows 2019.

SCREENING SCHEDULE

  • Friday, November 29: 3, 5, and 7 pm
  • Saturday, November 30: 3, 5, and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 1: 3, 5, and 7 pm
  • Friday, December 6: 7 and 9 pm: Brits Night. Introduced by Clare Donald and Jani Guest, British Arrows board co-chairs, and Lisa Lavender, operations director.
  • Saturday, December 7: 5 and 7 pm
  • Sunday, December 8: 1, 3, and 5 pm
  • Thursday, December 12: 6, 7, and 8 pm
  • Friday, December 13: 6, 7, and 8 pm
  • Saturday, December 14: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 pm
  • Sunday, December 15: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 pm
  • Tuesday, December 17: 6, 7, and 8 pm
  • Wednesday, December 18: 6, 7, and 8 pm
  • Thursday, December 19: 6, 7, and 8 pm
  • Friday, December 20: 6, 7, and 8 pm
  • Saturday, December 21: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 pm
  • Sunday, December 22: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 pm
  • Thursday, December 26: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 pm
  • Friday, December 27: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 pm
  • Saturday, December 28: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 pm
  • Sunday, December 29: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 pm
Sam Brown and Tom Barbor’s The Dragon Challenge for Jaguar Land Rover. Photo courtesy of British Arrows 2019.

Audio-Described and ASL-Interpreted Screenings

  • Thursday, December 12: 8 pm
  • Saturday, December 14: 2 pm

Open-Captioned Screenings

  • Sunday, December 1, 3 pm
  • Friday, December 13, 7 pm
  • Sunday, December 15, 1 pm
  • Friday, December 20, 6 pm
  • Thursday, December 26, 3 pm
  • Friday, December 27, 7 pm

RELATED MEMBER EVENT

Contemporaries Holiday Party, Tuesday, December 10, 7 pm

Enjoy a pint, samples of classic pub fare, and the best of UK advertising. Free for Contemporaries members; $30 guest tickets available. RSVP at walkerart.org/memberevents or by calling 612.375.7655.

WALKER SHOP EXTENDED HOURS: Stock up on gifts for the holidays before your screening. The Walker Shop will hold extended hours on special nights:

  • Friday, November 29, 11 am–7 pm
  • Sunday, December 1, 11 am–6 pm
  • Friday, December 6, 11 am–7 pm

TICKETS: To purchase tickets, visit www.walkerart.org/tickets or call 612.375.7600. Tickets are $14 ($11.20 Walker members, students, and seniors); $10/person for groups of 10+. Each ticket includes free gallery admission ($15 value), $10 off a new Walker membership, and a $5 Walker Shop discount (on a purchase of $25 or more).

FREE TICKETS FOR NEW MEMBERS: Join as a new Walker member and receive two free British Arrows tickets. Membership starts at $5/month: visit walkerart.org/membership or call 612.375.7655.

EAT, DRINK, BE BRILLIANT: Feeling peckish? Head to the Cityview Bar for pub fare and drinks; for group reservations (8+), call 612.253.3542. Or book a table at Esker Grove; visit eskergrove.com.

ACCESSIBILITY: See below for audio-described, ASL-interpreted, and open-captioned screenings. For more information or to make a reservation, call 612.375.7564 or email access@walkerart.org.

HOLIDAY PARTIES AND EVENT RENTALS: Spice up your holiday party at the Walker with a reception and private screening of the British Arrows Awards! Visit Walker On Site for events and catering details..

ESKER GROVE: Reservations, menus, info at eskergrove.com.

POP-UP PUB IN CITYVIEW BAR: British pub fare and drinks; for hours and group reservations (8+) call 612.235.3542. Check the webpage for pop-up bar hours.

POP-UP BAR IN MAIN LOBBY: Drinks and snacks only; reservations not required. Check the webpage for pop-up bar hours.