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Britannia: Britpop/Madchester/UKindie Video Dance Party — June 26

Britannia virtual

Suede and Pulp are just two of the Brit bands you’ll see this Friday night

Yes, it’s that time again to get your virtual dance shoes on, fire up the laptop, grab a beer and tune into the — first virtual — Britannia Video Dance Party! Brits in Toronto has covered these brilliant events before here and here, so take a look at what to expect.

It’s happening this Friday, June 26 from 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. so join the common people for a special night of Britpop, Madchester and UKindie video favourites. Post your requests in the invite.

See videos from Oasis, The Verve, Suede, Pulp, Blur, Supergrass, The Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets, Sleeper, Shed Seven, The Boo Radleys, Wonderstuff, Ride, The Smiths, The Charlatans, Happy Mondays, Carter USM, Jesus Jones, Echobelly, Manic Street Preachers, Travis, Stereolab, Catherine Wheel, Ocean Colour Scene, EMF, House Of Love, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Kula Shaker, The Jam, Soup Dragons, The Auteurs, Joy Division, Ian Brown, Dodgy, Mansun, Black Grape, The La’s, The Farm, Republica, Menswear, Cast, Space, Longpigs, Echo and the Bunnnymen, Lush, Primal Scream, James, Saint Etienne, Gene, Jesus And Mary Chain, Lightning Seeds, Catatonia, Spiritualized, Adorable, Paul Weller, Franz Ferdinand, Super Furry Animals, Simple Minds, Rolling Stones, Flowered Up, The Bluetones, The Fall, New Order, The Mock Turtles, Radiohead, The Beatles and many more.

DJ Lazarus is a great bloke and puts tons of efforts into these (now virtual) events, so please support the Brits in Toronto music and arts scene by tuning in to say hi and have fun!


Let’s all help fellow Brit Simon find a job!

Simon Williams-Im

Friendly, outgoing, experienced, well travelled and a snappy dresser; form a queue, HR people

Simon got in touch with Brits in Toronto for help in finding a new role.

He wrote: “I am new to Toronto and I am looking for a new full- or part-time job for Monday-Friday. I am currently working remotely for a call centre for a charity and working as an online English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher.

“I have previous work experience as a receptionist, general admin, ESL instructor, journalist and a range of other roles (aka well rounded!).”

Simon is also very modest. His very nice website also mentions that he’s lived around the world including nearly eight years in South Korea … Belgium, Israel and England. Alongside a range of office and retail based roles in Birmingham, England and Vancouver.

“I am a very outgoing individual who is looking for a full- or part-time role in Toronto. I can start at short notice and hold a Canadian PR card,” he adds.

So, if you can help this Brummie land his next role — or just to compliment him on his cool fashion sense! — then you can find him at LinkedIn or via his resume.