“Hi. I’m Ryan Thomas. You may have seen me in such soaps as Coronation Street. I’m heading to Toronto”
We’ve covered The British Isles Show for the last few years on Brits in Toronto — you can search for it in the “Find The Good Stuff!” box to the right of this page.
This year it’s taking place as part of the ZoomerShow from October 29-30, 2016 at the Enercare Centre on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds. Very easy to get to.
There’ll be the usual mix of British goods and performers, including Ryan Thomas who played Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street. (We met Curly Watts at one of these in times past too.)
Over 200 exhibitors, five stages and 20 performers. Tickets are $12 at the door but you can save some wonga by buying in advance on the website.
It’s a good time, a chance to chinwag with other Brits and stock up on the Curly Wurlys. (We’re not sure of the plural because you’re probably going to buy more than one. So maybe it’s Curly Wurlies or Curly Wurli. We’ll check into that grammatical conundrum and update it here at some point.)
Stick t’kettle on chook, Corrie Street’s Sair Khan will be in town this weekend, ey up
Yes, it’s back — the British Isles Show runs from October 31 – November 1, 2015 at the Enercare Centre featuring over 300 vendors. Massive. Absolutely massive.
Don’t worry — it’s not all tea and crumpets. As well as a guest appearance from Corrie Street’s Sair Khan there will also be performances from The British Invasion, Rod Stewart, U2 and Abba (the latter three being tribute artists).
There’s tons more Brit stuff going on that we can’t fit into an optimal blog post space, so head here and check it all out.
See you there!
Oh Jimmi, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Jimmi! Hey Jimmi!
Brits in Toronto previewed and reviewed the last British Isles Show back in November, and we all had a jolly good time!
Now it’s on again from April 11-13 so get the cucumber sarnies and weak lemon drink packed lunch ready, and head on out.
See you there? Possibly. Might be busy, we’ll see. Will try and make it though. Cheers.
“Hi. I’m Marc. With a c. I like soap operas, long walks in warm rain and crossing my arms. Come and meet me”
So the leaves are falling, the patio stuff has been put away and the nights are drawing in. That can only mean two things: autumn is finally upon us and so is The British Isles Show from November 15-17.
This is the annual gathering of Brits from far and wide (or mainly from Toronto to Mississauga, a distance of 27.6 km according to Google Maps) and the chance to hob-knob about the weather, buy some Heinz Beanz and boxes of decent tea and maybe — just maybe! — catch a glimpse of a Corrie Street star.
This year the guest appearance is by Marc Baylis, who plays Rob Donovan. I stopped watching Corrie Street when my nan passed, so have no idea who that character is, but I’m sure legions of fans out there do.
Quick segue: went to a similar show years ago and spotted a sad and lonely-looking Curly Watts sitting behind a screen. Reminded me of when I was at school and paid 50p to go behind a curtain and meet those cheeky Cockney chaps, Chas and Dave. Make of that what you will.
“Oi, Marc! Yup yup rabbit yup yup yup rabbit rabbit bunny jabber yup rabbit bunny yup yup yup rabbit bunny jabber yup yup yup rabbit bunny jabber yup yup bunny jabber rabbit!”
Here’s a list of exhibitors for the show, so you can pick out what you want to see first before deciding if it’s worth $15 for a ticket. I personally think it is, just for the chance to browse around and hear those familiar accents from back ‘ome, luv.
Or you could give the show a nice free mention on your blog and try and blag free entry … something Brits in Toronto would never do.
See you there. Toodles!