LAST year’s British Auto Classic at El Caballo Resort in Woorooloo was such a success, organisers realised there was a market for a bigger and better event to celebrate all things British.
BRITfest 2017 will be at Claremont Showgrounds from 10am-5pm on Sunday, October 29 with potential to become an annual event.
Head organiser Charlie Smart has missed the green grass and history of Wales since he moved to Australia in 2003.
“Our mission was to create a true festival atmosphere with a variety of attractions all aimed at celebrating the British culture,” Smart said.
“Last year’s British Auto Classic was such a success with almost 5000 people attending, so we realised there was a great appetite for all things British, especially here in WA.
“The decision was made to move it closer to the CBD so as to attract more people.”
The event will feature the best of British food, entertainment, community groups, market stalls, children’s rides, classic and modern British cars.
Accessibility includes all-day paid parking via Gate 8 and the train will stop on the Fremantle Line at Showgrounds Station.
Smart said part proceeds from the day would be donated to riding for the disabled.
“El Caballo Resort, who organised last year’s event, has been a long time partner of this fantastic charity,” he said.
“It is a voluntary, non-profit organisation which provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating, therapeutic, horse-related activities in WA.”
Smart said he hoped event-goers would learn something new about British culture but more importantly, had an amazing time.
When asked what he was most looking forward to on the day, there was no hesitation.
“Yorkshire pudding,” he said.
More at www.britishfest.com.au.
Community Newspaper Group has 5 double passes to give away to BRITfest 2017 at Claremont Showgrounds on October 29.. Enter here by 10am, October 25.