ew York is gearing up to stage a
remarkably ambitious celebration of the arts from Britain.
A two-week long festival is set for Oct. 14 to 28, and will
showcase the work of hundreds of British artists in venues all
around the city.
It's called UKinNY, and you can read all the details in our news story, which can be accessed by typing
UKinNY in the search box on this page.
For my part, it's going to be hard to decide which events to
I'm leaning toward the photography exhibition that will be
staged at the Yancy Richardson Gallery on West 22nd Street, and the
Different Drums of Ireland performance at Grand Central
I wouldn't mind seeing the Ulster Orchestra at City College, and
I'd like to work in the London Underground exhibit at the Municipal
October still seems a long way off, but it isn't.
With the hot summer temperatures getting a little bit on my
nerves these days, the thought of a cool autumn day in the Big
Apple is a delicious daydream.
UKinNY is sponsored by British Council USA, British Airways, BBC
America, Hilton, MasterCard, Reuters and others.
The event, according to top organizer David Blagbrough, of
British Council USA, is designed to forge partnerships among
artists and arts organizations in the U.S. and the U.K.
It's a fantastic idea, and one that can be staged in more U.S.
So, if you're planning a visit to the New York area sometime
soon, peg it for October. Keep an eye on Travel Weekly's New York
destination sections and, of course, on the news sections of this
Web site, for hotel packages that surely will be created to
coincide with the momentous event.
There's also a Web site at www.ukinny.com, where dates, times and other
details of the arts events will be listed closer in to the
Autumn in New York. What could be better?
Donna Tunney is executive editor of Travel Weekly, Travel
Weekly Crossroads and Travel Management Daily.