This holiday season enjoy a night full of ace entertainment at the Walker! From high-tech extravaganzas to wacky British comedy—including outstanding performances by children, animals, and A-listers—this celebration of commercial creativity presents the UK’s most innovative and daring pieces of advertising. This year’s program includes content made for the web and telly and public service announcements intended to raise social awareness.
The British Arrows is an annual awards show to celebrate the best work the UK advertising industry has to offer, honoring the best ideas, best craftsmanship, and best commercials of the year. The British Arrows at the Walker Art Center is an annual showcase in December, declared by one of this year’s jurors to be, “a delicate cocktail of thrills, laughter, and tears.”
Watching the awards in a cinematic setting provides a unique communal screening experience for all who attend.
It’s 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.
Each year a member of the British Arrows board attends the presentation, introduces the program on the opening night and handles interviews on TV, radio and the press. This year, (hopefully in his legendary pink suit), Charlie Crompton, Chairman of the Board and Founding Partner of Rogue Films will introduce the opening night screening along with Janey de Nordwall, Managing Director of the British Arrows.
BRITISH ARROWS AWARDS 2017
Friday, December 1—Saturday, December 30
$14 ($11.20 Walker members, students, and seniors)
Each ticket includes free gallery admission
Walker Cinema/McGuire Theater
Program length: 73 minutes
Friday, December 1: 7 and 9 pm
Introduced by Charlie Crompton, chairman of the British Arrows Board of Directors
Saturday, December 2: 5 and 7 pm
Sunday, December 3: 1 and 3 pm
Thursday, December 7: 7 pm
Friday, December 8: 7 and 9 pm
Saturday, December 9: 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 pm
Sunday, December 10: 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm
Thursday, December 14: 6, 7, and 8 pm*
Friday, December 15: 6, 7, and 8 pm
Saturday, December 16: 2*, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 pm
Sunday, December 17: 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm
Wednesday, December 20: 6, 7, and 8 pm
Thursday, December 21: 6, 7, and 8 pm
Friday, December 22: 6, 7, and 8 pm
Saturday, December 23: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 pm
Tuesday, December 26: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 pm
Wednesday, December 27: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 pm
Thursday, December 28: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 pm
Friday, December 29: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 pm
Saturday, December 30: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 pm
*ASL/Audio-described screenings. RSVP to email@example.com
Sunday, December 3, 3 pm
Friday, December 8, 7 pm
Sunday, December 17, 1 pm
Friday, December 22, 6 pm
Wednesday, December 27, 3 pm
Friday, December 29, 7 pm
Tickets go on sale to Walker members October 17; to the general public October 31. Each ticket includes free gallery admission ($15 value), $10 off a new Walker membership, and a $5 Walker Shop discount (details in store).
Tickets are $14 ($11.20 Walker members, students, and seniors). For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $10 per person (and convenience fees waived). Order online or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Members Get More
Join the Walker as a new member and receive two free tickets to the British Arrows Awards! Plus enjoy free gallery admission, 20% off event tickets, 10% off shopping and dining, and access to exclusive events all year long. Sign up online or call 612.375.7655 for more information.
Eat, Drink, Be Brilliant
Feeling a bit peckish? Head to the Cityview Room for pub fare and drinks; for hours and group reservations (8+), call 612.253.3542. Or book a table at Esker Grove; eskergrove.com.