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A Lady-Like St George’s Day Celebration

A Lady-Like St George’s Day Celebration

APRIL 23 was a great excuse for the British Friends of Fallbrook and Bonsall, in California, to get together to celebrate St George’s Day and the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. Eight transplanted Brits gathered for a festive lunch to fly the English flag, watch the Queen’s famous wave (albeit solar-driven), and chat about […]

Shakespeare’s Globe Taking Hamlet To 200 Nations

Shakespeare’s Globe Taking Hamlet To 200 Nations

FOUR CENTURIES after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain’s best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world. It’s fitting they were first staged at a playhouse called the Globe. Now the modern-day Shakespeare’s Globe theater in London is setting out to test the Bard’s maxim that “all the world’s a stage” by […]

King Charles III Puts British Monarchy Onstage

King Charles III Puts British Monarchy Onstage

A NEW PLAY about Britain’s future king is getting rave reviews. Once it would have been theatrical treason. King Charles III imagines the current heir, Prince Charles, taking the throne, with catastrophic results. Just a few decades ago, depictions of living British monarchs were banned from the country’s stages. Even in 2014, Mike Bartlett’s drama […]

Chimerica, Book of Mormon win at Oliviers

Chimerica, Book of Mormon win at Oliviers

IRREVERENT musical The Book of Mormon and hit geopolitical drama Chimerica were the big winners this week at Britain’s Olivier stage awards, on a night when London’s small theaters flexed their substantial muscle. The Book of Mormon – which stormed London just as it earlier wowed New York – won four prizes, including best new […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – April 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – April 2014

“Coffee in England always tastes like a chemistry experiment” – Agatha Christie PERSONALLY, I HAVE always enjoyed coffee in England, but not so much with American coffee….weird I know. When I get a trip in to the UK I usually come back with several bags of Marks’ and Spencer’s, Kenko or Douwe Egbert coffee in […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – March 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – March 2014

“I am a pudding man. Nothing depresses me more than a meal which doesn’t finish with one… However boring the discussion, I perk up when they wheel in the sweet trolley. I inspect it as I would a guard of honour…  I look forward to the petits fours … and … often nibbling the spun […]

The 19th Annual Sham Rock Brings The Emerald Isle To America’s Finest City

The 19th Annual Sham Rock Brings The Emerald Isle To America’s Finest City

The World’s Longest Pub Takes Over the Gaslamp, Benefiting Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation  Saturday, March 15th, 2014 | 4pm – midnight Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown San Diego *** 21 and up *** Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA – We are all a wee bit Irish on St Patrick’s Day! Don your green at the 19th Annual […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – February 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – February 2014

“Vegetables when not sufficiently cooked are known to be so exceedingly unwholesome and indigestible, that the custom of serving then crisp, which means, in reality, only half boiled, should be altogether disregarded” – Modern Cookery for Private Families, Eliza Acton, 1845 BRUSSEL SPROUTS are an essential part of the Christmas Dinner, and I always prepare […]

Mirren To Be Honored At British Academy Awards

Mirren To Be Honored At British Academy Awards

THE ACADEMY announced last month that the 68-year-old will collect the BAFTA Fellowship at a London ceremony next month. Chairman John Willis said Mirren was being honored “as one of the most outstanding actresses of her generation.” Previous fellowship recipients include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor and Judi Dench. Mirren said that “to join […]

1,000 Years On, Girls Sing At Canterbury Cathedral

1,000 Years On, Girls Sing At Canterbury Cathedral

THE PURE, high voices of the choir soar toward the vaulted ceiling of Canterbury Cathedral as they have for more than 1,000 years. Just one thing is different – these young choristers in their purple cassocks are girls. On January 25, their public debut at Evensong ended centuries of all-male tradition. Canterbury is not the […]

Introduction

The Union Jack has been published monthly since April 1982. Our readership now exceeds 220,000 throughout the USA. We serve a devoted readership comprised primarily of British expatriates, ranging from recent immigrants to war brides who relocated to the States a half-century ago, as well as a growing number of American Anglophiles. All of our readers, whether aged 25 or 75, share a common desire to maintain strong ties to Britain and the British community in America.

Union Jack’s regular advertisers include specialty shops and wholesalers, pubs, restaurants, immigration attorneys, insurance providers, financial services, shipping companies, travel agents and a variety of mail order gift suppliers, all of whom seek the unique and lucrative link Union Jack provides to one of the USA’s largest yet most assimilated ethnic markets. Our advertisers range from small ‘mom and pop’ business to larger businesses.

Circulation and Distribution

The Union Jack is a monthly tabloid newspaper, and is distributed throughout the United States via subscription and a variety of specially targeted distribution locations including British pubs, restaurants, specialty stores, as well as British government offices, consulates and business organizations such as the British American Chamber of Commerce and tourist offices.

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