BRITSBURGH FESTIVAL - World War I Centennial Charity Dinner

09/06/2018 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM ET


Britsburgh Festival


  • $250.00


Hartwood Acres Mansion
200 Hartwood Acres
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
United States
Building Number: Great Hall


Britsburgh remembers - Join us as we commemorate World War One 100 years on, with a wonderful Edwardian styled dinner (menu below), songs from the era sung by one of Pittsburgh's finest soprano's - Desiree Soteres and listen to historians tell of Pittsburgh's great role in the Great War. We welcome Richard Turner from the British Embassy to give an address. Hartwood Acres Mansion has its own story to tell with John Lawrence, who lived at Harwood being a pilot in WWI. The great hall will set the scene with hundreds of poppies. This is an event in your social calendar not to be missed!


All profits from this event will be donated to the Britsburgh WWI Centennial Appeal in aid of Veterans.


Donated champagne cocktail, wine and port will be served during the evening.


During dinner we will enjoy listening to songs that echo the era. E.g. It's a long way to Tipperary. This is not a somber affair. On the contrary, we rejoice in their memory and celebrate as they did the end of the war. Our soprano for the evening is Desiree Soteres





Guest Speakers:


We welcome Richard Turner, Regional Director – UK Department for International Trade, from the British Embassy in Washington, DC, who will talk about the special relationship that started in WWI between the UK and the USA and what that relationship means today.


Local WWI historian and author, Elizabeth Williams and Duquesne University WWI historian Kimberly Szczypinski will talk about Women in WWI as well as Pittsburgh's important role in WWI.




  • 6.30pm - 7.00pm: Reception

  • 7.00pm - 8.30/9.00pm Dinner; Song from WWI era - It's a long way to Tipperary.

  • 8.30/9.00pm - 9.30/10.00pm Speeches

  • 9.30/10.00PM Closing song. All will join in!


Edwardian WWI menu


Devil's on Horseback

Scotch Eggs


1st Course:

Potage St. Germain soup


2nd course:

Roasted Butternut Squash & Beet Salad



Beef Wellington

Carrots vichy

Duchess potatoes

Vegetarian/ Gluten free option: Stuffed zucchini (cheese & mushrooms)



Pavlova, fruit, whipped cream


Coffee and tea


WWI memorabilia: A display of Mr. Laurences' WWI memorability will be on display. If you have family memorabilia from WWI please bring it along and share your stories.


There is no dress code but this is a great opportunity to dress up. Uniforms most welcome.


Join the Britsburgh Society today and enjoy reduced prices on all Britsburgh Festival events.




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