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2009 British Television Advertising Awards

Part of Wall-to-Wall Walker

Brimming with creativity and chosen by top advertising executives and producers across the globe, these sly, sexy, hilarious, and thought-provoking British spots have been a Walker highlight for 21 years. The program this year includes dancing marionettes, monkeys, and nudists as well as American celebrities Snoop Dogg, Rob Lowe, and Anjelica Huston hawking products to UK audiences. You’ll also catch an ’80s flashback for Virgin Airlines and highlights from the history of 20th-century Britain condensed into 120 seconds for a bread commercial. Among the standouts this year is a spectacular skydiving stunt for Honda that was broadcast live. Not to be missed. 2009, video, 80 minutes.


Tuesday, December 29 -6pm (SOLD OUT), 7pm (SOLD OUT), 8pm (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, December 30- 2pm (SOLD OUT), 3pm (SOLD OUT), 6pm (SOLD OUT), 7pm (SOLD OUT), 8pm (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, January 2:

7 (SOLD OUT), 8 (SOLD OUT), and 9 pm (SOLD OUT)


December 11, 17, and 30, 2 pm Free with event ticket
Meet in the Bazinet Garden Lobby
Whether they’re peddling soda pop or pushing a more personal vision, advertisers and artists of all kinds draw from pop culture and spectacle. Before catching the awards show, learn a bit about artists who work along this spectrum. Tours allow plenty of time to grab a pint before heading to the Cinema.

Tour the Walker’s exhibitions before or after the show. Your ticket includes complimentary gallery admission on the day of the screening. Free public gallery tours are offered Thursdays–Sundays at 2 pm, departing from the Bazinet Garden Lobby near the Cinema.


Make a night of it! Stop by the Walker Pub outside the Cinema, offering classic British ales and cocktails ($1 off with your ticket stub) and a variety of sweet and savory treats; head to 20.21 Restaurant & Bar by Wolfgang Puck for hors d’oeuvres and drink specials; or visit the satellite bar in the Hennepin Lounge. For the full-royal treatment, reserve a table at 20.21 and enjoy a special British-inspired tasting menu (612.253.3410 or walkerart.org/2021).

20.21 Dinner Tasting Menu
20.21 Bar Menu
Walker Pub Menu


The Walker Shop is stocked for the holidays. Browse our unique assortment of artisan jewelry, books, creative toys, and exclusive Walker products to find gifts for everyone on your list. When you check-out, show your British Television Advertising Awards ticket and you’ll receive $5 off one purchase of $25 or more. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers; valid through January 2, 2010. shop.walkerart.org


Become a Walker member today and get $10 off with your ticket stub. Walker members receive free gallery admission, ticket discounts, and savings in the Shop and restaurants for an entire year. Gift memberships are also available. membership.walkerart.org


The 2009 British Television Advertising Awards sponsored by

Media partner City Pages.