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2012 British Arrows Awards

(formerly British Television Advertising Awards)


This holiday season, the Walker carries on an annual tradition as host to the ever-popular British Arrows Awards. An eclectic mix of compelling mini-dramas, outrageous wit, and awe-inspiring innovation, the dozens of winning spots come from all across the UK’s multimedia advertising platforms. From high-tech extravaganzas to down-and-dirty comedy, this celebration of commercial creativity brings people back year after year.

Opening-night screenings are introduced by British Arrows board member Mark Benson, head of MPC, a world leader in postproduction and visual effects for the advertising, feature film, digital, and television industries. Program length 72 minutes.

Tickets include one free gallery admission (up to $12 value; valid for one week following the screening); $5 off a $25 purchase in the Walker Shop (details in store); and $1 off an alcoholic beverage on event date.

Pop-Up “Walker Pub” Is Simply Smashing!

For one month only, the Walker Pub takes over Gather by D’Amico, with an expanded menu and hours. Executive chef Josh Brown offers a delectable twist on British tradition with Scotch eggs, fish and chips, bangers and mash with onion gravy, prime rib roast beef, and lamb korma—plus sweet finishes such as English sticky toffee pudding and treacle tart. Gather’s regular menu is available as well.

Reserve a table before or after your British Arrows Awards screening: 612.253.3410 or OpenTable.

Garden Café by D’Amico: British Fare and More

Open before all and after most British Arrows Awards screenings, the Garden Café offers a full complement of casual fare, plus British-inspired items marked with a Union Jack label. Classic ales, cider, and cocktail specials such as the Ginger Cup and the English Bulldog as well as beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks are available. Beverages may be brought into the Walker Cinema and McGuire Theater.


The 2012 British Arrows Awards are sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

Media partner Star Tribune.