Category Archives: British in Europe

Lindsey, Venice, ITALY

Lindsey, 38 years old, is a self employed businesswoman, running her own events company in Venice. She met an Italian gentleman whilst working as a travel rep and he asked her to stay. She struggles with the local Italian bureaucracy but now cannot imagine living anywhere else.

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*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com

Jack, Toulouse, FRANCE

Jack, a 58 years old British winemaker,  bought a vineyard with his wife in Andillac, France to escape a busy life in the city of London. He has weekly French lessons and is falling in love with the French countryside.

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*These photographs of everyday European Brits are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift.  For further information on his acclaimed exhibition go to BritsinEurope.com

James, Lund, SWEDEN

James, 31 years old, moved to Lund in Sweden to study dung beetles for his post doctoral research.  This is the first time James has lived abroad. While he’s very proud of his dung beetle research, he says it takes a while to get used to the new language and cultural changes.

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*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com

Jo, Copenhagen, DENMARK

Jo, 38 years old, runs an English-speaking scouts group in Copenhagen. She followed her husband to Denmark when he got a new job. They have 4 children and she plays an active part in the social life connected to the international school her kids go to.

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*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com

Francesca, Mijas, SPAIN

Francesca, 7 years old, was born in Spain and is a British citizen.  She has gone to school in Mijas, Spain and enjoys chocolate ice-lollies from the Iceland store that her mother occasionally visits.  Francesca will not be included in the numbers of British citizens living abroad as she was born in Spain.

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*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com

Uzo, Brussels, BELGIUM

Uzoamaka, 30 years of age, is a Brit who studied in Germany as part of the Erasmus exchange program for students. She is now studying for a masters degree in Belgium and says she would not have been able to afford to take the same course in the UK.

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*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com

Wayne, Brussels, BELGIUM

Wayne, 45 years old, is a British plumber living and working in Brussels.  Wayne speaks fluent Dutch which helps him get decent jobs from the Flemish speaking Belgians as well as the large English speaking community living in Brussels.

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*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com

Kirstin, Grenoble, FRANCE

Kirstin, 51 years old, is a web content manager at the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, in Grenoble. She went to France for a ski trip and is still there 32 years later. She loves her working environment – 40 different nationalities working together and the science, she says, is mind-blowing.  Last year she managed to convince her 80-year old mother to move from Norfolk to a small house just around the corner from her.  Her mother is now settling in well and has happily adapted to the French sun, markets and food culture. Until the Brexit vote, she’d never considered taking French nationality.   Now she’s getting all the paperwork together to  request dual-nationality. She’s worried that in the future it might be difficult to stay in France or to defend her interests as a Brit living in France.  She also wants to have the right to vote.  She feels Brexit is a waste of money and effort and is wary of the rise in the populist movements in parts of Europe seeing how they can easily tear people apart rather than unite. She adds that Brexit is sadly not gaining Brits any friends in France at the moment. Kirstin is divorced from her French partner and lives in Grenoble with her almost grown up children who are bilingual.

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*These photographs of everyday European Brits are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift.  For further information on his acclaimed exhibition go to BritsinEurope.com

Robbie, Tallinn, ESTONIA

Robbie, 47 years of age, has his own tree surgery business in Tallinn.  His main client is the Tallinn city council felling and pruning trees and plants across the city.  Robbie has 2 children with his Estonian wife and struggles with the local language.

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*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com