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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Brits in LA Breakfast Club supported by Air New Zealand - Every Tuesday at Cecconi's

Everyone Welcome - You don't need to be British, you just have to like us!

Every Tuesday Rain or Shine

Come join us for our weekly Breakfast Club this morning at Cecconi's West Hollywood
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Brits On Stage

(and a few Australian & Irish ones too!) 



CULTURE CLUB
Hollywood Bowl

August 26/27th
Tickets Here 

YES
The Orpheum

August 30th
Click here for discounted tickets on Goldstar

THE KILLS
Fox Theater Pomona

September 2nd
Tickets Here

THE KILLS
The Wiltern
September 3rd
Tickets Here

SKYE & ROSS
from Morcheeba

Now at the Roxy
September 4th

JAKE BUGG
The Wiltern

September 13th
Tickets Here

THE MONKEES - 50th Anniversary!
Pantages Theatre

September 16th
Tickets Here


WHAT SO NOT
The Fonda

September 16th
Tickets Here

An Evening with Alan Cumming
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
September 19th
Tickets Here

BLACK SABBATH
Hollywood Bowl

September 19th
Tickets Here

MICK FLEETWOOD
John Anson Ford Theatre
September 20th
Tickets Here

MUMFORD & SONS
Greek Theatre
September 20th Tickets Here 
September 21st Tickets Here


DEF LEPPARD
IRVINE MEADOWS AMPITHEATRE

September 22nd
Tickets Here

CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN
The Wiltern

September 22nd
Tickets Here

FOY VANCE
The Troubadour
September 23rd
Tickets Here

DUKE DUMONT
The Novo

September 23rd & 24th
Tickets Here

PETER HOOK & the Light
The Wiltern 
September 24th
Tickets Here

LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION
Fox Performing Arts Center
September 24th
Tickets Here

LUSH
The Fonda
September 24th & 25th
Tickets Here

BLOC PARTY
Hollywood Bowl
September 25th
Tickets Here

FOALS
Hollywood Palladium
September 27th
Tickets Here

ANGELA MCCLUSKEY
W/Wild Colonials
Troubadour
September 30th
Tickets Here

OH WONDER 
The Wiltern 
September 28th
Tickets Here

CHVRCHES
Hollywood Forever Cemetary

October 4th
Tickets Here

DESERT TRIP
Coachella Valley

October 7, 8, 9th
Tickets Here

VAN MORRISON & TOM JONES
Hollywood Bowl
October 13th
Tickets Here (Goldstar Special Deal)

JAMES BLAKE
Hollywood Palladium

October 20th
Tickets Here

GARBAGE
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
October 21st
Tickets Here

BEACH GOTH
OAK CANYON PARK, OC
October 22nd & 23rd
Tickets Here

BILLY BRAGG
Palace Theatre (DTLA)
October 25th
Tickets Here

KONGOS W/JOY FORMIDABLE
The Wiltern
October 28th
Tickets Here

PET SHOP BOYS
Microsoft Theater

October 29th
Tickets Here

PRIMAL SCREAM
Regent Theatre
November 5th

CLEESE & IDLE
Fred Kavli Theatre 
Thousand Oaks Arts Plaza
November 9th
Tickets Here 
Some discounted tickets on Goldstar here

MORRISSEY
BREN EVENTS CENTER (IRVINE)

November 9th
Tickets Here

DYLAN MORAN
Largo
November 9th & 10th
Tickets Here

IL DIVO
Dolby Theatre 

November 17th
Goldstar Deal 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MEET A MEMBER - MICHELE D' ACOSTA

Meet Michele D’Acosta from London who moved to LA twenty years ago to pursue her dream to make movies, produce art, and to help children like her who had been orphaned at an early age. 



Was there a particular reason you chose LA? 

As a Brit, I imagined that in order to fulfill my destiny I needed to Go West! The first leg of my trip took me from London to New York (I lived in NYC for several years) until, one day, I upped sticks and obeyed my inner voice to go to the West Coast. When I was young woman trying to break into the film industry in North America, one of my ambitions was to work with the Los Angeles-based film director, Nick Broomfield.  I was blessed to achieve this goal. Furthermore, my godfather, Eric Reed, was a Hollywood cameraman. He bought me my first camera when I was eight years old. 



What  do you miss most from home?

 To be honest, I commute back and forth between London and Los Angeles. 


What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since?

My first impression of LA was meeting Nick Broomfield at Los Angeles International Airport; we hated each other on sight! Has my impression of LA changed since that day? Yes. My perception of Los Angeles is a city that’s at a crossroads between the dystopian visions of the author Philip K. Dick and the Technicolor fairy tale of L. Frank Baum’s Emerald City. I identify myself as a mashup of Toto, Tin Man and Rachael not knowing that she is a replicant.






Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us? 

Pet cemeteries fascinate me. The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park, one of the largest and oldest of its kind on the West Coast, offers bereaved pet owners a sense of community.



What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here? 

Go with your gut instinct and if you’re in two minds about moving to LA don’t do it.

What is the best piece of advice you've been given? 


The best piece of advice I’ve been given is by Nick Broomfield who said to me: “Don’t second guess yourself.”

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Meet A Member Olympia LePoint

Meet Olympia LePoint, with family from the U.K. and France, who moved to LA over 20 years ago to pursue a career in Science and Science Entertainment. 

photo by Todd Tyler

Was there a particular reason you chose LA ? My mother chose Los Angeles when I was a young person. My mother is French, and my father has British and American heritage. And, I spoke English with a mixed accent. Needless to say, very few Americans could understand me, so I mastered a clear way to communicate with everyone using my voice. And when I was older, I contemplated living elsewhere. But Los Angeles continued to call me. I was hired to work as a mathematician and rocket scientist launching rockets for NASA, directly after my university graduation. When the Space Shuttle program ended, Los Angeles remained my home, because I found creative ways to use my voice. This Hollywood capital has allowed me to host my Radio show Answers Unleashed, become a TED speaker, write for The Huffington Post and be seen on NBC, CBS, Dr. Drew and PBS as a science expert. All these opportunities happened in Los Angeles. And I am grateful that I stayed. 

What do you miss most from home? I enjoy my close friendships with friends in London. And my aunts, uncles and cousins who now live in New Zealand. I am a person who values relationships. So I am happy there is Skype. Plus I enjoy meeting new people. 

What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since?My first impression of Los Angeles was that there was a huge financial disparity between American groups of people despite it being in “The Land of The Free.” In one area, groups of people were living in poverty. And merely 16 kilometers away, people were also living in extravagant Beverly Hills homes. This shocked me. Through personal experience, I discovered this disparity was due to the lack of educational access. As a result, I am passionate about educating people though my career. 

What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus London and Paris? 3 things are different in here: the entertainment opportunities, the educational cost and dating as a single woman. There are more TV and Film opportunities here. There are more independent producers, writers and, writers allowing entertainers to become their own international brands. As I teach as a mathematics professor, I find the university education to be great. However, there is a high price tag associated with it. Lastly, dating in the U.S. is much different than in Europe. I typically find myself in joy with gentlemen and European men like my late grandfather who I loved deeply.

Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us? Yes. In Los Angeles, I LOVE watching polo games. I truly enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Park on the weekend and the California Polo Club on Thursday nights to watch excellent polo matches with some of my dearest friends. I also play polo myself. 

What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here? The experience alone is worth it. Word of caution: it is different than being in the U.K. Driving laws and insurances are different. And it takes strength to adjust. However, it you don’t like it, you can always move back. 

Lots of our members join our group Brits in LA seeking out words of wisdom - what is the best piece of advice you've been given? When you overcome fear, your “break-through’ happens. Great things happen when you decided to not let fear stop you. Connect with Brits in LA facebook members as much as possible! There are Americans on the site as well. Meet new people. I am American, so I am in both worlds. 

Lastly, how can we find out more about you ? Are you working on anything at the moment ?  I am hosting my NEW talk show Answers Unleashed, a show that helps people reshape their brains with science and faith to find the ANSWERS in front of them. The show is geared to help audiences find solutions to gain success. And we interview amazing guests weekly who are innovating great things in business, entertainment, science and technology. We are always looking for quality stories and triumphant people.And past shows can be seen under the podcast section of AnswersUnleashed.com 



The show’s foundation is based on my TEDx talk “Reprogramming your Brain to Overcome Fear” 


as well as the my new neuroscience application “The Triabrain Theory of Relativity” which was recently published on the Huffington Post: click here to read

Find me and let’s connect! 

Facebook: facebook.com/OlympiaLePoint 

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES August 28 2016


If you would like a private reading with Anne you can contact her via
 Email Anne at shawcastar@aol.com
or call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
Tarot and astrology! 
She is offering the following discounts
Brits in LA members $85
Brits in LA Key Members $75



Stargazing with Annie Shaw



8/28/16


ARIES.
The financial situation for you could be getting a boost as early September arrives
Look for an opportunity to make extra money this could be something completely different and fun. It’s a good week for a gamble of sorts.


TAURUS
The sun in your cousin sign of Virgo will bring a situation that is unresolved
in any part of your life to a head. Therefore it’s best to deal with this promptly
rather than procrastinate.


GEM
Time again for your boss Mercury to turn backwards this next week. He will complete what has transpired in your life these past few months. You will be travelling emotionally or otherwise to a place where you can put things in order or to rest.


CAN
Movement is good for you and this week it’s all around you and in the family also.
Be strong and understand you are not weak if you admit to a change of mind. Since you do tend to hide away in your shell when upset or stressed let that some one know what you are doing.


LEO.
Health issues could hold you back from enjoying this last weeks of the summer
So tackle whets to do and make it your priority and spend time relaxing not stressing .Your personal New Year has begun so make it good.


VIR
As this coming month is the start of your new year be sure you are ready and willing to get going on your particular plan for the new year .If it is a change of work or home this will be best after September as your boss Mercury is moving backwards now. Happy Birthday.


LIB
Mercury will be   going backwards this next week for a while ahead and it’s in the part of your life that’s not always on show to others. With this in mind be sure you do not get caught up in any old emotional baggage. As next month moves forward Jupiter is heading your way .Happy Days!


SCOR
You are likely concerned about health or about another you are close too.
Best to take control and let go of any stress as this is most likely the problem after a some times tough earlier parts of the year. The autumn months are looking excellent overall.


SAG
You could be feeling a bit moody or out of sorts due to Saturn digging deeper into your life. As he is in your area of deep feelings be aware that you are best to not always believe what your mind tells you. Overall this would be a good time to start working on a more positive state of mind.


CAP
Your financial situation is still not what you want, however in order to achieve a positive flow of money you have to assume it is already here .This means to not act or think in lack of any thing in life .Wake up  every day and work on it being better than yesterday..


AQU
A family member is much in your life and time currently. It’s your responsibility so set your own boundaries in your life now. Be sure of this if you don’t know matter how much you do for your family or friends some one will want more.


PISC
Health is on your mind either yours or another close to you. This week to help the situation get an exercise plan going for your self and encourage others to join in.

If they don’t then at least you can rest easy knowing you tried and you will feel better generally.

Check out Anne's recent appearance on Bravo TV 

click here to watch 




Thursday, August 11, 2016

MEET A MEMBER - CARLY

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Meet A Member - Sarah Danays

Meet Sarah Danays from Whitstable, Kent who moved to LA eight years ago to pursue her fine art practice. She’s a sculptor and photographer.
Sarah Danays in her Venice, LA studio
by Sinisha Nisevic (April 2013) 

Was there a particular reason you chose LA ?
I fell madly in love with a Frenchman, Marc, who only wanted to live in LA. So I followed. He runs Zinqué, Venice, just around the corner from my studio. 

www.lezinque.com

What do you miss most from home?
My friends, old buildings and a good curry.

What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since? 
That it would be a lonely city for me. Moving to LA was actually one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It took me a number of years make to real, strong friendships. Something that had always come so easily to me back in the UK. It was making friends here that changed my view of the city - particularly Alison Rowe of Merrily & Keane Communications (Specialists in Arts Support, whose services I cannot praise highly enough). http://merrilyandkeane.com/ .
Also, as I began to understand the city better, I noticed that unlike back home where (some) people seemed to be waiting for you to fail, in LA they were waiting for you to shine.

What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus Whitstable?
Proximity. Everything’s so close and easy to get to simply by walking. Here everything’s so very far apart. I consider myself deeply lucky to be based in Venice where you can, pretty much, walk everywhere.

the beach in Whitstable, Kent
photo by E.Lee

Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us? 
Dhaba on Main Street, Santa Monica. Probably the best lamb saag I’ve had.*
photo courtesy of Dhaba Facebook Page
And such charming, intelligent service and a beautiful outdoor area to eat. Oh, and Hama Sushi happy hour at the Venice circle (every evening between 4 - 7pm). This place is always such a joy.

What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here? One of my favorite quotes is by the French writer Anais Nin, who lived for much of her life in LA, dying here in 1977. Anais said “life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”


Lots of our members join our group Brits in LA seeking out words of wisdom - what is the best piece of advice you've been given? Reach out.

Lastly, how can we find out more about you ? Are you working on anything at the moment ? I’ve just installed an exhibition in the UK at the Harley Gallery, Nottingham entitled ‘Sarah Danays’ Arms of The Portland Vase’. It’s taken me two and a half year’s to complete. Work started in my Venice studio, and was finished on site at Welbeck. It opened on 18 June and runs until 14 August 2016. 

I’ve also recently been selected as one of 19 artists to show at MOAH, Lancaster this November. It’s a group show entitled ‘The British Invasion’ celebrating the best of British artists working here since the 60s, and spearheaded by David Hockney. 

'Sarah Danays' Arms of The Portland Vase' Harley Gallery, July 2016.
The Yorkshire Post, © Scott Merrylees


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