BRITS IN LA NEWSLETTER

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MIKE SULLIVAN OF VOLKSWAGEN SANTA MONICA
If you need a car, Joe Seymour is the guy to talk to. For those of you on a visa, the Foreign Business Professionals Plan is probably your best option as your credit score is not an issue. Leasing is also good for business as you can write a lot of the costs off as a business expense (talk to a tax advisor for full details). Joe is our guy at VW and can handle all your questions and concerns. His direct number is 310 266-8825 or email him at josephseymour@lacarguy.com.
You can even do the whole process over email and have a shiny new motor in a matter of days! - http://bit.ly/ceJpmq

A recent post: jason soudah posted this on the wall
I just want to say a huge thank you Brits in LA for recommending Joe Seymour at Volkswagen Santa Monica - Joe was absolutely brilliant - he was super-efficient and found me my perfect car in only a couple of days from when I first contacted him on a Sunday evening! Joe worked hard to get me a great deal as well, and he knows what the "boot" and the "bonnet" are. Thanks Joe - I am loving the Golf! I highly recommend Joe to any of you guys looking to get a car soon.

GREETINGS BREEPS!

Hope you all had a great Halloween and Bonfire night? At the last minute ours were canceled in Vegas, wish we had have organized something at home - oh well next year! - To read all about our trip click here: http://bit.ly/bMBC5q we were lucky enough to catch Brit Singer Matt Goss and Brit DJ Paul Oakenfold in the same night - Catch their collaboration song here: http://bit.ly/aAzy6n click here for a BLA deal for Matt's show http://bit.ly/9YQzcp

QUEEN, CHARLES & CAMILLA tweeting The PRINCE'S tumblr'ing
and Fergie XTubing (Well anythings possible)

It’s official: the British Monarchy has decided to join Facebook.

Before you rush off to friend — or, even more boldly, poke — your favorite queen or heir to the throne, note that it’s only an official Page that will go live Monday morning (Update: the Page is now live), rather than individual profiles for each member of the monarchy.

This is the fourth profile Britain’s royal family will have set up on a social networking site, having established a channel on video-sharing site YouTube in 2007, a profile on microblogging service Twitter in 2009 and an official photostream on photo-sharing site Flickr earlier this year.

The Page, a collaborative effort between Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and the Royal Collection, will feature a mix of news, links, videos and photographs of various members — primarily Queen Elizabeth, and Princes Charles, William and Harry.

Tell us: Will you “Like” the British Monarchy on Facebook?

BRIT SCAVS
Who's in?
The L.A. SCAVENGER HUNT
Saturday, December 4th, 2010
Begins at the Dodger Stadium Parking Lot
2:00pm / All Ages
$5 Early Bird Special (ONLINE) / $10 Admission
www.fyffest.com
HOW THE L.A. SCAVENGER HUNT WORKS:
Teams will consist of 2 - 5 people.
The Hunt Begins at 2:00pm at Dodger Stadium Parking lot and ends at 8:00pm. Parking is free to enter and exit the parking lot.
The list for the scavenger hunt is 100 items. Each item is worth a certain amount of points. Every item on the list is worth a certain amount of points and the team with the most points wins the grand prize.
Forty (40) of the items are material goods that the URM and LA Food Bank are in constant need of. For example, one can of food is worth 3 points. (There is no limit to the amount of material goods that a team can bring. In the past teams have completed the scavenger hunt with over 500 cans food.) Other items are socks, shoes, dry food (such as rice and pasta, tampons, make up), all everyday accessories that the URM is always in need of.
The other sixty (60) items are what makes the scavenger hunt an exciting and memorable event. We can share with you a handful of them...

BREAKFAST AT CECCONI'S
With the new system in place it's hard to remember but please remember to bring cash, it slows down the service if the servers have to run credit cards. and PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO TIP, I had to put in $20 of my own money to cover some that didn't leave a tip this morning- The Cecconi's servers work really hard to take care of all of us, which is no small feat. Please show your appreciation, remember in American culture It's polite to leave 20% - RSVP for breakfast on Tuesday here: http://on.fb.me/9ixZy4
I had quite a few responses regarding my mind your manners email that went out in the week - all very positive but one correction on my suggested leaving 15-20%  So i did a little research on tipping in LA - Here's a few links to tipping in general in: http://bit.ly/bwG4pj, and http://bit.ly/9n34yo

RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
The Cat & Fiddle
Restaurant & Pub
6530 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
323-468-3800
www.thecatandfiddle.com

Great Patio area to enjoy some beers or cider. This is as traditionally British as it gets in LA. complete with dart board at the back, GREAT BRITISH FOOD - try their fish and chips or bangers and mash.
*Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm AND
Late Night Monday-Thursday 10pm-11pm
Draft-Wine-Well for $3.50

*$8 Fish and Chip Mondays ALL DAY!
*Watch your soccer, NFL, other sports with us on 3 tv's & 92 in projector screen

They now sell Marmite in pavilions. you can find it next to the butter

BRITS DRINK
Raise your hand if you made a mistake this weekend. Maybe sent a scathing Facebook message to an ex who broke your heart? Told everyone — via Twitter — how much you hate your boss? Uploaded something scandalous to YouTube? Well, what you need is a Social Media Sobriety Test, now isn’t it?
This week, web security company Webroot released a new Firefox plugin called “The Social Media Sobriety Test” with the tagline, “Nothing good happens online after 1 a.m.”
The deal is simple, download the plugin and customize the settings for a variety of social media sites — from Facebook  to MySpace to Tumblr  (for the bloggers among us) to e-mail accounts like Gmail  or Hotmail.
Set your hours of intoxication, and if you try to sign on to one of those sites during those times, you’ll be asked to pass a test.  You try typing the alphabet backwards. It’s not as easy as it looks.
We would like to say that a tool such as this is merely a fun diversion, but judging from the never ending supply of material on Texts From Last Night, it’s probably rather necessary.
NB: This plugin doesn’t work on mobile devices, which means that when one is out and about — Android or iPhone in hand — one’s only protection is one’s own common sense. Good luck with that.

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL is coming up soon and as most of you know we host an annual event there called 'A Very British Roast'. There are still sponsorship opportunities available at various levels plus opportunities to have your product included in the gift bag. contact CraigYoung26@aol.com for the full details

BRIT HOMES
English Real Estate Agent - Claudia Kohn at Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills, An expert in the Los Angeles area, can provide you with helpful insights about the area.  With a professional yet friendly approach, Claudia help’s her clients feel comfortable about what can be a stressful decision. Feel free to use her website www.claudiakohnproperties.com as a resource for all your Los Angeles real estate needs, and if you have any additional questions, Please don’t hesitate to contact Claudia today! “I'm here to help and I look forward to hearing from you". Claudia Kohn 310.859.5341

BRIT SPORTS
LA GALAXY have made the play offs! We have discount tickets!!
https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=galaxy&o=876375&g=813
Use Offer Code: BLA
Brits in LA Discount Prices:
$75 Club Seat ($150 Gate Price)
$50 Sideline Seat ($75 Gate Price)
$20 General Admission ($24 Gate Price)

BRIT LIT
Brit Author Sandro Monetti has a new book out this week "Mickey Rourke: Wrestling with Demons," published by Transit and available from all major bookstores and online at amazon.com.
It's the roller coaster life story of the BAFTA award winning star of The Wrestler, Iron Man 2 and The Expendables and how he lost it all and got it all back again.

BRITS DANCE
I have 5 tickets to the So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD!) Live Tour at Staples Center next Tues 16th Nov at 7.30pm. Section 105, rows 13 & 14. $40 each. Message me nadia.jordan@gmail.com or call me on 310-990-6995 if interested!

BRIT MUSIC
Hi from a distinctly balmy London - hope all good with you. Would you kindly publicize my gig at LACMA on November 19th - it's between 6 and 8pm and is absolutely FREE OF CHARGE. I'll be fronting my 18 piece big band for the finale of the Jazz at LACMA summer series, and it will be a huge crowd anyway - but always room for a few more!
FREE TIX HERE: http://www.lacma.org/programs/JazzatLACMA.aspx

BRIT STAGE

PANTO - Cinderella is almost here. The Groupon thing has been very popular. Only 5 more tickets need to be sold then we get seats for $20!! Email cinderella@socalpanto.com to reserve yours. You don't have to go as a group and can choose any date in December to go

BLA Member Sabra Williams stars in Tim Robbins new show, 'Break The Whip' about the Jamestown Colony (Brits!) at the Actors Gang. Standing ovations nightly! Closes 11/20. 2 for one tix for BILA folks. Turn up 1/2 hr before. www.theactorsgang.com

Pandemonium (Brits!) @ Royce Hall 16-18 Nov. My good friends who created Stomp have a new show in town! It's a 40 piece lost & found orchestra! Meant to be amazing!
www.pandemoniumtheshow.com

Gravity works starring fellow Brit Julian Sands - ESSENTIALLY- ITS A SNL STYLE CORE SKETCH SHOW WITH DIFFERENT CELEBRITY HOSTS,LIVE BANDS,STAND UP COMICS AND SPECIALITY ACTS EACH WEEK.
WE HAVE ACTS BOOKED THROUGH TIL JANUARY AND UPCOMING HOSTS INCLUDE JULIAN SANDS, AND BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN, MUSIC GUESTS INCLUDE THE DAYLIGHTS AND COMEDIC TALENTS OF SARAH HYLAND . WE HAVE A SHOW TONIGHT WITH OUR CELEBRITY HOST JIM PARRACK FROM TRUE BLOOD.
AT THE DRAGONFLY 6510 SANTA MONICA BLVD AND THE GUESTS CHANGE EVERY WEEK.
HERE IS THE LINK TO THE GOLDSTAR BOOKING SITE AND OUR HOMEPAGE CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.GRAVITYWORKS.COM
 for tickets: http://bit.ly/abeE24

BRIT JOBS
Irish family with three small children aged 6, 3 and 2 are looking for a  flexible nanny/housekeeper to work with them when they arrive in LA on January 4th 2011.
The ideal candidate will have experience of a  similar role and enjoy working with small children.
Some travel will be required as will the ability to drive for school runs etc.
Please email cv detailing your experience and salary expectation to doug@ocean.ie.

BRIT EVENTS
The Transformixer presents Healing Through the Arts - a creative movement initiated by Sepi Ghafouri (Entertainment Lawyer/Political Activist/Reiki Healer/Poet) to bring awareness and healing to those in the LGBTQ community directly and indirectly affected by domestic, sexual and hate violence. This month's event is hosted at the Aqua Lounge and features Hip Hop artists Mélange Lavonne among other amazing talent. For details and to get on the guest list visit http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=hy9jo9cab&oeidk=a07e3448mh742aaf05f Part proceeds will benefit the Anti-Violence Project. Thanks!

BRIT FILMS
Harry Potter 7 Wow hard to believe Daniel Radcliffe was 11 when the first movie came out -See him grow up before your eyes here: http://bit.ly/blTfxK
to pre-purchase your tickets click below
http://bit.ly/c8hYah

Also released next week is
Made in Dagenham
A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Directed by Nigel Cole
Staring Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Andrea Riseborough

Supporters:

OH FANCY THAT ! British grocery store is offering 10% off all gift items. if you mention Brits in LA ! They just got some pork pies in too !! http://on.fb.me/cYRq2B

SPRAY TAN special price for BLA members!! $45!! Karen comes to you and airbrushes you in the comfort of your home. Places like Sunset Tan charge $100 min. for this so email Karen and get rid of your pasty British skin! drivebytanning@gmail.com

Have a good weekend - I'm having foot surgery tomorrow so will be out of action for a few weeks - feel free to send me baskets of fruit, wine and dvds -


Best Craig

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