Monday, May 9, 2011

BRITS IN LA NEWSLETTER MAY 8TH



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Hi Everyone,

Happy Mothers Day to all you American mothers! Apol

ogies for the group changes. FB have been changing settings on us and there was nothing we could do about it. It means now that unless you change your settings within the group, you will keep

getting notifications. If you need help with this please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.


I have a quick tip for you… I was grocery shopping at Ralphs the other day and used my rewards/loyalty card and saved $27!! I know some of you are back and forth between here and the UK and don’t necessarily want to sign up for things like that. But it really is well worth it. Plus when you use your Ralphs loyalty card at Shell gas stations, you get 10 cents off per gallon!


Have you signed up for AAA yet? It is a roadside assistance service (like AA or RAC) and costs about $40 a year. You also get lots of discounts including rental cars, hotels and at restaurants across the country. On May the 20th they have even booked Magic Mountain for the evening and are open to all AAA members with up 58% off entry. It usually closes at 6pm so this is quite a treat!


THE X FACTOR USA has arrived!


With Brit judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole at the helm again. If you would like to go and be part of the audience for the audition process tomorrow. Click here



THE ROYAL NEWLYWEDS ARE COMING TO CALIFORNIA!


Their trip is scheduled for July 8-10th. i say we should all wear our pyjamas and tiaras in honour of the occasion


BRITS IN LA & LLOYDS/TSB present Breakfast Club


We would like to thank LLoyds/TSB International* who are co-hosting Brits breakfast Club at Cecconi's. Its every Tuesday morning, from 9.30 - 1130 am. Click here to RSVP. Their sponsorship helps keep our prices low


*Lloyds TsB International - Britains most trusted bank- catering to Los Angeles' expat community for international banking. Our services extend from US Dollar, Sterling, and Euro international current accounts to savings/investment products. Benefits include: free transfers between currencies, preferred exchange rates, and multi-currency debit cards. for more information, please call (213) 443 4096 or e-mail losangeles@lloydstsb-usa.com and mention Brits in LA.


BRITS IN LA PUB QUIZ is this Wednesday at Bar Lubitsch.

Click here to RSVP and post on the wall if you need to join a team or have space available. Space is limited so we have capped it at 5 people per team. Entry fee is $1 which goes into a prize pot for the winning team.


The BLAggers are playing this Tuesday. Their 3rd premier league match. They need some support. Kick off at 8pm at Crossroads High school on Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica


Brit member Roger Cairns has a show coming up. Thursday May 12th @ 6pm.

Sheraton Delfina, 530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. Click here for more info


MART VADER wants to invite you all to GET CLOSER, his first LA club night. It is at The Saint on Vine . His djing partner Playjazzloud is also a fellow Brit. Should be a great night and entry is FREE!

Click here for the Get Closer Facebook page


Fellow Brits in LA Bevvy.com are offering us amazing discounts on Alcohol at all the top places in LA - Sign up using this link to not miss out on all the offers:

http://www.bevvy.com/brits


Wait no more everyone. The second episode of
'Divine White's Introduction to Hollywood' is LIVE!! Watch now! Then share with all your friends
Episode 2 - Physicality
http://youtu.be/3VzlCCwNd7k
Official Website
http://www.divine-white.com/


OH NO SHE DIDN'T - you may remember the lovely Jennifer Leigh Warren as the Fairy Godmother in the Lythgoe's production of Cinderella..well now she is back!



CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings are starting again, kicking off with this classic. Bring blankets, a picnic and they even allow alcohol! visit CINESPIA for more info


Romeo & Juliet: Public Tickets Now On Sale!

As the culmination of BAFTA Los Angeles’ Shakespeare project with the performing arts students of Washington Preparatory High School, we are pleased to present a unique open-air fundraising performance! As announced earlier in the year, BAFTA Los Angeles has undertaken an ambitious new inner-city project that is bringing together a group of inner city students together to produce an open-air performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Following months of preparations and rehearsals led by BAFTA Los Angeles Members and special guest mentors, we proudly present the climactic public performance of Romeo & Juliet.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR THIS SPECIAL FUNDRAISING PERFORMANCE!

Sunday, May 29, 2011 4.00pm Ladera Park

Ticket proceeds will benefit Media and Arts Programs at George Washington Preparatory School.

Do you want a copy of Kate’s ring? Get yours now for less than $20!

Click here


KT TUNSTALL is playing this week at Indian Bingo and Casino

Tix available here

ARCTIC MONKEYS at the Hollywood Palladium June 3rd click here


CASTING CALL



ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE

(Still Seeking KEMP/ THE DADDA) Theatre Equity Waiver 99 Seat V/T: The Actors Company Theater
By Joe Orton Producer: Richard Lutz Director: Stan Zimmerman Casting Director: Geralyn Flood Casting Assistant: Megan Moorhouse Rehearsals: May 9-mid June Run: Run: Opening June 16th. Run 4-5 wks, Fri - Sat @8, Sunday matinee Location: Los Angeles
Please submit Geralyn Flood <geralynflood@hotmail.com>
The actors will be paid $200/week during the run of the show. CAST: ED: Ian Buchanan SLOANE: Emrhys Cooper Kath: Olivia D’Abo

[KEMP/THE DADDA] Male, 60s-70s, Caucasian. A somewhat slight, feeble, older man who lives with his eccentric daughter. He is not happy, to say the least, with the introduction of the sexy, young lodger 'Mr. Sloane' into their small and strange little world. 'Kemp' is a fitting head of household of this beyond-dysfunctional family. BRITISH ACCENT NEEDED.

PLOT SUMMARY: The sexy, dark comedy ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE revolves around the charming, enigmatic Mr. Sloane as he arrives to rent a room from Kath a lonely, delusional landlady, in a house she shares with her declining father, Kemp. A handsome opportunist, Sloane quickly ingratiates himself, entering into seductions offered by both Kath, and her estranged brother Ed, who soon employs Sloane as his driver. Sloane’s past misdeeds and the dueling affections within the family soon collide, leading to a desperate act that proves the limit of his charms, and reveals the ruthless and cunning strategies that Sloane’s victims will engage in to preserve their unique arrangement.


ADS, RECOMMENDATIONS & SPECIAL OFFERS

If you are looking to lease or buy a car but are having trouble getting the credit to do so, look no further. Mike Sullivan’s Volkswagen Santa Monica are able to offer the Foreign Business Professionals Plan. Speak to Joe Seymour over at the showroom and he will go through all the details with you. Call him on 310 266 8825 or email him at JosephSeymour@LACarguy.com


Need an Immigration lawyer? Try one of these. I can honestly say using a lawyer speeds up the process tenfold. My friend and I applied for citizenship in the same week, I used Bernie and she did it alone. I got sworn in a whole YEAR earlier than her!!


Gil Brito of Beltran Brito sponsored our Royal Wedding Party and has helped over 100's of Brits obtain visas into the USA call or email him today to find out if he can help you.

www.beltranbrito.com/ gbrito@beltranbrito.com or call on 305-860-4050 for a free consultation.

Joe Adams
; Ready to work? We are a specialized immigration and entertainment law firm working extensively with the British community here in the U.S. and back in the U.K. to obtain work visas. We have a 100% success rate. We are professional, highly responsive and flexible on payments. Email joe@joeadamsesq.com


Bernard Sidman is a fellow Brit in LA and has helped many other Brits in LA with the immigration process and has a high success rate. He helped both me and Craig through the citizenship application and is very thorough and no nonsense. You can reach him on 818 981 0352 or Email him at Bernard@bernardsidman.com


NEED A WEBSITE?

We have recently completed a few sites for Brits In LA members, our portfolio also includes Seal's official fan site & Steve Sidelnyk's official site! Personal Service, Professional Designs is our slogan and if you ask anyone who has had a site design by us they will tell you our service is second to none. We look forward to creating a site for you, plus you will all benefit from a Brits In LA discount, Check out our Brits In LA section on our site for details and prices.

www.platinumonewebdesigns.com





PURCHASES, SALES & RENTALS. Only 20% down payment required on a $2,500,000 purchase price on a new home. Call British Realtor Claudia Kohn for details; "let us find you a new home within 30 days or less. I work with Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills. The combination of low rates, good property values and flexible underwriting makes it a great time for my clients to move up to their dream home.Please call me at 310.859.534 to discuss your options." www.claudiakohnproperties.com.



GALVIN BENJAMIN SALON – has opened it’s doors and it is beautiful, see below. 8901 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood CA 90069

James, Benjamin andLeanne want to reward your loyalty by continuing to offer all BRITS IN LA members 50% off all cuts, colors and Brazilian blowouts for the first 3 months - All other stylist will offer 20% off. They are open 9am - 6pm but are very happy to make appointments for later than that. The salon's phone number is 424 249 3296 and email is info@GalvinBenjamin.com



As an agent / producer Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in the UK, he has also produced shows for BBC and ITV. His Hollywood clients are actors, directors, writers and producers, all seeking one to one practical guidance on succeeding in entertainment. Your first consultation is free. www.entertainmentcoach.com

Health Insurance: Adam Beach recently set up a our HSA plans - I highly recommend him. He helped me through all the pros and cons of all different plans. - It's actually affordable and everyone needs to have it here for sure. 310 773 7939 or you can email him at ad.beachy@gmail.com


GET PAMPERED.....

One of Only a few spots in town with Elemis products. Amazing decor and top of the range equipment - - Ask for Tom or Lena. Also offering an Exclusive 20% off luxurious Spa Treatments for the duration of Britweek. Please call 310 855 0105 or see their website for the full spa menu and further information. Must mention the Brits In LA Newsletter / Anglo Files Blog at point of booking or Bring a Britweek map to qualify!


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Apologies in advance if I forgot to include your post. We get so many emails so occasionally we accidentally overlook one or two.

If you get a free minute check out the posts from our contributors for The Anglo Files

We have Eatwell with Farwell from the lovely Claire, plus From Across The Pond from Fiona back in the UK. Chad is posting his fitness tips and Brit make up artist Lynn has been telling us all how to look lovely with minimal effort!

Hope to see you at Breakfast Club on Tuesday!

Cheers

Eileen

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