Newsletter Dec 26th, 2011




Are you having trouble buying or leasing a car due to non existent credit?  If so you need to talk to Joe Seymour at Mike Sullivan's Volkswagen Santa Monica. They are offering the Brits the Foreign Business Professionals Leasing Plan . All you need is a social security number and a valid visa. Contact Joe on 310 266 8825 or email him at JosephSeymour@LACarGuy.com . He is a Brits in LA member and will do his very best for you! This is also a brilliant way to build up your credit score pretty quickly too.



Hi Breeps,
Happy Boxing day!* I thought it would be fun to reflect over all the fun things we have done in the past year
*Boxing Day is traditionally a day following Christmas when wealthy people in the United Kingdom would give a box containing a gift to their servants.[1] Today, Boxing Day is better known as a bank or public holiday that occurs on December 26, or the first or second weekday after Christmas Day, depending on national or regional laws. It is observed in Great Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and some other Commonwealth nations.




Watch the shoppers in the UK go nuts over bargains


have a great New Year 
Cheers Craig



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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 info@jaesq.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 has helped many BRITS IN LA 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


Gil Brito of Beltran Brito 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.
 gbrito@beltranbrito.com or call on 305-860-4050 for a free consultation.


JANUARY 2011


PLAN B played the Troubadour with Elton John in the audience


Russell Brand performed at the acme theatre for a few secret gigs
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FEBRUARY 2011

Vivienne Westwood opened her doors to LA fashionistas on Melrose 

From Oscar to Toscar
The King's Speech took top honors at The Oscars. While the Thursday before, saw Hollywood's funnest night THE TOSCARS crowning "The King Speek"it's big winner, taking home most of the awards. 


Team King Speek with their many fists
I got to hold the real thing at the Elton John Party
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UPCOMING EVENTS


BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB EVERY TUESDAY 
SPONSORED BY 
INDUSTRY HOLLYWOOD
Best Eggs Benedict in town - Plus we have Heinz Baked Beans
 RSVP here. -  only $15*
The price includes the Tax and Tip - Cash only - please remember they do not accept  credit cards.
*full English breakfast is $18
Industry Hollywood - has helped over 200 actors and other fields of industry obtain Visas and Green cards. We also help secure you the all important SPONSORSHIP (The assistance with the sponsorship  is a service  that no law firm can provide and normally you would have to find this offer of work your self) .  Offering simple and direct advice on which Visa is most suited and also the most secure route to ensure that your visa gets approved. Visitwww.industryhollywood.com  (To Download the FREE Visa info pack) or email usa@industryhollywood.com
For more details please email: info@industryhollywood.com
Or call direct on: 310-954-7691 (US) or 07801-232-573 (UK) 
Or visit their website WWW.INDUSTRYHOLLYWOOD.COM

SATURDAY SOCIAL
For those Brits that have to work during the week come and join us for a fully earned half price Mimosa brunch - Same great deal as Tuesdays BBC. $15 and $6 mimosas. - Cecconi's is such a perfect setting to relax unwind and start your weekend right.

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ACTORS GEAR UP FOR PILOT SEASON
I'm currently working with Paul and he is a fantastic coach. 

Paul Duddridge
Paul Duddridge has represented many of the biggest names in UK entertainment. 
Michael Mcintyre, Rob Brydon, Phill Jupitus, Alistair Mcgowan, Paul Mckenna.
As a producer and writer he has created and worked on shows for the BBC, ITV, NBC and FOX. As a self styled entertainment coach he has had amazing results helping actors, writers and directors. Many acting coaches have never worked in the industry on which they advise. Paul has and still does.
               First consultation is FREE. 
On top of that Paul is offering 20% discount to all Brits in LA members.


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MARCH 2011 


We launched our Football team The BLAggers FC who went on to place 5th in the LA Premier league. Congrats guys.



Ron Jeremy joined us for some libations on the westside courtesy of Glenfiddich. Freddy May was our host as we got to sample 3 of the best Whiskys.


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GET FIT...



Men....Get in shape pre- new year and  join personal trainer ADAM HUSS.  He has a special offer for all us Brits who want to get fit. I'm currently training with him and he's awesome. Contact him @ ahuss77@gmail.com or call him on 310 927-6045

Gym Bunny LLC is offering Brits in LA members an exclusive deal of 50% off one month of training (Jan 2012 only)! This offer includes 3 one hour sessions, per week for 4 weeks. 
Saving you $300 off personal training! Book before Jan 2012 to receive further discounts.
Gym Bunny LLC is group of highly skilled female trainers dedicated to training women in their homes. 
Contact us at www.mygymbunny.com or info@mygymbunny.com or 


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APRIL 2011


Brits went to Coachella to see an awful lot of British talent The hurts, Plan B, Ellie Goulding, The Chemical Brothers, Eliza Doolittle, Duran Duran, Tinie Tempah, Big Audio Dynmaite, Mumford & Sons,  Marina & The diamonds, & Sasha.


We had the largest get-together in Southern California to see the Royal Wedding Live at the Cat and the fiddle pub - Called Tiaras and Pyjamas







britweek & bla pub quiz were big hits.
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May 2011
The X-factor arrived on our shores with a little drama - The axing of poor Cheryl Cole, plus the not 20 million viewership - Nonetheless a lot of us got to see the live tapings and watch Simon be very charming (cough)

Our friends at BAFTA/LA organized a wonderful production of Romeo and Juliet with performing arts students of Washington Preparatory High School

Kylie came to the Hollywood Bowl

JUNE 2011

Banksy gave us free museum Mondays - To see Street Art through the years - at Moca






What had been described as Edgy Raunchy, Crime comedy series - A lorra laughs. It all stars Brits in LA members, Craig Young, Darren Darnborough, Clive Pearson, Sara Maraffino, Jake Thornton, James Bowers, Naketa Starkey, Katie Costick and Amanda Fleming. All episodes will be available for free at the same time, so no waiting. at www.andyandchaz.com or on their youtube channel 


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Look smart for pilot season by getting a great new style. Look no further than the British Hair style house of
GALVIN BENJAMIN
In the heart of West Hollywood, on Melrose, close to Cecconi's... James, Benjamin and Leanne want to reward your loyalty by continuing to offer all BRITS IN LA members 25% off all cuts, colors and Brazilian blowouts - 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


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BRIT MUSIC
UK TOP 5
So the coveted Christmas number one race was on with yet another  X-factor winner LITTLE MIX being pipped at the post by MILITARY WIVES ft. GAVIN MALONE. The charity single, Wherever You Are, sold 556,000 copies in a week, outselling the rest of the top 10 combined.
Gareth Malone assembled the choir for a BBC Two series, persuading wives and girlfriends of servicemen stationed at Royal Marines Base, Chivenor, and Royal Citadel, Plymouth, both in Devon, to step into the spotlight. “This is so surreal,” the choirmaster said. “Who would have guessed in those first rehearsals that we could take Christmas number one? It’s testament to the Military Wives’ hard work and the nation’s support of them, as well as the power of choral singing. “The support of the British military for the choir has been fantastic. I’m delighted that they have found their voice. We did it!” Malone added: “My thoughts are with all those serving abroad at Christmas time. The nation thanks you.”

Coldplay with Paradise at 5, Alex Day with Forever yours is new at number 4, a novelty song Dominick the Donkey from Lou Monte is at number 3. Little Mix fell with their X-Factor hit CannonBall to 2. 

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JULY 2011
The Royal couple came for a visit
Bafta/LA name it's 50 to watch, which included a lot of Brits in LA members and we had a great bus trip to see Man. City beat LA Galaxy.


AUGUST 2011
It was a hot hot summer. We launched Saturday Social for those that can't make brekkie on a tuesday. We saw Love's Labor's Lost at Shakespeare in the Park.
Katie Pukrick co-hosted the Pub Quiz. Sade played two sold out nights at the Nokia Live!



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We can design you a website, sell your digital content online even design you a logo! Plus if you can't think of what to buy someone for christmas, why not buy them a website package? Up to a 15 Page site including domain name, Hosting for a year & 12 updates within there first year as well all for the special price of £350.
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SEPTEMBER 2011
Brits went to the theatre to see IRIS at the Kodak! Human League played the Hollywood Bowl, Duran Duran and Erasure were all in town and cemetry Screenings were in full swing with Psycho and Heathers playing in the graveyard - A must do in LA during the summer!
The theatre crew


Winona Ryder in Heathers at the Cemetery.
OCTOBER 2011


Brits went sideways on a party bus to Old Creek Ranch Winery. Ventura county Douglas Dewer scotch eggs were amazing & the pole on the bus was a very popular place. I won't mention names but John Mawson and Mario were both very good. The end of Octover saw our first DEAD BRITISH Haloween party. West Hollywood had never looked so dead or British.








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BRITISH TALENT PLAYING ON OUR SHORES



Pre sale tickets are on sale now for $75 click here for all details


The Fab Four are playing in February but tickets are on sale now!

Visit Ticketmaster to buy tickets



A bunch of us are going to catch Stephen Merchant do his thing in January. Lets see how he measures up to the mighty Gervais
Stephen Merchant at Largo in January
Buy tickets here

British rockers THE DARKNESS are coming in February get tix here

Tickets for Elvis Costello on sale for April

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WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO TRANSFER MONEY?
Transferring money can be a pain and I see a lot of you are asking banking questions on the FB page. Lloyds TSB have a great account available that means you can transfer money between a linked up USD,GBP or Euro account which saves all the hassle.
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This is a legal way to watch UK TV - Visit the website to order yours 
Would make a fantastic Christmas present for a fellow Brit

THE BEST OF LA THEATRE
This was amazing! It's a must see!!!!!!
FELA!

RIVERDANCE at The Pantages Theatre



Pantages Theatre (6233 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028)

Riverdance, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that weaves together Celtic mythology and Irish history, has tapped its way onto the world stage and thrilled millions of people around the globe.Riverdance now returns to the Pantages by popular demand. Whether it's your first time or your fifth time to see this exhilarating extravaganza, the internationally acclaimed show is pure entertainment for the whole family. The Chicago Tribune calls it "an explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away."
Goldstar tickets available here

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO SANTA MONICA

OVO from Cirque du Soleil
Under the Big Top at the Santa Monica Pier
January 20-March 25, 2012


Want tickets to OVO for the whole family? 

Click Here to get a special family 4-pack for as low as $194*!


*The Family 4 Pack is available for all performances from Sunday to Thursday and the 4pm performance on Friday. Only purchases from 4 to 8 tickets may benefit from this special package. Two adult and two child tickets start at $194.  A minimum of one adult ticket and one child ticket must be purchased within each Family 4 Pack. Convenience fees included, applicable to select Price Levels and performances, delivery fee will apply. 

We are planning to make this our Feb theatre trip. So watch this space
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Need a car for a month or longer? don't wanna pay the big brand car-rental prices?If all you need is a runaround to get from A to B you should call Zoe at Economy Rent-a-Car*

They have short or long term car renting (she occasionally sells used cars too) 7007 Canby Ave Reseda CA 91335 818-668-3052 Hours 9-5  M-F and Sat by appointment after hours service 818-429-7073   Rates starting at $16.95 p/day Inc Taxes....
She has helped many Brits in LA members
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*these cars are not brand new luxury vehicles


NOVEMBER 2011
THE BRITANNIAS, AND THE LA CAR SHOW




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LOOKING TO BUY OR RENT PROPERTY?
So many of you are looking to sublet your apartments/rooms or househunting that we have set up a new group called Brits in LA Housing. This way your listings can all be in one dedicated place. Click here to join .
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DECEMBER 2011
Bad sweaters and Afro-Beat Musical and a traditional Panto!
Our 5th annual party was a lot of fun with the bad sweater theme and the 80's music. Fela! had us dancing in the aisles. And Snow White: A christmas Story was adorable just ask Bernard!
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We look forward to having so much more fun with you next week. Thanks for being a part of sucha  great group

Best Craig

& I'll leave you with the adorable Sophia Grace.



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