Brits in LA Newsletter January 2nd 2012





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 Guys
Happy New Year! Hope you all celebrated in style where ever in the world you were ? Did you all check out Craig's Brits in LA round up of 2011?  I was quite amazed at all the stuff we manage to achieve last year, and wanted to thank you all for joining in!
I am having slight internet trouble this evening unfortunately so am going to keep the newsletter brief this week (fortunately not a lot of news to include since our last newsletter) .
Did you all catch the New Years Honours list this week ? My favourite was Ronnie Corbett who was awarded a CBE. Helena Bonham Carter also managed to bag one!
Lots of fun stuff coming up over the next few weeks so make sure to scroll down so as not to miss anything. We will be announcing our Toscar selection night shortly, so watch this space!
Who has tickets for Stephen Merchant at Largo? If you do lets all meet in the pub next door before ? 
Make sure to check out all the great offers below, tried and tested either by us or you. Insurance, car rental, immigration lawyers, acting coaches, hairdressers, personal trainers, web designers....if you are interested in advertising with us email us at BritsinLA@gmail.com 


Damien Hirst is coming to town next week , opening at the Gagosian on January 12th . Looks like an awesome game of Twister to me...
The Complete Spot Paintings


NEED AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER?

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

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

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.



A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT FROM OUR FRIENDS AT 
AIR NEW ZEALAND 
UP TO $300 OFF A RETURN TICKET TO LONDON*
CLICK HERE FOR ALL DETAILS


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. Visit www.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
Craig is currently working with Paul and says 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.


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 
818-282-4625
You should also check out their great weekly tips on our blog here 


and after you reward yourself with a big Sunday Lunch at Palihouse. Menu designed by fab British chef Brendan Collins




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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Many Brits in LA members have used our services here at Platinum One Web Designs. 
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.
If you are interested then contact us:
or visit our website at:
www.platinumonewebdesigns.com





BRITISH TALENT PLAYING ON OUR SHORES





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.
Click here for the Lloyds international account 
sign-up FORM


Lloyds TSB International - Britain's 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.
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This is a legal way to watch UK TV - Visit the website to order yours 
Craig has ordered one so look out for his review soon 

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 TO RENT AN AFFORDABLE CAR 


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
Contact Economy Rent-a-car
*these cars are not brand new luxury vehicles



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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NEED ANY OR ALL INSURANCES, FROM CAR, TO HEALTH AND HOME - SPEAK TO BRITS IN LA MEMBER ADAM BEACH

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And Finally..
My favourite youtube video of the year has to be have a go hero Supergran. If you missed it watch below


cheers
Eileen


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