Sunday, June 10, 2012

Brits in LA Newsletter June 10th



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Contact Brits in LA member Joseph Seymour about how you can get into a VW without any credit. There are many options for ex-pats. Joe has all the answers you will need. He has helped so many members already and will give you the best deal in town whether you are buying or leasing. Call him on 310-266-8825 or  on email.
Like Joe's Facebook page here to keep informed of any special offers or competitions he is running



Hi Everyone
What a busy summer it is for Britain! What with the Jubilee and the Olympics, plus all the excitement surrounding England's prospects for Euro 2012.
I saw on our Facebook page that a lot of you watched the Queen's Jubilee concert. Wasn't it fab?! My favourite bit was when Prince Charles referred to the Queen as "mummy" . Gary Barlow got an OBE for putting it all together - you can read the full Honours list here

I feel like all we ever do is talk about the Royal Family, don't worry it will be all track and field when the Olympics start. Talking of which, did you all hear about Adam Gemili 
who wants to be a professional footballer (plays for Dagenham) but surprised himself this week by  running the 100 metres in 10.08 seconds, becoming the fastest man in Britain! Looks like we may have a new Olympic contender. I have posted a video of his victory at the bottom of the newsletter (couldn't find a British one strangely enough!)
Chris Hack has set up a Brits in LA Fantasy League for the Euro 2012 go to UEFA.com and the code to sign up is 407249-86606
We have some more pics from the photo booth at our Jubilee party. Did you see we were featured on ITV on DayBreak in the UK (can still be viewed on ITVplayer) and also got a mention on the BBC America blog Mind the Gap





If you had your picture taken on the day , you should be able to view and download it by clicking here


The Ladies v Gentleman Pub Crawl last Thursday was a lot of fun. I made some great new friends. We are going to do it again in July so click here if you want to join us
Make sure to scroll down for other upcoming events plus members news and deals and discounts.
I hear Mario and John have opened to rave reviews of their Sherlock Holmes play. We have a discount code for you all to purchase tickets in the theatre section below
If you have a shout out for the newsletter drop us a line at BritsinLA@gmail.com
Don't forget it is Father's Day next week - check out Moonpig for some great custom cards, you can add your own photos plus they mail from within the UK so it is more likely to arrive on time!
I also have a personal request... our lovely Mamarazzi (Kerstin our Swedish events photographer) has entered a competition and needs your votes.
It takes just 30 seconds, so please click here and vote, if you would be so kind.
If you are a Tweeter why not follow us on Twitter...
See you all soon
cheers
Eileen

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I know a lot of you attended the Britweek Film & TV summit, so I am sure you will all want to know about these two great upcoming events



BRIC Summit – June 15, Los Angeles Convention Center
The Variety BRIC Summit will explore the growth of the entertainment industry in the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four BRIC nations, which make up over 40% of the world's population, are going to play a major role in the future of the global economy in the near future with double digit growth for some areas in the media and entertainment sectors. There will also be exploration into additional fast-rising entertainment marketplaces such as South Africa, Singapore and Korea. The BRIC Summit will look at opportunities for the entertainment industry in these emerging markets.
Variety Venture Capital & New Media Summit – June 27th, Sofitel Hotel, Los Angeles
The Variety Venture Capital & New Media Summit, will explore how the investment community is driving technology innovation - so critical for the growth of the evolving entertainment industry. Start-up companies with strong ideas can thrive, thanks to the post-recession financial support and Hollywood's fight to attract today's digital consumer

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Thinking of moving to LA, need a visa?

GIL BRITO
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.

&
BERNARD SIDMAN
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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

TUESDAY
BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB EVERY TUESDAY 
SPONSORED BY 
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

We would like to thank Industry Hollywood for coming on board and sponsoring Breakfast Club.
Industry Hollywood provides valuable advice and support through the process of making the move to L.A.
INDUSTRY HOLLYWOOD 0-1 VISA ADVICE AND LA NETWORKING WEEKS

**In the Month Of MAY 2012, Industry Hollywood has guided 5 actors towards successfully obtaining their 0-1 visas **
 If you would like more information on the products and services that Industry Hollywood offer and how they can help and support you with visa guidance and networking opportunities in Los Angeles, then please submit your resume, head shot and a forwarding letter with any questions or queries to info@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.
rsvp here


The Secret of Sherlock Holmes. Starring 2 of my favourite Brits in LA members, John and Mario.
Amir Korangy directs and brings this funny, disturbing psychological thriller to the stage for the Hollywood Fringe Festival this June. Properly set in a brooding, atmospheric Victorian England, it puts the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson themselves under the great detectives’ famous magnifying glass.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR BRITS IN LA MEMBERS: Only $12:00. Use code BRITSINLASHERLOCK
Tickets from www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/756
A few have us have bought tickets for June 21st, 7pm

First Love/WorstLove
starring our very own Len Davies (who is almost always the first to volunteer when we put a call out!)
on until June 23rd buy tickets here

COMING SOON
Johnny Lee Miller is the Monster in the National Theatre's screened version at LA Theater works  on the 17th of June. Get tickets here directed by Danny Boyle.

June 23rd JULIAN SANDS & LA THEATRE WORKS host BRITS IN LA
Julian Sands
for a performance of
THE BROWNING VERSION
WITH BRITISH THESPIAN
MARTIN JARVIS
LATW enjoyed our company so much for Frost/Nixon that they want to host us again for The Browning Version.
Brit cast includes Martin Jarvis, Ian Ogilvy, Steven Brand, Devon Sorvan and Darren Richardson
They have set up a discount code for us and will have a wine reception after the show.
THE BROWNING VERSION by Terence Rattigan
Terence Rattigan’s 1948 masterpiece about a schoolmaster who must give up his 18-year post at an English public school. Brilliantly exploring the complexity of the human heart, it also predates Edwards Albee’s "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in its scathing examination of a marriage. A contemporary of Noël Coward and Somerset Maugham, Rattigan’s wit and depth remain timeless.
Buy Your tickets here and use the DISCOUNT CODE "britsinla"

RSVP here to join us

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JULY

Sign up here for your tickets to the game - Please specify how many tickets you want and that you want to be seated with the BRITS IN LA group -http://www.lagalaxy.com/britlaspurs

The form is pretty straight forward!





MEMBERS NEWS
Brits in LA member Sarah Dawson has made a great video called "Sh*t British People Say" (lots of BLA members are in it too!)


Steve Cooke live at the Roxy


Steve Cooke returns to "On the Rox"/The Roxy again to wow the audience with his rocking performance. Dont miss out on this event and the Best new voice in town.
http://theroxyonsunset.com/

Steve will be supported by JP Cervoni (Steve Lukather, Eros Ramazzotti , Steve Vai, Buddy Miles/Band of Gypsys), and Mike Hansen (George Lynch, Hurricane).

$5 parking just around the corner.

For latest news go to: www.steve-cooke.com

Tickets: $10, http://theroxyonsunset.com/


LAX Construction Advisory - Temporary lane closures: LAX Central Terminal Area begins Tues, June 5 for 2 years. Plan ahead

The British ARE COMING', 2012 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, June 17. 

The 2012 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance is a tradition in Beverly Hills and this year's celebration is themed "The British Are Coming!" 


On June 17, 2012 Father’s Day there will be a superb combination of automobiles, motorcycles and designers and will highlight British makes and models. Aston Martin will be the featured car marque and the event is free and open to the public.
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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 Express 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
*these cars are not brand new luxury vehicles
Or email her Expressrentacar4less@yahoo.com



DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE?
PAUL @ PLATINUM HAS A SPECIAL OFFER

Many Brits in LA members have used our services here at 

We can design you a website, sell your digital content online even design you a logo!
Up to a 15 Page site including domain name, Hosting for a year & 6 updates within the first year as well. 
All for the special price of 
$499.00
Saving $369.00!!
This is our best offer so far! Converted to £'s this deal works out to be £315.00
Or up to a 4 page site for only 
$269.99
Offer extended till June 30th
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If you are interested then contact us:
or visit our website at:



PAUL DUDDRIDGE ACTING CAREER COACH

1st Session is Free!
Paul Duddridge

As a producer / agent in London Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in entertainment.
He is now the number one entertainment career consultant in Los Angeles, with an amazing reputation for getting real results.
He has helped numerous actors, comedians directors etc to achieve success where it had previously seemed impossible.
The first consultation is completely FREE
Mention BRITSINLA for a 25% discount.


BRIT MUSIC

British rockers Def Leppard at playing in June! Click here to get your tickets.

Keane are playing June 29th 
Get Tickets here

Tickets go on sale for Iron Maidens August show
click here to buy 


Peter Gabriel at the Hollywood Bowl Oct 6
Tickets on sale now - here
Did every one have this album, or just me?

 June 16th BRITISH TEEN SENSATION ONE DIRECTION ARE TOURING STATESIDE
AND COMING TO LA ,



OLLY MURS IS OPENING FOR THEM TOO
 Tickets here

Marillion, Jun 27 & 28, House of Blues Sunset Strip 






The Kills

with Black Bananas
Monday, August 13Mayan Theatre
Los Angeles, CA




War Horse

Craig spotted $20 tickets on Goldstar! 
Six weeks ONLY!!  War Horse at the Ahmanson Theatre June 13-July 29! 
Both single and group tickets are now on sale for War Horse.  For more information and single ticket purchases, please call the Center Theatre Group Audience Services at 213-972-4400 or visitwww.centertheatregroup.org/warhorse.
To book a group of 15 or more, please call Center Theatre Group’s Group Services Department at 213.972.7231



FINANCE SECTION




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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 is pleased to offer you the Premier International Account that has been designed to meet the challenges and opportunities of living, working, and retiring abroad. This multi-currency account is ideally suited to professionals traveling or relocating to or from the UK, US or Europe.
Premier International Account
  • Available in US Dollar, Sterling and Euro currencies- perfect for when you are working overseas
  • Fee-free transfers between currencies and at preferential exchange rates
  • No charges when using the debit cards on purchases in the correct jurisdiction or withdrawing funds from Lloyds' ATMs
  • Free worldwide travel insurance
  • Free 24/7 online and telephone banking making it quick and easy for you to manage your funds while you are away
  • Sterling cheque book giving you further flexibility
  • As the largest bank in the UK, you will have unlimited access to over 2,000 branches across the country and other parts of Europe
Additional savings products, such as five year fixed term deposits- yielding 20% interest- are available upon request. for more information, please call (213) 443 4096 or e-mail losangeles@lloydstsb-usa.com and mention Brits in LA.
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Don't get frazzled with your books have a pro do them for you.

Lisa is amazing - they've helped us immensely and saved us an awful lot of time preparing for this years taxes.  CONTACT LISA AT lisa@fastaccounting.net
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NEED ANY OR ALL INSURANCES, FROM CAR, TO HEALTH AND HOME - SPEAK TO BRITS IN LA MEMBER ADAM BEACH

Adam Beach has been helping us set up our new retirement plans and he's great at explaining all the complicated stuff. - Brits in LA

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SPORTS

Sign up here for your tickets to the game - Please specify how many tickets you want and that you want to be seated with the BRITS IN LA group -http://www.lagalaxy.com/britlaspurs

The form is pretty straight forward!


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LOOKING FOR A ROOM OR AN APARTMENT?
So many of you are looking to sublet your apartments/rooms or house hunting 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 .

ANY OLD IRON?
Fed up of sifting through craigslist and gum tree how about searching in your own back yard, things for sale, things to trade. have a browse, a few cars for sale, and clothing and household furniture too. Check out Brits in la selling pages


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Weekly Stars with Anne Shaw
email Anne at shawcastar@aol.com for a private reading


STARS
6/9/12 #1


ARIES.
If life at work is not all it could be look at the positive side of things as we move into mid month the planets will open news doors which you would have missed had things at work been better.

TAURUS
Your emotions are probably in a mess in regards to some area of life. It is more than likely your boss Venus crossing over the Sun a very rare event this past week so she will be digging up and digging deep .Let it open up its better.

GEM
Its not the best time or the worst times it just is  often we think that the world” has it in for us “ It does not  really have any meaning, it is to be lived in the moment and if you miss a moment well there will be another. Happy Birthday!!

CAN
There is an old saying “Karma will catch you if nothing else does” Remember
this when you are letting go of what you consider the past, it will come up again
and yet again especially this next couple of weeks due to the recent powerful Eclipses.

LEO.
You may be in the mood to get far from the madding crown and you will as soon as what you must take care of in life is taken care of .Hey by then you will have money to burn and as you love to gamble there is the  clue.

VIR
This week ahead for you will not been as easy going maybe as you would desire, it’s because everything in life is a lesson learned. The next week or so will be better as Mars the war planet leaves your life soon.

LIB
The planet of Karma is still sitting in your life and is starting to rev up energy this weekend  and by mid week all engines going .This means for you a lot of unfinished stuff will get completed .The recent eclipse is your creative area and ideas are flowing.

SCOR
This past few weeks have been more than a little stressful in some areas of your life .If in doubt don’t is the clue here...If its relationships then rest easy ,as soon as your boss Mars moves into Libra later this month  love its nearer to you than you think.

SAG,

Your boss Jupiter is moving into Gemini   so be good as he will be watching you and hoping you wont let that famous foot in your mouth get you into trouble .This  means in any area and to any body.

CAP.
Jupiter making a huge shift into Gemini will assist or delay getting the job done so it is up to you how you plan this month. There is a great opportunity to complete a long overdue project that has been long neglected. .

AQU
 You are probably feeling like a break away so even if you can get out of town take time out in the garden or walk on the beach .If you can swing a weekend away this is the time this month as next month will be busier.


PISC
.The family is much on your mind and if you learn to live in the moment things will work out quicker and with less stress .You have Neptune your boss in your life now for many years and she will assist you in finding a better way in your life.

Adam Gemili - Britains future Olympic Champion running 10.08 




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