Brits in LA Newsletter June 25th





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To thank Brits in LA members,  Volkswagen is giving away an opportunity to win one of three amazing experiences at the LA Film Festival. To enter and for full contest rules, go to www.VWlafilmfest.com. 

Hi Breeps!

I'm off on Friday for three weeks to Africa - So expect lots of pics of Rhinos, giraffes and lions upon my return.

I'd like to start by introducing our intern Michael DeMarco to Brits in LA. He hails from Chicago where he attends Northwestern University. An aspiring theatre actor, Michael is excited to be spending the summer with us here in LA. If you see him around, which I'm sure you will, please give him a big British welcome. 
 
This past week saw some cool things - BAFTA hosted the Southern California student film awards which screened the 7 finalists including the winner, Julio Ramos, director of "Una Carrerita, Doctor!" 


Maria-Elena Infantino's portrayal of Edit Piaf was spectacular in an intimate setting at the Gardenia on Santa Monica Boulevard.  Members Rob Pait and his wife Marina Paganucci thought she was utterly brilliant. Our intern, DeMarco was invited up for a bit of a dance.
I was fortunate enough to see the Tony and Olivier winning play 'War Horse' at the Ahmanson Theatre this week too, where I spotted one of our greatest icons, Dame Julie Andrews in the audience. She seemed to be limping slightly. Hoping it's nothing too serious. She looked amazing. War Horse is 10x better than the movie, and I highly recommend it - It's worth seeing just for the horse alone. We have discounted tickets available too- (see below in the theatre section).
Congrats to the cast of The Secret of Sherlock Holmes, who have been nominated for Best International play at this year's FRINGE festival. I believe they will extend their run, as part of the Best of the FRINGE. England as we know by now, clumsly exited the EUFA cup in a penalty shoot out against Italy, who out played Gerard and the gang during the 120 minute game. Brits gathered to watch at Hollywood favourite pub Rock n' Reilly's on Sunset. It was nice to see Irish striker Robbie Keane join in with the boos and cheers everytime Balotelli  shot on goal and either missed or deflected by our goalie Hart - who I think worked his bum off in the game, despite letting in the 4 goals in the penalty shoot out.

Saturday, members gathered for the LA Theatre works production of "The Browning Version" with Martin Jarvis and Steven Brand. Julian Sands (who was in the actual movie version) hosted the evening and said how much he appreciates the British community in Los Angeles and how we come together and support each other in the arts as well as in life. The British General Consulate - Dame Barbara Hay - was in attendance and was pleased to see so many ex-pats supporting and getting involved in theatre in Los Angleles. The fantastic thesp John Rhys Davies was in the foyer afterwards with his talent manager Louisa Spring enjoying the complimentary One Hope wine, donated by Christine Peake PR. who also invited the Brits to the 220 Gym in Santa Monica for an afternoon of music and libations in the gyms parking lot where I ran into members actor Oliver Goodwill sporting a new tattoo, and fashion designer Julia Clancy, dressed for the summer and enjoying the Ultimat vodka drinks and live music.

We will be hosting a special viewing party for the opening ceremony of the Olympics on July 27th and are excited to be celebrating our 5th Anniversary Party on the 5th of August. We are ironing out the details still, but keep tuned for the latest updates.

Have a great week and see ya at Breakfast with the Brits tomorrow.

Cheers,
Craig


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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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I know a lot of you attended the Britweek Film & TV summit, so I am sure you will all want to know about this great event happening Wednesday:

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  


BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB EVERY TUESDAY 
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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



Sizzle This Summer at IRIS!
For a limited time only, purchase a four-pack of tickets for as low as $199!*

Grab your friends and family and turn up the heat in Hollywood this summer at IRIS from Cirque du Soleil, exclusively at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.  With jaw-dropping acrobatics, dance, projections and live music by Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman, IRIS is a journey through the world of cinema as only Cirque du Soleil could imagine it.  Be front and center with this special offer and experience why the Los Angeles Times calls IRIS, "A Wonderland!”

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*Category 1 and 2 tickets only. Prices shown during the purchasing process already reflect the above offer where applicable; Service charges or facility fees apply to all transactions and are not included; Cannot be combined with any other offer; Offer is applicable to performances Tuesday at 8:00pm, Wednesday-Saturday matinees and evenings May 8-September 2, 2012; Offer valid until September 2, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. local time.

JUNE 30th
LA THEATRE WORKS  
& UCLA'S SCHOOL OF THEATER, FILM AND TELEVISON 
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Jim Henson's LABYRINTH
Sat. June 30th
@ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
A special screening under the stars
More info/tix here  
  
JUNE 30th  Jon Brits in LA member Ebe Seivwright
4pm-8pm
You are cordially invited to a Polo Exhibition Soiree cohosted by The Supper Club and UrbanDaddy and held at the California Polo Club. 

Tickets are $75 for Supper Club Friends & Family (a 50% discount) and include valet, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet 3 course dinner and dessert. Also, there will be a DJ. An awesome one.

For ticket requests please contact Carla Bate at carla@thesupperclubinc.com 818-970-4304

California Polo Club, 11035 Osborne Street, Los Angeles More info can be found here:

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


Monty Python's Spamalot 

 Running June 29th - July 15th from Musical Theatre West

Today only tickets from $10-34 on Goldstar!


War Horse

I saw this last week and it's amazing!
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.
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JULY

 July 14 @ Orpheum Theatre downtown:
"CATS for Cats"
 Travelzoo subscribers can save as much as 65% on tickets
A re-imagining of CATS from T.S. Eliot's POV
*Celebrity cast* & *After-party*

A Great British Pub Crawl in LA - July 19th
 This past month's men and women pub crawls went splendidly.  This time around, we are combining the women and the men's into one big crawl! 
Join our event on Facebook.

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games start July 27th
Opening Ceremonies mark the beginning of the XXXth Olympiad

 Check out this story: Zara Phillips, the Queen’s eldest granddaughter, and horse High Kingdom now riding for London eventing team.  Full story here.



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AUGUST

Brits in LA 5th Anniversary Party - August 5th
More info to come...
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MEMBERS NEWS


 Starting this weekend!!







Congrats to our Toscars MC Jim Tavaré for beginning a week long residency in VEGAS


He's headlining at The Tropicana, June 25th - July 1st. Guests staying at the hotel get 50% off tickets too.  More info and tickets sold here.



 


Steve Cooke live at the Roxy June 27th
 
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/



Brits in LA member David W. Ross, wrote and stars in this fully funded kickstarter feature called
"I DO"
and premier's at this years Outfest
Beautiful urbanites steam up the screen in this romantic drama about a complicated love triangle from filmmaker Glenn Gaylord (EATING OUT 3, LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR). To stay in the U.S., gay Brit Jack (David W. Ross) convinces his lesbian best friend Ali (Jamie Lynn-Sigler, “The Sopranos”) to marry him. Things get messy when he falls for a sexy Spanish architect while his commitment to his brother's widow (Alicia Witt) complicates his decision either to stay or to follow his lover.

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HAVE YOU TRIED ACUPUNCTURE?
I did the other week and I highly recommend Zelaikha, It's acupuncture with a mix of Reiki.
She was amazing and she also takes health insurance. He had a huge problem with his back last week and she sorted it right out, he woke up the next day with the pain gone. She wants to give Brits in LA members a discount (Aren't we a lucky lot)
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Zelaikha is offering Bla members with a special rate of $99 for two healing acupuncture sessions (60% discount). This includes an initial treatment and one follow-up, normally priced at $150 and $100, respectively.


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BRIT MUSIC

British rockers Def Leppard playing June 22nd! 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 


Duran Duran in the OC - AUG. 11
Ticket Master


Peter Gabriel at the Hollywood Bowl Oct 6
Tickets on sale now - here

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




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BRITISH DJ CALVIN HARRIS in VEGAS! JUNE 30th!
@ The Nightclub at Encore

 Get your tickets
 

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






FINANCE SECTION
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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! Go LA GALAXY!


An Update on our BLAggers!
Well done today lads, going down 3-2 (including a well offside goal) to the league leaders is no disgrace. You all hung in and dug deep. At 2-0 heads could have gone down, but you picked it up and handed it to them

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

6/23/12

ARIES
It’s the time to plan ahead for a trip in early August. This may be a move also
and as its best planned at least in part before mid July make sure you are setting things in order. Have fun with long time friends is long overdue.

TAURUS
Your priority should be taking care of you in any area that requires attention as your life style is somewhat hectic lately. You are in the early part of your new year  so any area of your life that requires attention should be your priority.

GEM
If you feel you need to make a move in settling some kind of emotional situation but are not sure how will be received right now it will be easier as the week proceeds.
Take care you follow up on any commitments to close family or friends.

CAN
You will have to be aware this next week to not speak out of turn or harshly to any one .The consequences are long reaching for you especially if it’s a close friend or family .The month of July will  be better. Happy Birthday.

LEO
Yes this is a time for the inner show person to reveal itself for some of you who are not participating in life as you know you can. The fact is that you already know this any way you just need a kick start and when the opportunity appears go for it.

VIR
Its time for a trip and short or long near or far matters not as you benefit from the change of scenery. Just make sure you have caught up with what ever is unfinished especially at home. The war planet Mars is leaving you soon and will be energizing your money house.
LIB
Relationships are highlighted this month as your Ruler Venus is  will be soon going in for a forward stroll  in this area  of life for you so make sure you are as charming as you can be and with the right people .Opportunity is knocking career wise in July.
 
SCOR

This has not been the easiest of times recently especially in health mentally, psychically or emotionally. The sun now in your cousin sign of Cancer will brighten things up for you literally. Take plenty of rest and keep calm.

SAG

Just watch that temper if things don’t always go the way you planned life is an adventure.

and you need to remember that child like quality which is so unique to you. You may be

worried about finances don’t be!!

CAP 

This could be the month that it all comes together or goes out the window it is entirely up to you how you make it work .So be sure you don’t let any body talk you out of something that can be very beneficial for you so listening to your inner voice is the clue.

AQU

You will always get back what you put out and just be careful you don’t say to much to another  that can really blow your plans .Keep your thoughts  to your self is best. And it’s sure a great time to take of out of town and relax. 
  

PISC

You must be so open to changing your plans at short notice this coming week ahead or so. You are usually the least offender of speaking with a sharp tongue however the truth hurts some times so make sure when you speak it no one gets hurt!
  
G'wan Gary you tell 'em



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