Monday, August 27, 2012

Brits in LA Newsletter August 27th 2012

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Contact  Joseph Seymour about how you can get into a VW. 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. Contact him on 310 266 8825 or by email.


Hey Breeps!
Hope all's well in the land of LA!
Had a great Sunday roast yesterday at The King's Head II with a bunch of members. The food was great and don't get me started on there deserts, real Birds custard with skin on top, but the best part is the price $15.95 plus if you mention BRITS IN LA you'll get 20% off your meal see the ad below for instructions. Make sure to say hi to Amanda, your hostest with the mostest.
Boohoo! It's Michael the intern's last week with us, he's been amazing and has done a stellar job. We will definitely miss him here. I'm sure you'll join me in thanking him for his dedication and hard work towards the group. We are currently taking resumes for Winter interns, so if you are interested or know of someone that wants to work in the world of events and social media please send an email to britsinla@gmail.com

I also took Michael to an acting class last Monday taught by member Melissa Kite  and Matthew Arkin (Brother of famous actor Alan). 
Acting coach Melissa Kite
I highly recommend their teaching style - The class is a mix up of scene study, Uta Hagen exercises and sense memory. The two work well together and have a high caliber of talent in the class. They are offering actors a Brits in LA discount (see below).

I also had a social visit with Bernard Skibbens, recovering from hip replacement surgery and I can tell you, he's one menace on his walker. Watch out!!! He was very touched by every ones messages and the flowers and he can't wait to be back at brekkie. On the way I also had the joy of checking out member Jean Karasek's British goods store, "Oh Fancy that!" What a treat!!!- 



Rich Tea biscuits, Robinson's Orange squash, Pasties, Walkers crisps, I was in heaven. She also sells souvenirs too and a display cabinet full of vintage collectible Corgi cars. (for those enthusiasts out there) You all should def make a visit - and if you're lucky she'll pop the kettle on for a quick cuppa and a catch up.

Some great things happening this week including member Lynsey Shaw playing at the King's Head II
 And Happy Birthday shout-outs to Barratt Waugh, Jane Owen, Jack Turner and Steve Keyes.

Cheers Craig


If you have a shout out for the newsletter, please drop us a line at BritsinLA@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter - @britsinla
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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.
or
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

Or are you....


One of the most common questions we get asked is for shipping company recommendations. We have heard great things from a lot of you about these guys. Visit their website here 

UPCOMING EVENTS

"THE INBETWEENERS"
A SCREENING FOR BRITS IN LA MEMBERS

September 4th at 7:30PM (arrive by 7:00PM)
Laemmle Monica 4-Plex Theater
1332 2nd St.,Santa Monica, CA 90401
LIST CLOSED - RSVP to rsvp@britsin.la
to be added to the waiting list
no guaranteed entry to latecomers.

TUESDAY 
BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB 
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 LA NETWORKING WEEK
 If you would like more information on the products and services that Industry Hollywood offer and how they can help and support you with  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

DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE?
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Many Brits in LA members have used our services here at 


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We thrive to build a respected and trusted company, providing superb communication delivered in a timely manner, all at great prices.
All our websites are designed and created to the highest standards and are compatible with all Apple & mobile products.
We offer a ‘second to none’ personal after sales service and are always available for any alterations or tweaks to your site after completion. (Providing this is within the first twelve months, we will carry out six changes to existing pages, 
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We can design you a website, sell your *digital content online even design you a logo!


If you are interested then contact us:
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BRITS ON THE STAGE
Brits in LA recommend -
"RED" at Mark Taper Forum
Center Theatre Group  
NOW - Sept. 9th
2 WEEKS LEFT
British Thesp Alfred Molina starring in Red
Buy tickets here
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!”
Click here  now to purchase (4) Category 2 tickets for $199!

Click here  now to purchase (4) Category 1 tickets for $250!

*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.

BRITS IN LA HIGHLY RECOMMEND
CHIM-CHIM-ENEE - CHIMM CHIMM CHEROO!!!

Ahmanson Theatre
For tickets call 213.972.4400
To see Mary and Bert on Good Day LA, click here!
FINAL WEEKS!
DON’T MISS MARY POPPINS FOR JUST $49!*
Family Friendly Price!

$49 (Reg. $72-$92) for select seats now through September 2

Family Friendly Times!

Tues-Sun evenings at 7:30pm, Sat and Sun matinees at 2pm
To purchase call 213.972.4400 and mention code SUGAR or visit www.centertheatregroup.org/SUGAR.
 The consummate Disney production features the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stage-craft to make it everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show.
So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a certifiable super hit!”

*Conditions: Offers valid for all performances now through September 2 in Rear Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine sections. Subject to availability. Offer does not apply to previously purchased tickets. May not be combined with any other offers.

TOSCARS Ulumni Matt Crabtree stars in 
"EPIC PROPORTIONS"
A play about a movie being made on a grand scale set in the 1930s in the Arizona desert with 3400 extras. It has danger, intrigue, romance and is, by the way, hilarious. A huge undertaking, a stupendous achievement, a story of …

General Tickets $20

Discounts Available at Door w/ Reservation (Cash/Check Only)
*Discounts Not Available for Opening Night
$15 with Postcard (one per person)
$12 NEO Members
$10 Seniors
$10 Group of 10 or more

Reservation Highly Recommended 323.364.2670

You may purchase tickets online at

http://beta.brownpapertickets.com/event/265694 


FREE SHAKESPEARE...
in the Griffith Park now thru Sept!
THE WINTER'S TALE
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Reserved Section at goldstar

If you liked Book of Mormon, you'll love: SILENCE-The Musical! 
See Hanibal like never before...
 VOTED 2011 TOP 10 PLAYS & MUSICALS! - Time Magazine
Opens at The Hayworth Theatre Sept 8th
All information and tickets here

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Macy's Glamorama British Invasion. 
Friday September 7th, 2012
Starring Robin Thicke & Karmin

Orpheum Theatre, 842S Broadway

213.538.3831  
After Party 

California Market Center,110 East Ninth Street 
Benefiting AIDS project Los Angeles & Project Angel Food
GET TICKETS HERE









British Artists Gigging in LA

We have a list of British bands and artists playing in the area including New Order, 
Iron Maiden, Paul Oakenfold, and many, many more.  
Check out the listings at our Gigging page.

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Special BLA Members Discount @
YE OLD KINGS HEAD 
 20% off meals All days 11AM-4PM
12969 Venture Blvd, Studio City - (818) 990-9055

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DISCOUNT HELI TOURS
Brits in LA member Mark Skinner runs a helicopter tour company that offers trips all over Orange County and LA and through the high rises in downtown. He is offering you all a 15% discount. This sounds like an amazing thing to do especially if you have guests visiting .
Visit the website for pricing and tour routes
They start at around $80, so with the Brits in LA discount that is cheaper than a cab to the airport!
http://www.anaheimhelicopters.com/

MEMBERS NEWS

Picnic Time- Brits in LA member Alexandra is hosting a picnic in a couple of weeks and would love you all to join. Will be at Palisades Park on Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, just south of San Vicente at Georgina Street. September 9th and starts at noon. don't forget to pack your sausage rolls and scotch eggs! Email Alexandra if you need more info.


Mutineer Theatre Company presents a staged reading of the British play
starring Richard Halverston
Wed, Aug 29 @ 7:30 PM
Directed by Myron Davis
Studio/Stage, 520 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Tickets: $5

This short comedic play by Len Richmond, writer of the 70s BBC sit-com "Agony" takes place in a Soho sex shop in 1977 London. A brief Q&A session with the writer, director and cast will take place directly after the reading
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LYNSEY SHAW is Live at the Kings Head this Thursday AUG 30th
RSVP on FACEBOOK

Celebrate the release of Steve Cooke's anthemfor the working man,  
"Working for the USA"
RSVP @ stevecooke.management@gmail.com
buy his album on Amazon

Sept 17th 
COURAGE
Brits in LA members John Campbell-Mac and our very own Jim Tavare in the premiere of Courage, New Hampshire's Ambition. 
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Congrats to the ANZ London to LA route turning 30!
Click the photo for a link to great deals!
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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   
Or email her Expressrentacar4less@yahoo.com
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
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Matthew Arkin’s Acting Technique and Scene Study Class 
A Unique and Comprehensive Approach to the Actor’s Craft.
Deepen Your Understanding  ◊  Sharpen Your Focus  ◊  Strengthen Your Choices
Class is taught jointly by instructors Matthew Arkin and Melissa Kite, and consists of four primary elements: Relaxation and Sensory Work, The Hagen Exercises, Scene Study, and On-Camera Audition Skills.

FINANCE SECTION 
Lloyds TSB International understand the unique opportunities and challenges that come with living, travelling and working internationally.
Our Premier International Account is ideal if you:
Need flexible worldwide access to your money
Need an account in Sterling, Euro or US Dollar
Need to make regular international transfers.
Send an email here to Eric Francois and quote "BRITS IN LA" to get more information on a  Lloyds International Account.
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Don't get frazzled with your bookkeeping have a pro do it 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


Do you play golf?


BLAggers stats!

 
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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 gumtree? 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 or call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
she's amazing


STARS

8/25/12
 
ARIES.
Good news in a matter of your feelings in regard to another .You may be in love or just relieved it’s over what ever this week ends on a better note than for some time.

TAURUS
By the end of this month you will be able to see your way to having space in your life for new people or projects or both .What is definite this coming week is that you must lay low and rest.

GEM
You have been running away from something and the clue is not to run. You will have to deal with it in the long term Take a deep breath and understand that its up to you how you want your life to be going forward.

CAN
Well! now the anticlimax what happens now after the whirl wind of the last month
You have to face up to what is not finished and deal with it this week other wise the opportunity will pass you by.

LEO.
If you look at what the current situation unresolved means to you then the faster you will change it. If you only knew what the other side of this was you would act and swiftly. Relax and enjoy the first month of your personal new year.

VIR
This month coming up is your new year so act as if it’s a celebration and make sure that what happens this week ahead continues through until next birthday. Do keep up with your exercise program. Happy Birthday!!

LIB
You are ready to clear away all the past dead wood which can mean many things to you keeping healthy and feeling fit being the most important .Take action to put this in order. You will be entering a peace filled time soon.

SCOR
You are on a health regime this next weeks and as you are determined to achieve a good outcome let nothing stop you. The latter part of this year is excellent compared to the rest that’s passed all good news indeed for a change...

SAG,
You could be feeling a bit moody or out of sorts due to the fire planet Mars acting up in you area of deep feelings .Know this what you reap is what you sow and this would be a good time to start thinking positive in all areas

CAP
Your financial situation is still not what you want, however in order to achieve a positive flow of money you have to assume it is already here .This means to not act or think in lack of any thing in life .Wake up and smell the roses .

AQU
A family member will likely ask for help this next few days .How you handle this situation will decide if they come back for more .Its your decision so set your boundaries.
and be neutral.

PISC
Health is on your mind either yours or another close to you so this week to help the situation get an exercise plan going for your self and encourages others to join in.
A planned trip may not happen so resolve to take it in your stride.

Now for a little bit of fun for our Swedish friends....

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