Brits in LA Newsletter August 6th, 2012


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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.

Hi Everyone,
What a a great time we had at the Glenfiddich tasting last week. A huge thank you to Mitch for his fun stories and teaching us so much about how scotch is made. Scroll down to see a few photos from the night.




Craig and I also had the pleasure of going to see Alfred Molina in Red. Such a fantastic play. Its only here for a short while so make sure to catch it whilst you can. Ticket details are below in in theatre section.
Get there early to enjoy a glass of wine in the courtyard before you go in.
Craig and I are going to see Mary Poppins next week too, hope to see some of you there!
I am really looking forward to celebrating Brits in LA's 5th birthday next week . Do try to join us for a drink if you can. Massive thank you to Gil Brito of Beltran Brito Immigration Firm who are sponsoring this event.

Lots of other fun stuff going on this week. If you live in West Hollywood Poinsettia Park are holding a fun event tomorrow afternoon for National Night Out  Check the website to see if there is one of these events in your neighbourhood . Great for kids and a brilliant way to get to know your neighbours and your local police and fire department. All the local restaurants and shops get involved, so there will be lots of freebies !
Tickets for New Order at the Greek Theatre just went on sale . This will be an amazing show I am sure. Have a look in our Brits on Stage section to see who else is playing over the next few weeks.
Hope to see some of you at Breakfast Club this week!
Don't forget the Facebook premiere of Craig's film 'Wannabe' is on the 10th. This is so brilliant and funny as well as a great cast, if you haven't seen it you are truly in for a treat.
Yes that is Craig Young in a dog suit!
cheers
Eileen

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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

You can currently purchase Hans Zimmer's tribute to the Dark Knight Rises Aurora, CO victims on iTunes for $1.29 internationally or at MoonToast within the US for 10 cents.
100% of proceeds go to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund.


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


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 

 

WANNABE
written and directed by Brits in LA members Richard Keith and Craig Young
Starring Craig Young, Adam Huss, Tate Taylor and Octavia Spencer.

AUGUST 10th FACEBOOK RELEASE






WE'VE BEEN INVITED by
KIWIS IN LA Aug 11th 2012


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


Brits in LA recommend -
RED at Mark Taper Forum
Center Theatre Group  
NOW - Sept. 9th
Birtish Thesp Alfred Molina starring in Red
Buy tickets here




Sizzle This Summer at IRIS!
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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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All matinees at 2pm, all evening shows at 7:30pm

"A High-Fly spectacle!” --The Los Angeles Times
This spectacular hit has astonished over seven million people worldwide with its pure Broadway magic. With four productions currently running on three continents, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes in recent years to come out of London and New York.
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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 select performances August 9-17 in Rear Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine sections. Saturday and Sunday matinees not included in offer. Subject to availability. Offer does not apply to previously purchased tickets. May not be combined with any other offers.










MEMBERS NEWS
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In light of recent tremors...always be prepared with Brits in LA's Earthquake Guide.




Member Laura Harbron at The Comedy Store TONIGHT, AUG 6th
Main Room @ 8 PM
Pot Luck tickets sold here


Do you play golf??
BRITS in LA affiliated Facebook groups has expanded.
Join us at Brits in LA Golf Club 

Ricky Gervais - Pop Sensation


Seeking cheap airfare?  Read this article.


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/


DAVID MINKIN'S Magic and Wine event
"Evening of Enchantment"
AUGUST 11th
This Premier LA Magic Show has a LOT of buzz...
You must learn more info here
Hurry, tix sell FAST.
TIX and INFO


UK Doctors conduct Healthcare Research in LA
At the London Olympics, the British have built stellar teams in men’s gymnastics and rowing, but across the pond in Los Angeles, they have also formed an impressive clinical and scientific research team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Brit doctors and nurses gathered for a special photo opportunity celebrating the 2012 Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
ADAM HUSS in WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE
@ The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
Starting August 11th
Buy tickets here
A Review

THEATRE NEO BRINGS US

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 …
 

EPIC PROPORTIONS
  

General Tickets $20
Opening Nite $25 (Reception Afterwards w/ Food and Drinks)

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
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STEVE COOKE AT CAFE CORDIALE
AUG 22
 TIX AND INFO on FACEBOOK

This is in San Fran if you're up there

 LAURIE LIPTON, BRITS in LA MEMBER, ARTIST
See a review


A Review by Michael Finley

 





Last Monday I had the privilege to meet and photograph with John Sutton.  I’ve photographed my head shots with a few different people in the past, but I’ve never been more satisfied than with the pictures John shot for me.  Whenever you get photographs taken it is important to be and look comfortable and John knows that and makes sure you are.  Right away we were able to address any concerns I had and tackle all things such as wardrobe, look, and hair.  John made sure to get shots representing me and the personality I market.  What I liked most about working with John was the advice and knowledge that he imparted throughout the shoot.  It made me feel secure and proved John’s talent and professionalism to me.  He taught me simple tricks like to keep your chin tilted just below the focus line of the lens because it allows your eyes to light up in the shot and makes you appear more confident.  He taught me about which colors complement the various locations he had plotted out for us.  Throughout the shoot John converses with you and takes an interest in your experiences and knowledge...he made me laugh easily, which removed any nerves I previously had.  After looking through over 100 photos of me I have been able to choose 9 great head shots to move forward with and I couldn’t be more pleased with my arsenal.   Moreover, John guarantees your money back if you aren't satisfied with your final shots, although I doubt you will be dissatisfied.  I completely recommend photographer John Anthony Sutton to those looking for exceptional head shots and a professional and relaxed experience.A fantastic price too. only $195 for two looks. He shot our Craig too in the middle.



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They have short or long term car renting (she occasionally sells used cars too) 
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Musical Theatre Los Angeles is a British owned and directed theater company for kids and adults that has put on loads of musicals in multiple locations around Los Angeles.
MTLA offers many classes and summer camps.
Learn more at their website, like their facebook page, and follow them on twitter at @MusicalTheatLA


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Many Brits in LA members have used our services here at 


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BRITS ON STAGE


THE KILLS

 with Black Bananas
Tuesday, August 14th

NEW ORDER 
Oct 7th at the Greek Theatre
get tickets here 

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

CALVIN HARRIS is BACK!
AUGUST 10th @ Lure in Hollywood
Buy tickets here

High Tea with HARRY POTTER
Dress up in Potter-garb and have tea with lookalikes in the Great Hall
  
AUGUST 26th
Here is a link with info and tix on Goldstar


Tickets go on sale for Iron Maidens August 10th show
click here to buy 

 Joe Cocker August 15th @ the Greek!
 GOLDSTAR
FACEBOOK EVENT

THE WANTED @ LA Country Fair
AUGUST 30th 7:30 PM
Get tix/info at ticketmaster.


Troubadour presents:
NICK LOWE
Oct. 3rd 
Tickets here


Peter Gabriel at the Hollywood Bowl Oct 6
Tickets on sale now - here
Did every one have this album, or just me?
AND OCT. 19th
TROUBADOUR PRESENTS
FRIGHTENED RABBIT
  TIX here




 FINANCE SECTION
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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
Way to go! BLAggers moved back up!


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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
 
8.4.12

ARIES.
A friend is really not having a good experience in life and needs your support and the sun in your cousin sign Leo will bring you the energy to help . This coming week it’s about family or who you consider such.

TAURUS
You need to get moving and grooving and start the week in good form and energy.
You will have the Sun shining on you for pleasant recreation. This is not for career situations until the end of August.

GEM
What can you achieve this week is up to how willing you are to make the right call to the right person on time .Hold off on major decisions until the end of August as your boss Mercury will turn in a good direction then.

CAN
If you continue to hold on to grudges you will be on the wrong end of the stick
this week in a situation that will require you to keep your temper .The Sun in your money house however is a gift bringer.

LEO.
The powerful sun in your own sign is in a good mood this month so you should begin the month finishing of any thing not finished from the whole of the year so far.
Happy Birthday to you and Mr. Obama.

VIR
Any task or job unfinished will be easier to deal with after the 15th of this month. Hopefully you will spare time to relax and play until then. Work picks up nearer September so hang on until then.

LIB
Travel is much on your mind and this can make you a bit antsy if you cannot get away right now. The fact is that other things are on your plate so bite the bullet and wait until September. It will be much easier all round then.

SCOR.
It’s still heavy going these days, however there is always a reason for anything under the Sun so it is up to you yourself to discover what is the most important lesson you are learning now .When you decide and you will this month, get going to make the changes.

SAG,
Your boss Jupiter is sitting in Gemini  so be good as he will be watching you and hoping you wont let that impulse regarding any thing that’s not good for you .However all is not totally lost as the sun in your cousin sign Leo smiles at you and brings some fun days. .

CAP.
Mercury going forwards on the 8th next week will assist you to get the job done as this month is a great opportunity to decide on a long overdue decision in any area. In the mean time be seen out and about looking your best.

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 feel nervous it’s due to the very full moon in your own sign this week.
 
PISC
Financial situations are   much on your mind and if you learn Rome was not built in a day things will work much easier for you. If some one around you is acting out their drama remember it’s not yours .Don not react to it!!


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