Brits in LA Newsletter Sept 3rd


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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.

Hi Everyone
Hope you are all enjoying the Labour Day weekend?
If you are in the Beverly Hills/West Hollywood area you
probably felt that earthquake last night?
It woke me up and even shook a picture off my wall!
Read Craig's informative guide on how to be prepared for an earthquake
We had an amazing trip with Anaheim Helicopter Tours last week. 
We surprised our intern Michael with a farewell trip.

This really is something you should add to your bucket list. It's the perfect day out if you have visitors in town. We flew about 50 feet away from the Hollywood sign, which was surreal.

 Trips start at $80 but Brits in LA members get 15% off! Scroll down to download the discount voucher.
Up above Dodger Stadium
We received a lovely gift in my mailbox this week
The very talented Brits in LA member Ed Ormandy has designed these gorgeous customized guitar picks

Craig and I were delighted to receive one each 
If you want to order one for the musician in your life (or wannabe guitar player) visit their website here
Don't forget to be safe during this wildfire season, I saw a massive fire yesterday.So put out your bbqs and candles securely before you leave them unattended.
This fire in Glendora was visible
all the way from Hollywood!

Also very excited to hear Top Shop will be opening at the Grove Spring 2013! Watch this space for more info....
And some not so great things...
Carmageddon II in One Month - 405 Freeway Motorist Advisory - Sat-Sun, Sept.29-30
http://www.metro.net/projects/I-405/
Cheers Eileen
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.
After party at Ye Olde Kings Head, Santa Monica
This film will be on general release from September 7th

TUESDAY 
BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB 
SPONSORED BY 
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 are pleased to introduce our Breakfast Club sponsor NextStopLAX .
NextStopLAX specializes in attaining working visas for entertainment industry professionals, actors, singers, dancers, models, musicians, producers and directors, all of whom are considered to be individuals of extraordinary ability. We assist International Talent in complying with the complexities of US Immigration requirements. Our in-house legal experts along with our history and expertise in the field, allows us to help you in acquiring the necessary working papers you need to start your new life in the US. Our clients benefit from our streamlined Visa coordination service, along with our proprietary software which employs state of the art technology in the visa process. Our proprietary software improves our ability to expedite your case efficiently, whilst allowing our clients to have 24/7 online access to their own individual case. We are proud to say that NextStopLAX is renowned for its zealous and creative advocacy on behalf of its clients.

Visit the NextStopLAX website for more information here
http://nextstoplax.com/
Representatives are usually in attendance at breakfast on Tuesdays if you wish to have a little chat with them.

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?
PAUL @ PLATINUM HAS A SPECIAL OFFER
Many Brits in LA members have used our services here at 

We provide a professional website design service, for companies and individuals.
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, 
Our Best offer yet!
$499.99*
 for up to a 15 page website
Package Includes:

Website design & Logo Design

1Years Hosting of website.

Six Updates to Existing Pages Within First Year

Personal Email Address IE: yourname@yoursite.com**

**Emails can be viewed via an online control panel.

* Offer ends September 30th 2012

We can design you a website, sell your *digital content online even design you a logo!


If you are interested then contact us:
or visit our website at:

*Extra cost depending on how many items to be sold

BRITS ON THE STAGE
Brits in LA recommend -
"RED" at Mark Taper Forum
Center Theatre Group  
NOW - Sept. 9th
1 WEEK 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.

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, 
Dave Stewart, Paul Oakenfold, Florence and the Machine 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 is 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!

MEMBERS NEWS

BBC journalist Tricia Clarke made the move across the pond and now interviews others who did the same
Visit her website here 

LYNSEY SHAW is Live at the Kings Head every Thursday
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   
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.
For more information, visit http://www.matthewarkin.com/acting-class.html

FINANCE SECTION 
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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
9/1/12

ARIES.
The financial situation for you could be getting a boost as early September arrives
Look for an opportunity to advance your work prospects .Its a good holiday weekend to spend with friends.

TAURUS
The sun in your cousin sign of Virgo will bring a situation that is unresolved
In any part of your life to a head. Therefore it’s best to deal with this promptly
rather than wait. You can expect to have an unexpected guest soon.

GEM
Time again for your boss Mercury to change signs to complete what has transpired in your life these past few months. You will be travelling emotionally or otherwise to a place where you can put things in order .As it stands you are conflicted some what.

CAN
Movement is good for you and this week it’s all around you and in the family also.
Be strong and understand you are not weak if you admit to a change of mind .If you say or do nothing as is your way sometimes be prepared to regret.

LEO.
Health issues could hold you back from enjoying this last weeks of the summer
So tackle whets to do and make it your priority and spend time relaxing not stressing. You are really in a good time frame to look for a different job.

VIR
As this coming month is the start of your New Year is sure you are ready and willing to get going on your particular plan for the New Year. You can take a break away if you allow yourself after all there are phones these days!!!! Happy Birthday

 LIB
With Mercury going forwards now in the part of your life that’s not always on show
be prepared to be surprised and perhaps a little miffed when something you prefer to not be seen is revealed .Just remember who you shared it with .!!
SCOR
After the events of the past few weeks the big build up and fast let downs you would think enough is enough for even the strong willed Scorpio .Well lets hope you know take note .That is if you don’t take care of yourself not many others will.

SAG,
Take the bull by the horns  this week ahead .Its the  right time and if you have any financial situation pending take the bull by the horns and get moving .While you waiting keep busy cleaning out anything you can to make space for better days ahead.

CAP
If you are hanging on waiting for some kind of decision from another don’t wait .Take action on your own behalf and make the result you are looking for .You are the motivating force now in a good way.

AQU
 Well what will happen in life if you go out and make waves .This part of the year is ripe for you to make the changes and don’t expect any thing less than positive . Nothing will change unless you do.

PISC
Its all work and no play for you this week so do what has to be done and do not  allow others to tell you how or what to do .Its time to make life a bit more interesting and its your right in life to expect better things for yourself.


Happy Birthday to
Sex Pistol
Steve Jones , long time Brit in LA!

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