BLA BLA BLA NEWSLETTER OCT 22. 2012



We have teamed up with Volkwagen Santa Monica to run some competitions for the next few months so watch the newsletter carefully for clues. Joe 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. Ask for JOE SEYMOUR

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Hi Breeps!
Halloween is fast approaching and when in L.A. folks really like to celebrate and the festivities have already started... join us this Thursday on our 'Villans Halloween Pub Crawl' - RSVP here. Saw a great play last night called 4th Graders Present 'Unnamed Love Suicide' - A satirical look at Theatre and Education. - 

It's on for one more weekend - Tix and info here . We are also planning a Brits in LA getaway to Palm Springs for the weekend - see below for details. Our charity is underway and should be launching very soon, we will also be looking for board members and volunteers so if you feel you may have some skills to help the community please email craig@britsin.la for more information. We have some great screenings coming up throughout the rest of the year and cool competitions too, so continue to check the board and follow us on twitter

The launch of our charity is under way. Please like our facebook page for updates and news here UKares and our logo was kindly completed and donated by Andrew from AXUM DESIGNS - Check out more of his work here

Make sure to read all the way through for the latest members news
and lots of deals and discounts, including a free screenings to to Silver Linings Playbook and Kiera Knightly in Anna Karenina

Cheers Craig


Boots USA
Did you know you can buy Boots products at your local
Target store? I just received a great selection of their products and particularly fell in love with the dry skin balm. Made my feet feel
like they belong to a newborn baby, after one use! We will be having monthly Boots product giveaways, so watch this space.
If you can't wait for our competitions you can order most products
online here

ALWAYS WANTED TO DO THIS


The normally placid Long Beach Harbor transforms into a harbor of the damned for Halloween as terrifying she-demons and monsters take residence to prey on any mortals who dare to enter their realm after dark. The demons have set up mazes on shore and on the ship to ensnare visitors who are courageous enough to make their way through the scares to the food, drink and live entertainment that awaits on the other side. Dark Harbor pulls out all the frights for this 18th annual edition, including 225 monsters and 80-foot tall flames. Other deeply disturbing mazes and attractions include "Hellfire," "Submerged," "The Cage," the brand new "Deadrise" and more. And if you somehow manage to survive, you'll be rewarded with music from multiple live bands each night.
$12 TIX AND INFO



DO YOU WANT A FREE GAS CARD?

If you have leased or bought a car from Volkswagen Santa Monica, we would love to hear from you about your experiences. If you leave them a review on Yelp and send the link to us atinfo@britsin.la we will put your name in for the draw to win a $50 gas card. 2 winners to be announced at the end of the month! 



Brits in LA member Adam Wood edited this great piece to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis (in association with Tool NFA and The John F. Kennedy Foundation & The Martin Agency) Adam Wood has been editing a documentary chronicling one of the defining moments of modern history, the various "What-If" scenarios that could have very easily unfolded and led to nuclear Armageddon and its lasting legacy, 50 years on.
The site is live now marking the moment the U2 spy planes photographed the missile sites and the crisis began. Users can sign up to receive live updates "as-if-the-crisis-is-happening" in real time and access the entire JFK Libraries archive on the subject.
Website is:

 Have you joined our latest groups 
Brits in LA Kickabout footie.
    Brits in LA Golf Club 
and my new dating group
Bringles

If you are a Bond fan you will surely want this book from Taschen.
They are currently taking pre-orders, which are going fast!
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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 
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SOUND STUDIO RENTAL
Our friend is Gayle is currently renting out her Pro Tools Studio.
Such a great space to work in and is in a freestanding building with separate entrance. Hourly, Daily,Weekly rates available
Click here for more info

BRITS IN PALM SPRINGS
Weekend of November 9th
We are  organising a getaway to the Ace Hotel
The weather should still be a perfect 80 degrees
in November, so the perfect time to visit
Rooms start at $70 a night. Click here to RSVP

TUESDAY 
BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB 
SPONSORED BY NEXT STOP LAX
RSVP Here
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

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

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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


British Music Artists 
Gigging in LA


We have a list of British bands and artists playing in the area including One Direction, Rita Oro, Muse, Snow Patrol and many, many more.  
Check out the listings at our Gigging page.

Speaking of music one of our favourite members has a new video - check out the talented James Bowers


UPCOMING SCREENINGS

We had the pleasure of Interviewing Agnyess Deyn star of upcoming flick Pusher this week - Look out for the notices once it is posted - Sandro Monetti looking very dapper interviews the former model - meanwhile check out my review of the film here


Silver Linings PlayBook
Wednesday Oct 24th Arclight

Anna Karenina
RSVP to Lauren LGrether@alliedim.com

FLIGHT

FLIGHT starring Denzel Washington on 11/1 at 7:30PM at Arclight Hollywood.
Rsvp to me at rsvp@britsin.la
To be added to the guest list 
Synopsis:
In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane?   THIS SCREENING IS FULL

BRITS ON THE STAGE

 SIMON AMSTELL
at Largo
November 12th & 13th
Get your tickets here
Griot Theatre of the West Valley presents William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar at Bethel Encino. What if the assassination of the world's most powerful man were orchestrated and executed by a woman -- a woman in touch with her passions and certain of her destiny? That question lies at the heart of this production, set against the backdrop of Game of Thrones, which asks a similar question. Employing women and artists of color in nontraditional roles, this production, directed by Malik B. El-Amin, presents a fresh and compelling take on this classical work. Price is free-$12.50

Sept 14-Oct 28
"ONASSIS"
Stella Adler Theatre
Click here for tix


John Hurt performing Samuel Beckett's "Krapp's Last Tape" will be among the highlights of the Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2012-13 season, which will be announced Thursday by Center Theatre Group. Buy Tix here
LATW Present PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Brits in LA member half price tickets$25 tickets 

London's Hit West End Thriller The Woman in Black


Oct 26-29 
Tickets on Goldstar 
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STORAGE WARS
Eileen just found the Rolls Royce of storage.
They are located right by the Farmers Market and can even store your car for $125 a month! If you say she sent you she get $25 off my rent, which she's am more than happy to split with you if you send her a copy of your receipt!
Farmers Market Self Storage
111 The Grove Dr
Mid-City West
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 825-2218

Meet Christine Kubrick and Jan Harlan
RSVP here
MEMBERS NEWS


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

This years Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) is recognizing Steve Cooke with 3 nominations,
Celebrity hosts include Eric Roberts, Adam Gaynor ( Matchbox 20) and Rock-star Supernova and Guns n’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke.
                                         Get your tickets early, starting at $70 (reg $90).
If you have just purchased his latest album or single "Working for the USA", write to stevecooke.management@gmail.com and get a special fan ticket for 50% off!

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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US/UK TAX ACCOUNTANT

REBECCA YATES
It can be very confusing filing taxes both in the UK and the US
Let Rebecca help you 

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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Weekly Stars with Anne Shaw
email Anne at shawcastar@aol.com shawcastar@aol.comor call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
she's amazing - She did my charts and was very accurate.

STARS 


STARS 
10/20/10 #1


ARIES.

Your health should be a priority this month ahead, so if you are planning doing anything that could jeopardize your health take heed and make this a quiet week as the full moon can drain your energy.

TAURUS

What ever you are thinking you feel is probably not the truth as your boss planet that affect you at times is Venus. As it is in opposite so you cannot trust what you think or feel .Be careful when a sometime friend tells you a secret.

GEM

 You will have to make haste to put right that unfinished business that is still hovering in the back of your mind and this means in any areas. Decisions are difficult at times and this is one of them.

CAN
Plans are delayed this week due to a change in financial matters. Remember a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush coming month and as the Sun goes into your cousin sign of Scorpio you may feel a little blue or out of sorts.

LEO.

Movement of some kind is all around you this coming month even if nothing has come forward for you yet. You would be wise to lay low while this is happening best to spend time with a small group of good friends this week ahead.

VIR
You will be getting a break this coming month due to positive planets helping you along. The last couple of week’s problems are receding this week and onwards .Its a lucky time frame this weekend.

LIB
You will find you can deal with life much better when you sort out any problems in any area of life .Saturn the karma planet has just left after visiting you for two years so now he is your money making house Go for it !

SCOR
Now that Saturn is with you for a couple of years, its best to listen to your inner voice extra carefully. As this is a time of big changes for all Scorpios make the needed changes yourself before they will be made for you!!!

SAG,
With the compatible sign of Mars in your life for a while you will feel more likely to get going with any thing in your life that requires energy .As an extra bonus have a fun outing this weekend.

CAP
You may be feeling a bit more settled recently after a long time out of balance. This is due to your “boss” Saturn now in a compatible sign to you.  He is letting you know something in your life is due to be brighter maybe even a happy surprise out of the blue.


AQU
Your judgment in a long term situation is way out and this week if you allow your self to go the same route as before it will be all is a waste of time. Best to be cool wait and see if you can change your mind and change the outcome!


PISC
Your boss planet Neptune currently in Capricorn, which is in the area of friends and family for you and all situations relating to them. This could mean for you perhaps extra responsibility ahead or spending more time with the family in general for a few weeks ahead.


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