Tuesday, October 9, 2012

BLA! BLA! BLA! NEWSLETTER OCT 9TH, 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.

*You can click on all images to make them larger

Hi Breeps
Firstly big happy Birthday week to our lovely Eileen, who turns a big one on Thursday
We love you Eileen, Come and join us at Brekkie Club tomorrow to help wish her a happy day xx
Also happy birthday to Brits in LA members Noam Fiedlander, James Bowers, Black Jesus, Steve McClintock, Villy, Michael Enwright, Vlad and Sarah Kerry, 

So last week was my Birthday week, thank you all for my messages... facebook has certainly allowed us all to be able to share the love and save trees at the same time.  I went to see Brit legend and Celtic  FC fan Rod Stewart at The Colosseum in Las Vegas. 
He was fantastic in a drunk uncle at a wedding type way.His voice wasn't too great but it didn't really matter as he churned out hit after hit. 

When I arrived home on Sunday it was straight to the Greek to see the fantastic Bernie Sumner in New Order play to a sold out crowd. 
Now they still got it! No John Barnes unfortunately for a world in motion reunion. However they killed it on Bizarre Love triangle, Blue Monday and the brilliant True Faith.

Brits in LA member Lynn Helm is still currently in hospital. We are all keeping her in our prayers and lighting candles for he. her family are staying strong. Sending all our love. Get well soon Lynn xxx 
If you want to keep updated on her progress you can join this Facebook group
We are all sending lots of love and keeping our
fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.
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
AXUM designs is a small graphic design company based in Orange county, and serving all of Los Angeles. We pride ourselves on being fast, friendly, and reliable. Please visit our website at axumdesigns.com to view some of our work. To contact us please email axumdesigns@gmail.com

Make sure to read all the way through for the latest members news
and lots of deals and discounts.

Cheers
CRAIG 

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 at info@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! 

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

PLEASE SUPPORT THE EZRA SCHUYLER BENEFIT
Featuring some amazing DJ's
My friend Bryan Schuyler passed away recently
leaving behind his young son, Ezra.
Proceeds from this evening will go towards bringing
him up and his education
RSVP HERE



 The Cat and the Fiddle are celebrating 30 years this October and will have some very special 1980's prices in store for us during the week of their birthday.
Click here for all the details.

We are always looking for contributors to add our blog.
So if you have some good stories, interviews, reviews you would like to share, contact us at britsinla@gmail.com

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 
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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

THINGS TO DO IN LA


Novelist Nick Hornby with Tom Bissell


Tickets available only through Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets are $31 each. You may also call Brown Paper Tickets toll free at 1-800-838-3006. Unless otherwise noted, tickets may be available at the door on the night of the program. EACH TICKET INCLUDES A COPY OF NICK HORNBY’S BOOK, MORE BATHS LESS TALKING. HE WILL SIGN THE BOOKS AT THE PROGRAM.


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
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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Billy Snow

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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 Paul Weller, David Byrne, Florence and the Machine, Snow Patrol and many, many more.  
Check out the listings at our Gigging page.

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

BEL AIR FILM FESTIVAL IS THIS WEEKEND
The Bel-Air Film Festival would like to offer Brits in LA members free passes to our Los Angeles Feature Film Premiere for A Band of Rogues. Sunday, October 14th, 8pm, held at the UCLA James Bridges Theater. For ticket RSVP’s please email kiah@belairfilmfestival.com.
Synopsis:
A group of American musicians are stuck in Argentina after they are arrested with the possession of drugs. Told in eleven chapters, each of which coincides with a track on their album, this story follows their adventures through rehab, across the country of Argentina, and finally into Chile.

The Bel-Air Film Festival would like to offer Brits in LA members free passes to our Los Angeles Documentary Premiere for Momo: The  Sam Giancana Story. Sunday, October 14th, 2pm at the UCLA James Bridges Theater. For ticket RSVP’s please email kiah@belairfilmfestival.com.


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?

BRITS ON THE STAGE

TOM LOWE

Remember our Tom from our Jubilee event? He's performing with a live band featuring upright bass, guitars, and drums at The Hollywood Studio Bar and Grill,
6122 Sunset Blvd (corner of Gower and Sunset)
Show starts @9pm doors open @8:30.
OCT 12th, 2012
If it takes your fancy, you can go to the link below and selec his first name, Tom, for as many discounted tickets as you need, $10 a pop. Would be amazing if you could rally a Brits in LA crowd to support a fellow Brit!!
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/280792




The National Ballet of Canada’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Oct 19-21, the choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, is originally from England.

DAN CLARK Performing at the Mint Oct 10th
RUSSELL'S BACK! FOR $25
Tuesday, 10/16: Russell BrandSeats will be assigned beginning at 6pm, Doors open for drinks at 7:00pm, Showtime 8:00pm, Tickets $25. Click here to purchase tickets.
Monday, 10/22: Russell BrandSeats will be assigned beginning at 6pm, Doors open for drinks at 7:00pm, Showtime 8:00pm, Tickets $25. Click here to purchase tickets.

 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

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

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
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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

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 me a copy of your receipt!
Farmers Market Self Storage
111 The Grove Dr
Mid-City West
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 825-2218

 BLOW DRY

$50 for a blowdry, brow shape
and manicure
courtesy of Eden Sassoon

Visit their website

TIM BURTON'S The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D
$10 at Goldstar

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MEMBERS NEWS


BBC World Have Your Say are coming to LA to do a programme with actors and people in the entertainment industry on Oct 24th 10-11am. It will be broadcast on BBC World Service Radio and will be a conversation between our guests about the industry and your thoughts on the Presidential election. BBC World Service Radio is the world’s most highly respected international radio network reaching a global audience of more than 150 million listeners. If you're interested in taking part, please email anna.ceesay@bbc.co.uk with a resume or description of your work in LA. We can't guarantee that you'll get on the programme but please do get in touch. We're also very keen to hear from your American members!


CAN YOU VOTE?
You can now register to vote online! Click here to make sure you are able to vote in the November elections (citizens only) Its my first time being eligible to vote as an American.




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


CONGRATS TO STEVE COOKE


Musician Steve Cooke's "Working for the USA" Nominated For ‘Best Male Vocal’ At The Hollywood Music In Media Awards.


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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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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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 or call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
she's amazing - She did my charts and was very accurate.



10/6/12

ARIES.
Its time to make space for new opportunities and to explore your world in a different way .If you normally enjoy routine be ready to leave that way of thinking on the back burner.

TAURUS
On the upside you can expect a call from someone from the past and this time you need to be upfront honest and yes! speak very frankly about your feelings. On the down side it may not be who you want to appear .

GEM
The sun in your cousin sign Libra will bring out a very melancholy side of you and it  favors getting a handle on any part of life that you are not being honest about .
You know you cant hide things for ever .


CAN
The consequences are long reaching for you especially if  you have not reconciled with who or what is not resolved .The Past will catch you up as Saturn has moved into your cousin sign Scorpio for a couple of years .

LEO.
Yes this is a time for the inner intuitive to show itself for some of you who are not participating in life as you know you can. This month could end on a note of self pity if you don’t take action soonest.

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 the unfinished project 
or home based repair.

LIB
By mid month or so you will need to finish up any unfinished business in any area When this is completed you will feel ready for what ever your own new year will bring .  Happy Birthday.


SCOR
You are on a health regime these days and as you are determined to achieve a good outcome. The latter part of this year is excellent in some ways. You will figure out what needs changing now that Saturn the teacher has moved into your life for two years.

SAG
You could be feeling a bit moody or out of sorts due to 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 what you have been planting this past few weeks.

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 . 

AQU
Someone will likely ask for help this next few days .How you handle this situation will decide if they come back for more. You should be feeling better than for some time I general.

PISC
Helping some one is on your mind possibly one who is close to you. This week Saturn the teacher moves into Scorpio your cousin sign and lessons are to be learned by all especially the water signs.Since you are one of them listen well to that inner voice.

ERM.... FOR A BLOKE IN HIS SEVENTIES HE STILL HOLDS UP WELL
WHAT DO YOU THINK?


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