Brits in LA Newsletter October 15th 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.

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Hi Guys
What an amazing week it has been for me! I was lucky enough to see Madge in concert last week and I thought she was fantastic.
Then last Thursday I had a birthday to celebrate, and planned a nice quiet dinner with my best friend Craig. Little did I know he had other plans for me!
Watch the video below to see how his amazing hard work and planning paid off!
Truly a massive thank you to everyone who was involved. I am so overwhelmed with all the love!
Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing John Hurt in Krapp's Last Tape
Absolutely amazing how he manages to keep the audience's attention for a whole hour in this one man show. Scroll down for a deal on tickets.

This week I am planning on going to see Brit DJ Sasha at Playhouse (tickets $15!) and also the Modfather Pall Weller is at the Greek on Friday! Tickets start at $35! Both will be fantastic nights!

Have you visited a great website called Brits Across The Pond ? Fellow Brit in LA Tricia, interviews expats who have made the move. It was my turn this week! Read it here

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 screening to Denzel Washington's Flight and Kiera Knightly in Anna Karenina

cheers
Eileen

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.

If you are a Bond fan you will surely want this book from Taschen.
They are currently taking pre-orders, which are going fast!

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
If you want to subscribe to the newsletter and have it delivered straight to your inbox, click here 
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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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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, Muse, Snow Patrol and many, many more.  
Check out the listings at our Gigging page.

UPCOMING SCREENINGS
Anna Karenina
RSVP to Lauren 
Check out this Focus Features release we’re working on titled ANNA KARENINA starring Keira Knightly and Jude Law, which comes out November 16th.
It is beyond amazing.
Check out the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPGLRO3fZnQ 

We’re hosting an advance complimentary VIP screening in Los Angeles on November 15th and we’d love to invite you out to enjoy the film and have a good time.

Note we have limited seats so we can only offer 50 seats.


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?

BRITS ON THE STAGE

Jim Tavaré is at The Laugh Pack               
Theatre this Thursday 18th. Use offer code 'BRUCE' 
to get a special discounted ticket rate when ordering online from www.laughpack.com


                  
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!

Buy the album here 


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.



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


London's Hit West End Thriller The Woman in Black


Oct 26-29 
Tickets on Goldstar 
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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 her a copy of your receipt!
Farmers Market Self Storage
111 The Grove Dr
Mid-City West
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 825-2218


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

Meet Christine Kubrick and Jan Harlan
RSVP here

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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!

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


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 goes live tomorrow morning 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:
http://www.cloudsovercuba.com/


THIS WEEK YOUNG BRIT IN LA OLIVER BELL APPEARED ON JIMMY KIMMEL IN THE COMEDY SKETCH ‘CHARLIE BIT MY FINGER’ TAKE A LOOK

OLIVER IS ONE OF BLA CAROL IRWIN’S STUDENTS, WHO ARE CURRENTLY APPEARING IN GLEE, DISNEY MOVIES, PILOTS AND TV SHOWS. SHE TEACHES ACTING TO  KIDS AND TEENS. THE NEW 8 WEEK SEASON STARTS ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 18TH AT HER STUDIO AT VETURA & LAUREL CANYON. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF PLACES AVAILABLE SO CALL CAROL TO SIGN UP
818-807-5280

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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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.

STARS #1
 10/8/11



ARIES.
The financial situation for you could be getting a boost as early as mid week arrives
Look for an opportunity to lighten to your work load  either by delegating or speaking up for your self.

TAURUS
The sun in Libra and Mars in Scorpio can bring up emotional feelings you had thought were dead Some thing someone did or said has brought this up again.   The  situation could come to ahead later this month.

GEM
Time again for your boss Mercury to  move into Scorpio to complete what has transpired in your life this past year so far. You will be travelling emotionally or otherwise to a place where you can put things to rest .

CAN
Be strong and understand you are not weak if you admit to feelings of insecurity or fears .By showing the world that you have  your sensitive side can bring others to assist you.

LEO.
Health issues could hold you back from enjoying this weekend so make a plan to rest up and not make too many waves .Tackle what has to be done and don’t stress.
It’s a good idea to not eat or drink in access also.

VIR
As this past month was the start of your new year be sure you already started with the resolution to be ready and willing to get going on your particular plan for the new year .

LIB
With several planets sitting beside you as you enter your own new year you can
be prepared to be surprised and perhaps a little excited when an unexpected gift arrives . Happy Birthday.

SCOR
Your recent positive activity in several areas should have cleared a lot of dead wood out of life for you .Therefore be ready to accept the changes and fill the space with only positive energy. This is the best time this year coming up.

SAG,
Take the bull by the horns and this week ahead should be the right time to clear out that spare room or cupboard and be sure to finish by next weekend as life takes a turn for the better socially as well as other areas.

CAP
.Be kind to yourself and take a quiet and restful  trip and work out what position you want to be in this time next month financially. You have a lot of opportunities to make waves in this coming few weeks

AQU
Follow the crowd and you will waste time this week if you make it all about time alone and finishing up what need to be done there is a benefit. .The end of the week ahead will find you in a better place.

PISC
No matter what others say or think you as one of the most intuitive signs and should always go by that gut feeling .This week will bring some thing that’s unfinished to a head. You need to relax and enjoy life. 



Americans Are Barmy Over Britishisms


Read all about it here
Check out Donna Ruko who host's a show called The Loop on the LIVESTRONG Woman YouTube channel. In this episode she is sharing her N-Tyce experience!  

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