Brits in LA Newsletter Dec 4th, 2012


Last Year's Christmas Shannigans
 

Talk to 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 work his very hardest to get you into the car of your choice. Contact him on 310 266 8825 or by email.  

*You can click on all images to make them larger

TOMORROW NIGHT is the night! for our 6th Annual Xmas Party Get your tickets here


Hi Breeps!
Hope you are all getting festive -A lot of you tend to go back to blighty for the hols, please give it my love, stay warm and think of me in my banana hammock, sipping cocktails in Mexico! (rubbing it in) Don't forget to join our UKares charity fb page to see how you can get involved in helping your community or see how we can help you in times of need, distress and crisis. Sending Prayers to Lynn Helm, who is on the mend and Mrs. Mabbett who was featured in last week's newsletter - both great supporters of Brits in LA. Now it's our turn to give back - by sending them all of our good vibes and positive thoughts xx

There are a few tickets left for tomorrow night's Christmas party including the amazing food, catered by Carry On Catering - There sausage rolls were the talk of the UKares launch party. 

Newcastle Brown Ale Sponsored our A Very British Pub Crawl last week -
It was a lot of fun. Next pub crawl will be in late January when everyone is back. 

Everyone has been asking about The Toscars this year and we are well on our way in the prepping side of things. Now if you want to take part... priority tickets for past participants go on sale Dec 10th till Jan 1st - If there are still places available after,we will then open up to the newbies. GA tickets to attend the awards will also go on sale Jan 1st, 2013

There will be no Nextstop LAX/ Brits in LA Breakfast Club on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. We will resume back on January 8th, 2013.

See ya soon 

Craig x

Photographer Dawn Bowery has produced a lovely set of Christmas cards, make sure to mail yours by the end of next week if they are being sent to Europe!

Prices are 
pack of 10 cards $27, pack of 25 cards $48.75

We are looking for an intern to work with us from January 2013
please email us here if you are interested.
Make sure to  continue to check the Facebook board and follow us on Twitter to keep up to date on all the latest Brits in LA news. If you want to have this newsletter delivered straight to your email you can click here to sign up.


HAVE YOU JOINED OUR LATEST GROUPS
BLASA - Our Shakespeare Appreciation Society
and Craig's new dating group
Bringles
AND
UKares Foundation
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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 
British Music Artists 
We have a list of British bands and artists playing in the area including One Direction
Ed Sheeran, Muse, and many, many more.  
Check out the listings at our Gigging page.

Catherine was kind enough to donate to our UKares silent auction.
If you are interested in her services please email her here

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UPCOMING EVENTS



TUESDAY 
BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB 
SPONSORED BY NEXT STOP LAX
RSVP Here

We are pleased to introduce our Breakfast Club sponsor NextStopLAX .
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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



NEXT STOP LAX present BRITS IN LA's 
6th Annual Christmas Party

Wednesday December 5th, 7pm -11pm 
Join us for this  glamourous Hollywood style party
Get in the Christmas cheer and come celebrate with us. 
Tix $30 
Complimentary bar, food and valet parking
A tombola style raffle to benefit UKares
Bring an unwrapped toy for  Adopt-a-Letter
Sexy Santa and Mrs Claus will be in the house.
Buy your tickets here 

 DEC 10th 
Cat and the fiddle pub will be playing the British OFFICE Christmas Special

DEC 15th AMIR KHAN FIGHT

Bolton boy Amir Khan will be fighting Californian Carlos Molina
at the LA Sports Arena on Saturday Dec 15th
Brits in LA members get discounted tickets
use the code BRITS1 which gets you seats in Amir's corner!
Visit Ticketmaster to purchase

BRIT BAR OF THE WEEK
THE CHURCHILL
We will be doing a west Hollywood pub crawl in January and will feature thus place.

PILOT SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING 

PAUL DUDDRIDGE ACTING CAREER COACH

1st Session is Free!
Paul Duddridge
As a producer / agent in London Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in entertainment.
He is now the number one entertainment career consultant in Los Angeles, with an amazing reputation for getting real results.
He has helped numerous actors, comedians directors etc to achieve success where it had previously seemed impossible.
The first consultation is completely FREE
Mention BRITSINLA for a 25% discount.
 http://www.entertainmentcoach.com


GET ME TO HOLLYWOOD
Get Me To Hollywood: British Edition is the essential guide to living the life in LA and how to make it in Hollywood, specifically tailored for our British readers. Throughout the 8 chapters, we will cover the basics: what an American headshot looks like compared with a British headshot, the established actor's resume, how to find representation, how to meet with casting directors and the audition process, and will also include a detailed list of resources and contributors.
Louisa Spring has specialized in representing English talent for the past 15 years and has successfully helped them make the trek over. With the current fascination with all things British, the timing was right to release this handbook to help those seeking help on making the big move.

You can buy the book as a direct download here: http://www.payloadz.com/go/sip?id=1871032 or on our website & social networking pages.


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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
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BRITS ON THE STAGE

The birth of one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands in history is told in the new dramatic musical Backbeat, which will have its American premiere and pre-Broadway presentation at the Ahmanson Theatre.
Get your tickets here

Nov 24 - Dec 30, 2012
By Peter Gwinn & Bobby Mort
Directed by Marc Warzecha
With its trademark humor, irreverence and originality, The Second City is giving the classic Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale a hearty twist.

OH NO HE DIDN'T!
Lythgoe Family Productions 
have just announce panto dates in Pasadena.
20% of tickets now plus a glass of wine! 
Just use code LFP2012 
Tickets vary from $22 (Child) to Adults weekday $32 and weekend $52 , top ticket is $100 if you want to go on stage !!! 
Click here to purchase

Starring Sex Pistols Steve Jones


Our own Sandro Monetti is back
Tuesday December 11th

DYLAN MORAN 
of Black Books fame!!
Irish Comedian Dylan Moran is back
 I think he is brilliantly funny, and want to encourage you 
all to go and see him.
He has 2 shows at Largo in December.
Tickets for December 11th, click here
Tickets for December 12th, click here

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MEMBERS NEWS

DJ TYLER

FOR ALL YOUR HOLIDAY PARTIES - HE PROVIDES LIGHTING TO

SUPER GREAT GUY - HE WORKED OUR UKARES LAUNCH PARTY

CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE www.djtylerla.com

SCREAM FAMOUS CLOTHING
Just opened on Melrose
Visit their Facebook Page for more info

FIND FENTON
Perfect stocking filler!
Meet Fenton, the world's most famous dog. Not content with the deer-chasing rampage that propelled him into the limelight, the world's naughtiest Labrador is off on a whirlwind tour of destruction across London. Starting where it all began in Richmond Park, this hilarious book challenges you to find Fenton in a variety of famous locations, from the Royal Albert Hall to the House of Commons, from the Tate Modern to St Pancras Station. Wherever he goes, Fenton leaves a trail of chaos; wrecking a garden party at Buckingham Palace, pestering the players at Wimbledon and upstaging the celebrities  at a Leicester Square film premiere. Keep a look out for his tracks and trails and see if you can collar Fenton before he escapes for good...
Buy on Amazon
Like on Facebook


Leila Birch is part of a sketch team have created a new show! IN CASE OF EMERGENCY will be playing at 8pm on 10th and 17th of December. It promises to be a really fun night. 

Address: The Second City Hollywood 6560 Hollywood Blvd, 2nd floor. 
Telephone: 323.464.8542


KIDS DANCE CLASSES! 

MONDAY 3.15pm - 4.15pm BALLET
               4.15pm - 5.15pm JAZZ/HIP HOP

Next 8 WEEK SESSION STARTS MONDAY 29 OCTOBER
STUDIO CITY (LAUREL & VENTURA)

EMAIL OR CALL FOR MORE INFO:- 
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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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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 

Anne will be at the king's head, Santa Monica doing spiritual readings this Friday and Saturday afternoons, to book an appointment call


ARIES.
In any relationship situation you will find that what ever was a problem will begin to ease up as Mars your boss moves forward. You have to be sure you are making the right decision before you sign the deal.

TAURUS
Your  priority should be taking care of you in any area that requires attention. and start with what you know you can handle right now .Be aware that  mercury the planet of all communications will  be on your case mid month if you resist.

GEM
The sun in your opposite sign Sagittarius can bring out a very creative side of you and it also favors getting a handle on any part of life or person that is causing you emotional upset. This could be a situation of your on making.

CAN
The consequences are long reaching for you  fall out with another especially if it’s a close friend or family .Its best to say what you mean and mean what you say or don’t say any thing !!

LEO.
Your own hesitation is tripping you  up a this time nothing else should be stopping you from participating in life right now .Be sure to get enough rest and things will pick up in a positive way mid month.

VIR
Its time you figured out that you and you alone cause most of the stress you are experiencing  currently. This is in part because you don’t feel so confident recently
This is a holding time and there will be better days as we reach the end of the year.

LIB
If you have any thing you need to be working on get it done by mid month as some situations will hold you back until January and lets face it you need to get it sorted before then. As soon as you have the relief will be worth the effort.

SCO
You have the gift bringer Jupiter otherwise known as Santa Claus  in your area of money  and all you possess, so with this in mind don’t hesitate to get the plans made for a busy social life .Until this month you have not been in a state of mind to really engage  in any thing.

SAG
Your favorite time of year for travel is coming up and be ready to relax and take a different route this time as you are on an adventure as most of your life should be .
Your ruler is marching in a positive direction soon. Happy Birthday.!

CAP
With Mars now assisting you this could be gold at the end of the rainbow if you handle it correctly .This means get rid of any expense that is not absolutely needed in your life and start fresh by the end of the next week.

AQU
A health or diet issue that has bugged you in the past will pop up again as we move into the middle of the month so get a handle on it right now so by then you feel ready for any holiday parties or trips..

PISC
.This week ahead confront whatever is not working for you head on however make sure its  in a non threatening way and see how much faster you will rebound .Be cool calm and collected all week. You  will need too be 

AND LASTY - THIS IS STUNNING
So - Eric Whitacre got all these voices together in conducted
 them to create one  online sound - amazing

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