Brits in LA Newsletter March 25th, 2013

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.  
Check out the new VW XL1
Apparently the worlds most fuel efficient car!
Hey Breeps
We have a lot going on this coming week so check out all the events below - Come join us on some of the fun things
I'm currently in pre production on a short film called 'Pepper' If you want to get involved we are crewing up and looking to shoot on April 20th for three days - Please email me if interested in helping out.
Also if you want to pledge to help us finance it to, you can do donate as little as a $5 or if you want some reward for your dosh we have some great incentives.
Please take a look at it for us...

Our charity UKares Foundation has a couple of seminars coming up the first on Health care Insurance is on April 3rd at Cecconi's restaurant in West Hollywood. Adam Beach is our guest speaker to answer some of your questions. We are also conducting a survey to find out health care needs from with in the community - Please take a moment to answer a few simple questions help us to help you. 

Hope everything is well in your lives and hope to see you really soon



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Oh Fancy That! has a wide selection of easter eggs in stock

-Handy site for rough cab calculations if you are traveling or new to town

Don't forget to follow JC Mac's fitness blog
Click here to see how you can get your abs in shape in 10 minutes a day!
Craig has been working out with him recently and I was lucky enough to
catch sight of his newly toned stomach! JC is also a cast member of:
Courage, New Hampshire will show as a 4 hour marathon on memorial day on cable network INSP with news for season 2 coming soon, here's the new trailer. The series has many Brits in LA members in the cast including JC Mac Jim Tavaréand Napoleon Ryan
Also Brits in LA member sam Douglas is in
the latest TV series for the History Channel called THE BIBLE SERIES.

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"I have used Paul many times, he has a magical way of helping me see the role clearer, 
and stops me from standing in my own way" - Craig Young, NCIS:LA, Hawaii 5.0, Fringe

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Paul Duddridge
Acting Coach Paul Duddridge has an outstanding track record 
helping British and US actors get work in Hollywood. 
 He usually works one to one with clients but due to demand 
he is starting group classes from April 2013. For free consultation about either class contact
Thinking of moving to L.A. and need a visa?
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. or call on 305-860-4050 for a free consultation.
Bernard Sidman is a fellow Brit in LA and has helped many Brits in LA members with the immigration process and has a high success rate. He has helped many BRITS IN LA members through the citizenship application too and is very experienced and thorough. You can reach him on 
818 981 0352 or check out his website at or Email him at

Or are you....

One of the most common questions we get asked is for shipping company 
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NEXT STOP LAX have a seminar coming up in London 
 with The Actors Company LA Take note of their incredible guest speakers!!
Click here for more info 

MARCH 28TH - 7pm
Brits in LA monthly Pub crawl
Last thursday of event montH
Join us as we discover a new part of LA each month
Click for more info and to rsvp

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.


Brits in LA host the British Army's cricket team
Join us at the Cat n fiddle to welcome our boys from back home
rsvp HERE

rsvp and call the pub to make your reservation(323) 850-5400

L.A. Theatre Works host Brits in LA for Cyrano De Bergerac directed by Martin Jarvis!

Britweek is an organization dedicated to being a strong cultural and organization presence celebrating the creative fusion between California and the UK. From April 23rd to May 6th they will be hosting various music and arts events around Los Angeles, check out their website for a full calendar of events.


 Brits in LA member and director Alex Hyde White invites you to "Three Days (of Hamlet)" opens in Westwood

Charity opening Premiere and Party. Barney's Beanery Westwood, 
5:30 pm. Regent Cinema 7pm. Friday April 19th.

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   
Or email her
Rates starting at $16.95 p/day Inc Taxes....
She has helped many Brits in LA members
Also now doing airport transfers for $60**
*These cars are not brand new luxury vehicles
**Rates may vary depending on distance

 One of our favourite hangouts The Pikey is up for an award - give them some love

The Pikey was nominated as best new bar, we'd love your help to win!! To vote you click the link, click next to "The Pikey" enter your zip code, then enter your email address to confirm your vote. They will send you their news letter, but you can unsubscribe from the first one. 
Eileen and I with some friends in the Pikey's back backroom 
Vote here

Gorgeous Mid Century House to rent
in Palm Springs
Email Craig for all the details.

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Brits in LA's favourite celebrity journalist Sandro Monetti has launched a 
brilliant Movie Locations tour which drives film fans to sites around town 
where 40 famous films were shot - everything from Argo to Pretty Woman - 
If you enjoyed Miserable Lesbians, come hear more funny stories from that film's 
writer-director Sandro Monetti on his Celebrity Insider Movie Locations Tour, departing each 
Saturday afternoon at 2pm from the Hollywood Roosevelt, where an air conditioned bus will 
take you to locations used in Argo, Die Hard and 40 other famous films while celebrity 
reporter Sandro tells you the inside story behind the movies and their stars. 
Book at and use the special Brits in LA code SALE50 (no space) for half-price tickets.
Check out this report on KTLA

Annie works for Rose Bowl location rentals and thought
it might be useful for those of you looking for somewhere short term.
Check out their website here 


Productions mounts a revival of the critically acclaimed production of Trainspotting that first rocked Los Angeles in 2002. Entertaining and shocking in equal measure, Harry Gibson's stage adaptation of Irvine Welsh's cult novel about Scottish heroin addicts runs March 9 through April 13 at the Elephant Theatre, with award-winning director Roger Mathey again at the helm.
For reservations and information, call 323-960-7785 or go to

Jane Austen wrote only six novels, but her wit and wisdom left readers pining for more. Impro Theatre's Jane Austen UnScripted gives audiences a chance to imagine the other books she might have written. The company deftly creates a world of love-struck girls, brooding noblemen and charming cads, and although hearts are sure to be broken, true love will win out in the end. 
or contact Pasadena Playhouse Box Office


Go support our Army playing cricket

Our team THE BLAggers
Don't forget to like LA Premier League on Facebook

Anyone for Netball?
Such a great group of Ladies. All ages welcome as long as you can run around for an hour straight!
If you fancy joining in the fun you can either join their Facebook group 

                       FINANCE SECTION 

Don't get frazzled with your book-keeping 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.  


"Adam Beach has been helping us set up our new retirement plans and 
he's great at explaining all the complicated matter" - Brits in LA

Email Anne at or call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
Anne will be at the King's Head, Santa Monica doing spiritual
readings Friday and Saturday afternoons make sure to call
the number above to book an appointment.




In any relationship situation please keep a handle on that famous Ram temper as it will cause more problems especially since your boss Mars is in your own sign and it will rebound on you if you don’t. !!! Happy Birthday

Your priority should be taking care of you in any area that requires attention. and start with what you know is well overdue .On the upside you can expect a call from a  past love or work interest so be ready.

The sun in Aries can bring out a very creative side of you and it also favors getting a handle on any unfinished business that is causing you some emotional upset.
If you feel you need to make a move in this direction, it will be easier as the week proceeds.

You will have to be aware this next week to not speak out of turn or harshly to any one .The consequences are long reaching for you especially if it’s a close friend or family .Its best to say nothing at all right now.

Yes this is a time for the inner crank to show itself for some of you who are not participating in life as you know you can .The sun in your cousin sign of Aries  added with unpredictable Uranus can set things in motion.

Its time for a trip as you benefit from the change of scenery. Just when you think you are about over something up it pops again .This is called unfinished business and it won’t leave until it is done.

The sun is your opposite sign of Aries will be ready to help you spring clean this next couple of weeks . Also affecting you is Uranus, he is in a feisty mood  and this along with Mars can set your temper off. Best to get to the spring cleaning to use up the energy.

Life is about to heat up as the sun and Mars your boss in Aries start the spring off in a cheeky way in your general direction. If you are looking for love it’s nearer to you than you think so don’t be seen out looking less than your best.

Your boss Jupiter is sitting in your opposite sign of Gemini  so be good as he will be watching you and hoping you wont let that impulse regarding spending take over your mind set. However all is not totally lost as the sun in your cousin sign Aries smiles at you.

Mercury moving in a positive way this week will assist you to get the job done. This month there is a great opportunity to decide on a long overdue decision in any area. In the mean time be seen out and about looking your best.

You are probably feeling like a break away even though it seems impossible to make the decision now .A walk on the beach or in nature can even out your mood. This does not have to be so overwhelming .You have to be able to ask for assistance.

Your recent birthday has made you more aware on what is not accomplished or unfinished in your life. Therefore if you are feeling blue be ready and willing to reach out to someone who needs your help .This is a good time for you to look at what is good in your life.

Something to make you miss home...


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