Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Brits in LA Newsletter April 16th


WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
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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.  
If you would rather lease an Audi, make sure to scroll down to get 
Evan from Audi Pacific info 

Hi Everyone
First off would like to express our sadness for the horrific events that occurred in Boston this week. As a Londoner I can relate a little to the sadness and pain the citizens of Boston feel, and I am sure a lot of you can too. 
Also this week was the Hillsborough disaster 24th anniversary. 
Which I know affected a few our members directly too, 
so sending you all lots of love and strength as well. 

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I went to visit the National Landmark Watts Towers this weekend. It is located in South Central, Los Angeles and was built singlehandedly by Simon Rodia over the course of 33 years! He started in 1921 and used a variety of materials from broken glass to discarded seashells and a multitude of scrap household hardware. It must be one of the earliest recorded cases of recycling!? Answers on a postcard please ;)
Words or photographs can't really describe this work of art, 
it really requires a visit to fully understand .
Click here if you would like to book a guided tour

I would like to introduce to you Nicolas A. Ravon 
our latest newsletter supporter. 
If you have been admiring Craig's pearly whites recently, now you know who to thank. We have had lots of members ask for a good dentist so feel free to call Nicolas with all your toothy needs.
Click here to visit his website and to book an appointment.
Or if your preferred method of contact is the telephone, you can also reach his ofice by calling 310-275-5325

Would also like to welcome the very talented  David Esquire to the fold.
He is an amazing photographic and talented cameran and various other talents including being a very handy graphic designer
visit his website to find out what he can do for you 

Don't forget Next Stop LAX Brekkie at Cecconi's (owned by the famous Soho House group)  in the morning, our Weekly Saturday Social at Cecconi's and pub crawl next week in the Los Feliz area - Run by our boys -@Jay Ryall and @Scott Gillan - Fun is always guaranteed and is not  for the weak bladdered. 



Creative Brits in LA members 
The Token Minorities 
are gathering to film their sophomore parody mash up film next weekend "The Walking Dead-ton Abbey" Cant wait for that!

Check out our Brits Gigging in LA page too as there are a lot of great shows coming up, including Tom Jones, The Rolling Stones,  Steve Cooke, Franz Ferdinand, Howard Jones, Andy Bell and The XX!! Huge thank you to Sophie for keeping this page updated.

Hope to see some of you at our events over the next couple of weeks. 
cheers
Eileen

So excited! I ordered some Yorkshire Gold from Brands of Britain this week. Was very impressed with the selection and the prices. Am keeping my fingers crossed for a speedy arrival as I am down to my last box!

15% OFF your first online order - Bloody Brilliant, I say!
visit either www.brandsofbritain.com
or email info@brandsofbritain.com
use code BRITSLA
Don't forget you can follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook too!
If you have a shout out for the newsletter, please drop us a line at BritsinLA@gmail.com 
If you want to subscribe to the newsletter and have it 
delivered straight to your inbox, click here



Meet Evan Bolton from Audi Pacific who also works under the LA Car Guy Umbrella. He is very experienced with the Foreign Business Professional Leasing plan (just like Joe Seymour at VW) so if you prefer something a bit more up market, definitely talk to him about getting an Audi. You can even do it all over email so if you are coming from the UK you can have a car ready for your arrival! Ask nicely and he might pick you up from the airport too! They have some great specials at the moment so drop him a line to find out more EvanBolton@LACarGuy.com


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You should also follow JC Mac's fitness blog
Click here to see how you can get your loose up to 10lbs fast!
He also hosts our BRITS IN LA tough mudder bootcamp
to get you all in to tip top shape. Sign up here every Sunday in Griffith Park -
$20 session or bring a friend and only pay $10

End of the Rainbow
 at the Ahmanson Theatre
Now – April 21, 2013
Written by Peter Quilter
Directed by Terry Johnson
With Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland
“TRACIE BENNETT’S PERFORMANCE IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING YOU WILL EVER SEE!” —Chris Willman, Los Angeles Times
“BRILLIANT!  Bennett’s work is completely mesmerizing.  SHOULD NOT BE MISSED.” —Paul Hodgins, The Orange County Register
“I COULDN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF BENNETT!” —Kari Mozena, Los Angeles Magazine
It's December 1968, and Judy Garland - in a London hotel room with both her new young fiancé and adoring accompanist - is preparing to make her comeback . . . again.
In one of the most celebrated performances on both the London and Broadway stage, Tony® Award nominee Tracie Bennett is an irresistible force embodying Garland's signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit in this savagely funny backstage drama.
Don’t miss End of the Rainbow in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre through April 21st only!
Purchase your tickets today at CenterTheatreGroup.org

Look at this great website I discovered 

Where people can be creative with each other - Writers getting together with actors, musicians with video makers, editors and directors - SPOTARTSIT.COM check it out!!!

Thinking of moving to L.A. and 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 IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM
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 www.bernardsidman.com or Email him at bernard@bernardsidman.com



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ACTING CAREER COACH

"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
1st Session is Free!
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 a free consultation about either class 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

BRITS BREAKFAST CLUB 
SPONSORED BY NEXT STOP LAX
Every Tuesday RSVP Here
$15 inc Tax and Tip* Breakfast Club sponsored by NextStopLAX
$18 for English Breakfast

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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 


Brits in LA monthly Pub crawl
APRIL 25th - 7pm
Last Thursday of event month
Join us as we discover a new part of LA each month
This month we are asking you to vote on the route 
so click on the link below to participate
Click for more info and to rsvp

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.





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.

BREAKFAST WITH BORIS
Join us for a live chat with Boris Johnson, Mayor of London! We will stream in Boris from the InnoTech digital conference in London to watch his speech, and then create an open live dialogue about London's growing TechCity / Digital Shoreditch tech scene, LA's Silicon Beach, and Silicon Valley. This is the first-ever three-way live chat with the Mayor of London and tech communities in LA and Silicon Valley. The panel is part of BritWeek in LA, a celebration of British achievements in California.  
Discount Code for 15% off is Break15
Click here to purchase tickets

CALLING DOWNTON ABBEY FANS
Meet some of the cast
plus proceeds go to a very good cause
You can also buy  individual tickets here for this 1920's party 
which will be held at the Fairmont on May 3rd
Craig and I are planning on going, so look forward to seeing 
some of you there
VIP tickets also available. Visit the Britweek website for all the info 

IBIZA COMES TO HOLLYWOOD!
Visit the website of the International Music Summit for all the details 

SEE HEAR MOVIES
Summer nights in L.A. are for hanging outdoors as long as you can, enjoying the great weather and good friends. Eat See Hear Movies puts together the ultimate nighttime outdoor hangout, combining popular films with live indie bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks. The Los Angeles State Historic Park screenings take advantage of the spacious park setting and views of the downtown cityscape, rolling the largest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi into the park for screenings of everyone's favorite movies along with live performances by up-and-coming bands. As always, a variety of the city's best food trucks will be on hand to dish out food, offering up a variety of food choices from around the world.
Only $5 if you book through Goldstar!  

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   
Or email her Expressrentacar4less@yahoo.com
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

MEMBERS NEWS:
Kara Miller is involved with an exciting comedy night. Where she rubs shoulders with the likes of Jim Belushi and other comedy greats.
Their next show is coming up on May 3rd and you can get all the details by visiting here

Maria Elena Elafantino
is
"Edith Piaf"
April 27th
This will sell out 
so get your tickets now by clicking here

Gorgeous Mid Century House to rent
in Palm Springs
APRIL FULL
MAY AVAIL
JUNE AVAIL
Email Craig for all the details.

OK! Magazine Annual Body and Soul Event
This is a great event and free as long as you RSVP.
Lots of giveaways and exercise class,  feel free to tell your friends too!


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.


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 www.tourificescapes.com and use the special Brits in LA code SALE50 (no space) for half-price tickets.
Check out this report on KTLA

British Monarchists Society
to host the Diamond Ball
Click here to purchase tickets

BRITS ON THE STAGE
Spamalot is back!
 Simi Valley
Half price tickets available for $11.00 on Goldstar

To all the BLA group , go and see  Jack Betts' new play,"IT GOES LIKE THIS" about gay rights and against prejudice!!Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood!Featuring our beautiful fellow Brit Rachel O'Meara !! If you're paying cash at the door and mention you're part of the Brits group, you get 20% off!!Please go support and make a difference by spreading the word!
http://www.itgoeslikethis.net/


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FITNESS AND SPORTS

Our team THE BLAggers
Don't forget to like LA Premier League on Facebook
They have a big match coming up this Saturday
playing against Matador FCLA
so come along and support!

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 brilliant - 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 matter" - Brits in LA

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Email Anne at shawcastar@aol.com 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.


ARIES.
If life at work is not all it could be look at the positive side of things as we move into mid month the planets will open new doors which you will be very pleased to open and explore.

TAURUS
Your emotions are probably in a mess in regards to some area of  family life. It is more than likely a past situation that has brought things up and this should be resolved once and for all now before months end

GEM
Its that time again when your thoughts turn to romance and things of pleasure  .You would be wise to not use up all your energy before mid next week as then life gets hectic.A friend from far has news for you

CAN
You may be letting go of what you consider the past , it may be for you however not for another, so be cool when you may be asked to explain something .It time for a spring clean that’s means any area of life that you need to examine .

LEO.
You may be in the mood to get out of your routine and you will as soon as what you  take care of essentials in life.  .Hey by then you will have sorted out the home repair situation. Family are very happy with your help this month.

VIR
This past week or so for you has not been as easy going  as you would like or need
 This is because everything is” Topsy Turvy” in the planets however next week starts out better. You will take time out mid week to rest a little .

LIB
The planet of Karma is sitting in your money area and as he is going backwards there is no point in trying to manifest more cash flow for a couple of weeks. In the mean time spring clean and see what you can find some things to sell .

SCOR

With Venus going into your relationship house this next week work area you will be a magnet for a new love or work relationship. Having also the Karma planet Saturn in your life can bring another unresolved situation to a head .Time to make changes.

SAG,
Your boss Jupiter is sitting in Gemini, so be good as he will be watching you and since two situation at the same time can conflict you think of it as an adventure. Maybe at some social gathering you will be attending will be the beginning of it .

CAP.
The sun in Aries currently will assist you to get the job done as this week ahead and  is a great opportunity to complete a overdue project that has been neglected. As this  its probably in your home base make sure it is right.

AQU
 You are probably feeling like a break away from the rush of life .This next week is not the best time, however late in the month you will get an invite so you will be pleased you waited. This is going to be just the boost you wanted.

PISC
.The family is much on your mind and if you learn to live in the moment things will work out quicker and with less stress. A situation you were worried about is not going to be so bad . You are feeling better in some respect and also a little regretful. Just wait better days are  ahead.

VERY ROTTEN INDEED!


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