Brits in LA Newsletter March 31st




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.  

Hi Everyone
Hope you all had a great Easter Weekend and enjoyed the influx of Cadbury eggs ? Last year I actually went and stocked up on the half price mini eggs the day after Easter , but regretted it by the summer as I couldn't fit into any of my clothes, so be warned if you are tempted by the same thought!
We have a lot going on this coming week so check out full details below 
but here is a quick run down

Tuesday Breakfast Club sponsored by Next Stop LAX
Thursday we welcome visiting British Army Officers
Weekly Saturday Social at Cecconi's
Our monthly Sunday Roast at The Pikey

Also make sure to regularly check out Brits Gigging in LA page
as there are a lot of great shows coming up, including Dave Stewart, Steve Cooke, Franz Ferdinand, Howard Jones, Andy Bell and The XX!! 
Huge thank you to Sophie for keeping this updated for us. 
For those of you who prefer a good DJ, Pete Tong is in town this weekend and playing at the Avalon. Get your tickets here.

 Come join us on some of the fun things, feel free to attend solo too, as we are a friendly bunch.

This Saturday is World Pillow Fight Day !
I have been a few times and it really is a lot of fun. It happens across the world at 3pm local time. Click here to find a location near you.
I highly recommend something to cover your mouth though, as otherwise it gets full of feathers!

If you feel like catching a movie this week why not go see
THE SAPPHIRES
who is married to one of my favourite Brits in LA members
Visit FANDANGO for showtimes

Last week I decided to check out fellow Brit in LA member 
Esme Winterflood's Lash Services. 
I went for an eyelash tint and was extremely impressed 
with the results (below)

'before'

'after'
Some how it even appears to have managed to erase some of my lines too! 
Anyway, I can't recommend her enough. She works out of studios both in Venice and Beverly Hills so close enough for everyone to go.
Click here to visit her website for prices and all other services she provides.

Craig is  currently in pre production on a short film called 'Pepper' If you want to get involved they are crewing up and looking to shoot on April 20th for three days - Please email Craig at  craig@britsin.la 
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...
PEPPER

The 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 the guest speaker on hand 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. 

Lastly, I highly recommend you check out 
The Token Minorities first production
(made up of Toscar Alumni and Brits in LA members) 
 Game of Thrones Harlem Shake Mash Up 
"Game of Shakes"
Cheers
Eileen


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If you have a shout out for the newsletter, please drop us a line at BritsinLA@gmail.com 
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  • Hair Stylist and Hair Salon Manager Positions Available
  • British Hair Studio looking for stylists for their Beverly Hills location - interviews take place this week. Click on link for full details . Also looking for a studio manager.http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/spa/3697363023.html

  • British Consulate Seeking Interns
  • in their Press and Public Affairs Dept.
  • Click here for all the details 

    Handy site for rough cab calculations if you are traveling or new to town http://www.worldtaximeter.com/-

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

Look out for Brits in LA member Sam Douglas is in the latest TV series for the History Channel called THE BIBLE SERIES.

Plus Clive Standen in Vikings also on the History Channel

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


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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

Or are you....


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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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Relocating Entertainment Professionals.
Next Stop LAX. Every day our team of experts assists entertainment professionals from all over the world in making the major transition towards working legally in the USA. We have a proven track record in obtaining visas and helping our clients meet other employment requirements. 
Disclaimer: Next Stop Media’s principal (Mr. Andrew Newton) is a bonded immigration consultant registered with the California Secretary of State, holding Bond Number 61292049. The Company is not a law firm and does not engage in the provision of legal advice. The Company does not guarantee any particular outcome for its clients, including adjudications of visa petitions or the processing time for such petitions. Further terms and conditions, including disclosures required by statute, are set forth on our website and in our client intake forms and engagement letters.

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.

APRIL 4th 7PM
Brits in LA host the British Army's cricket team
Join us at the Cat n Fiddle to welcome our boys from back home
and will be joined by the lovely ex Miss Great Britain
Leilani Dowding
RSVP HERE


MONTHLY PUB SUNDAY ROAST
NEXT SUNDAY APRIL 7th
rsvp and call the pub to make your reservation(323) 850-5400 or book online here 



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.

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



                                  


 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 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:
MAJOR PROPS: To Katy Haber and Noam Friedlander
and all the other volunteers who are making this happen - Thank You for being part if the community
Click here to read more about 
Shakespeare in Watts

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

Click here to read BBC America Interview
with Ye Olde Kings Head Landlord Lisa Powers

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

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
how to find representation, how to meet with casting directors and the
like compared with a British headshot, the established actor's resume,


contributors.
audition process, and will also include a detailed list of resources an
d
or on our website & social networking pages.


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

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 

BRITS ON THE STAGE

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 www.plays411.com/trainspotting


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
626-356-7529

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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 
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Lisa is brilliant - they've helped us immensely and saved us an awful lot of
time preparing for this years taxes.  
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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.

STARS


ARIES.
The financial situation for you could be getting a boost as early as mid week arrives
Look for an opportunity to add to your bank account while Jupiter the gift bringer is in your life many good things can come.

TAURUS
Starting this week coming will be time for you to bring some stability in any area you need it even if it is only a mind set to turn around. After the end of next month will be best time for travel.

GEM
 Your boss Mercury turned forward now will complete what is incomplete in your life these past few months. You will be travelling mentally or otherwise to a place that has memories in plenty.

 CAN
Movement is good for you and this week it’s all around you and in the family also.
Be strong and understand you can do what ever you wish the clue is to make sure you don’t hold on to negative thoughts...

LEO.
Emotional issues could hold you back from enjoying this last week of the month
So tackle what is to do and make it your priority and spend time relaxing not stressing on what is not possible.

VIR
As this week moves forward fast be sure you are ready and willing to get going on your particular plan for the next month  .If it is a change in work or home this will work well .

LIB
 The recent full moon in your own sign in opposition to Mars in Fiery Aries highlights the part of your life that demands you make decisions. This is not the worst thing that can happen right now.

SCOR

Its could be one those good weeks when all things fall in to place, however you may have to deal with a person who is trying to belittle you in some way, stay aware and don’t react
The rest of the next month will bring new opportunities

SAG,
If you want to change anything waiting around for others to make the first move is not a good idea. Mars the action maker in your life this month will bring things to a good conclusion or beginning!!

CAP
You may be feeling tired or worn down so it is likely as usual you are doing to much work .You are the most responsible sign of the Universe usually how ever even you are allowed time out..

AQU
 You are probably feeling a bit frustrated this week .Well that’s life for you so take a break and do not take out your frustrations on any one else. If you stay positive you will be sure to catch that fish!

PISC
The planets are really on your side this month however as with all water signs and you get a tad emotional at things most other people don’t understand .Don’t try to explain just be your self!






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