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LEGIT BRIT - COCK

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Review for COCKRogue Machine Theatre, Monday 22 Sept.  2014Reviewer Catherine Siggins
With a title like COCK, you might expect to see a sexually explicit production about the exploits and uses of the male sexual organ. Instead what you get is fully-clothedverbal sword fighting in Mike Barltett’sOlivier award-winning tragicomedy about identity and sexual desire.John (Patrick Stafford),is a young man in a gayrelationship with an older man, M (Matthew Elkins). When John decides he needs to leave the relationship, he meets the feminine and lonely W (Rebecca Mozo), and he falls in love. Conflicted and confused by his feelings, John runs back to M, seeking the help of his former boyfriend to understand what is happening and why. M is willing to forgive, and suggests that all three meet for dinner, so they can discuss it all like civilized adults. Both M and W are eager to help John reach a decision, as both think he is going to choose in their favor. What happens is the dinner party turns in…

BALLETBOYZ OFFER

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SPECIAL OFFER FOR BRITS IN LA MEMBERS:  3 PERFORMANCES ONLY
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Brits in LA can save 20%* on tickets with Promo Code 25486
20% off valid for the Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. performance only in the following sections: Main Orchestra, Center Mezzanine, Front Orchestra Ring and Orchestra Ring only. Other restrictions may apply. No refunds, cancellations or exchanges. Offer expires. October 24, 2014.


Formed in 2001, BalletBoyz® (previously George Piper Dances) is the brainchild of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. Described by The Guardian as “a paradox of muscular impact and weightless flight,” the all-male company’s evocative style sets new standards for dance as the company graces the stage with ferocity, strength and determination, as well as tremendous elegance and poise.
Now entering its second decade, Nunn and Trevitt have re-energized the BalletBoyz dynamic by selecting and training 10 young male dancers fr…

MEET A MEMBER - PAUL TERRY

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MEET A MEMBER - PAUL TERRY Not all Brits in LA Members live in Los Angeles: In fact a fair number are scattered around the globe. 

This week’s Meet a Member is  Paul Terry who lives on the Isle of Wight, England. He is a website designer and founder of www.platinumonedesigns.com

Seeing as you don’t live in Los Angeles how did you end up joining Brits in LA? Well, Its a long story! But the short story is, I had completed websites for members of Seal’s band including Brits in LA member Steve Sidelnyk. Steve introduced me to Craig and Eileen “The founders of BLA” so In turn I then created the Brits in La website along with The Toscars site. I have also created sites for many other Brits in La members including David Bull, Willi Patterson, Gayle Davidson to name but a few. I have now been a member for over 4 years.


Have you ever visited Los Angeles - if so we would love to hear what your impression of LA is? Yes, I have been to La a few times. The most recent time, I travelled over especia…

TIPS ON APPLYING FOR THE U.S. GREEN CARD LOTTERY

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE U.S. GREEN CARD LOTTERY - If You Are Not From The UK That Is.  (Sorry not avail to UK passport holders*)
Diversity Lottery Tips and eligibility:

LOTTERY REQUIREMENT #1

You must be from an eligible country. The following countries are NOT eligible:

Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China (mainland-born), Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (*except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.

LOTTERY REQUIREMENT #2

You must meet the following educational requirements:

1. A high school education or its equivalent, defined as successful completion of a 12-year course of
formal elementary and secondary education;

OR

2. Two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform.

TIPS

1. Don't Cheat The System: The State Department uses advanced software to detect …

MEET A MEMBER - JANE OWEN

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Meet Jane Owen from  Dorset, England who moved to LA 12 years ago to pursue Public Relations 
Was there a particular reason you chose LA ? I had been to Los Angeles when I was seventeen on a trip around the states before I started University in London. I loved everything about Los Angeles from the weather (obviously) to the Hollywood History that seemed to be on every Palm Tree lined street! I've always loved the movie industry and the glitz and glamour of the red carpets and the beautiful movie stars. As a child I had a poster of the Hollywood sign on my bedroom wall. 

What one thing do you miss from home? I miss many things, like the smell of wet grass, proper tea (its the water), British comedy, proper sausages.... but none more than my Family. 

What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus Dorset? I lived in a few different places throughout my life including Athens, Greece where I went to the British Embassy School. I also lived in Northumberland in the UK. Howev…