Brits in LA Newsletter April 25th


Hi Guys

Hope you all had a great St George's Day and a wonderful Easter?  Next up is the Royal Wedding!

If you haven't got your tickets to our Pajamas & Tiaras Slumber party yet, click here to buy.  Ticket price includes a free drink and lots of yummy British food.

Click on the link to play a Royal Wedding Trivia Quiz with the British Consulate 

Tonight The BLAggers played their first game in the LA Premier League. 
Next week they play Hollywood United. They are also looking for sponsorship so if you are interested email

Tomorrow night is the Balvenie whiskey tasting at Bar Marmont. This is a free event but you must rsvp and receive a confirmation to gain entrance . Email  to reserve your spot 

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 commencing at 6:00 pm, the BritWeek Gala will take place at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.  This year, Timothy J. Leiweke, the President and CEO of AEG, will be given a special Britweek Award by the British Consul General, Dame Barbara Hay.  In Los Angeles alone, under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Leiweke, AEG is responsible for the Staples Center, the Home Depot Center, Nokia Theater and LA Live, the $2.5 billion city-within-a-city.  Under his direction, AEG acquired The O2 in London, turning it into one of the leading entertainment centers in the world. 

SEAL will be giving a special performance at the Gala Dinner.  The other performers are Overtone, who performed the music for the soundtrack Invictus.  There will be an appearance by Cirque Du Soleil.  This will be a great evening! 

The BritWeek Board is pleased to offer BRITS IN LA, a Limited amount of Tickets for a Members ONLY rate of $250 per person or tables of ten for $2,000. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. 
Visit to see all the other upcoming events. I am excited about going to see the Magna Carta at LACMA

The monthly Pot Luck BBQ lunch and Polo Exhibition Game will be held on Sunday 1st May at the California Polo Club. 1pm Click on the link for all the details 

Save the date come see our wonderful Cabaret show Jenny Rieu and Michael Bogomolny :  " An Evening with the Lady In Red" Opening Act British Beauty Lynsey Shaw. on May 6th at M Bar. Admission only 10$ cash at the door.

TERI HATCHER is hosting a red carpet yard sale this Sunday to benefit St Jude Children's Research and RockSTAR. Buy your tickets here 

PUB QUIZ - save the date as we have another one scheduled for May 11th!

HOWARD JONES tickets on sale

Steve Cooke plays live at Café Cordiale on May 18th
Looking for Brits who are experts in their fields and who are fascinating and fun. Contact Scott Shatsky 310.850.4246

LOOKING for a male actor in his twenties for a short film, shooting beginning of August in London. Good American accent essential, good reel material and an IMDB credit. Headshots, resumes, and relevant links to be emailed to

Do you have a phobia that you would love to get rid of? Are you willing to appear on tv? If so 

It gets so confusing knowing when to tip and when not too. Also how much...! I found this useful guide here 

FAITH over at Fashion Vampire Magazine has written a great article on Brits in LA and the Toscars. Click here to read 

Check out Fiona's latest entry for The Anglo Files "From Across The Pond

Please visit an organization dedicated to helping musicians who are battling debilitating illness. Click on the video to hear a wonderful song performed by Angela Mcluskey 

Face Forward is a nonprofit that offers pro bono reconstructive surgeries to women and children that carry the scars from domestic violence. Face Forward puts on fundraisers to support their work and are always willing to help new patients.  Please visit to find out how you can help.


If you are looking to lease or buy a car but are having trouble getting the credit to do so, look no further. Mike Sullivan’s Volkswagen Santa Monica are able to offer the Foreign Business Professionals Plan. Speak to Joe Seymour over at the showroom and he will go through all the details with you. Call him on 310 266 8825 or email him .

Joe Adams; Ready to work? We are a specialized immigration and entertainment law firm working extensively with the British community here in the U.S. and back in the U.K. to obtain work visas. We have a 100% success rate. We are professional, highly responsive and flexible on payments. Email
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. I just did my Citizenship with him. You can reach him on 818 981 0352 or Email

As an agent / producer Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in the UK, he has also produced shows for BBC and ITV. His Hollywood clients are actors, directors, writers and producers, all seeking one to one practical guidance on succeeding in entertainment. Your first consultation is free.

Health Insurance: Through  Adam Beach I set up a HSA plan - I highly recommend him. He helped me through all the pros and cons of all different plans. - It's actually affordable and everyone needs to have it here for sure. 310 773 7939 or you can email him at

DO you like drinking for cheap? Then sign up with the Bevvy Boys to receive discounts for lots of local bars I see they are currently offering a pub crawl pass for Cinco de Mayo

GALVIN BENJAMIN SALON - has opened it's doors and it is beautiful 8910 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069 .James, Benjamin and Leanne want to reward your loyalty by continuing to offer all BRITS IN LA members 50% off all cuts, colors and Brazilian blowouts for the first 3 months - All other stylist will offer 20% off. They are open 9am - 6pm but are very happy to make appointments for later than that. The salon's phone number is 424 249 3296 and email is

The Carasoin Day Spa on Robertson Blvd is offering an Exclusive 20% off luxurious Spa Treatments for the duration of Britweek. Please call 310 855 0105 or see for the full spa menu and further information. Must mention the Brits In LA Newsletter / Anglo Files Blog at point of booking or Bring a Britweek map to qualify!

Need your website updating or do you just need a website? Then check out:  We have recently completed a few sites for Brits In LA members, our portfolio also includes Seal's official fan site & Steve Sidelnyk's official site! Personal Service, Professional Designs is our slogan and if you ask anyone who has had a site design by us they will tell you our service is second to none.
We look forward to creating a site for you,  plus you will all benefit from a Brits In LA discount, Check out our Brits In LA section on our site for details and prices.

Claudia Kohn

PURCHASES, SALES & RENTALS. Only 20% down payment required on a $2,500,000 purchase price on a new home. Call British Realtor Claudia Kohn for details; "let us find you a new home within 30 days or less.  I work with Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills. The combination of low rates, good property values and flexible underwriting makes it a great time for my clients to move up to their dream home.Please call me at 310.859.534 to discuss your options."

We are pleased to announce  that Lloyds TSB International* have now joined in co-hosting the Brits Breakfast Club at Cecconis!

*Lloyds TSB International – Britain’s most trusted bank – catering to Los Angeles’ expat community for international banking. Our services extend from US Dollar, Sterling, and Euro international current accounts to savings/investment products. Benefits include: free transfers between currencies, preferred exchange rates, and multi-currency debit cards. For more information, please call (213) 443 4096 or e-mail and mention Brits in LA.
Click here to RSVP for Breakfast Club 



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