Brits in LA Newsletter May 30th

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Hi Guys
Hope you are all well ? I just got back from the UK. I went for my mums birthday but also managed to catch a couple of shows too. I went to a fab pub in Kentish Town called the Lion & the Unicorn, where I enjoyed a really funny improvised character comedy starring Steve Furst, Adam Longworth. Steve Furst and fellow Brits in LA member Alexis Zegerman are also opening at the Royal Court this week with Chicken Soup with Barley , so go along and support if you are in London .

Jon Lee and Franki Valli
Jersey Boys starring Brits in LA member Jon Lee as Frankie Valli was another show that I was fortunate enough to see. I absolutely loved it! I had no idea that Jon is so talented and the show overall is brilliant. If you are not dancing in the aisles by the end there is something wrong with you. I was also astounded by the long list of songs that I recognised. Take your mum too (mine loved it!)

Happy Birthday to Marc Coneely, Tracey Edwards at Reiss and the lovely Felice Callans!

Just a little reminder to not post multiple times about the same event/subject on the FB wall. Every time you post it goes to every ones inbox and can feel a little like spamming. Also no advertising or creating events through the FB page, and please keep it relevant to the group. If you want to email us at we will happily pop your post in the newsletter.Thank you 

Member news and events

PUB QUIZ is scheduled for June 22nd. RSVP here . I see Wendy and Jozy both need a team, has anyone got a space or want to join theirs? 

Have you signed up for our trip to the Galaxy v Manchester City match yet? We will be organising the party bus again and the more of you that come the cheaper it will be! Full pricing details to follow shortly. Click here to rsvp if you are interested in joining us 

Lynsey Shaw is performing this week at M Bar. Friday June 3rd, 10pm
Look out for some very special guests

Auntie Jean at British grocery store Oh Fancy That! has a new delivery of Royal Wedding crockery arriving on Wednesday. So get your souvenirs whilst you still can. Jean, can you order us some Marmite crisps please!?

Charity Fundraiser - DW Custom Series 8 piece Drum Set

Brits in LA member Steve Sidelnyk is doing his bit for charity. This drum kit that is up for auction has been around the world with Madonna on her Confessions tour as well as on stage at her Live Earth performance that was seen by millions around the world. It is up for auction and all funds go to a worthy cause. Easter Seals Southern California’s mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities and other special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
If you are interested in this item please click here to bid, also please repost where ever you can . Maybe if we get the bidding high enough we could persuade Steve to throw in a drum lesson too....?!

here is a video of it in action

Advancements in Science * Fiction
Artwork by Jocelyn Marsh

Opening: Saturday, June 4, 7p - 11p

ARTY: 634 South Main Street, LA, CA 90014

Hell's Kitchen are looking for (paid) extras to appear as horse racing fans. All ethnicities, age range 25-90. Please submit if you have ever been to opening day at Del Mar, Keeneland, or Church Hill Downs.
Join LA Casting (free) for all the details

US TV Series is looking for a fashion model to appear in their new series.
Payment is £6000 for the main modeling job. They also need 4 models for a promotional shoot in London on June the 3rd . Pay £300.
Currently they are looking for female models. All ethnicity.
If the team like your picture you may be asked to attend a casting next Wednesday 1st June in Central London. Apply here

Platinum One Web Designs have just put together our super new website. started up by Brits Willi Patterson and Mark Tanner. We are looking for Sales Rep please contact if interested.

I saw Groupon are offering 52% off surf lessons!! Sign up here and then that is another thing you can cross off your California to do list.

Malibou Lake Mountain Club are hosting a summer feast on June 12th and are offering 20% off to all Brits in LA members. Click here to buy your tickets . Click here to see what KCRW have to say about it

Billy Connolly is playing in Hollywood this Saturday, click here for tickets
Eddie Izzard at the Hollywood Bowl in July
Arctic Monkeys are at the Hollywood Palladium this Friday. Still tickets available
Sasha is playing at the Avalon next month, buy tickets here .
We would like to thank Lloyds/TSB International* for co-hosting Brits Breakfast Club at Cecconi's. It is every Tuesday 930-1130 . Click here for all the info

*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 email  or visit 
and mention Brits in LA.
I could have done with this when I was in the UK last week!

AD's and Recommendations

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 at

Need an Immigration lawyer?
Try one of these. I can honestly say using a lawyer speeds up the process tenfold.

Gil Brito of Beltran Brito sponsored our Royal Wedding Party and 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.

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. He has helped many BRITS IN LA through the citizenship application and is very thorough and no nonsense. You can reach him on 818 981 0352 or Email him at

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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


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."



Galvin Benjamin has opened it’s doors and it is beautiful, see below. 8901 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood CA 90069
Bla MEMBER Alix Regan Wilton just recently went and here's what she had to say: 

"The Galvin Benjamin Salon in West Hollywood is THE BOMB! I cannot recommend highly enough after recent cut/colour with Alan Martinez - a STAR. Meeting the lovely owner was a treat too. GalvinBenjamin Salon, West Hollywood"

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

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.


CARASOIN DAY SPA is one of only a few spots in town to carry Elemis products. Amazing decor and top of the range equipment - - Ask for Tom or Lena. Also offering an Exclusive 20% off luxurious Spa Treatments. Please call 310 855 0105 or see their website for the full spa menu and further information. Must mention the Brits In LA Newsletter / Anglo Files Blog

Health Insurance: Rates are increasing in the coming months as you may have seen in recent news.
Now is an ideal time to review or amend your current health insurance plan to avoid or minimize these increases. Adam Beach is highly experienced with both Group/Business and Individual health Insurance. I would highlyrecommend sitting down with him for a consultation as he is a fully licensed Financial Advisor and can evaluate your insurance options.He has managed to save many of us considerably on our monthy insurance cost! (Me, $100 a month and I didn't have to switch companies!!)
Please contact Adam on: 310.773.7939 or

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If you get a free minute check out the posts from our contributors for The Anglo Files
We have Eatwell with Farwell from the lovely Claire, plus From Across The Pond from Fiona back in the UK. Chad is posting his fitness tips and Brit make up artist Lynn has been telling us all how to look lovely with minimal effort! and now Audrey's Design tips! If you would like to contribute to our blog please send us a request at

Hope to see some of you tomorrow at breakfast, and the rest of you very soon



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