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Hi Breeps!

So it seems we are officially in June Gloom! (C'mon, I wouldn't be British if I didn't complain about the weather, right?) Well not to worry it's supposed to warm up mid week plus there's plenty of great things going on this week to occupy our time. 

Firstly, Its' birthday time for some members, Joseph Ramaglia. Leanne Galvin, Vicki Skipworth, Oliver Chatham, Miles Siggins, Lisa McLeod, Seb Castang, Lynsey Shaw, Lindsey Meyer
Karen Ekstrom, Brendan Gibbons, Fiona Haines, Emma Willis, Kelly Beckett, Angie Power-Disney,  Stephen Marcus, Emma PyneAmy Chaffee, Eva-Marie Fredric and Aine McCarthy

  • With Facebook ever changing - It's great that you can interact more as a community - however a few rules exist and if not complied you COULD be removed from the trusted group - No swearing, heckling or harassing other members, no business advertising, please minimise your re posting of your music shows, plays, web series, stand-up shows to twice a week. Please don't create events through Brits in LA group - they will be deleted - feel free to post your event on the wall for others to see, but we don't want our members getting confused as to which is an official BLA event. Thanks for understanding. 


BANKSY is giving us free museum mondays - Click here for the details

FROM BRITAIN WITH LOVE film festival starts this weekend, I'll be going to see quite a few of them at the Laemmle in Santa Monica. Click here for all the details

BRITS IN LA & LLOYDS/TSB present Brits Breakfast Club

 We would like to thank LLoyds/TSB International* who are co-hosting Brits breakfast Club at Cecconi's. Its every Tuesday morning, from 9.30 - 1130 am. Click here to RSVP. Their sponsorship helps keep our prices low.

Click here for the signing up FORM

*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.

Saturday June 18th

A bunch of us are going to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to picnic (you can bring your own wine and beer) and watch a screening of the black comedy Heathers - Come join us. One of the most unique experiences in LA you'll have. $10 donation on the door.

Sunday June 19th 

It's Elvis Presley? No, it's Elvis Costello... NO! It's ELVIS PROSTELLO!!!!!

At supperclub LA, 6675 Hollywood Boulevard. Doors open at 7:30 and performances will begin at 8pm.
Tickets are $10, but we'll do $5 for Brits in LA if we get a minimum of 10 reserved. SO CONTACT CRAIG@ and if more than 10 of us go we can get in for $5 sounds like a deal. 

He's an Elvis Presley impersonator doing Elvis Costello songs. It's mostly rockshow, part comedy show. Loves his mama, hates Thatcher.
Other acts on the night will be The Cotillionaires (who are an actual band), Metallabba and Buddy Dolly. You may recognize Elvis from this years' TOSCAR parody of Toy Story 3' playing Woody.

Wednesday, June 22nd

British Pub Quiz - Join Bungalow and Hightower (Craig Young and James Ridley) test your Trivia knowledge.
 RSVP here .

Sunday 26th June

BRIT SUNDAY ROAST IS BACK also at Cecconi's - We have secured an amazing deal still - 2 courses $35 inc Tax and Tip $45 for three courses plus a free glass of beer and free valet parking. To RSVP click here 

SundayJuly 24th

BUS TRIP TO SEE LA GALAXY play MAN. CITY To RSVP and find up to date information click here


Sheffield Born Brit in LA singer songwriter Annie McQueen will be playing the famous House of blues on the 30th of may - Click here for the details: 

UK TOP 5 Singles - Example in at Number One - Pitball still hanging around, Ex Pussycat dolls lead singer Nicole is at 3 and one of my favourite songs I need a Dollar by Aloe Blacc is dropping at number 5 Check out Aloe Blacc's Video below.

  1. 1. ExampleChanged The Way You Kiss Menew 1 week in chart [Ministry Of Sound]9 clips available
  2. status2Give Me Everything (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer) - Pitbull
    PitbullGive Me Everything (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer)down 1 8 weeks in chart [J]
  3. status3Right There - Nicole Scherzinger
    Nicole ScherzingerRight Thereup 11 5 weeks in chart [Interscope]5 clips available
  4. status4Mr Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
    Alexandra StanMr Saxobeatdown 1 7 weeks in chart [3 Beat/Aatw]
  5. status5I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
    Aloe BlaccI Need A Dollardown 3 13 weeks in chart [Epic]2 clips available
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Richard Keith, Darren Darnborough and myself are launching a webseries called ANDY AND CHAZ BUGGER OFF TO AMERICA - and we'd love your support - please click here and like our page, details of an upcoming launch party will follow at the end of this month - 

Brits in LA member Alexis Zegerman has a short film in the palm springs film festival  called The Honeymoon Suite  if you are going to be there please go along and support

Brits in LA comedian David Connelly is appearing at the Comedy Store, sunset strip, next Friday 17th June inthe Main Room 8pm, tickets are $15. Email for
advance tickets or get them on the door and mention "David Conolly".

Also, our comedy web show is online, Hindsight News, which can be found on
 BLA member Ben Stone stars in a new series for abc family called 'The nine Lives of Chloe King' on abc family starting Tuesdays at 7/8c

Ben starred in the first year of the Toscars in the parody of 'There will be Blood' Come along way baby!!

The magic castle offering a months trial membership  you and a friend can go for free for an entire month  then if you wish you can covert it to full membership


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

AD's and Deals

RENTAL CARS My neighbour recommended Economy Rental Cars to me and it seems like they have very competitive pricing. Run by a Brit (Zoe from Manchester)
rates they are as follows starting at $16.95 - $20.00 per day including taxes, weekly rates start at $118 per week and monthly start at $450.00 . I haven't tried them for myself but I trust my neighbours judgement.

Have you signed up for Fellow Brits in LA are offering us amazing discounts on Alcohol and table service at all the top places in LA - Sign up using this link to not miss out on all the offers: Sign up this week and enter the promo code "free drink' to get $10 off your first Bevvy purchase. Brits in LA members run this site, so you know they have your best drinking interests at heart!

Need a website?

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."

Just landed? Need to lease or buy a place? British ex-pat Juliette Hohnen can find you a home anywhere in LA from Malibu, Hollywood Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, West Hollywood, Venice to Pasadena, as well as guest houses and short-term furnished rentals. To learn more about me visit, call me at 323 422 7147, or email me at

Galvin Benjamin has opened it’s doors and it is beautiful, see below. 8901 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

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: 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! 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. 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 you at Breakfast Club on Tuesday!
Cheers Craig


  1. Hello, myself and my boyfriend are visiting my sister who lives in hollywood on the 7th july for 2 weeks and we were wondering if anyone has anything or knows of anything we could rent out whilst we are there? Thank you

  2. Have a look on the Brits in LA page plenty of rooms there



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