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Hi Breeps,

Wow, Can you believe what is happening in the UK with the riots? - I find it very sad and disturbing. I do hope it comes to an end soon and nothing else gets damaged - it seems like the frenzy has just spiraled out of control. 

My thoughts are with the law abiding citizens in these towns that will have to spend a lot of time dealing with the mess. I hope all your loved ones and friends are safe. 

Makes me realize for all it's faults, I am very fortunate to live in Los Angeles.

Craig xox

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Brits Breakfast Club  

Brits in LA and Industry Hollywood. Rsvp here. Don't forget to bring cash!! The price includes the Tax and Tip - so no need to leave anymore on the table unless you feel inclined to leave extra! I'm sure the waitstaff would appreciate it!

ARE YOU STUCK IN THE UK dreaming of making the move to LA?
Industry Hollywood can help! Fellow Brit, Richard Burke offers two great services where he not only guides you step by step through this daunting process during his 0-1 visa Seminars but he has also developed a unique Networking Week here in LA, which offers actors the opportunity to meet with the big agencies as well as one on one acting coaching with some of the very best in town (Howard Fine, Margie Haber, Amy Lyndon, Paul Webber and Lesley Kahn) . Their services aren’t limited to the acting profession, so if you are thinking about making the move don’t hesitate to get in touch!
For more information about Industry Hollywood please visit their website and watch their video of testimonals, I spotted lots of satisfied Brits in LA members!. Or email . Hope to see you in LA soon!

And for all those weekday warriors that can't make Tuesdays we are hosting Saturday Social. same brekkie menu as Tuesday but with 1/2 price mimosas (Bucks fizz)

rsvp here


A few of us went to Shakespeare in the park last Saturday, to watch a performance of Love's Labour's Lost. It's a beautiful setting. My only criticism is that of the parents who let there kids run around screaming during the performance. Poor actors were screaming to be heard. I found it most disruptive. (I must be getting old - lol) The sets and costumes reminded me as if we were actually back in the 1500's watching it for the first time. Some of the actors are very good, but it's just not the same in American English. Get there at about 6pm and have a picnic and wine you can take your own chairs with you too. Visit the website for the full summer schedule or like their FB page here . 

Brits in LA present Pub Quiz 
sponsored by Safe-Cig
at Bar Lubitsch Wednesday August 17th with Katie Puckrik and Craig Young hosting this month. Cash prize and giveaways - Drink specials too. RSVP here


mention Brits in LA for that extra special treatment.
Fancy a getaway to palm Springs? Take a look at this house that sleeps up to 6 comfortably. - Bake in the warm heat, take in the amazing views, great privacy, BBQ, Kidney shaped pool sip cocktails while gazing at the wondrous mountains - Contact me at if you are interested in renting for a weekend or up to 2 weeks - Very reasonably priced.

It can be stressful looking for an apartment or a home especially if you are back and forth between London and LA. Meet Claudia, A brit in LA who is more than happy to take some of that house-hunting stress off of you.

If you are looking to Sell, Buy or Lease a home…Please Contact Claudia Afshar today!!!  Claudia’s a top producing agent with “Afshar Properties” at Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills. Claudia, moved here from London, England many years ago and has helped many of the Brits find a lease, buy a home, sell and re sell their ongoing houses. Claudia has a lot of knowledge and experience in the real estate world from purchases to financing to building & repairing credit, plus much more! She understands what it is to be a Brit In LA!!! Contact her at: (310) 860-8861 or

LA Theatre Works have an amazing line up for the upcoming year!
Alfred Molina in Copenhagen Nov 17-20 tix now on sale
Matthew Rhys in look back in anger march 15-18 tix now on sale
Frost /Nixon featuring Stacy Keach /James Marsters April 19-22-2012
The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan featuring Martin Jarvis, Ian Ogilvy and Joanne Whalley
I know the dates seem far off, but it is really worth buying as soon as you can. I'm sure someone in the group will take them off your hands if you find closer to the time that you can't make it :)


UK TOP 5 and British acts playing around So-Cal, Cher Lloyd may not have won X-Factor but she surely has it, and has proved it by entering the top spot this week with Swagger Jagger, Boybanders JLS (also X-Factor alumni) and Wanted hang on in the top 3. Ed Sheeran and DJ Fresh bring up the rear perfect for those Ibiza holidays.
Number 1 - Cher Lloyd - Swagger Jagger
  1. status2She Makes Me Wanna (feat. Dev) - JLS
    JLSShe Makes Me Wanna (feat. Dev)down 1 2 weeks in chart [Epic]20 clips available
  2. status3Glad You Came - Wanted
    WantedGlad You Camedown 1 4 weeks in chart [Global Talent]
  3. status4The A Team - Ed Sheeran
    Ed SheeranThe A Teamnon-mover 9 weeks in chart [Asylum/Atlantic]6 clips available
  4. status5Louder (feat. Sian Evans) - DJ Fresh
    DJ FreshLouder (feat. Sian Evans)down 2 5 weeks in chart [Ministry Of Sound]3 clips available

Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet plays House of Blues on the 16th of August - check local listings for tickets... Ellie Goulding Below plays this Thursday.

SiaEllie Goulding
Tue, Aug 9
The Wiltern
Wed, Aug 10
The Wiltern
Ellie Goulding
Thu, Aug 11
The Wiltern


Galvin Benjamin, 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 25% off all cuts, colors and Brazilian blowouts - 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:-



BRITISH magician DAVID MINKEN has a cool show at the magic castle

I'm excited about next Sunday, August 14.

He'll be doing a rare extended magic performance (75 minutes,
only 30 seats), combined with the finest wines ever poured at my
"Evening of Enchantment".  Here's where to get tickets...
Paul Duddridge
Interested in your movie career being helped as part of a new show? Casting actors / writers / directors who need help for a new reality show. 
As an agent / producer Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in the UK, he 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. First consultation is free. 
Paul Duddridge is also offering 20% discount  BritsinLa referrals. 

Need an Immigration lawyer? Try one of these. I can honestly say using a lawyer speeds up the process tenfold. The following three offer free consultations for Brits in LA members

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.

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

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

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


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  1. I wanted to Thank you Craig for inadvertently introducing me to The Safe Cig. My partner was given one at the Andy & Chaz Party and brought it home for me. It is a wonderful product. I have been using it for over 1 month now and have managed to break a pack a day, 15 year cig habit with it!
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