Brits in LA newsletter September 12th

This newsletter is brought to you by 

Are you having trouble buying or leasing a car due to non existent credit?  If so you need to talk to Joe Seymour at Mike Sullivan's Volkswagen Santa Monica. They have found a loop hole and are offering the Foreign Business Professionals Leasing Plan . All you need is a social security number and a valid visa. Contact Joe on 310 266 8825 or email him at . He is a fellow Brits in LA member and will do his very best for you! 
If you have dealt with joe seymour you can rate him here

Hi Guys

Hope you are all having a great week? Well done to those of you who participated in the Brits go Skydiving trip! I am sure Craig will tell you more about it next week...
Lots of fun stuff coming up over the next few weeks so make sure to read all the way through to keep in the loop. We are just in the middle of planning an awesome Halloween party so mark your calenders for Oct 29th! 
By the way for the ladies out there missing their Wolford tights, I just discovered they have a store in Beverly Hills! Apparently it has been there for years! Click on link for details 

Click here for the Lloyds international account 
sign-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.

Tuesday 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 testimonials, I spotted lots of satisfied Brits in LA members!. Or email . Hope to see you in LA soon!

Did you know that your Holiday insurance will only cover so much?
Health Insurance: As recent headlines have shown, monthly health insurance costs are increasing and 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 Business, Group and Individual health Insurance. I would highly recommend sitting down with him for a consultation as he is a fully licensed Financial Advisor and can evaluate not only your Health Insurance needs but rolling over 401K plans, Life Insurance options and establishing start-ups with full-service financial plans. He has managed to save many of us considerably on our monthly insurance cost! Please contact Adam on: 310.773.7939  or



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


BLAggers midfielder Richard Blankley (left) celebrates with goalscorer Patrick McCarthy (right)

BLAggers FC 2- 0 Matador
(Andricopoulos, McCarthy)
Saturday Sep 10th, 4pm, Pali High.
By Brits In La Reporter

Hogg (GK) Sims, Jones, Quirk, Sabitri, Blankley, Ardon, Kim, Maysh, McCarthy, Trowler, Nash. Coach: Bob Gibson.

THE RAMPANT BLAGGERS CONTINUED to impress in the LA Premier League this weekend, with a solid two-nil victory over rivals Matador FC. Opening the scoring with a pile-driving shot from outside of the box, BLAggers in-form midfielder Michael ‘Mick the Greek’ Andricopoulos notched his fourth of the season. A second goal soon followed from striker Patrick McCarthy, marking his return to the first team with a smoothly taken one-on-one, just before half time.
But what could have been a skip-load of goals for the league debutantes turned into a toothless second half for the BLAggers, who enjoyed no luck in front of goal- leaving coach Bob Gibson feeling philosophical about the team’s chances of reaching the play-offs: “If you think of the team as being like an acorn,” he said after the final whistle, “today’s performance was like water and oxygen to that acorn, and from that tiny acorn great things will grow.”

Why not join the BLAggers Facebook Group to keep up with the latest scores and social events by clicking here 

We are renting a bus and going up to Ventura to the Old Creek Ranch for an afternoon of wine tasting and a picnic. This is on Sunday Oct 2nd.  Trip is limited to 35 so RSVP here

need a car for a month or lease, and don't wanna pay the big brand car-rental prices
Then Speak to fellow Brit ZOE about short or long term car renting (she occasionally sells used cars too) 7007 Canby Ave Reseda CA 91335 818-668-3052 Hours 9-5 
M-F and Sat by appointment after hours service 818-429-7073   Rates starting at $16.95 p/day Inc Taxes....
She has helped many Brits in LA members
Contact Economy Rent-a-car 

For those of you who love a good party you can't get better than Kandy Kruise which is happening this weekend. Think Playboy Mansion at sea! Three unforgettable days on a cruise to Mexico (make sure your passport/visa is in order!) DJ's include Brits in LA the EC Twins and Paul Oakenfold . 
Buy your tickets here

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



Irish band SUDDYN are playing at the Viper Room next week Click here to RSVP
Noel Gallagher is playing at UCLA Royce Hall in November

The Kooks are playing here in Dec. Tickets on sale 
Erasure Oct 1st Hollywood Palladium Tickets here
Jesse J is on tour with Katy Perry. Buy your tickets here
Duran Duran at the Nokia Theatre in September
Bryan Ferry Oct 15th at the Greek - Get tickets here

Jenny Rieu has a Martini and Jazz night on Sept 20th . RSVP here
David Minkin has a Magic & Wine show coming up .
I have been before and it is a fantastic evening with amazing close up magic. RSVP here
Brits in LA member Gus Farwell will perform a Charity Benefit Concert next month, You may remember him as the Tenor who performed at our  Word cup Event last year. The event is for Breast Cancer Awareness and takes place on Sunday Oct 2nd - Tickets are limited and are selling fast - Purchase yours here
Moby is to join Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order) for his LA shows . Click here for tickets 

This was a fantastic book about the life and times of Welsh drug runner Howard Marks. Brit in LA director Bernard Rose has now brought it to the screen. Now playing at the Nuart  West LA

A Kiss and a Promise
A Kiss and a Promise opens todaylast Friday and is showing through to the 15th at the Sunset 5 cinema. Starring fellow Brit Mick Rossi and the gorgeous Natasha Gregson Wagner. I saw it last night and and would love you all to go along and support too! A story of a sexual deviant serial killer caught up in an unusual love triangle, don't want to give too much away but go see it for yourselves, you will be suprised to find there are even a few laughs in it!. Worth a watch for the cinematography alone. Not one to bring your granny too though, as gets very dark at times... 

Visit the website for more info


The English Concert - Baroque Variations

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 8:00PM at Walt Disney Concert Hall

The English Concert
Harry Bicket, conductor/harpsichord
Andreas Scholl, countertenor

Biber: Sonata No. 6
Purcell: Songs
Purcell: Airs & Dances from King Arthur
Muffat: Passacaglia from Sonata V
Purcell: Scenes from The Fairy Queen

One of Britain’s greatest composers, Henry Purcell, whose life was as brief as Mozart’s, is featured on this wonderful program by the venerable English Concert. Brilliant German countertenor Andreas Scholl is entrusted with the vocal examples of Purcell’s inspired art.

Presented by the LA Phil. For tickets and information, visit

The world premiere of 'Poor Behavior' is coming to the mark Taper Forum in LA for just $25 

September 7th to October 16th
And we have been offered discounted tickets to go - I think this will be our next theatre outing - If you cannot wait to get tickets -Click here for the discount offer
Performance Schedule:  Tue – Fri at 8, Sat 2:30 & 8, Sun 1 & 6:30

See Poor Behavior for just $25! (Reg. $35-$45)
All performances from September 7-17!*
Call 213.628-2772 and mention code COUNTRY or purchase online at
A weekend in the country turns into a high stakes game of marital mixed doubles in this biting adult comedy that asks “Is it adultery if they already think you’ve done it?”
It’s Poor Behavior.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck (Mauritus) reunites with Tony Award® 
winner Doug Hughes (Doubt) in a volley of mischief and malice, morality and manipulation.
Starring Johanna Day, Sharon Lawrence, Reg Rogers and Christopher Evan Welch.


Shhhhh... it's SILENT DISCO

For the next 4 Saturdays at Palihouse on the roof! RSVP to to get on the list 

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 away some of that house-hunting stress 
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

Dine LA is restaurant week in LA. A great opportunity to check out some fantastic restaurants at a discounted price. Find out more here


If you're in the market to buy, sell or lease a home in the South Bay, call Ken Adam of Shorewood Realtors on 310.739.7050. Ken has lived in the South Bay since 1978 when he moved over from Fulham in London. He was one of the original owners of Besties, the legendary Hermosa Beach pub, with George Best and Bobby MacAlinden. Since earning his real estate license in 1985, Ken has been a consistent top producer in his marketplace - specifically the cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Torrance and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.


Come To The Show?
Paul Duddridge

As part of her documentary on Fame,  Pamela Stephenson / Chanel 4 will be filming one of my free shows / seminars "Famous in 40 Days"   on the morning of Sep 12. Venue TBC. 
The producers are keen to interview anyone at the seminar to find out about their careers and ambitions etc.  Anyone wanting to attend the seminar and be on camera please email me. 

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.


I recently had to ship a dog across the country and used a great animal transportation service called Pacific Pet . Ryan who works there was fab and told me they transport animals to and from the UK (as well as the rest of the world) on an almost daily basis . So if you need to get your pet home contact him at or call him 310 318 5702 x 203. they also have a reality show starting soon , get more info here 


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:-

This week tickets for 2012 Paralympic games go on sale
best way to get tickets is visit the website
 or your local branch of Lloyds Tsb from September 9th


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 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


If you would like to  receive this newsletter straight into your email, you can subscribe by clicking on this link If you have any news, want to advertise with us or have any feedback we would love to hear from you Email us at

If I have forgotten to include someones post I apologize we get so many requests. I see lots of sublets on the Facebook page but please know we  don't endorse any of these listings and you should treat these like any other transactions by getting deposits and references beforehand. 

If you are new to the group please feel free to post any questions on the wall or message us directly at

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter !




Popular posts from this blog

How to apply for your British passport from USA

Where To Find Your British Goods!

Brits On Stage