Brits in LA Newsletter October 24th

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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  are offering the Brits 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 Brits in LA member and will do his very best for you! This is also a brilliant way to build up your credit score pretty quickly too. 

2012 GTI
Hi Everyone,
Craig is still in the UK so I am writing the newsletter again. For all our new members (seems to have been a lot this week!) if you would rather subscribe to have the weekly newsletter delivered to your email account click here to sign up. Make sure to scroll down to see our ads as we have loads of great offers and deals with realtors/lawyers/rental cars/acting coaches and health insurance and all kinds of other fun stuff!
My sister is in Australia at the moment filming with the Queen! I am trying to get some inside scoop but her lips are sealed...what would you like to know about Betty if you could? 
The Stone Roses are getting back together! They sold 220,00 tickets in 68 minutes! Watch their press conf
Shows are next June. Buy yours at the following locations
Tickets are available from:     0844 811 0051   0844 826 2826        0161 832 1111

Transferring money can be a pain and I see a lot of you are asking banking questions on the FB page. Lloyds TSB have a great account available that means you can transfer money between a linked up USD,GBP or Euro account which saves all the hassle.
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.

I am so excited about our event for Halloween, I have changed my mind on my costume at least 100 times, so who knows what I will end up things for sure I will be Dead British! I am planning to take advantage of Esme's lash discount offer below, so perhaps I should be George from Rainbow? Didn't he have nice lashes??
There are still a few tickets left (which also includes a free drink!) so get yours now as once they are gone there will be no more!
We are planning to celebrate on the roof top of Palihouse. This is a fab location, as is right at the entrance of the Halloween Parade on Santa Monica Boulevard. You get all of the fun without any of the mayhem! We are excited to have Mike Sullivan's Volkswagen Santa Monica as our headline sponsor and immigration lawyers Beltran Brito supporting us  too. You can check out their blog which has tons of tips on the making the move to the USA here
Come dressed as your favourite dead British celebrity or you could just be dead British... Craig suggested to someone earlier to wrap themselves in newspaper and come as a bag of chips,
 you can't get more British than that! Brit DJ Ebe will be playing all your favourite music. Post your requests for him on our FB page. Palihouse will have a valet available for the evening. If you wish to book a room they are offering a package for $350.

 RSVP here. -  $15
The price includes the Tax and Tip - so no need to leave anymore on the table cash only - no credit cards taken



*** Only 3 places remaining***

Have you ever wanted to be in LA in EPISODIC SEASON?

Our BLA  breakfast sponsors, Industry Hollywood, is flying out a small select group of professional actors from around the world to meet and work with LA's Industry, in the busiest time of the year and they have just 3 places remaining on this unique and innovative networking week.

"Be in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time"

Be in LA on the Industry Hollywood Networking week
3rd – 10th December 2011.

Results from our last Networking Week:

4 Actors were offered representation from LA Managers and Agents
Click on these two links to see what you could also experience and to witness just one of our recent SUCCESS STORIES:

For more details please email 
Or call direct on:
310-954-7691 (US)
07801-232-573 (UK) 

IT IS FINALLY MOVEMBER...well almost!!
Now is your chance to grow that moustache you have always wanted, yes you too ladies! It's all for a great cause too so make sure to collect sponsorship. They support the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG amongst others. If you don't fancy growing one you can still donate here

Click HERE to get tickets

Free consultation and 20% OFF for guidance in the Entertainment business
Paul Duddridge

Paul Duddridge has represented many of the biggest names in UK entertainment. Michael Mcintyre, Rob Brydon, Phill Jupitus, AListair Mcgowan,Paul Mckenna.
As a producer and writer he has created and worked on shows for the BBC, ITV, NBC and FOX.As a self styled entertainment coach he has had amazing results helping actors, writers, directors. Many acting coaches have never worked in the industry on which they advise. Paul has and still does.
               First consultaltion is FREE.
Paul Duddridge is offering 20% discount to all BritsinLa members

Bryan Ferry (yes that one) has a photography exhibition in town at the Michael Kohn Gallery
Bryan Ferry: Olympia runs from October 20th, 2011 - November 5th, 2011
8071 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048


Transferring money can be a pain and I see a lot of you are asking banking questions on the FB page. Lloyds TSB have a great account available that means you can transfer money between a linked up USD,GBP or Euro account which saves all the hassle.
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.

Bit o' Culture
I know a lot of you are actors so make sure you go along and support your fellow thespians too, it will come back to you tenfold. If you have an upcoming show you want included in next weeks newsletter email us the info to

OVO from Cirque du Soleil !

Click here for a special offer and presales! 

Bring It On: The Musical

Ahmanson Theatre
October 30 – December 10
For tickets call 213.972.4400

Performance Schedule:  Tue – Fri at 8, Sat 2 & 8, Sun 1 & 6:30

For a sneak peek, click here

Want to bring a group to the theatre?  Call 213.972.7231

“Everything you wished for, nothing like you expected, exactly what you will love.” –
See Bring It On: The Musical for as low as $39!  
For performances October 30-November 10!*

Call 213.972.4400 and mention code GAME or purchase online at

BRING IT ON:  THE MUSICALkicking off its national tour at the Ahmanson Theatre, is the explosive new musical comedy that raises the stakes on over-the-top high school rivalries. Set against the world of competitive cheerleading, this powerhouse new show hilariously proves that winning isn’t everything when it means losing something - or someone - you really care about.

Bring It On: The Musical has brought together some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, including the creative talents behind Avenue Q, In The Heights, Next to Normal, High Fidelity and Wicked.
Don’t miss this musical comedy that combines an exciting new sound, gravity-defying choreography and stunts, and a thrilling story to create a total theatrical event worth cheering for.  Game on!
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
*Subject to availability.  May not be combined with other offers.  Does not apply to previously purchased tickets.  Valid for seats in the Orch., Mezz., Mid-Orch., & Orch. X – ZZ for perfs from Oct 30 – Nov 10. Special prices are $39 - $79 (Reg. $65 - $100.)


Long time Brits in LA member Karen May has turned her hand to stand up comedy!
She has a FREE show this week at the FLAPPERS CLUB but you must RSVP here for guest list. 


Russell Brand has a few live shows this week . Only $20!
Get your tickets here
I have seen him several times over the years and he never fails to disappoint.

"A Conversation With Edith Head". A group are going to this on OCT 27th, 2011 - Go with a bunch of Brits RSVP here for all details. Please quote BRIT at the box office for this special price.

Hollywood's most famous costume designer dishes wit, wisdom and gossip in "A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD' on the set of her last film, Steve Martin's, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.  In six decades of costume design, Edith Head worked on eleven hundred films, dressed the greatest stars of Hollywood, received 36 Academy Award nominations and won an unprecedented eight Oscars.  Her personal story is as fascinating as the history of the film industry, filled with humour, frustration and above all, glamour.  Played by Susan Claesson this is a tour de force and one of the most entertaining evenings spent in the theatre.  You will smile loudly all the way through.  Listen to her gossip about Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Grace Kelly, and many more.

8 p.m. the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 South Sepulveda Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA 90025     phone: 310 477 4055

RED NOSES - 2 for 1 tickets (subject to availability) for Brits in LA members! Visit The Actors Gang website for full details 

Buy tickets here



Can You Imagine If Our Shakespeare Had Wrote Pulp Fiction?

ApparantlyGoldstar are offering $10 tickets to see this once fringe and kickstarter achievering play - it is hilarious - Let us know what you think!
Masters of the House - a new web series starring Brits in LA member John Mawson. Click on the video below to watch the trailer.

Visit their FB page and click like!


Have you visited Galvin Benjamin Yet? Feels more like a cocktail lounge than a Salon - Gorgeous artwork, great styling have a cup of tea or a cocktail while having a great head massage then your hair shaped to perfection - bliss! - Don't forget to use your Brits in LA discount

Click to read the article
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:-
Can't make Tuesdays Breakfast Club?
This is growing nicely, lovely to see so many new faces. Same brekkie menu as Tuesday but with 1/2 price mimosas (Bucks fizz)
rsvp here

Need a car for a month or lease? and don't wanna pay the big brand car-rental prices?If all you need is a runaround to get from A to B you should call Zoe at Economy Rent-a-Car
They have 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

Irish super group Celtic Thunder are at the Greek this week. Goldstar are offering tickets for half price!

The Fab Four are playing in February but tickets are on sale now!
Visit Ticketmaster to buy tickets

Noel Gallagher is playing at UCLA Royce Hall in November

Gaelic Storm The Irish band featured in the movie Titanic are playing the Troubadour Oct 29th - tickets

Morrissey is playing in november Buy tickets here

The Kooks are playing here in Dec. Tickets on sale 

Jesse J is on tour with Katy Perry. Buy your tickets here .

Brit in LA Matt Goss has a new song out called Fighting for Love. You can listen to it here 

Need an Immigration lawyer? Try one of these. 

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.

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
Brits in LA member Abi needs your vote! Watch the video below then click here to vote for her.


Brits in LA member Joe McClean wants to share an interview he did recently on a Bollywood film he did in Scotland recently. Read all about it here

8384 W. 3rd St. West Hollywood
The latest restaurant to open in Hollywood. Brought to you by the guys from the Hudson, one of our favourite hang outs. Apparently they will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and coffee from Intelligentsia . 'Like' their FB page here to unlock some special deals. 




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 FulhamBesties, 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.


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

I represent primarily Buyers, and this is a perfect time to buy!
Interest rates are low and property is affordable. I have been living and
working in L.A.
for the past 25 years. I am profession, knowledgeable and honest. You are in
good hands,  We can have some chuckles, and shop!

Jacqueline A. Gowers Sotheby's International Realty 323 469 7829

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Please contact Esme on 310 503 4945 or via Facebook.For more info and pictures go to:


Hope to see some of you at Breakfast Club tomorrow? Don't be afraid to come solo as we are a friendly bunch!

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