Brits in LA Newsletter October 29th 2012

We have teamed up with Volkwagen Santa Monica to run some competitions for the next few months so watch the newsletter carefully for clues. Joe Seymour about how you can get into a VW. There are many options for ex-pats. Joe has all the answers you will need. He has helped so many members already and will work his very hardest to get you into the car of your choice. Contact him on 310 266 8825 or by email. Ask for JOE SEYMOUR

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Hi Everyone!
We have had a fun packed week with lots of  Halloween events, including our very own British Villains Pub Crawl last Thursday. So great to see so many of you dressed up for the occasion. We are thinking about changing the route for next month, so will keep you posted. 
Blast from the past! Our Dead British Event
Halloween 2011
Also had quite a challenge to help Marty from Glasgow get to the Cloud Atlas premiere. If you aren't familiar with the story you can read a great article about it here . A huge thank you to everyone that helped especially the wonderful Christine Peake, Peter Foldy and Darren Darnborough. Tikkun Spa did an amazing job of scrubbing him up before his big night
Marty at the luxurious Tikkun Spa
in Santa Monica
Marty makes it to his premiere!
If you want to keep up with Marty and his travels you can 'like' him on Facebook here
A few of us also caught the screening of Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper. It is a very funny film and at one point I had tears of laughter streaming down my face for at least 3 minutes. Well worth buying a ticket for that scene alone. Keep checking our Facebook for future free screenings. We have A Late Quartet, and Flight this week. 
I had the pleasure of seeing the wonderful documentary 56 Up tonight, lovely to hear Michael Apted's insight on the making of this series. 
It is on a limited release early 2013
Great Halloween party at Soho House last night, and bumped into many Brits in LA members who had all dressed up for the Fairytale Fantasy Theme.
If you are looking for something fun to do on Halloween night, the Santa Monica Boulevard Halloween Parade is always fun. Or check out Goldstar who have a great list of spooky things to do

We are also planning a Brits in LA getaway to Palm Springs for the weekend - see below for details. 
Don't forget to check out our page for Brits performing in LA,
Ed Sheeran dates have just been added!
Our charity is underway and will be launching on November 17th. We will also be looking for board members and volunteers so if you feel you may have some skills to help the community please email Craig for more information. We have some great screenings coming up throughout the rest of the year and cool competitions too, so continue to check the board and follow us on Twitter

The launch of our charity is under way. Please like our facebook page for updates and news here UKares and our logo was kindly completed and donated by Andrew from AXUM DESIGNS - Check out more of his work here

Make sure to read all the way through for the latest members news
and lots of deals and discounts, including a free screenings to Denzel Washington in Flight and Kiera Knightly in Anna Karenina


Lythgoe Family Productions 
have just announce panto dates in Pasadena.
20% of tickets now. 
Just use code LFP2012 
Tickets vary from $22 (Child) to Adults weekday $32 and weekend $52 , top ticket is $100 if you want to go on stage !!! 

Did you know you can buy Boots products at your local
Target store? I just received a great selection of their products and particularly fell in love with the dry skin balm. Made my feet feel
like they belong to a newborn baby, after one use! We will be having monthly Boots product giveaways click here to enter for October giveaway

If you can't wait for our competitions you can order most products
online here

 007 FAN?
If you are a Bond fan you will surely want this book from Taschen.
They are currently taking pre-orders, which are going fast!

If you have leased or bought a car from Volkswagen Santa Monica, we would love to hear from you about your experiences. If you leave them a review on Yelp and send the link to us we will put your name in for the draw to win a $50 gas card. 2 winners to be announced at the end of the month! 

Have you joined our latest groups? 
Brits in LA Kickabout footie.
    Brits in LA Golf Club 
and Craig's new dating group

Venetian Masked Ball
Dec 1st
Hosted by Renee Montagne & Eddie Izzard
Get your tickets here
Thinking of moving to LA, need a visa?
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

Or are you....

One of the most common questions we get asked is for shipping company recommendations. We have heard great things from a lot of you about these guys. Visit their website here 

Our friend is Gayle is currently renting out her Pro Tools Studio.
Such a great space to work in and is in a freestanding building with separate entrance. Hourly, Daily,Weekly rates available
Click here for more info

Weekend of November 9th
We are  organising a getaway to the Ace Hotel
The weather should still be a perfect 80 degrees
in November, so the perfect time to visit
Rooms start at $70 a night. Click here to RSVP

We are pleased to introduce our Breakfast Club sponsor NextStopLAX .
NextStopLAX specializes in attaining working visas for entertainment industry professionals, actors, singers, dancers, models, musicians, producers and directors, all of whom are considered to be individuals of extraordinary ability. We assist International Talent in complying with the complexities of US Immigration requirements. Our in-house legal experts along with our history and expertise in the field, allows us to help you in acquiring the necessary working papers you need to start your new life in the US. Our clients benefit from our streamlined Visa coordination service, along with our proprietary software which employs state of the art technology in the visa process. Our proprietary software improves our ability to expedite your case efficiently, whilst allowing our clients to have 24/7 online access to their own individual case. We are proud to say that NextStopLAX is renowned for its zealous and creative advocacy on behalf of its clients.
Visit the NextStopLAX website for more information here

For those Brits that have to work during the week come and join us for a fully earned half price Mimosa brunch - Same great deal as Tuesdays BBC. $15 and $6 mimosas. - Cecconi's is such a perfect setting to relax unwind and start your weekend right.
rsvp here

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Package Includes: a 15 page website
Website design & Logo Design
1Years Hosting of website.
Six Updates to Existing Pages Within First Year
 *Do you want to sell your products online? how about your digital material like Music & Ebooks?
*All can be done with an small extra fee.

If you are interested go to:
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Need a car for a month or longer? 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 Express 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
*These cars are not brand new luxury vehicles

British Music Artists 
Gigging in LA

We have a list of British bands and artists playing in the area including One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Muse, and many, many more.  
Check out the listings at our Gigging page.

Anna Karenina
RSVP to Lauren


FLIGHT starring Denzel Washington on 11/1 at 7:30PM at Arclight Hollywood.
Rsvp to me at
To be added to the guest list 
In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane?   THIS SCREENING IS FULL

Russell Brand 
at Largo

at Largo
November 12th & 13th
Get your tickets here
Griot Theatre of the West Valley presents William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar at Bethel Encino. What if the assassination of the world's most powerful man were orchestrated and executed by a woman -- a woman in touch with her passions and certain of her destiny? That question lies at the heart of this production, set against the backdrop of Game of Thrones, which asks a similar question. Employing women and artists of color in nontraditional roles, this production, directed by Malik B. El-Amin, presents a fresh and compelling take on this classical work. Price is free-$12.50

John Hurt performing Samuel Beckett's "Krapp's Last Tape" will be among the highlights of the Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2012-13 season, which will be announced Thursday by Center Theatre Group. Buy Tix here
Brits in LA member half price tickets$25 tickets 

Oct 26-29 
Tickets on Goldstar 
of Black Books fame!!
Irish Comedian Dylan Moran is back
 I think he is brilliantly funny, and want to encourage you 
all to go and see him.
He has 2 shows at Largo in December.
Tickets for December 11th, click here
Tickets for December 12th, click here

 DRALION by Cirque du Soleil
Nov 1-4
Long Beach Arena

Save 25% on tickets to DRALION from Cirque du Soleil 6 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show's name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West.  In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative color: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved.

Click Here to Save 25% on Cat 1 and Cat 2 Tickets!*
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*Valid for all performances Cat 1 and 2 only. While supplies last. Additional fees will apply. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. No exchanges or refunds. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer expires 11/04/12.

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A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of MONTY PYTHON'S Graham Chapman
Exclusively at the Aero Theatre in Los Angeles in 3D!
November 2 - 8, 2012
Get Your Tickets here


Eileen just found the Rolls Royce of storage.
They are located right by the Farmers Market and can even store your car for $125 a month! If you say she sent you she get $25 off my rent, which she's am more than happy to split with you if you send her a copy of your receipt!
Farmers Market Self Storage
111 The Grove Dr
Mid-City West
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 825-2218

Perfect stocking filler!
Meet Fenton, the world's most famous dog. Not content with the deer-chasing rampage that propelled him into the limelight, the world's naughtiest Labrador is off on a whirlwind tour of destruction across London. Starting where it all began in Richmond Park, this hilarious book challenges you to find Fenton in a variety of famous locations, from the Royal Albert Hall to the House of Commons, from the Tate Modern to St Pancras Station. Wherever he goes, Fenton leaves a trail of chaos; wrecking a garden party at Buckingham Palace, pestering the players at Wimbledon and upstaging the celebrities at a Leicester Square film premiere. Keep a look out for his tracks and trails and see if you can collar Fenton before he escapes for good...
Buy on Amazon
Like on Facebook

Leila Birch is part of a sketch team have created a new show! IN CASE OF EMERGENCY will be playing at 8pm on Monday 29th Oct, 5th 12th and 26th of November and the 3rd, 10th and 17th of December. I would love for you to come. It promises to be a really fun night. 

Address: The Second City Hollywood 6560 Hollywood Blvd, 2nd floor. 
Telephone: 323.464.8542


MONDAY 3.15pm - 4.15pm BALLET
               4.15pm - 5.15pm JAZZ/HIP HOP



Special BLA Members Discount @
 20% off meals Mon-Thurs 11AM-4PM
12969 Venture Blvd, Studio City - (818) 990-9055

This years Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) is recognizing Steve Cooke with 3 nominations,
Celebrity hosts include Eric Roberts, Adam Gaynor ( Matchbox 20) and Rock-star Supernova and Guns n’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke.
                                         Get your tickets early, starting at $70 (reg $90).
If you have just purchased his latest album or single "Working for the USA", write to and get a special fan ticket for 50% off!

Lloyds TSB International understand the unique opportunities and challenges that come with living, travelling and working internationally.
Our Premier International Account is ideal if you:
Need flexible worldwide access to your money
Need an account in Sterling, Euro or US Dollar
Need to make regular international transfers.
Send an email here to Eric Francois and quote "BRITS IN LA" to get more information on a  Lloyds International Account.
Don't get frazzled with your bookkeeping have a pro do it for you.
Lisa is amazing - they've helped us immensely and saved us an awful lot of time preparing for this years taxes.  CONTACT LISA AT

It can be very confusing filing taxes both in the UK and the US
Let Rebecca help you 


Adam Beach has been helping us set up our new retirement plans and 
he's great at explaining all the complicated stuff. - Brits in LA
Weekly Stars with Anne Shaw
email Anne at shawcastar@aol.comor call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
she's amazing - She did my charts and was very accurate.



This is a good time to make discoveries about the world around you .So do take a trip even overnight would be ok as you will change the energy around you .The energy of your ruler Mars is giving you energy.

With Venus your “boss” going through your health and working environment this month you will be focused on one or both of these areas  . What ever is a priority start with the biggest one that needs to be re evaluated.

You will be looking at your world in a different way than you ever now. Therefore your choices in any area will change and  even though the changes may have taken time to accept its time to take action soon.

You are very intent this week or so on stating what is on your mind and probably if you are not careful it will rebound on you so be careful who you confront you may not like what happens.

You will find this week that you are more able to reach out to others who you feel deserve some of your warm attention. Do not  judge just be there that’s all that’s needed right now.

Things could be a little more fast paced than you like recently, however this is only a test of how you handle yourself come November and then you will be glad you were prepared.

If all in relationships is not as you wish this is the time to look in the mirror and see the truth .What do you see are you are judging you or feeling sorry for you .This is a
lesson truly to be learned .

Its will be one those good weeks when life is easy or at least easier  and it will be lasting for some time ahead so with this in mind tackle any area of life you have not wanted to deal with  Happy Birthday to all of us Halloween time babies.

If you want to change anything waiting around for others to make the first move is not a good idea. Mars the action maker in your life this month will bring things to a good conclusion or beginning!!

You may be feeling tired or worn down so it is likely as usual you are doing to much work .You are the most responsible sign of the Universe usually how ever even you are allowed time out. .Your energy will pick up by month end.

 You are probably feeling a bit frustrated this week .Well that’s life for you so take a break and do not take out your frustrations on any one else it will be sure to catch you back. You are finding friends are more open to your plans and some wishes.

The planets are really on your side this month however as with all water signs and you get a tad emotional at things most other people don’t understand .Don’t try to explain just be your self and let others figure it out 

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meet Agyness Deyn


  1. Love Jeff Goldblum in The Fly with Geena Davis:)....Marcia Dominguez


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