Brits in LA Newsletter November 13th

Purchase tickets here

Talk to 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.  

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Hi Everyone
This is the week we launch our wonderful charity UKares . There are still a limited amount of tickets available if you wish to attend. 
Meet Katy Haber 
A British-born Hollywood producer mentoring ex-gang members from Compton and creating the first ever all American Latino- African-American cricket team in Los Angeles may well sound like a great movie script, but for Katy Haber, MBE, it couldn't be more truer to life.

BAFTA LA founding member Haber, who will be presented with the first 'Positive Impact Award' by the UKares Charity on Saturday; stated that her interest in cricket began in childhood and is a "civilising" sport that can literally change lives of those teetering on the edge of gangland.
Read more about her amazing accomplishments here 

We will also be presenting Bernard Skibben with the "Inspiration Award" , if you have ever met Bernard you will know this is truly deserved!
Bernard Skibben
We had a blast at the BAFTA LA Brittania awards this week.
Was an absolutely lovely evening, celebrating the Best of British Talent
honouring both Daniel Craig and Daniel Day Lewis. Read Brits in LA member Matt Donnelly's great coverage of the event for the LA Times .

Sunday evening we attended the fundraiser for Lynn Helmn organised by Valerie King. This was a fantastic night and so lovely to see the community to bond together to help a fellow Brit in LA. I hear they made almost 20k !
Fundraiser for Lynn at Malibu Inn
Don't forget to save the date for our Christmas Party & Toy Drive. It will be on Wednesday December 5th. Invitations will be sent out shortly, so watch this space. We are planning a fab feast with Roast Turkey & Roast Beef with all the trimmings, mince pies and lots of other delicious goodies all cooked to perfection by
If you need catering for your holiday party
you can contact them via email here
Don't forget The Pikey back room is available for holiday and birthday parties too. Brits in LA members get it at no charge but must speak directly to  fellow Brits in LA member Eric

I visited Eden Sassoon's salon on Sunset Plaza last week to get ready for the Brittania Awards. They are offering a fantastic deal where if you spend $50 they will give you a complimentary manicure or eyelash application.
I am addicted! I managed to get my hair blown out, a manicure, (subtle) fake eyelashes applied and my make up done all for under $100 (inc tip) in under an hour!!Then I called my discounted town car courtesy of Uber and I was good to go! I am going to try and organise a Brits in LA girls night at Eden soon . Perhaps before the Christmas party on December 5th....?

Apologies in advance if I have not included your post.
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. If you want to have this newsletter delivered straight to your email you can click here to sign up.

Looking forward to seeing some of you this weekend at our launch


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

We are pleased to introduce our Breakfast Club sponsor NextStopLAX .
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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

Venetian Masked Ball
Dec 1st
Hosted by Renee Montagne & Eddie Izzard
Get your tickets here


1st Session is Free!
Paul Duddridge
As a producer / agent in London Paul Duddridge represented some of the biggest names in entertainment.
He is now the number one entertainment career consultant in Los Angeles, with an amazing reputation for getting real results.
He has helped numerous actors, comedians directors etc to achieve success where it had previously seemed impossible.
The first consultation is completely FREE
Mention BRITSINLA for a 25% discount.

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.

ONLY $499.99*
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:
or contact us on: 

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 watch our fb page for info

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


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

Anna Karenina
RSVP to Lauren


Featuring:  Patrick Bristow, Jayne Entwistle, Jess McKay, Chris Sheets, Mario Vernazza and Vanessa Whitney.

Written & Created by Ben Muir, Jess Napthine, David Ash,
Lee Cooper / After Dark Entertainment
US Version: Edited & additional material by Patrick Bristow

Directed by Patrick Bristow
Produced by Matthew Quinn / Combined Artform

Opens on October 31 at 8pm and runs through November 25,  Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Tickets are $15. 

Appropriate for all ages. 800-838-3006.

******DISCOUNT CODE - HTSAZA - $10 Tickets

Additional show information and tickets at or

Performances are at:
Theater Asylum
6320 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA. 90038
Russell Brand 
at Largo

at Largo
November 12th & 13th
Get your tickets here
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 !!! 

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
Brits in LA member half price tickets 
use code BritsLA4Austen
Visit their website here

Our own Sandro Monetti is back
Tuesday December 11th


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 SoleilDralion 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.

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Eric Idle has announced that November 13th is
Download your copy of What About Dick here  

Redemption: The Darkness Descending - Official Trailer
starring Darren Darnborough and Sara Marafino

Get Me To Hollywood: British Edition is the essential guide to living the life in LA and how to make it in Hollywood, specifically tailored for our British readers. Throughout the 8 chapters, we will cover the basics: what an American headshot looks like compared with a British headshot, the established actor's resume, how to find representation, how to meet with casting directors and the audition process, and will also include a detailed list of resources and contributors.
Louisa Spring has specialized in representing English talent for the past 15 years and has successfully helped them make the trek over. With the current fascination with all things British, the timing was right to release this handbook to help those seeking help on making the big move.

You can buy the book as a direct download here: or on our website & social networking pages.
Facebook: (tips posted daily)

My very good friend Lucinda Ellery is now taking consultation appointments for November at her Los Angeles location! 
If you struggle with hair loss caused by:
Female Pattern Hair Loss
Alopecia Areata
Post Chemotherapy Hair Loss
Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
Alopecia Totalis
Post Radio Therapy Hair Loss
Or other diseases, accidents, 
or life circumstances causing hair loss...
or call 1866-912-6932

Just opened on Melrose
Visit their Facebook Page for more info

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

Noam wrote a book on Katy Perry -

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
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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 or call 310-392-1681 for a private reading
she's amazing - She did my charts and was very accurate.


Anne will be at the king's head, Santa Monica doing spiritual readings this Friday and Saturday afternoons, to book an appointment call
 310 451 1402


As your feisty ruler Mars is in a cousin sign Sagittarius be sure to keep a handle on your emotions and especially around a family member or close friend .This person may be in the wrong but its not the time to say.


Financial situations are improving so be sure to keep a lid on the spending until you know how much you can spend .Its likely it will be ok by the end of  the year as Jupiter in your money house turns in a positive way for you .


Time to look at relaxing the pace you are working at and take care of family or friends . You will be ready for a short trip for  pleasure at the month end until then no matter what happens  take care of your health that is not something you can neglect.


If you search your heart you will know another person can not solve your problem which probably involves your deepest feelings about your life .Bend like the tree in the wind it will be better for you in the long run.

Mars the fire planet in your cousin sign will bring a situation to a head in
 any financial area .The good news is if you take a look at what you have not been  willing to deal with .Its  probably there you will find the answer.

Any frustrations you have in any area of life most likely the work arena will not
last much longer .Its your attitude that counts .So keep a good positive attitude and  you will see a better  result.

Love is in the air for you this month as your sweet ruler Venus comes along to visit .
She will only be there until mid December so make gift  shopping a priority this month and you will  have cash to spare at the holidays.

With the Sun in your sign this month you will be feeling empowered .It  is a fact of life now whatever has transpired in the last couple of months with any situations  you are now ready to bounce back and you are getting a good resolution.


Mars is visiting your  sign and he is like a favorite uncle he usually brings gifts .Be ready to have extra guests this month at the holidays and even if you are not too happy about this it will end up enriching your life in some way.


All work and no play makes for a dull life .Its not always this way and by mid month life is due for an overall boost for you .Be sure to stand firm in a recent disagreement just because you feel bad does not  mean you are in the wrong.!!

A health or diet issue that has bugged you in the recent past will be back if you have not taken care of it. It could also be someone else health. Be sure to finish any medication or watch another who is forgetful this month.

You have been getting mixed messages from a romantic partner or work even and it has in the past caused you grief. This week ahead confront it in a non threatening way and see how much faster you will rebound and get ready for an especially good week overall

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