Brits in LA Newsletter Dec 11th


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.  

*You can click on all images to make them larger

Hi Everyone 
Huge thank you to those of you who made it out to our Christmas party. It was lovely to see so many old faces and a lot of new ones too. Our toy drive for Adopt a Letter was a huge success too. If you are interested in playing Santa and answering one of the letters, make sure to visit the website
"Eddie is age 14 is asking for clothes and toys for him and his two sisters Karen and Alinee. Their father doesn't have much money to buy the family anything and the kids would just like anything Santa can bring them."
 Read Eddie's letter in full here

Next Stop LAX did a marvelous job of hosting and as always our gratitude to Volkswagen Santa Monica, An LA Car Guy Dealership for their continued support. 

Last but not least, a round of applause for our fantastic volunteers. Lisa, PJ, Ali,Tina, Maria, Len, Randy and Jay on the door. We truly could not have done it without you.
We raised a nice amount of money at our UKares Tombola too. Make sure to like UKares on Facebook to find out other ways you can support.

To view the full album click here

The Toscars  priority tickets for past participants have just been released, you have until  Jan 1st - If there are still places available after,we will then open up to the newbies. GA tickets to attend the awards will also go on sale Jan 1st, 2013
Visit EventBrite to sign up and make sure to like The Toscars Facebook page to get the passcode

Did you know you can now get TopShop at Nordstrom?! 
Visit their website to shop online

There will be no Nextstop LAX/ Brits in LA Breakfast Club on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. We will resume back on January 8th, 2013.

Apologies in advance if I didn't include your post.
Hope to see some of you at Breakfast Club in the morning. Make sure to read all the way through to take advantage of any deals and discounts we are offering as well as checking out what Anne Shaw has forecast for you over the next week.

We are looking for an intern to work with us from January 2013
please email us  if you are interested.
Make sure to  continue to check the Facebook board and follow us on Twitter to keep up to date on all the latest Brits in LA news. If you want to have this newsletter delivered straight to your email you can click here to sign up. We are now on Instagram too!

BLASA - Our Shakespeare Appreciation Society
and Craig's new dating group
UKares Foundation
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 
British Music Artists 
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.




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


Bolton boy Amir Khan will be fighting Californian Carlos Molina
at the LA Sports Arena on Saturday Dec 15th
Brits in LA members get discounted tickets
use the code BRITS1 which gets you seats in Amir's corner!
Visit Ticketmaster to purchase



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.

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.

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: 


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


The birth of one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands in history is told in the new dramatic musical Backbeat, which will have its American premiere and pre-Broadway presentation at the Ahmanson Theatre.
Get your tickets here

Nov 24 - Dec 30, 2012
By Peter Gwinn & Bobby Mort
Directed by Marc Warzecha
With its trademark humor, irreverence and originality, The Second City is giving the classic Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale a hearty twist.

Lythgoe Family Productions 
have just announce panto dates in Pasadena.
20% of tickets now plus a glass of wine! 
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 !!! 
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



If you didn't manage to get tickets to Sandro's show this evening (Happy Birthday Sandro!)  then pop along and see fellow Brit Lynsey Shaw perform here
Make sure to use the discount code 'lynsey'
when purchasing tickets

Has a new show on the Food Network called
Sugar Dome
Don't forget to show
your support and like him on Facebook

Just opened on Melrose
Visit their Facebook Page for more info

Leila Birch is part of a sketch team have created a new show! IN CASE OF EMERGENCY will be playing at 8pm on 10th and 17th of December. It promises to be a really fun night. 

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

Northern Boy by Angela McCluskey
from her EP Lambeth Palace. ©
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


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
Anne will be at the King's Head, Santa Monica doing spiritual readings this Friday and Saturday afternoons make sure to call the number above to book an appointment.



In any relationship situation you will find that what ever past problem that is unresolved will surface  once again as Mars your boss moves forward into your power area of life. Its time to lay it to rest.!!

Your priority should be taking care of  any business and start with what you know you can handle right now .Be aware that  Venus your boss is now in your relationship house so just  be aware that you may be confronted by another .

The sun in your opposite sign Sagittarius favors getting a handle on any part of life that has unfinished business .Your ruler is about to move in a very positive direction this week so could be time to take the bull by the horns

You often take a long time to let go of people and things, so this next few days be strong and get in touch with an old friend or family you may not be sure of the reaction however you could regret not trying!!

Any one who gets in your way preparing for the holidays or tries to bring you down  for any reason will be sorry and they will feel the wrath of the mighty Lion this week. Good thing most people know the real you !!

Mars the powerful fire planet is your cousin sign Capricorn now will motivate you to get things finished or organized like no other time in this year .You will feel ready for fun by the end of next week.!

If you have any thing you need to be finished with on get it done by mid month as Venus is in your money house until January. Your flow of funds could be dwindling faster than you expected. It is the season to spend and spend.

You have the lover Venus sitting beside you all this week and even if love relationships
seem not to be  not happening now when you are out and about  this weekend who knows who will turn up for you .

Your favorite time of year for travel is coming up and be ready to relax and take a different route this time as you are on an adventure as most of your life should be .
Just watch that temper if things don’t always go the way you planned .

With Mars now assisting you this could be gold at the end of the rainbow if you handle it correctly .This means get rid of any expense that is not absolutely needed in your life and start fresh by the end of the month.

A health or diet issue that has bugged you in the past will pop up again as we move into the middle of the month so get a handle on it right now so by this weekend you feel ready for any holiday parties or trips..

.This week ahead confront whatever is not working for you head on however make sure its  in a non threatening way and see how much faster you will rebound .Be cool calm and collected and the parties are just getting started.



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