Brits in LA Newsletter April 23rd

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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.  
If you would rather lease an Audi, make sure to scroll down to get 
Evan from Audi Pacific info 

Hi Everyone
Congratulations to us all! We just tipped the 5000 members mark in our Facebook group!
If you are still on our waiting list, don't hesitate to drop us a line and tell us why you wish to become a member.
Sad news this week - our beloved Joseph Seymour at VW Santa Monica is moving out of state!
We at Brits in LA want to wish you all the best Joe, and hope to see you back for a visit soon. A massive thank you for getting lots of our members in to cars and a personal thank you from me for making my credit rating jump 70 points!!

Our Craig has been busy this past week producing and directing his short film Pepper. Thank you to all of you who contributed to his Kickstarter campaign. We really do appreciate it - it seems as if it will be an amazing film and I am really excited to see the end result.
Very proud of you Craig!!!

 Depeche Mode are playing at the Troubadour on April 26th!
Kroq are giving away tickets 
Click here to read all the details  

My latest find is a the fabulous Dr Stone. I just visited him for an IPL treatment and he zapped away all my sunspots and redness (proper British skin me!)
It lasts for about 6 months and really makes a huge difference. He is also about a 5th of the price of other dermatologists and often has special deals going on through Amazon and various other websites. So make sure to ask what the latest one is if you want to book an appointment.
He is based in Beverly Hills right by Soho House
Email Jenny tell her you know me to make sure to get the best rate

Happy Birthday to William Shakespeare! 

Must not forget to wish our Queen a very Happy Birthday too!

I would like to introduce to you Nicolas A. Ravon 
our latest newsletter supporter. 
If you have been admiring Craig's pearly whites recently, now you know who to thank. We have had lots of members ask for a good dentist so feel free to call Nicolas with all your toothy needs.
Click here to visit his website and to book an appointment.
Or if your preferred method of contact is the telephone, you can also reach his ofice by calling 310-275-5325

Don't forget Next Stop LAX Brekkie at Cecconi's (owned by the famous Soho House group)  in the morning, our Weekly Saturday Social at Cecconi's and pub crawl  this Thursday in the Los Feliz area - Run by our boys -@Jay Ryall and @Scott Gillan - Fun is always guaranteed and is not  for the weak bladdered. 

Creative Brits in LA members 
The Token Minorities 
are gathering to film their sophomore parody mash up film next weekend "The Walking Dead-ton Abbey" Cant wait for that!

Check out our Brits Gigging in LA page too as there are a lot of great shows coming up, including Tom Jones, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones,  Steve Cooke, Franz Ferdinand, Howard Jones, Andy Bell and The XX!! Huge thank you to Sophie for keeping this page updated. Don't forget Brits in LA member Aaron works for AEG and can get you some great deals on tickets at the Staples Center . Email him here

We will be joining Mind the Gap (BBC America Brit Blog)
for weekly #MindTheChat Twitter discussions, along with Big Apple Brits and Virgin Atlantic,
 from May 3rd. So feel free to join in !

Would like to thank Anne, our resident astrologer , for giving me such a nice horoscope this week! Make sure to read all the way through this newsletter to find out what is in store for you.

Hope to see some of you at our events over the next couple of weeks. Also check out all the Britweek events coming up , below.

Pacific Porsche and LA Car Guy 
present their latest model!
Free Champagne and Appetizers too!

NEEDED: Boys, 9-11 years old, who play soccer.

Project: WELL PLAYED, a short film
Shoot Dates: Friday, April 26th, 7am-3pm and Monday, April 29, 7am-3pm (Teacher on site)
Location: Kenneth Hahn Park in Los Angeles

This is an emotional character drama of a children's soccer coach struggling
to deal with an ADHD kid on his team. Jason is inexperienced handling
the eccentricities of ten-year-old Shawn whose excessive ADHD behavior
causes havoc with training the team. In his search to make this work for
all the kids, Jason discovers new ways to get the best out of everyone
including himself and Shawn.

The film is being produced and directed by Emmy Award winning
filmmaker Jeremy Kagan.

This film is being made by The Change Making Media Lab at The University
of Southern California with a grant from the School of
Psychiatry at the Keck Medical at USC. The film will be initially distributed
around the country to organizations that train kids and to coaches in all
sports as well as organizations helping ADHD children.

As part of the work of The Change Making Media Lab, this is meant to
change behavior, utilizing methods of Entertainment Education in creating
an emotional story that confronts these problems. It can make a difference.

Please contact Casting Director, CATHY REINKING if interested.

So excited! I ordered some Yorkshire Gold from Brands of Britain this week. Was very impressed with the selection and the prices. Am keeping my fingers crossed for a speedy arrival as I am down to my last box!

15% OFF your first online order - Bloody Brilliant, I say!
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use code BRITSLA
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Meet Evan Bolton from Audi Pacific who also works under the LA Car Guy Umbrella. He is very experienced with the Foreign Business Professional Leasing plan (just like Joe Seymour at VW) so if you prefer something a bit more up market, definitely talk to him about getting an Audi. You can even do it all over email so if you are coming from the UK you can have a car ready for your arrival! Ask nicely and he might pick you up from the airport too! They have some great specials at the moment so drop him a line to find out more

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You should also follow JC Mac's fitness blog
Click here to see how you can get your loose up to 10lbs fast!
He also hosts our BRITS IN LA tough mudder bootcamp
to get you all in to tip top shape. Sign up here every Sunday in Griffith Park -
$20 session or bring a friend and only pay $10
FELA! at the Ahmanson TheatreApril 26 – May 5, 2013
Yeah! Yeah! Back by Popular Demand!
With Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child

First, you’ll feel it in your feet. 
Then you’ll feel it in your soul .
That’s the undeniable power of FELA!
FELA! is both rave and theatrical wonder. Thanks to Fela’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award® winner Bill T. Jones, this tale of courage, passion and love will shake you: body and soul.
Legendary Nigerian Fela Kuti was a musical dynamo and a political powder keg who used his supercharged and sexy Afrobeat sound and charismatic spirit to ignite and inspire a generation to dare challenge a government of oppression.
Limited Special Offer!
Tickets in select sections are 50% off.*
To order call 213.972.4400 and use code YEAH or online at
*Subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.  May not be combined with other offers.  Available only for select sections.  Available for Orchestra (Row AA-Q) and Mezzanine for all performances of FELA!.
African-American Theatre Experience at Center Theatre Group
Join Center Theatre Group this spring for the African-American Theatre Experience! Center Theatre Group celebrates art and culture with an inspiring combination of live theatre including:
Apr 24 - June 9: August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, directed by Phylicia Rashad at the Mark Taper Forum in Downtown LA
In this historic drama, part of ten celebrated works chronicling the African-American experience of the 20th Century, two-time Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner August Wilson says “They arrive carrying Bibles and guitars, their pockets lined with dust and fresh hope.”
Apr 28 - June 2: The Royale – a world premiere inspired by the legacy of Jack Johnson at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Downtown LA
Set in the boxing world of the early 1900s and loosely inspired by the story of Jack Johnson,the first black pop culture icon, and whose reign as the world heavyweight champion lasted from 1908 to 1915.
May 21 - June 3: The Scottsboro Boys, Kander and Ebb’s final song and dance at the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown LA
This wildly entertaining show shocks and delights, and reverberates with glorious music, inspired storytelling, innovative staging and extraordinary performances.
For more information visit or call 213.972.4400.

Look at this great website I discovered 

Where people can be creative with each other - Writers getting together with actors, musicians with video makers, editors and directors - SPOTARTSIT.COM check it out!!!

Thinking of moving to L.A. and 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 Brits in LA members with the immigration process and has a high success rate. He has helped many BRITS IN LA members through the citizenship application too and is very experienced and thorough. You can reach him on 
818 981 0352 or check out his website at or Email him at



"I have used Paul many times, he has a magical way of helping me see the role clearer, and stops me from standing in my own way" - Craig Young, NCIS:LA, Hawaii 5.0, Fringe
1st Session is Free!
Paul Duddridge
Acting Coach Paul Duddridge has an outstanding track record 
helping British and US actors get work in Hollywood. 
 He usually works one to one with clients but due to demand 
he is starting group classes from April 2013. For a free consultation about either class 
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One of the most common questions we get asked is for shipping company 
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NEXT STOP LAX have a seminar coming up in London 
 with The Actors Company LA Take note of their incredible guest speakers!!
Click here for more info 

Brits in LA monthly Pub crawl
APRIL 25th - 7pm
Last Thursday of event month
Join us as we discover a new part of LA each month
This month we are asking you to vote on the route 
so click on the link below to participate
Click for more info and to rsvp

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.

The Otolith Group: Medium Earth

REDCAT (Downtown) 6-9pm
Opening reception for a film initiating a new cycle of production by London-based artists The Otolith Group; Medium Earth represents the outgrowth of research undertaken throughout California in advance of a larger project. Commissioned by REDCAT and complimented by a series of public programs on the practices of prediction and premonition as they relate to California geography and psychology, Medium Earth is the first work produced by The Otolith Group in an American context. The evening includes a discussion with The Otolith Group artists Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun and George Baker, Associate Professor of Art History at UCLA, at 7pm. On view through June 16, 2013.

Britweek is an organization dedicated to being a strong cultural and organization presence celebrating the creative fusion between California and the UK. From April 23rd to May 6th they will be hosting various music and arts events around Los Angeles, check out their website for a full calendar of events.

Join us for a live chat with Boris Johnson, Mayor of London! We will stream in Boris from the InnoTech digital conference in London to watch his speech, and then create an open live dialogue about London's growing TechCity / Digital Shoreditch tech scene, LA's Silicon Beach, and Silicon Valley. This is the first-ever three-way live chat with the Mayor of London and tech communities in LA and Silicon Valley. The panel is part of BritWeek in LA, a celebration of British achievements in California.  
Discount Code for 15% off is Break15
Click here to purchase tickets

Sarah Danays ʻFabergéGothicʼ  
Sarah Danays is a British sculptor and photographer.  
In 2008 she was shortlisted in Le Prix de la Sculpture Noilly Prat as one of Britain's top five emerging sculptors. She now lives in Los Angeles, and works between studios in LA (Venice), Italy (Bagni di Lucca) and the UK (Whitstable). 
She will be exhibiting her work during Britweek and would love for some of you to attend her cocktail reception. Free drinks and great art!!


April 27th at Stories bookstore, 1716 Sunset Blvd CA 90026 from 2- 7pm 
Reservations recommended please call/ text Gemma 310 612 6990
April 27th in the evening A Spot of Tea will be featured at The Echo during the Britweek Music Event but only serving tea infused cocktails :)
April 28th Come check out the Edwardian improv show Mannerhouse Manor and enjoy tea & tasty treats pre and post the fun on stage.  
May 4th & 5th Come to Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade for the Spring Jubilee -we'll have a stall selling vintage gift items and tea related goodies from the UK & US.
As per last year a free cuppa or tea to take home to anyone who mentions Brit Week!
Meet some of the cast
plus proceeds go to a very good cause
You can also buy  individual tickets here for this 1920's party 
which will be held at the Fairmont on May 3rd
Craig and I are planning on going, so look forward to seeing 
some of you there
VIP tickets also available. Visit the Britweek website for all the info 

May 18th  
Christine Peake is involved with this fantastic event and would love you all to attend. 
It sounds like a very glamourous affair which will be held at the Beverly Wilshire!
Visit the website for more information on how to purchase a table

Summer nights in L.A. are for hanging outdoors as long as you can, enjoying the great weather and good friends. Eat See Hear Movies puts together the ultimate nighttime outdoor hangout, combining popular films with live indie bands and some of the city's most famous food trucks. The Los Angeles State Historic Park screenings take advantage of the spacious park setting and views of the downtown cityscape, rolling the largest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi into the park for screenings of everyone's favorite movies along with live performances by up-and-coming bands. As always, a variety of the city's best food trucks will be on hand to dish out food, offering up a variety of food choices from around the world.
Only $5 if you book through Goldstar!  

in Costa Mesa
Click here to get half price tickets on Goldstar

Broadway Hit Experience The Beatles With Rain 

Half price tickets available on Goldstar!
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   
Or email her
Rates starting at $16.95 p/day Inc Taxes....
She has helped many Brits in LA members
Also now doing airport transfers for $60**
*These cars are not brand new luxury vehicles
**Rates may vary depending on distance

Kara Miller is involved with an exciting comedy night. Where she rubs shoulders with the likes of Jim Belushi and other comedy greats.
Their next show is coming up on May 3rd and you can get all the details by visiting here

Maria Elena Elafantino
"Edith Piaf"
April 27th
This will sell out 
so get your tickets now by clicking here

Gorgeous Mid Century House to rent
in Palm Springs
Email Craig for all the details.

OK! Magazine Annual Body and Soul Event
This is a great event and free as long as you RSVP.
Lots of giveaways and exercise class,  feel free to tell your friends too!

Brits in LA's favourite celebrity journalist Sandro Monetti has launched a brilliant Movie Locations tour which drives film fans to sites around town where 40 famous films were shot - 
everything from Argo to Pretty Woman - 
If you enjoyed Miserable Lesbians, come hear more funny stories from that film's 
writer-director Sandro Monetti on his Celebrity Insider Movie Locations Tour, departing each 
Saturday afternoon at 2pm from the Hollywood Roosevelt, where an air conditioned bus will 
take you to locations used in Argo, Die Hard and 40 other famous films while celebrity reporter Sandro tells you 
the inside story behind the movies and their stars. In honour of Britweek  he is presenting a special 'Brits in Hollywood' edition of his weekly Celebrity Insider Tour on Saturday April 27. That day, he will talk about everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Russell Brand as we drive past locations from their movies. Here are the details from the Britweek page
It's selling so fast he only has four tickets left but, as always, Brits in LA members can attend for half price by entering their special code at checkout - sale50
Check out this report on KTLA

British Monarchists Society
to host the Diamond Ball
Click here to purchase tickets

Spamalot is back!
 Simi Valley
Half price tickets available for $11.00 on Goldstar

To all the BLA group , go and see  Jack Betts' new play,"IT GOES LIKE THIS" about gay rights and against prejudice!!Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood!Featuring our beautiful fellow Brit Rachel O'Meara !! If you're paying cash at the door and mention you're part of the Brits group, you get 20% off!!Please go support and make a difference by spreading the word!


Our team THE BLAggers
Don't forget to like LA Premier League on Facebook
They have a big match coming up this Saturday
playing against Matador FCLA
so come along and support!

Anyone for Netball?

Such a great group of Ladies. All ages welcome as long as you can run around for an hour straight!
If you fancy joining in the fun you can either join their Facebook group 

                       FINANCE SECTION 
Don't get frazzled with your book-keeping have a 
pro do it for you.
Lisa is brilliant - they've helped us immensely and saved us an awful lot of
time preparing for this years taxes.  


"Adam Beach has been helping us set up our new retirement plans and 
he's great at explaining all the complicated matter" - Brits in LA

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 Friday and Saturday afternoons make sure to call
the number above to book an appointment.


The financial situation for you could be getting a boost as early as next week
Look for an opportunity to get dressed and out and about .Its a good week for a connecting with people in the know for business.

The relationship planets Mars and Venus in your sign of will bring a situation that is unresolved to a head, and although you probably want to ignore it it’s not going to be ignored.  Regardless go out and get a new outfit for your birthday celebration
Have a happy Birthday

You will be travelling emotionally or otherwise to a place where you can put things to rest in the next few weeks .This time in your life due to the  planets surrounding you can and should bring you life changing situations .

Movement is good for you and this week it’s all around you and in the family also.
Be strong and understand you are not everything to everybody .Others may perceive this as a bit arrogant.

Due to the planets activity that affect you this week ahead is good for you to take plenty of rest and sleep, make it your priority and spend time away from stressing about things you cannot change.

As this coming month is the start of new situations be sure you are ready and willing to get going on your particular one .No matter what others think or are expecting it will work well .

With Saturn as your guest in your money area the next couple of years what transpires in the financial part of your life will be life changing. So as you still have areas to work on that can hold this movement back, get it resolved soonest.

.The sun and Uranus in your house of work and health will be testing you a lot these days .Not to mention Saturn strolling backwards in your life .Look always for a positive outcome as it is coming and you can move it along faster with the right attitude.

You may need to be alone a little more this coming week and as you take time out inspiration can come to you regarding unfinished project or situations .Take heed to not plan travel in this time frame until late April.

Change is not always good but this next week it will be inevitable so be prepared to accept what you cannot change and know all will be ok in the long run. You will be having visitors or contact from people who you thought not to hear from any time soon...

Any unfinished business from the past will require you to not make any waves this week ahead   with the right attitude in the end you will win. The extra reward will be you have learned that some things you cannot change and some you can not afford to.

 The past few weeks have been full of problems in varying degrees for you and better
 to let this go now. This week your boss Neptune will be looking to dig deep in your subconscious so expect deep dreams and flashes of powerful intuition...


Something to ponder
 from our homegrown genius Stephen Hawking


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