Brits in LA Newsletter May 13th

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Talk to Artem Dasov and/or Michael Burger about how you can get into a VW. There are many options for ex-pats.  They have all the answers you will need and will work their very hardest to get you into the car of your choice.  Contact them on (310) 829-1888 ext 2728 or by email.  
If you would rather lease an Audi, make sure to scroll down to get 
Evan from Audi Pacific info 

Hi Everyone!
I am writing this weeks newsletter from North Cornwall!
I am staying in the picturesque village Trebetherick in an amazing house called SeaBreezes.
It is actually available for vacation rentals, so if you are interested
email me and I will put you in touch with the owners. Sleeps 7!
I have only been here a couple of days but already managed to have a Sunday Roast at a local farm, which was absolutely delicious however I am delighted to say that The Pikey's Roast may actually be slightly better!
I have been reading a lot recently about British Wine so jumped at the chance to actually try some. I was pretty impressed but I must say it is rather expensive. They seem to start at about £12!
Saint Piran is a local Cornish Wine
 I had the pleasure of flying with Air New Zealand last week.
I know sometimes they can be slightly more expensive,
but I would have to say it is well worth it !
I was very impressed with the check in process, I think it took all of 30 seconds. Whereas looking over at the competitors lines I am sure it was more like 30 minutes! The food was pretty decent too and the wine was excellent, even in economy. My favourite bit of the whole journey had to be the disembarkment. As you arrive at Heathrow Terminal 1 which is a completely different experience to Terminal 3. If you are a regular business traveler Air New Zealand are offering great rates in their business class, email Jim to find out more.
Did you all catch the amazing sunset in Los Angeles last Thursday. My Facebook newsfeed was full of pretty pink skies!
Here is my contribution, can you spot the rainbow?

We have really been enjoying our collaboration with BBC America's Mind the Gap 's weekly #MindTheChat Twitter discussions, along with Big Apple Brits ,BBC Travel and Virgin Atlantic.  The topic for this Friday is Health care and Health Terminology- share with us some of your experiences and tips as well as any questions you may have on this tricky subject.
Friday 10am PST search for #MindTheChat you can follow us on Twitter  @britsinla 
I appeared in the LA Times yesterday alongside the talented Lucinda Ellery. She is an expert when it comes to womens hairloss. Whether it be thinning due to age or hormones, or cancer or even trichotillimania, Lucinda Ellery can help. She now has hair studios in Beverly Hills, London, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Ace Hotel has finally opened in Downtown LA!
Don't forget to scroll all the way through for lots of useful news including Russell Brands Largo dates and plenty of other fun stuff
see you all soon

The New Hollywood HIIT program that is taking results to new heights and is only 30 minutes! 
The fitness results that MALLA™ delivers is amazing, with the combination of the use of gravity, 
functional training in a HIIT format has you toned and shedding fat faster than most training methods.  
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By now I'm sure lots of you are familiar with the effervescent and very talented David Esquire. He's extremely active in our community, with miserable lesbians, the Toscars, Pepper, The Token Minorities. He is one superb photographer for events, weddings, birthday parties. Great bedside manner - Check his website out below. 

He is an amazing photographic and talented cameran and various other talents including being a very handy graphic designer.
visit his website to find out what he can do for you 

We are always being asked about good dentists and I want to introduce you to  Nicolas A. Ravon and Kimberley Knopf.
Craig's been with them for about 7 years. They are so nice and relaxing.
Click here to visit there website and to book an appointment.
Or if your preferred method of contact is the telephone, you can also reach his office by calling 310-275-5325

Orchard Education, LLC is a NEW tutoring service in the Southern California area, direct from the UK.

Orchard Education has had a successful tutoring company in the UK for over 12 years.  British teacher and Owner of two Private Schools, Glen Barker, set up a tutoring centre that he has now brought over to the USA.  Glen, with his business partner David have hand selected the tutors to follow on in the philosophy that has achieved outstanding results in the UK.  The main philosophy is that you need to establish a good working relationship between child and teacher and adopt a more holistic look at each individual: "It doesn't always matter what you teach the children but HOW?"  

There are 3 choices for tutoring … 1. Homework Help: 2. Confidence boosting (the most popular choice in the UK) and 3. Subject/grade/exam specific lessons.

Glen and David will match the tutor to your child's specific needs. 

For all Brits in LA readers, there is a special 10% reduction on your first 2 trials lessons! Send an email to find out more

The cemetery screenings are back !!!

Saturday, May 25th

The Party

directed by Blake Edwards (1968, 99 mins)

When clumsy but lovable Peter Sellers is accidentally invited, he helps transform an industry party into the most swinging affair of the 60s! Also starring French singer Claudine Longet, with a mod score by Henry Mancini. Blake Edwards at his best. DJ Derek James spins before and after the screening.

Tickets Online


directed by Amy Heckerling (1995, 97 mins)

Brittany Murphy and Alicia Silverstone star in this modern retelling of the Jane Austen's Emma set in a fancy Los Angeles High School. DJs Turquoise Wisdom and Elijah Wood spin before and after the screening.

Tickets Online

Check out our Brits Gigging in LA page too as there are a lot of great shows coming up, including Jake Bugg, Depeche Mode, 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

I was very impressed with the selection of British brands and the prices
from Brands of  Britain. 

15% OFF your first online order - Bloody Brilliant, I say!
visit either
or email
use code BRITSLA

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My friend and yours Gene Franklin Smith needs our help to restore the time-worn theater.
A week ago at an exclusive event, I announced our dynamic 2013-14 Season: an off-Broadway hit, a Pulitzer-Prize winner, a lyrical Irish romance, a musical revue of 1960's Broadway musicals, and Noel Coward's scandalous first play.

Gene was brought in to re-launch Malibu Stage Company as Malibu Playhouse and produce high-quality plays and musicals and restore our image as one of the premier theaters in the Los Angeles area.

To be frank, the physical theater itself is run-down, neglected and presents potential safety issues for the casts, crews, staff and children's groups who work there.

For as little as $10, you can help.  For a bit more, there are some fantastic rewards that you can claim for your tax-deductible donation.

Please click here, and you'll be brought to the Indiegogo Campaign page.  
Malibu Playhouse needs some TLC, and with your help, we can, together, create a beautiful theater where you can proudly bring family, friends and business associates to be entertained and enriched.

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, 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
On Saturday, May 18th, I'd like to welcome you to a special evening at Bardot Hollywood.  I'll be adding several new pieces of magic into the show that night, including a brand
new one that will give you goosebumps.  

Here's where to get tickets...

Also, Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, and I hope

you can join me for a wine country getaway in Paso Robles, a 

beautiful area, three hours drive north of Los Angeles.
I'll be performing 2 shows at LXV Winery on May 25 and 26.
If you're interested in coming, here is where to get tickets, plus

tips on local hotels, wineries, and restaurants...

If you have any questions, Neeta at LXV Winery is happy to 

help you plan your trip.  Call her at 530-763-3821.

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You should also follow JC Mac's fitness blog
Click here to read his fitness tips!
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!

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 

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

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.

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!


The Scottsboro Boys at the Ahmanson TheatreMay 21 – June 30, 2013
Music and Lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb
Book by David Thompson
Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman

A Bold and Thrilling New Musical from the Creators of Chicago and Cabaret

The Scottsboro Boys, nominated for 12 Tony Awards®, will have you tapping your toes and screaming for justice as the tables are turned on one of the most infamous events in American history: nine African American men accused of a crime they did not commit.

This wildly entertaining show shocks and delights, and reverberates with glorious music, inspired storytelling, innovative staging and extraordinary performances. You’ll rejoice at the emotionally-charged power of The Scottsboro Boys.

"It knocked me out," said Whoopi Goldberg. "This is probably the best show I've seen in ten years."

Limited Special Offer!
Tickets to select performances are just $39/$49 (Reg. $60/$90)
To order call 213.972.4400 and use code BOYS or online at

*Subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.  May not be combined with other offers.  Available only for select performances and select sections. $39 tickets available Tuesday - Friday evenings, and $49 tickets available Saturday and Sunday between May 21 - 31, excluding May 29.  Available sections include Mid and Rear Orchestra and Mezzanine.


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.
See you all Saturday June 8th!
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 - 
Join 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.  Brits in LA members can attend for half price by entering their special code at checkout - sale50

 Get Me To Hollywood: British Edition is now available for purchase & download on Amazon's Kindle Store!  

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

Jim Tavare
If anyone happens to be in Vegas for the week May 13-19, Jim is headlining the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana Las Vegas - 2 shows per night. Be great to see a British face or two if you're there!

Our team THE BLAggers
Don't forget to like LA Premier League on Facebook

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.




A trip in June its best planned at least in part before mid week to make sure you are setting things in order. The love planet Venus is in your money house that’s good news for cash flow.

Your priority should be taking care of you in any area that requires attention. and this may be your health as your ruler Venus is visiting your health area for a while so any area of your life that requires attention shows up now. Happy Birthday

If you feel you need to make a move in settling some kind of past emotional situation but are not sure how will be received right now it will be easier as the week proceeds. Jupiter sailing in calm waters in your life will assist you.

You will have to be aware this next week to not speak out of turn or harshly to any one .The consequences are long reaching for you especially if it’s a close friend or family. Now is a good time to clean out any unwanted “stuff” in your life

Yes this is a time for the inner show person to reveal itself for some of you who are not participating in life as you know you can. The fact is that your attention span is short currently so when the opportunity appears go for it this is the time.

Its time for a change of scenery near or far matters not as you benefit from the change of scenery. Just make sure you have caught up with what ever is unfinished because as can expect to be much busier next few weeks.

Relationships are highlighted this month as your Ruler Venus is going for stroll around your relationships are so make sure you are as charming as you can be and with the right people it could reap rewards.


Its will be one those weeks when a lot is going on and it’s difficult to not worry.  however it will not be last forever, so with this in mind tackle any area of life you have to with out delay .A financial crisis of sorts will be uppermost in your mind so act now.

If you want to change anything waiting around for others to make the first move is not a good idea. Mars your fiery cousin in your opposite sign will give you the power to follow through. The eclipse this past week has brought some thing to your door you have to tackle now.
You may be feeling tired out worn down so it is likely as usual you are doing too much work .You how ever yes even you are allowed time out. The Eclipse in your cousin sign Taurus is tough for emotions this week.

You are probably feeling a bit frustrated this week .Well that’s life for you so take a break from responsibilities at least from some of them. You will receive credit from your peers. A hobby you enjoy keeps you sane through this month.

The planets are really on your side this month however as with all water signs and you get a tad emotional due to Neptune the king of the ocean being involved in your life for some time now. You are on the move this can be in any area of life.

Farewell Sir Alex


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