Showing posts from April 24, 2011


The BritWeek Board is pleased to offer BRITS IN LA, a Limited amount of Tickets for a Members ONLY rate of $250 per person or tables of ten for $2,000. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. Contact:  and quote BRITSINLA for the discount
On Thursday, April 28, 2011 commencing at 6:00 pm, the BritWeek Gala will take place at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.  This year, Timothy J. Leiweke, the President and CEO of AEG, will be given a special Britweek Award by the British Consul General, Dame Barbara Hay.  In Los Angeles alone, under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Leiweke, AEG is responsible for the Staples Center, the Home Depot Center, Nokia Theater and LA Live, the $2.5 billion city-within-a-city.  Under his direction, AEG acquired The O2 in London, turning it into one of the leading entertainment centers in the world. 
SEAL will be giving a special performance at the Gala Dinner.  The other performers are Overtone, who performed the music …


10% DISCOUNT FOR BRITWEEK FILM & TV SUMMIT -April 29, 2011 The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA Focusing on breaking through and crossing over in the US and UK, the day-long Summit will feature insightful discussions on current topics and explore the challenges and opportunities from both creative and business perspectives in the two most globally successful filmmaking clusters in the world: Britain and Hollywood. (use the following code to get an additional 10% off the rate “BRITSINLA “)

Easy Peazy Paella fit for a princess (or a prince)

Hope you enjoyed the holiday period? It always baffles me how many sweets/chocy eggs that my children accumulate over the easter period. Fortunately they ask if its good or bad food before they induldge, so I can sift through the sizzling sugary flourescent snakes and the likes and leave sort of the best stuff to ration out until the next holiday:) Enjoy the Royal Wedding, and here is a quick vegan paella dish for you.
For more on healthy recipes that I previously posted here and on, check out my blog and follow me on twitter!/VeganMadeEasy
INGREDIENTS 4 cups of brown rice Carton of veggie stock (low sodium) 1 cup of frozen organic peas 2 vegan sausages (Tofurkey) 4 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 medium onion finely chopped 1 tsp dried Rosemary 1 tbsp vegan worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp Braggs Amino Acids 3 medium sized zucchini chopped
DIRECTIONS 1. Steam zucchini for approx 10 minutes and then leave to the side. 2. P…

Brits in LA Newsletter April 25th

Hi Guys
Hope you all had a great St George's Day and a wonderful Easter?  Next up is the Royal Wedding!
If you haven't got your tickets to our Pajamas & Tiaras Slumber party yet, click here to buy.  Ticket price includes a free drink and lots of yummy British food.
Click on the link to play a Royal Wedding Trivia Quiz with the British Consulate 

Tonight The BLAggers played their first game in the LA Premier League.  Next week they play Hollywood United. They are also looking for sponsorship so if you are interested email

Tomorrow night is the Balvenie whiskey tasting at Bar Marmont. This is a free event but you must rsvp and receive a confirmation to gain entrance . Email  to reserve your spot 
On Thursday, April 28, 2011 commencing at 6:00 pm, the BritWeek Gala will take place at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.  This year, Timothy J. Leiweke, the Presid…

Come see Shakespeare Taking Root in South LA

BAFTA Los Angeles' Shakespeare Program

As announced earlier in the year, BAFTA Los Angeles has undertaken an ambitious new inner-city project that is bringing together a group of inner city students together to produce an open-air performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and a feature-film documentary that chronicles the entire journey.

The parallels between the Bard’s classic tale of inter-gang warfare and sad loss and the troubled areas of inner-city Los Angeles are clear. Using the play as a familiar backdrop, BAFTA Los Angeles has been working with students of George Washington Preparatory School who have been recruited as actors, set-designers, stage managers, wardrobe assistants, and hair & make-up artists.

Against a backdrop of a community often rife with disillusionment and apathy, the accompanying documentary film will cover casting auditions, rehearsals and final play preparations with an engaging cast of students, teachers, and parents which is hoped will beco…

Across the Pond.....

Across the Pond is back! After a 2 week break, I am well rested and basking in the Mediterranean weather we've been having here in the UK. It's the hottest April since records began and whilst it has been an incredible month, our fingers are firmly crossed for the upcoming summer - this better not be it!

This being Easter weekend, I happened to hear today's Easter sermon, given annually by the Archbishop of Canterbury - and this year the last formal Royal engagement before the Royal wedding. Whilst I am personally not a religious girl, I was struck by the essence of its message and very much wanted to include it in this week's column - based purely on the positivity it conveyed.
Delivering the sermon in Canterbury Cathedral, The Archbishop focussed his speech around the subject of "happiness and communal fulfillment rather than the narrow pursuit of material goals". He celebrated the joy which could be effectuated by fostering relationships with those aroun…