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Weekly Feng Shui Tip

Feng Shui Tip:
Adding green into the kitchen symbolizes "Wood" - this helps to support/balance both the Fire and Water Elements that make up the kitchen.

Brits in LA Newsletter July 4th

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I'd like to share some of my images from the recent Art in the street exhibit at The Geffen Contemporary Museum - MOCA Don't forget The BRITISH ARTIST BANKSY has made it free for all on Mondays. - This is a must see for everyone.

The Royal Couples Schedule for Los Angeles

July 8thBeverly Hilton reception in support of the  UKTI (daytime)
July 8th           British Consul-Generals Residence, Los Angeles (evening)
July 9thSanta Barbara Polo and Racquet Club, Santa Barbara                         (Prince William to play in a charity polo match benefiting his charity (The American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, Inc.) The Duchess will be handing out the prizes. Buy tickets to attend here
July 9thBAFTA Red Carpet Event, Belasco Theatre, Los Angeles In honour of the “42 To Watch”  introducing 42 emerging/promising Brits to watch! Congratulations to Brits in LA member Oliver Riley-Smith for making the cut! For the entire list click here
July 10thTusk Inner-City Arts Events, Los Angeles
July 10thSony Studios, Culver City to attend the Service Nation: Mission Serve job fair being put on for veterans

Entertaining Mr Sloane (local theatre)

The adjective Ortonesque is now used to refer to something characterised by a dark but farcical cynicism. (Wikipedia)

Entertaining Mr Sloane, was the very first of Joe Orton’s plays, and “dark but farcical” it is! It is the story of two siblings fighting for the affections of a sexually ambiguous attractive man who is somewhat of a drifter. First performed in 1964, reviews ranged from praise to outrage. Even today it is quite a shocking play, so I can’t imagine what the audience thought back in the ‘60’s. References to Kath’s (Olivia d’Abo) titties which Mr Sloane (Emrhys Cooper) proceeds to squeeze, her desperation to get him in to bed, plus the sexual attraction Ed (Ian Buchanan) has for Sloane, are all quite risqué subjects to address, certainly then and probably in some parts of the world, even now.

It is a three act play, which Stan Zimmerman directs very well. He doesn’t rush the play but keeps the pace at a good tempo so you are captivated even when Dada (Robin Gammell) is sl…