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Bristol & West General Branch

Welcome to the official page of Equity's Bristol and West General Branch

Contact the branch:

Twitter: @Equity_BS_West

Any industrial concerns (payments, contracts etc) should be directed to the 
Wales & South West Regional Office:

Our meeting places will vary as we evolve to embrace members in other areas besides Bristol however we have a new Bristol meeting place at The Nova Scotia Pub, Nova Scotia Place, Hotwells, Bristol BS1 6XJ.

Our Branch Committee is formed of:

Joanna Courtnay - Acting Chair & Branch Secretary

Mary Lane - Vice Chair & Variety

Eltjo de Vries - Membership Secretary & Public Relations

Janet Adams - Treasurer

Kim Hicks - Workshop Co-Ordination

Xander Black - Vice Secretary, Webmaster & Student Liaison

We are always happy to see new faces and to welcome back old friends. We look forward to seeing you soon! Also if you have a desire to volunteer your time to the branch or be Co-opted onto the Committee, please don't hesitate to get involved.

Questions for guest speakers

In order for members to have the option of anonymity when posing questions, we invite questions from branch members via email which will be given anonymously to the guest speaker. Please email your questions to

Forthcoming meetings

Date - Start time 7.30pm                                   


Purpose of Meeting / Guest Speaker (if applicable)
Monday 18th January 2016 Bristol Old Vic Theatre

 Branch AGM with speaker Hamida Ali (Equality & Diversity Officer)

Tuesday 16th February 2016 YHA Bristol

 Future of The Branch

Tuesday 15th March 2016 YHA Bristol

Cancelled sadly due to a committee re-structure and many working or away--our apologies

Tuesday 19th April 2016 YHA Bristol


Tuesday 17th May 2016 NOVA SCOTIA

 Celebration of Our Members 

Tuesday 21st June 2016 NOVA SCOTIA

3 Active Members as Guest Speakers 

Tuesday 19th July 2016  NOVA SCOTIA

SOCIAL...Meal & Speaker 

Tuesday 20th September 2016  

OUTREACH - Possibly Meeting in Bath/Cheltenham

Tuesday 18th October 2016  


Tuesday 15th November 2016  

 Branch Meeting - NOVA SCOTIA

Please look out for future updates regarding guest speakers.

Last updated: January 2015