29 July 2014
At its meeting on 22 July, the Equity Council agreed a programme of action to implement Annual Representative Conference 2014 motions, including our own branch motion which called for greater support for those suffering from depression and other mental health problems.
9 July 2014
THE STAGE: Bristol theatre company Show of Strength has warned it is under threat of closure following a decision by its local authority to remove its entire annual grant.
2 July 2014
THE STAGE: Arts Council England’s new set of portfolio organisations represents “no demonstrated ambition” to redress the balance of funding between the regions and London, according to the authors of a recent report criticising the capital’s funding bias.
2 July 2014
BRISTOL POST: Despite an outcry from groups facing cuts, plans to cut funding from 21 arts groups in Bristol will go ahead. A report to mayor George Ferguson's cabinet last night recommended that key arts funding from the council be cut over the next three years to 21 groups who applied for it, including theatre group Show Of Strength, who told Mr Ferguson at the meeting that the cut would force them to close.
1 July 2014
BRISTOL CULTURE: There are now 20 Arts Council England (ACE) national portfolio organisations in Bristol, with public art commissioners Situations and theatre producers MAYK joining the list for the first time alongside St George’s and the Bristol Music Trust, the charity that runs Colston Hall.
27 June 2014
THE STAGE: Following the Bristol & West General Branch of Equity's motion to the union's 2009 ARC, Equity's General Secretary, Christine Payne has called for Ofcom to change its definition of what constitutes a “regional production” so that it includes on-screen talent.
14 June 2014
A series of workshops over 2 weeks for all levels of vocal work. David is a great teacher, this will prove very valuable to experienced actors and beginners.
13 June 2014
A letter from Graham Padden encouraging the B&W Branch to organise joining the Tolpuddle March 2014 alongside Dorset Branch.
13 June 2014
A call out for members living within the B&W area outside of central Bristol to come forward to be an area rep, creating a liaison role to better serve the members in the whole area.
24 May 2014
Equity's 2014 Annual Representative Conference proved to be a great success for the union, and not least for the Bristol & West General Branch, after our motion calling for mental health support for members was approved, and it was decided that the union's 2016 conference will be held in Bristol.