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Equity Job Info Service - help us expand the database

14 September 2014

Equity's newly elected South West Area Councillor, Xander Black has a plan to expand the range of companies in the South West that use Equity’s Job Information Service, but he needs your help. Please share any info on paying companies within the South West.

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Celebrating 20 years of Circomedia

29 August 2014

BRISTOL CULTURE: Bristol circus school Circomedia is marking its 20th anniversary with a special circus events programme for all ages at its home in St Paul’s Church on Portland Square.

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Initiative to protect actors from mental health problems

7 August 2014

THE STAGE: A series of high-profile suicides among actors has prompted the launch of a new initiative aimed at raising the awareness of stress and mental wellbeing in the entertainment sector.

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Bottle Yard Studios – Bristol’s international hub of production

31 July 2014

BRISTOL CULTURE: What do Channel 4 gameshow Deal or No Deal, BBC dramas Wolf Hall and Poldark, and Sky 1 sitcom Trollied have in common? The answer is that they are all currently being filmed at The Bottle Yard Studios in Hengrove.

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Council agree action on Bristol & West General Branch ARC motion

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.

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Miriam Margolyes named as Trinity patron

18 July 2014

BRISTOL CULTURE: BAFTA award-winning stage and screen veteran Miriam Margolyes has been named as a new patron of Trinity Community Arts in Bristol

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100% Bristol cuts threaten long-standing company

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.

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ArtsKey funding for 21 groups will be cut in face of opposition

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.

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ACE investment: ‘no real change for regional funding imbalance’

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.

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Arts Council England funding for 20 Bristol organisations

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.

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first posted 1 November 2013