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Bristol & West General Branch celebrates success at Equity ARC

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.

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Suicides among actors prompt calls for mental health support

22 May 2014

THE STAGE: A motion to Equity's Annual Representative Conference, proposed by the Bristol & West General Branch, which calls for more support to be provided to performers who have depression and other mental health problems, has been given overwhelming support.

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Stage tribute to pantomime stalwart Chris Harris

20 May 2014

BBC NEWS: One of the West's best-loved stage performers has been remembered in pantomime style in Bath. Portishead's Chris Harris, who died recently at the age of 71, directed, starred in and co-wrote numerous Christmas theatre productions in Bristol and Bath.

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Obituary: Chris Harris

14 May 2014

THE STAGE: A man of many theatrical talents, Chris Harris is best remembered by West Country audiences as a pantomime dame. During the 1990s, he wrote, directed and starred in pantos for the Bristol Old Vic. He then performed a similar role for the Theatre Royal, Bath.

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Bristol & West branch members feature in Equity Magazine

12 May 2014

The summer issue of the Equity magazine features our recent campaign to protect local arts funding in Bristol

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Bristol & Bath pantomime stalwart Chris Harris dies

1 May 2014

BBC NEWS: Tributes have been paid to one of the west of England's best-loved actors, writers and directors, who has died.

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Inquest into death of actor Richard Gent records suicide verdict

7 April 2014

THE STAGE: An inquest into the death of the young actor Richard Gent has concluded that he committed suicide. Richard grew up around Bath and was a former Bath Spa University student. He had also worked at the Rondo Theatre.

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Whiteladies Picture House – the rival plans

4 April 2014

BRISTOL CULTURE: Whiteladies Picture House owner David Lewin has slammed “the so called rival proposals” by the Whiteladies Picture House Ltd.

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Everyman only choice for Whiteladies Picture House

2 April 2014

BRISTOL CULTURE: The Whiteladies Picture House has the opportunity to be turned into a new cinema after 13 years of sitting empty.Yet its future is currently the subject of an increasingly bitter dispute between two rival plans.

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Brewhouse in Taunton receives charitable status

2 April 2014

THE STAGE: The organisation running the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton – which went into administration last year – has been granted charitable status, in a move it says will improve its fundraising abilities.

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first posted 1 November 2013