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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
19 June 2014
BRISTOL POST: It seems that Hollywood really has arrived in Hengrove after it was confirmed that a major American TV series is to be filmed at a former wine warehouse in the south Bristol suburb. The Bottle Yard, the film studios and complex which is part owned by Bristol City Council, has just landed its biggest and most prestigious project to date.