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FREE Xmas Event

26 November 2015

Free event, 13 December, with some classic seasonal films - come join the merrymaking!

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Available - Minutes of the October 2015 Branch Meeting

9 November 2015

Minutes for the 20th October 2015 East of Scotland Branch Meeting are now available in the Documents section

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Branch Meeting, with Laura Donnelly speaking - 18th November 2015

5 November 2015

Branch Meeting - for members to know what is happening with the Branch, get involved and make their own suggestions.
Guest speaker - Laura Donnelly, Casting Director
7-9pm, Founders Room, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 18/11/15

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Laura Donnelly Q&A at Branch Meeting of 20th October

26 September 2015

Update: Laura Donnelly, Casting Director, will now be the guest speaker at the Branch Meeting of 18th November 2015

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Love it or Lose it - Back the BBC Campaign

9 September 2015

Equity campaign for the future of threatened BBC...
#BackTheBBC

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Equity can give you control - Equity Charitable Trust

8 September 2015

How funding from the Equity Charitable Trust's Education Bursaries aided recipient Tom Freeman and might help you...

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September Newsletter - Information from Branch Committee

8 September 2015

Greetings - Role of Council / Councillors - Equity Charitable Trust: spotlight on re-training - Branch Meeting with guest speaker

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Role of Council / Councillors

8 September 2015

Isabella Jarrett, Scottish Councillor, on the role of the Council and the duties of the elected Councillors in our Union.

Includes link to 'How Our Union Works' video on YouTube.

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Account of the 2015 Annual General Meeting

4 August 2015

Informal account of the 'entertaining' 2015 AGM, from the Chair of the Branch Committee

This is not a formal report. It is just a quick note to let you know that your Branch is still alive and well(ish) 6 years after it was set up by the indomitable Helen Raw - who this year stood down from her role as Secretary of the Branch - with Catriona Joss (Assistant Branch Secretary at the time of the meeting) speaking to Helen’s yearly Secretary’s Report.

The AGM was held in the very plush surroundings of the Festival Theatre, which has good access, and who have kindly offered us space at a greatly reduced price as part of their support for our Mental Health work and as part of their overall commitment to social responsibility, with a real understanding of the isolation suffered by so many of their fellow theatre makers.

The AGM was well attended and was as informal an affair as such official meetings can be. One attendee even described it as “entertaining”. I am mentioning this as – one – it was great to get feedback that supported our conscious efforts to create an atmosphere that people could connect to, and – two – it was just lovely to get such vocal support.

In summary...

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Mull Theatre Crisis - sign petition!

3 August 2015

Equity is calling on the remainder of the Comar board to resign en masse following their decision to make Alasdair McCrone redundant.

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