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Guest Speakers

We aim to get interesting speakers to attend each branch meeting.  If you know someone you think would be a good speaker, or if you would like to share your knowledge on a specific topic, please contact Fiona or Paul. 

Branch meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of the month and as of September 2015, will be held in the Club Room at the Young Vic. The meetings on April 18th and May 16th will be held at St Paul's Pavilion, 6th floor, Royal Festival Hall. June's meeting will be at the Young Vic and in July, we're visiting Greenwich Theatre. Details of the meeting time and place are announced on twitter, facebook and in the branch newsletter. Everyone is welcome so come and meet us!

Our aim is to pool the talent and resources of actors, writers, directors, designers, singers, models, artists and producers and through our networking and club events to offer support, to open doors, to create possibilities.

Please see News page for updates.


Jan 17/1/15        Campaigning Guest Speaker John Gillett (Equity Campaigns)

Feb 21/2/15        Lynda Rooke (Chair of Equity Women's Committee.)

Mar 21/3/15       Blance McIntyre Director

April 18/4/15     Guest Speaker Martin Brown (Assistant General Secretary) ARC motions (Venue: St Paul's Pavilion, 6th floor, Royal Festival Hall)

May 16/5/15      Linda Hutchison (Vocal consultant and former president of the British Voice Association) to talk about VOCAL HEALTH (Venue: St Paul's Pavilion, 6th floor, Royal Festival Hall)

June 20/6/15     Frances Dredge, Federation of Entertainment Unions (Venue: Young Vic)

July 18/7/15      James Haddrell Artistic Director - Greenwich Theatre .  (Venue: Greenwich Theatre)

August 15/8/15  SUMMER SOCIAL! We're planning a picnic so members with children can attend. 

September 19/9/15 Evening meeting tbc Rod Dixon Artistic Director Red Ladder Theatre Venue TBA 20/9/15 Training workshop with Rod all day. Venue: 6 Fredericks Place London EC2R 8AB

October 17/10/15  11am at The Young Vic Theatre, Lee Simpson from Improbable Theatre

November 21/11/15 11am at The Young Vic Theatre, Cheyney Kent (Singer) on Effective Social Media use & Emmanuel De Lange – Equity Low Pay/No Pay.  

December 12/12/15  Sat 12th Dec 5-7pm Young Vic Theatre Hamida Ali Equity Equalities Officer Christmas Social afterwards in local bar.



Jan -  AGM + discussion of motion for ARC

Feb - Amber Massie Blomfield, the Head of Communications at The Albany.

March - Femi Oguns from Identity Agency & Drama School

April - Maria McCarthy -  Artistic Director Omnibus Clapham

May - Stella Duffy - Fun Palaces

June -  21/6/14  Hot Coals Ensemble David Lockwood Artistic Director of Bike Shed Theatre Exter

July - 19/7/14 Kobna Holdbrook Smith from Act For Change Campaign

August -  18/8/14  A visit to Wiltons Music Hall for a tour of the building and then summer social in the Mahogany Bar tickets from the branch £4 email Kandy we have 20 spaces for the tour.

September - 20/9/14 Sarah Hughes CDG

October -  18/10/14 We are joining the TUC cuts march in central London

Meet at 9.30am for breakfast prior to the march. We shall be announcing the meeting place in the autum. Watch this space and also our twitter @SEEquityLondon for updates.

November -  15/11/14 Max BeckmannPolicy Development and Equalities Officer

December -  2/12/14 6.30 Young Vic Theatre.  Low Pay No Pay/Collaborative Ways Of  Making Work Guest speakers Emmanuel de Lange (Equity Low Pay No Pay Officer) Stella Duffy writer/theatre maker/fun palacer.