South Wales Variety Branch
Welcome to South Wales Variety's Site. Merry Christmas Everyone. The next South Wales Variety Branch Meeting is on 7th January, 2014.
Death of Alex Corda. Read more.
Christmas Celebration Dinner all welcome. Read more.
"Showtime" Four Winds Hotel, Aberavon. Read more...
Welsh National Committee. Read more
Members in South Wales Equity Double Bill.
"Keeping Variety Alive" Cwmamon Theatre. Read More....
Information update CRB checks. Read more.
Performers wanted.... Read more.
The CRB check no longer exists. Read more.
The miner and other scars Y Glổwr a Criche Arrall”. Read more.
My theatre matters....read more...
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS WORKING ON S4C Read more
South Wales Variety Branch Annual General Meeting. Read more.
Welsh National AGM
Merry Christmas everyone from everyone here at the South Wales Variety Branch. Read More.
Landmark win for Equity after four years! Read more.
Voice over workshops. Read more....
Congratulations to Simon Curtis and his wife. Read more.
Murder and mystery at the Branch Meeting!
Successful Fund raising Event at the Four Winds Hotel, Aberavon, Port Talbot Read More...
Closing Date for bookings for the Christmas Party is November 16th
Search for Supporting Artists in Wales. Read More
Support Equity in Public Protests this Autumn Read More
A Tax Investigation.
A tax investigation can prove costly
Ideas and suggestions requested from members.
At the 1st May meeting of the South Wales Variety Branch
The Equity Elections 2012.
The Annual General Meeting of the South Wales Variety Branch 3rd April, 2012
Equity Council Meeting.
The Council has decided on a further period of consultation, including a discussion at this year’s Annual Representative Conference, before making any final decision of the future structure of Equity’s democracy.
ARC Provisional Agenda
The Provisional Agenda for the 2012 Equity Annual Representative Conference is now available for downloading
Ar last! We have a new webmaster. Please welcome Vicki Edmunds who takes over from me. Vicki, who hails from Bridgend is the talent behind Vicki's Puppet Palladium http://www.vickispuppets.co.uk
Important Update on Low Pay / No Pay Work
The Equity Council has launched a new approach to low pay/no pay work. Work in the entertainment industry offered at low rates of pay or for no pay at all continues to cause significant concern among members, but what is less clear is what approach Equity should take
Chris Ryde takes a Bow
Area Organiser Chris Ryde has announced that he will leave the post in July after more than thirty years in office. This is indeed sad news for all of us as he has served us well over the years. Personally, I can't imagine life after Chris
Annual General Meeting took place in Cardiff on 27th February. General Secretary Christine Payne and Assistant General Secretary David Cockayne were present at the top table, as was Welsh Opera Stage Manager Julia Carson Sims and Area Organiser Chris Ryde. The meeting was chaired by Welsh National Committee chairman Terry Victor
The Branch AGM will take place on Tuesday 3rd April 2012. Equity's president Malcom Sinclair will be attending as our Guest Speaker and we'll have a little catchup in the bar afterwards no doubt. Please give it your best shot to be there
Some serious re-structuring of the union is currently being proposed. This is important stuff which will affect us all. Check it out here:
A downloadable document is available
Noise Limiting Hazard
Following a suggestion from Ricky Garrett that performers should ask venues to agree to some form of compensation should their in-house noise-limiting devices damage equipment, we now have documents that do exactly that. Two forms (for single and multiple performers respectively) suitable for downloading and printing are now available in the Documents folder on the left hand side
Back to Work
Well that's the silly season done and dusted again. We hope you are all somewhat healthier, wealthier and wiser as we dive into 2012. Even two out of three would be acceptable here so maybe some new year resolutions are due! Anyway, wherever you are and whatever you do, we would like to wish you all an exiting and properous future. All together now... Happy New Year!
Please check the Important Updates page on the left hand side from time to time. You'll never know what you miss if you don't look
Equity has a vital network of branches throughout the UK which give members a voice in the union and much more. Branches hold regular meetings in their local area and all members and student members are invited to attend these to share views and experiences, discuss issues that are of importance to them and put proposals to Equity's ruling body - the Equity Council. Branches also organise a programme of social events and raise money for local charities.
If you are an Equity member or student member based in the area you are able to join the branch (no charge) so please get in touch with the Branch Secretary. If you are a member or student member visiting the area you are very welcome to drop into the next branch meeting and get to know some of your fellow members.
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