5 October 2012
Many congratulations on behalf of the branch to Simon and his wife who have recently had a new addition, a beautiful baby girl called Millie. We can't wait to see some photographs!
5 October 2012
For the 3rd year running Shelli (Secretary) and member Noel West organized a variety show at the Four Winds Hotel Aberavon, near Port Talbot. Onc again the manager Bromley of the Four Winds provided and donated a chicken and chip meal, it was scrumptious as always. Members performing, Jeff Eley, Christine Lee Jones, Steve Derrick, Russell Lloyd, Dickie Heart and the show was compared by Shelli Dawn. Noel West was technician fo all artists and suplied P.A. system. Hazel Pitt a friend and volunteer of the South Wales Branch organised the tickets and the door. Dirk Saunders and Byron LLoyd organised raffle ticket selling. Prizes were donated by R.N.L.A. Equity and Shelli and her husband. The audience were enthralled by the variety of talent and asked when they could see us return. Shelli assured them "we will be back next year" and then thanked them all for their tremendous support and the artists were thanked for their wonderful night of entertainment. £185 was donated to the R.N.L.I and £185 was donated to the South Wales Branch of Equity.
5 October 2012
Come and join in your branch's hilarious Christmas party. 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. start. We have a traditional Christmas turkey dinner with a choice of two deserts (trifle or Christmas pudding). If you are a vegetarian just let us know with your order and payment of just £13 per person. A surprize performance by an excellent entertainer. There will be a chance to meet up with some wonderful entertainers and by showing your support you will keep our union strong.
Contact Cei Phillips, 14, Sycamore Close, Aberdare, CF44 8YD Make the cheque payable to Equity. Telephone 01685 876391
26 September 2012
Mad dog casting are looking for people in Wales over the age of 16 years of age for supporting artists for television work in the near future. Contact them through their website www.maddogcasting.com
8 September 2012
Equity is giving its support to two major public protests this Autumn and is calling on members to get behind the Equity banner and raise their voices in support of the arts. On 20 October the TUC’s march for a Future that Works will challenge the Government’s assertion that cuts and austerity are the only approaches to recession and on 24 October UK Feminista, a gender equality campaigning organisation, will lead a march and lobby to urge politicians to take urgent action to defend women’s rights.
To read about this and more, please download the Council Report for the meeting of the Equity Council on 4 September which is now available in the Member Resources area of the Equity web site at https://www.equity.org.uk/documents/council-report-4-september-2012/
10 May 2012
Equity has persuaded the BBC to use proper Equity/PACT contracts for productions taking place in the Republic of Ireland.
The BBC has commissioned UK-based independents to produce three large-budget programmes in the Irish Republic for transmission in the UK. The BBC was attracted to filming in the Republic because all three productions will get financial support from the Irish government through the Irish Film Board.
3 May 2012
A tax investigation can be a nightmare and very costly Equity are doing a survey to find out if members would like to take out insurance to cover this expense.
3 May 2012
At the 1st May meeting of the South Wales Variety Branch a request was sent out for members to suggest ways of using the funds in the bank to put on some sort of event that would encourage people to support their branch.
30 April 2012
A tribute night of entertainment in conjunction with Equity raising funds for Ty Hafan Children's Hospital.