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We're getting more active online

1 April 2015

As seems to be the way of the world, more and more is being done online. As we are such a georgaphically large area, it will be easier to keep in touch using the internet more, but still aiming to meet as a branch in person.

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Government rejects bid to further strengthen ACV laws

26 March 2015

http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Legal/Property-law/Government-rejects-bid-to-further-strengthen-ACV-laws?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright

By Ellie Bothwell

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Calling time on Bristol pubs

26 March 2015

http://www.bristol247.com/channel/food-drink/news/drink/calling-time-on-bristol-pubs

By Polly March

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Swamp Circus

2 March 2015

http://www.swampcircus.co.uk

Swamp Circus Trust is a charity focused on using circus skills to improve the health of young people. We have local and international acts, graduate performers and specialist tutors, with a large variety of aerial productions, fire, glow and laser shows, circus and comedy acts and
acrobatic dance shows, together with all the favourites for have a go circus workshops, meet and greet and walkabout.

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First ever South West Area Network and AGM on same day

2 March 2015

For the first ever time, the South West held its Area Network and its AGM on 1st March, 2015, at the Barnfield Theatre, in Exeter. This was done in an attempt to increase the number of members able to attend the AGM by "Giving a day to Equity".

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First official Joint Meeting is a Success

3 February 2015

The first official joint meeting between The West of England Variety Branch and the Devon and Cornwall Branch in Paignton.

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West Of England Visits South Wales Variety Branch

7 January 2015

Our own Branch Secretary and Treasurer, Mary Lane and Cliff Evans, Visited the South Wales Variety Branch to talk about the national campaign "Live Entertainment Works". Below is the post they put on their Facebook page.

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Variety Branch holds Sucessful fundraising event

4 January 2015

The West of England variety branch held its Fund raising show for its
Benevolent fund on December 4th,2014 at the Bristol Bierkeller.

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Facebook apologises to drag queens over real name use

2 October 2014

Facebook has apologised to transgender and drag queen users whose accounts were deleted for violating its policy on using "real names".

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Job Information in the South West

12 August 2014

In order to expand the range of companies in the South West that use Equity’s Job Information Service and therefore make available more information about work in our region, our new South West Area Councillor, Xander Black is asking you to help by letting him know of any local companies that employ and pay performers and creative teams.

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