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".
2 March 2015
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.
3 February 2015
The first official joint meeting between The West of England Variety Branch and the Devon and Cornwall Branch in Paignton.
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.
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.
2 October 2014
Facebook has apologised to transgender and drag queen users whose accounts were deleted for violating its policy on using "real names".
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.
1 May 2014
Tributes have been paid to one of the west of England's best-loved actors, writers and directors, who has died.
25 March 2014
BBC unveils appointments for Nicholas Hytner and Vicky Featherstone in arts push By: Matthew Hemley
5 March 2014
The threat of losing BBC3 fills me with dread.
BBC director General Tony Hall has, in a speech, hinted he could get rid of a service or channel to save £100million in the BBC budget and it looks like BBC3, the home of youth television, could be on the chopping block.
The channel is renowned for its comedy output, sitcom, stand-up and panel show formats.
Of my personal favourites – Mighty Boosh, Gavin and Stacey and Him & Her – the latter two may have survived a late night BBC2 slot, but Boosh would have flailed around the graveyard of the TV Guide until people actually ‘got it’.