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Birmingham Variety Branch


Wednesday 25th May 2016


 Our next meeting and future meetings will be at 

The Crescent Theatre, Brindley Place, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B168AE

The meeting will start at the new time of 7.30 p.m. and will feature a special film presentation from  Oraine Johnson - see below for details.

Please sign in at theatre booking office on arrival.

Meeting room is on 1st floor through the bar.

A lift is available for access to the room.

Meetings are starting earlier to make time for a series of speakers with the plan being that regular branch business will aim to be conducted in the first 45 minutes.

The May Meeting will feature a presentation from Oraine Johnson who is  producing an exciting new Super Hero TV series based in Birmingham using Birmingham cast and crew. He will show a short film promoting the series which will be called Lucid and which premiered at the All Electric Cinema a few weeks ago..

He will need walk on/ background performers from our area so this is an ideal opportunity to give him your contact details and if you like photo and biog.

The June meeting will feature Craig Petty talking about Modern Marketing Methods for entertainers.

July will be an open meeting looking Inside Birmingham Royal Ballet.

There is no  meeting in August. 

Do you know someone who is not a member of Equity? You can obtain a membership form from:

Branch Secretary: Mandelea - Telephone: 01530 223 893 

Treasurer & Acting PRO Alec Powell  - Telephone: 07831 115448

Future information could be sent out electronically. If you have changed your Email address please let us know.

If you haven't already, please let us know what you do, eg. Walk on, Comedian, Magician, Singer etc.
Contact Secretary 01530 223 893 or Alec Powell on 07831 115448 or Email

Make the most of your membership join us at the meetings have an opportunity to speak to our new area organiser Ian Bayes who is usually with us.

Equity has a vital network of branches throughout the UK which give members a voice in the union and much more. All 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 can 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.

This site was updated on 11th May 2016