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Birmingham Variety Branch

Our Next Meeting

Wednesday 18th January 2017 at The Austin Sports and Social Club, 30 Tessall Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham B312SF.

At our AGM on 30th November the evening started with a tribute to Mandelea.
The usual reports were presented including reports from Sally Treble, Ian Bayes and Stephen Duncan-Rice from Head Office and this was followed by election of branch officials and the following appointments made. 
Chairman : Conk the Clown
Vice Chairman ; Jim Townsend 
Branch Secretary ; Alec Powell 
Treasurer ; Alec Powell 
Assistant Secretary ; No Appointment
Webmaster and PRO ; Suzi Budd 
Committee Members ;

 Francis Mallon 
Wezley Guren 
Dion Ravelle 
Louise Mayer 

Peter King

Following the meeting we enjoyed a very substantial buffet provided by the members and a great set by Francis Mallon including one song with lyrics modified to remember Mandelea.
The next branch meeting will be on Wednesday 18th January 2017 at The Austin Sports and Social Club, 30 Tessall Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham B312SF. This will be the week before the showcase at the same venue.

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  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 3rd June 2016