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Parking information for THE SPACE

13 February 2017

Bristol and West General Branch of Equity – Meeting Venue
Address SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, BS2 0BH See map below – the start marks the spot!
Website http://theislandbristol.com/spaces/space/

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A message from our Branch Secretary

11 February 2017

Greetings,

We are now into the second month of the year and much has been happening.

Firstly, an advance reminder that the next Branch Meeting is on Tuesday 21st February at SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH. We will aim for usual time of 7.30pm, but it may start a bit later due to attending the protest march prior to the meeting (see below). End time 9.30pm.

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Local cuts are a disease turning into an epidemic

8 February 2017

One of the biggest problems with local arts cuts is that they are infectious.

The news of cuts in Bath and Bristol is troubling, not least because it indicates a continuing trend for local councils in the South West of England to completely cut, or significantly reduce, their support for the arts.

https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/2017/the-editors-view-local-cuts-are-a-disease-turning-into-an-epidemic/?utm_source=newsletter1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter1

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Campaigners hit out at ‘savage’ cuts to arts in the SW

6 February 2017

Actors including Timothy West and Tony Robinson have hit out at “savage” cuts to arts budgets in the South West, with Equity labelling them “cultural vandalism”.

Bath and North East Somerset Council is proposing a 100% cut to grants it awards to arts organisations, while Bristol City Council has outlined a 40% cut to its arts budget, with £190,000 to be cut in 2018/19 and a further £190,000 cut in 2021.

https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2017/campaigners-hit-savage-cuts-arts-south-west/?utm_content=buffer3a9c6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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A letter from "The Room Above"

14 November 2016

Dear Equity Bristol,

We are Olivia and Sam, co-directors of The Room Above. Previously The Wardrobe Theatre, we are running the newly rejuvenated performance space atop The White Bear Pub, and we are finally ready to open our doors to Bristol's vibrant artists.

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Corporate Strategy consultation 2017-2022

14 November 2016

Find out about our draft Corporate Strategy 2017-22 and how to have your say.

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/council-spending-performance/corporate-strategy-2017-2022-consultation

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BBC falling short on reflecting older women

10 October 2016

BBC falling short on reflecting older women, says Ofcom.

Corporation accused of not doing a good enough job in representing some parts of the community.

Nicola Slawson

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/10/bbc-falling-short-on-reflecting-older-women-says-ofcom?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Groups

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Bottle Yard Studios to benefit from £692k investment boost

6 October 2016

We are pleased to announce that The Bottle Yard Studios will benefit from a £692,000 investment boost from Bristol City Council.

The capital investment, which was approved at the Council’s latest Cabinet meeting on 4 October, will pay for improvements to the site, including new roofs, production offices and IT infrastructure.

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Branch Member in One Man Show

6 September 2016

Bridgwater based actor Eltjo de Vries will be soon touring this Autumn around the South West of England, having been cast in the one man play “Defender of The Dead”. He will be playing the role of Zac in the comedy play written by Sian Williams, and directed by Anne Pearson – both founders of Boiling Kettle Theatre Company, which is dedicated to bringing original texted based drama to rural communities, with funding by bodies as the Arts Council, Arts Reach, and Take Art.

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FEU Training - Presentation skills – 5 Oct, Bristol

1 September 2016

Free workshop for creative freelance members

The date and time: 5 Oct, 10.30-4.30

The venue:
Unite
Tony Benn House
Victoria Street
Bristol
BS1 6AY

http://www.feutraining.org/2016/presentation-skills-5-oct-bristol/

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