4 April 2016
Lenny Henry urges BBC to write ethnic diversity into new charter.
Lenny Henry has called on the BBC to entrench ethnic diversity in its new Royal Charter, to address “systemic failure” in representing minorities on screen and behind the camera.
6 March 2016
This is a basic report of what happened on Sunday at the South West Annual General Meeting in Yeovil. Full report to be given at the Branch Meeting.
3 March 2016
2016 represents an extraordinary moment in theatre history as Bristol Old Vic, the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world, celebrates its 250th birthday.
8 February 2016
For those who worked in a pantomime this winter, we would like you to spend five minutes of your time filling in this survey. The aim is to have knowledge of the sector, so we can improve standards for members who are not having as fair a deal as they should.
3 February 2016
A fringe agreement guaranteeing actors at least the national minimum wage was used by 102 productions in 2015, generating payments to performers of around £500,000.
14 September 2014
Equity's newly elected South West Area Councillor, Xander Black has a plan to expand the range of companies in the South West that use Equity’s Job Information Service, but he needs your help. Please share any info on paying companies within the South West.
29 August 2014
BRISTOL CULTURE: Bristol circus school Circomedia is marking its 20th anniversary with a special circus events programme for all ages at its home in St Paul’s Church on Portland Square.
7 August 2014
THE STAGE: A series of high-profile suicides among actors has prompted the launch of a new initiative aimed at raising the awareness of stress and mental wellbeing in the entertainment sector.
31 July 2014
BRISTOL CULTURE: What do Channel 4 gameshow Deal or No Deal, BBC dramas Wolf Hall and Poldark, and Sky 1 sitcom Trollied have in common? The answer is that they are all currently being filmed at The Bottle Yard Studios in Hengrove.
29 July 2014
At its meeting on 22 July, the Equity Council agreed a programme of action to implement Annual Representative Conference 2014 motions, including our own branch motion which called for greater support for those suffering from depression and other mental health problems.