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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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BEWARE! E-MAIL SCAM!

15 July 2016

Thank you to Adrian Harris for making us aware – via the Facebook page -of an e-mail scam that is doing the rounds, targeting performers.

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The Secret Life of an Actor

9 May 2016

"The secret life of an actor: sacrifice, sudoku and sexless sex scenes"

By Anonymous

Actors do not effortlessly waft from one job to another, dropping names and stardust as they go. It’s hard work, involving tough rejections and long hours

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/09/secret-lfe-actorsacrifice-sodoku-sexless-sex-scenes

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What to expect from the new Everyman Bristol

6 May 2016

By Robin Askew

When the Whiteladies Picture House first threw open its doors back in 1921, much was made of its luxury and comfort. This was a beautifully designed picture palace for the nobs, a place of refinement and elegance "worthy of the status and traditions of Clifton", where art and education were as important as entertainment. Not only was it the first cinema to be built in Clifton, but it was also the first in the city to incorporate a restaurant, café and ballroom.

http://www.bristol247.com/channel/culture/film/news/what-to-expect-from-the-new-everyman-bristol

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Write ethnic diversity into new charter

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.

https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/lenny-henry-urges-bbc-write-ethnic-diversity-new-charter/

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