24 May 2014
CHANGE.ORG: An online petition has been launched to save one of the UK's best-loved independent music venues, The Fleece, which faces potential closure if new flat developments are approved.
24 May 2014
Equity's 2014 Annual Representative Conference proved to be a great success for the union, and not least for the Bristol & West General Branch, after our motion calling for mental health support for members was approved, and it was decided that the union's 2016 conference will be held in Bristol.
22 May 2014
THE STAGE: A motion to Equity's Annual Representative Conference, proposed by the Bristol & West General Branch, which calls for more support to be provided to performers who have depression and other mental health problems, has been given overwhelming support.
20 May 2014
BBC NEWS: One of the West's best-loved stage performers has been remembered in pantomime style in Bath. Portishead's Chris Harris, who died recently at the age of 71, directed, starred in and co-wrote numerous Christmas theatre productions in Bristol and Bath.
14 May 2014
THE STAGE: A man of many theatrical talents, Chris Harris is best remembered by West Country audiences as a pantomime dame. During the 1990s, he wrote, directed and starred in pantos for the Bristol Old Vic. He then performed a similar role for the Theatre Royal, Bath.
12 May 2014
The summer issue of the Equity magazine features our recent campaign to protect local arts funding in Bristol
1 May 2014
BBC NEWS: Tributes have been paid to one of the west of England's best-loved actors, writers and directors, who has died.
7 April 2014
THE STAGE: An inquest into the death of the young actor Richard Gent has concluded that he committed suicide. Richard grew up around Bath and was a former Bath Spa University student. He had also worked at the Rondo Theatre.
4 April 2014
BRISTOL CULTURE: Whiteladies Picture House owner David Lewin has slammed “the so called rival proposals” by the Whiteladies Picture House Ltd.