Central England General Branch
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Central England General Branch

Hello and welcome to the Central England General Branch.

The social and networking club for professional performers and creatives based in the Midlands region. A place to come for help, advice, friendship, support and fun. And it's not just for actors!!

Like all the Equity branches in the UK, the Central England branch is run by a committee, maximum of nine Equity professional performers and creatives who were elected by their fellow branch members. They are not employed by Equity, but give up a few hours a month to help give Equity members based in the Midlands a powerful voice through the organisation of campaigns and regional events.

We hold regular meetings and social events which attract members from a wide area, which includes Birmingham and all of the East and West Midlands, so why not bring a fellow member and car share? Our meetings often have a guest speaker or an element of professional development. New and student members are always very welcome.


 We usually meet on the second Monday of each month.

NEXT MEETING: SEPTEMBER 2015, date and venue TBC. 


VENUE: The Wellington Pub, upstairs bar function room, 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5SN 

 Our guest speaker was Charlotte Bence - Equity student co ordinator :

"Over the next few months I will be working on a plan for getting more students into membership of our union. I would like to discuss this with you and your branch to get your ideas about what you think Equity could do to not only recruit more students in your local area, but to get students involved in the union nationally and at a local level in your branch."

If you would like to know more about our branch, or even have an event we'd consider promoting in our newsletter, please contact the branch Public Relations Officer, David Edgar at davidedgar@gmx.co.uk

We also have a Equity Central England General Branch Facebook group.


2014/16 Branch committee members

David Edgar (Public Relations Officer)
Linda Hargreaves
Sunny Dhap (Vice-Chair)
Jenny Stokes
Simon Grenville (Chair)
Gareth Wyn-Jones (Treasurer)
Rachel Dealtry (Assistant Secretary)
Marc Phillips (Secretary)

Banner photographs kindly provided by Graeme Braidwood