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Unity seeks cast for workshop of new play

24 May 2017

Unity Theatre is looking to cast a workshop of a new play by Liverpool born writer Luke Barnes. The deadline for applications is this Monday, May 30th, with auditions on May 31st so get on it quickly! All details are here.

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House of Krip casting callout to deaf & disabled

24 May 2017

Fittings Multimedia Arts are looking to cast "four fierce performers" who identify as deaf or disabled for The Unlimited House of Krips, part of the Vogue Ball in Liverpool in October. The applications deadline is Friday, June 2nd. Auditions are June the 19th in Liverpool.

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Liverpool branch hits headlines at ARC 2017

23 May 2017

Liverpool & District General Branch is once again in the headlines, winning support for our motion on socio-economic mobility and demanding action on other issues including a motion condemning regional theatres for holding auditions and rehearsals in London.

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Equity branch guidance on mental health issues

22 May 2017

With Mental Health Week 2017 having just finished, information has been passed on by East of Scotland Branch to other Equity branches about mental health issues. Their documents are: “Sometimes We Are Treated Quite Well”, and a support pack for members.

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Equity guest, summer social & ARC reports

21 May 2017

Matt Hood, Equity’s assistant general secretary, will be our guest at our meeting on July 5th. Matt wants to know what we think about communication between head office and the union’s branches.

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Hollyoaks casting director to address branch

7 April 2017

We're delighted to say that Peter Hunt, casting director on Hollyoaks and head of casting for Lime Pictures UK, has agreed to address our next meeting on Wednesday, May 3, at the Everyman Theatre, Hope Street, Liverpool. It’s a great networking opportunity. Bring your CV!

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Off Book theatre casting Oscar Wilde adaptation

4 April 2017

Off Book theatre is seeking applications to cast its latest production, An Evening With Oscar Wilde. An adaptation of the classic legend, Off Book wants three performers to take part in the production for the Wirral Festival of Firsts in July.

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Equity want our help on social mobility study

15 March 2017

Our motion on social mobility for Equity’s Annual Representatives Conference (ARC) this year has sparked interest at head office - we’ve been ask to help the union in a Labour Party inquiry into social class in the performing arts. (see below for our full ARC motion)

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What's On in Liverpool & District

14 March 2017

Off Book theatre is staging An Evening With Oscar Wilde, an adaptation of the classic legend on July 20th 7.30pm at the the Wirral Festival of Firsts.

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Les O'Neill: funeral service details

13 March 2017

Les O'Neill on Wednesday, the 15th.
Service at St Bartholomews Church, Church Road, Roby, L36 9TL at 230pm
Cremation at Springwood Crematorium, Springwood Avenue, Garston, L25 7UN at 330 pm
Reception afterwards in the R.A.F.A Club, Ellison Grove, Huyton, L36 9GA.

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