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Equity North & West Yorks Variety Branch June 2012 Newsletter

19 May 2012

Our Variety Show

Publicity posters for our Variety Show on 11 July can now be downloaded from the Branch web site. An A5 poster can be downloaded at and an A4 poster can downloaded at


Equity North and West Yorkshire Variety Branch

 invites you to our

Branch Meetings & Open Mic Nights

3rd Wednesday every month (except January), 8.00pm 

Low Moor Club, 161 Huddersfield Rd, Bradford, BD12 0TQ 

Buses 363, 625, 627 

Members and Friends share your talents and bring backing tracks

Open To All


Dates of Next Meeting and Open Mic Nights:

Wednesday 20 June – AGM; Wednesday 18 July; Wednesday 15 August, Wednesday 19 September, Wednesday 17 October

The Branch’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Wed 20 June. Please see the article on the next page for more information and please come along!

Please Support your Equity Branch so that Equity can Support You


Come to our Annual General Meeting

Equity North and West Yorkshire Variety Branch’s Annual General Meeting will take place on:

Wednesday 20 June


at Low Moor Club

As well as receiving the Annual Report and Accounts, the Annual General Meeting will be your opportunity to elect our Branch Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer (P.R.O.), Web Site Manager and Committee members for the next year.

Would you consider standing for any of these positions? We need you, our members to get involved and hope the AGM will be able to elect a full complement of enthusiastic Officers and Committee members to take your Equity Branch forward. Nomination forms are enclosed with this Newsletter and should be returned to Nigel Jones, our Regional Organiser at the address shown on the form by Friday 15 June.


… and to Our Variety Show

Your Equity Branch is organising a Variety Show on Wednesday 11 July. Featuring Dene Michael from Black Lace, Swing Singer Gary Grace, Comedian Mike Kelly and Female Vocalist Kim Le Mar, the show will be commèred by singer June Martell. The concert takes place at Manningham Ward Labour Club in Bullroyd Lane, Bradford BD8 0JL and tickets are £5.

You will have seen a small poster for the show on the front of this Newsletter. If you can help to publicise the show, an A5 poster can be downloaded at and an A4 poster can downloaded at


Leeds City Varieties Benefit

North and West Yorkshire Variety Branch together with Humberside Variety and South Yorkshire Variety Branches are staging a Benefit Concert for Leeds City Varieties. Organised in conjunction with Friends of Leeds City Varieties and the venue’s General Manager Peter Sandeman, the concert will take place on Sunday 16 September to mark the first anniversary of the reopening of the venue. Tickets available from Leeds City Varieties, Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW, tel: 0113 243 0808, web site


Other News

We’re fast running out of space in this Newsletter, but there’s lots more news on the Branch web site including the Branch Secretary's Report on the proposed Equity reorganisation; information about the subsequent Revised Reorganisation proposals; a copy of the Branch's Resolution to the 2012 Annual Representative Conference on the dangers and benefits of New Media platforms such as Live Relays; a link to the ARC 2012 agenda and much more. Please go to:


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