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The Northern Ireland Branch mourns the passing of Jimmy Ellis

14 March 2014

Northern Ireland actor Jimmy Ellis died in hospital on Saturday 8th March, 2014, aged 82.

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Arguments around Newtownabbey's attempted censorship

4 February 2014

The Final Word by Paul Johnson (2,500 signed the petition)
Petition organiser Over to Newtownabbey Council:
"At the monthly Council meeting tonight, Members were informed that the Artistic Board had met earlier that evening and had decided to reinstate the show as previously scheduled. The Council decided to note the Board’s decision and to undertake a review of the Artistic Board’s governance arrangements. There is to be a review of how the theatre's artistic board operates. There are concerns that with councillors on that board, it might mean censorship by the back door by not booking plays in the first place.

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Memorial Service for actor Gerard Murphy

29 January 2014

A memorial service for Gerard Murphy will be held in the Theatre Royal, Haymarket at 4pm on Sunday 16th February.

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PEACE, PROGRESS & EQUALITY RALLY

28 January 2014

Assemble 1pm, for Rally at Belfast City Hall

Friday, 31st January 2014

Organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions



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Protest against Newtownabbey Council censorship is successful

28 January 2014

Newtownabbey Borough Council has reversed the controversial decision to ban comedy play The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (Abridged).

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Censorship of the Arts in Newtownabbey Council

27 January 2014

Sign the Petition following Newtownabbey Council's decision to ban The Reduced Shakespeare's production of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)due to be performed at Theatre at the Mill

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NI Branch fundraiser for members

31 October 2013

The fundraiser on the 9th September for members Laura Hughes and Pepe Roche totalled a fantastic £610.

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Equity discounts for Belfast by Moonlight by Kabosh Theatre Co

10 October 2013

Tickets for 'Belfast By Moonlight' are £8.50 (preview & matinees) and £10.00 (evening performances) in St Georges Church, High Street, Belfast.

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Creating without conflict (Anti-bullying) Campaign and Conference

12 September 2013

Working with the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) on the Creating without Conflict campaign seeks to challenge bullying and harassment in the entertainment industries.

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Northern Ireland Branch mourns the passing of poet Seamus Heaney

8 September 2013

Seamus Justin Heaney,Irish poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature
passed away on the 30th August 2013.

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first posted 1 November 2013