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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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Sunday Times article on London casting for NI dramas 26/5/13

29 May 2013

THE BBC is using too many London-based actors for dramas filmed in Northern Ireland and the republic, relegating locals to "cough and spit" supporting roles.

The claim has been made by Equity, the trade union for actors, which said it is losing members because BBC dramas such as The Fall, a Belfast-set psychological thriller starring Gillian Anderson that went on air this month, are using expat actors who live "within the M25" in England for leading roles in Northern Ireland productions instead of jobbing actors who live in the region.

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Offcom and UTV Franchise consultation ends 2nd May, 2012

29 April 2013

If you wish your feelings on the UTV franchise to be hear, write either to OFFCOM,Stormont minister for Arts & Culture or your local MLA'S immediately by using the letter on the branch website.

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My Theatre Matters Campaign

11 April 2013

The key objective of the MY THEATRE MATTERS campaign is to engage with audiences about the threat of funding cuts, particularly from local Councils, which is facing the theatres they love. Equity members are key to delivering that message. It is after all Equity members who audiences come to see perform and that interaction between audiences and performers is the very essence of theatre.





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Smaller Equity Council

10 December 2012

Members have voted by three to two in favour of a smaller Equity Council and to give rights to English Area AGMs to send representatives to Equity’s annual conference.

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New Insurance in the event of an HMRC inspection

4 October 2012

At £59 a year it is a great deal and gives you peace of mind about your tax affairs. Some members have suggested that similar insurance can be had at a lower cost through other providers. This is true but beware; cheaper packages usually exclude people who are self-employed freelancers. Go to -

http://www.equity.org.uk/news-and-events/equity-news/inspection-insurance/

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Belfast Branch Macmillan Big Coffee morning

4 October 2012

£200 at last count!
MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED!

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Support the March against Austerity on 20 October

28 September 2012

The NIC ICTU website now has a new campaign section

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Macmillan Big Coffee Mornings

3 September 2012

Macmillan Big Coffee Mornings

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Role Play Survey

3 September 2012

Equity is running an online Role Play survey to find out more about this growing sector

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first posted 1 November 2013