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South Wales Variety Branch

WELCOME TO THE WEBPAGES OF THE SOUTH WALES VARIETY BRANCH

IMPORTANT - WELSH NATIONAL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS
All members should have received their ballot papers from Equity by now.
Please note that there are three members of our South Wales Variety Branch standing for election to The Welsh National Committee.

Phil Evans
Noel West
Cei Phillips

They are all extrememly competent and valuable Branch committee members. Please support them at national level by casting your vote in their direction. Obviously the more members we have on National Committees the stronger we will be at Branch level. Thank you.

We are delighted to welcome all members living, working or just passing through South Wales to our monthly Branch meetings. We meet on the FIRST TUESDAY of every month at:
TYN-Y-TWR TAVERN, ST ILLTYD’S CLOSE, BAGLAN
PORT TALBOT SA12 8AU. (7:30 PM.)   ***   EXCLUDING JULY AND AUGUST.   ***

3rd September 2015
Our Branch meeting on last night was the last until September. (We don't meet in July and August.) We had a very productive evening with a few more members than usual attending. This is what we need and we are very happy!

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR DIARY:
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE 8TH SEPTEMBER & NOT THE 1ST. 

Tuesday October 6th
A very special celebration night tonight. We have been meeting at Tyn-Y-Twr for 8 years now so we are having an Open Mic night.

Any variety acts interested please get in touch. Only limited spaces available. Vocalists, Comedians, Magicians. Any genre welcome.  PA etc. will be provided. Just bring your tracks, props or any other stage equipment that you use.

We are also running a raffle for charity. It will be great night. Come on down!

Tuesday November 3rd
Normal meeting.

Tues December 1st
Our Christmas Dinner. We will be having a guest speaker and open mic show to finish.
We have to book this event in advance. More information about cost etc. will be posted nearer the time.

Please do your best to attend any of our meetings.
It would be great to see newer/ younger members attending as we need to get more insight into what you expect from the Union & the business. The internet is great for keeping in touch but so much more can be be acheived by meeting face to face & getting to know fellow artstes. We usually have an enjoyable mix of business and pleasure. (And we don't bite!)  Hope to see you there.

To find out more about the Branch call our Branch Secretary:
SHELLI DAWN on +44 1685 812779

Or email our Webmasters;
TONY RICHARDS:   stars199@gmail.com
JILL RAY:                arthur.ray@btinternet.com

Or contact the Equity office in Cardiff:
National Organiser:   Simon Curtis
Recruitment and Retention Organiser:   Wayne Bebb
Organising Assistant:   Mair James

Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9SD
Tel:   029 2039 7971   Fax: 029 2023 0754
Mobile: 077 9875 0254
Email: info@cardiff-equity.org.uk

Equity has a vital network of branches throughout the UK which give members a voice in the union and much more. Branches are set up by the Equity Council to give members in local areas the opportunity to meet regularly to discuss issues of common concern and to have a focal point.
Members are invited to join their local branch to share views and experiences, put proposals to Equity's ruling body, organise a programme of social events and raise money for local charities.
Equity Student members are also very welcome at meetings. Student members can also volunteer to take an active role in branch activities by standing for election as committee members and other important roles.
Branch Secretaries also give local advice to members in their area and those who are visiting, and some branches now have their own websites which include local news and directories of branch members.