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South Wales Variety Branch Meeting

11 January 2013

TUESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2013 at 7.30pm  TY'N Y TWR PUBLIC HOUSE, BAGLAN, PORT TALBOT       There are some changes for the better regarding CRB Disclosure about to be confirmed. The initial changes were announced via Sky News recently and published on the internet.  The changes have been a long time coming and Equity has been pressing for changes as practitioners in the field because of the many anomalies in the current system. When announced it may be possible to get CRB Wales to give us an update as they did the last time around. We had a well attended meeting at that event.
How many of you have taken up the Courses etc. run by Cult Cymru ( Creative Industries) . The subject and course matter is always geared to what we want plus other generalised information. Some have taken up the First Aid Courses, others the Comedy Impro Course  and have gained immensely from the events.
The most recent course leading to gaining a Creative Industry Safety Passport has been undertaken by Noel West and Goldini.The course was a whole day event comprising 12 people and subject to an assessment (examination) at the end. The results were made available by email the following day and allows the participant a 3 year passport to practice. Noel and Goldini will elaborate at the next branch meeting.  We both learnt a lot and will be able to guide members of the branch and also keep their own businesses and performances up to scratch. It is a matter of great importance and can assist you if any insurance claims are made. There's more to the entertainment business than just performing in front of an audience.

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