17 May 2018
Slightly late - these would normally have been added to May's Newsletter.
4 May 2018
News of forthcoming workshops and auditions, the joint London Branch Election Hustings in June, the Tania Foley Summertime Cabaret in July, timely advice on understudy runs from a casting director - and of course news of our very own Maureen Beattie, who will shortly become only the second woman President of Equity. Details too of guest speaker Mat Burt, Director of VAULT Festival.
30 March 2018
Yes, it’s that time of year again! The Annual Representative Conference is fast approaching; that’s where Equity’s policy and priorities for the forthcoming year are decided. Branches from all over the country have submitted 50 or so motions to be debated – and any motion which is passed at the ARC HAS to be acted on by Equity. So the committee will be choosing 10 or so of the most compelling motions for the branch to discuss at April’s branch meeting, so your representatives can go to the ARC in May armed with your views. 5 motions - 10 mins discussion each - simultaneously – times 2. Just pick a motion you’re interested in, sit down, join the discussion – and influence your union’s future. It’ll make the Referendum debate look like a Trappist monk press conference. Unmissable!
7 March 2018
News of an exciting announcement from branch member and Equity Vice President Maureen Beattie; yet another workshop, on American accents; Agenda for Change, Equity's report on sexual harassment; guest speaker casting director Daniel Edwards and much more. Plus report on February's branch meeting.
4 February 2018
News of workshops and an audition day; Sexual Harassment Working Group Interim Report; new CDG Casting Code of Conduct; February's guest speaker Tim Sheader, Artistic Director of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and lots more. Plus report of Jan's AGM.
9 January 2018
Report of our December 2017 branch meeting, with guest speaker Simon Russell Beale.
8 December 2017
Reminder of the 5 Pledges Campaign; your feedback needed for the new Sexual Harassment Working Party; the joint London Branches Christmas drinks get-together - and our final guest speaker of the year - Simon Russell Beale. Plus full report of November's meeting.
14 November 2017
A packed Newsletter with report of last month's meeting - statement from Guild House on the sexual harassment revelations; Making Your Way - our exciting event for drama school leavers, student and young members; a possible next campaign on backstage conditions in touring theatres; and our next guest speaker Christiana Ebohon-Green.
18 October 2017
News of an extra workshop with Bruce Guthrie; the launch of Equity's 5 Pledges campaign at the Houses of Parliament; Merton's bid to be London Borough of Culture; an Act for Change event tomorrow at the National; and guest speaker Jason White - stunt co-ordinator, fight arranger and master horseman. Plus report of last month's meeting.
12 September 2017
News of forthcoming audition day with film producer Lyndon Baldock, workshop with international theatre director Max Gill, play reading, post performance Q&A just for branch members at Wilton's Music Hall - and pre- branch meeting Welcome Event for new members, before this month's branch meeting - guest speaker casting director Manuel Puro.