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TUC Rally 2010 Equity group

We are currently facing the biggest funding cuts our sector has experienced in decades.
Equity will be campainging on a number of fronts, here is the latest news:

Lost Arts

On 15 June Equity and trade unions representing workers from across the cultural sector (PCS, Prospect, the Musicians Union, the Writers Guild of Great Britain, the NUJ, BECTU and Unite) launched the Lost Arts Website. This is the latest activity in our continuing fight against government cuts.

The Lost Arts Website will demonstrate the devastating impact of public spending cuts on the cultural sector in terms of lost economic benefits and the number of jobs and workplaces put at risk including arts organisations, local music venues, museums, libraries and galleries.

The launch rally featured live music performances and speakers from the arts and cultural sector, including actress Maggie Steed from Equity, see below for a picture of Maggie speaking at the event, to see more pictures visit our Flicker channel.

To find out how to lobby your MP on this issue please use the documents attached to this page.

Dowload the speech given by playwright and President of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain David Edgar at the launch of the Lost Arts website.

Visit the Lost Arts website

Maggie Steed Lost Arts website launch