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Celebrate Variety 2017

Equity will be celebrating Variety throughout 2017. 

Variety has a fascinating history and a vibrant future. The union will be celebrating the sector throughout 2017 and promoting the advice and support we offer for those who work in it.Celebrate Variety 2017 logo

One of the showpiece events of this initiative was an event on 16 May. The union commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Variety Artistes’ Federation being incorporated into Equity, which happened on 16 May 1967, at a special occasion at the London Palladium.

As part of Celebrate Variety 2017 the union has created a guide to contracts for this sector. The purpose of the guide is to assist members who make contracts directly with companies or individuals to provide their entertainment services mainly for one-off dates. This will include vocalists, children’s entertainers, comedians, circus performers, magicians and basically anyone who performs their act in return for a fee. The majority of variety members work in this way and this guide highlights some important considerations when taking bookings to minimise potential problems.

Details of further events will be found on this website soon.