As part of the Celebrate Variety year marked an important landmark in the Spring. May 16th was the 50th anniversary of the Variety Artistes’ Federation being incorporated into Equity. As the then President of Equity, Felix Aylmer, said at the time: “May our Variety friends find themselves as happy in our joint Association as we feel in welcoming them!”
We celebrated this important date by inviting members who transferred from the VAF to Equity along with representatives of our Variety branches and others to an event in London, hosted by Jimmy Cricket.
We also published a short history of the VAF and the story of how it became part of Equity in 1967.