16 March 2016
March Newsletter, February Minutes and Council Report
15 March 2016
The Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) has created an alternative white paper in advance of government proposals on the future of the BBC. The FEU believes the BBC should remain the cornerstone of UK broadcasting and content production. There are, however, several areas where we believe the BBC can be reformed in order to better meet the expectations of licence fee payers and to uphold the highest standards of public service.
15 March 2016
minutes of Feb 2016 branch meeting
14 March 2016
List of useful addresses
13 March 2016
Equity Liverpool & District General Branch - Members Meeting
[Date]January 6th, 2016
The regular meeting of the Equity Liverpool & District General Branch - Members
Meeting was called to order at 6.30 in Liverpool Everyman by Stephanie Greer.
Dave Gilbey, Patricia Winker, Paul Bergquist, Hazel Maddock, Adrian Rawsthorne, E.J.
Dean, Alan Jacklott, Kevin Mc Mahon, John Mc Cormick, Geof Atwell, Michael
Christopher, Edwina Lea, Danielle Mc Lauren, Kate Lavery, Kate Mc Auliffe, Stephanie
Greer, Emma Heron, Jamie Briers (Area Organiser).
Viva Cassidy, Ossie Yue, Fiona Martin, Sophie Lyons, Martin Henshall, Cath Rice,
Alexandria Adamson, Sheila Jones, Chris Darwin
Approval of Agenda
Agenda was approved.
Approval of Minutes
Minutes of the meetings held on 1st July 2015 & 3rd September 2015 were read. Proposed
as true records by Emma Heron & Alan Jacklott and seconded by Alan Jacklott & Eric
Dean, respectively. Agreed unanimously.
Matters Arising: There was a good turn-out of TUC members, including Equity at demo
against Arts cuts on 4th October. Members who spoke included Billy Bragg, Nicola
Hawkins & Julie Hesmondhalgh. There was a flashmob at Piccadilly & the events
attracted national press coverage.
We are already affiliated to Liberty.
Xmas social was held at The Ethical Glass on 11th December. Variety members attended.
.Free buffet provided by venue. Raffle held.
The new Committee was introduced, unopposed.
Steph Greer, Chair. Sheila Jones, Secretary. Emma Heron, Treasurer. Edwina Lea, i/c
Facebook. Kate Mc Auliffe, i/c Minutes. Dave Gilbey, Alexandria Adamson.
Correspondence: Anti-bullying Campaign – leaflet & further information available, at
meeting, from Sheila Jones in Branch email@example.com & also Equity web-
Secretaries Report read & included above.
Area Organisers Report: 5% cuts to funding for Culture, Media & the Arts. Arts
Council funding has increased. Our Campaign has had an impact. We should be glad, but
Be aware of what is happening at local level. Any L.A. cuts need to be fought. Arts/
Culture is not a statutory requirement & will continue to be at risk.
Capital spend needs to be matched by revenue spend – performances as well as buildings.
Equity has a general open meeting in the North, on Wednesday, 2nd March at 2.00pm.
Venue not yet established. Senior Officers will attend & be available to answer questions.
Jamie Briers. Area Organiser
Treasurers Report : Post has been handed over. Treasurer will be examining new
Committee members have not been able to claim expenses. Proper system needs to be put
Bank a/c will be changing.
No cost incurred at Ethical Glass & £28 made on raffle (even in absence of Foot-spa!)
Targets for the year: Social events to continue, including Theatre visit & Summer
Campaigning at local & National level to continue.
ARC & motions: Deadline is 9th March at 12.00, for motions to be submitted from
Branch. Previous motions have been successful eg. Ticket discounts, local casting &
rehearsal. Any motions submitted must be voted on at next meeting.
Any general suggestions, targets for future actions, forthcoming productions involving
our members – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ossie Yue has been unwell. Alan will e-mail him sending best wishes from all at Branch.
We should look at discount for cinema tickets. Committee to consider at next meeting.
Next Meeting –ARC 2/3/16 at 2.00p.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 7.08 by Stephanie Greer. The next general meeting will be at
6.30 on March 2, 2016, in Everyman.
Minutes submitted by: Kate Mc Auliffe
Approved by: [Name]
11 March 2016
A Knock on the Door. NW London Branch Rehearsed reading at the Pentameters, March 20 2016.
10 March 2016
Minutes of the Equity Devon & Cornwall General Branch Meeting February 2016
10 March 2016
Where are the women?
Analysis of creative roles by
gender in Scottish theatre
8 March 2016
Address to the all-party Performers Alliance group of MPs and Peers, Tuesday 8 March 2016.
5 March 2016
Notes of Inquorate Yorkshire Ridings General Branch Meeting held 2 July 2015