September Meet Up - Bristol & West General Branch - Cast It Here campaign and branch review

🎭 We are delighted to invite members of Bristol & West General Branch to our Meet Up event at Bristol Old Vic! 🎭
DATE: Tuesday 17th September 2019.
VENUE: Bristol Old Vic (Clore Learning Studio), King St, Bristol BS1 4ED [map] [venue info]
TIME: 7:30pm – 9:30pm (followed by drinks in the theatre bar).

We're pleased to be back following our summer hiatus, for some important discussions which will affect all members:
    Equity have relaunched this campaign, with very much a branch-led focus. How can we, potentially with other South West branches, work to champion regionally-based casting on stage and screen? Come to the Meet Up to share your ideas, and find out how to get involved. More info can be found here:

    Equity Council passed a motion brought by Councillor Andrew Macbean that asked the union to review how branches develop membership engagement, particularly in relation to branch funding. We have been sent a series of questions on this and on wider issues concerning Equity’s branch network to look at ensuring that branches can play their full part in the union’s dynamic future.
    We would like to share and pose some of these questions at the Meet Up, in order to inform as comprehensive response as possible. We also intend to use some of these questions as part of a branch survey, to be sent out in the coming weeks.

Equity members of all professions and backgrounds are invited and will be warmly welcomed. Please contact us if you have any access needs you wish to discuss, or if you know of any non-members who may wish to join the event.

This is your opportunity to share your experience and concerns. The branch is here to represent you, so please come and join in the discussion!

For minutes from previous branch meetings, including last month's Meet Up, please see our documents page. An agenda for this months' Meet Up will also be available on the same link, here: Due to having very full agendas in recent Meet Ups, we have a few months' worth of minutes which we hope to quickly ratify on this occasion. We ask those who attended the May, June and July Meet Ups to review the relevant minutes for any inaccuracies.


We hope to offer members unable to physically attend the meeting, the chance to dial in via a video room. Please see this link for more information:

Members attending the Meet Up should arrive to the main entrance/bar of Bristol Old Vic by 7:15pm, where a member of the committee will collect you, to take you to the Meet Up room (rehearsal/performance spaces, which are generously being offered for free to the branch by Bristol Old Vic). Some signage will be in place in the bar to help you find the group.
All Equity members are extremely welcome, especially new faces, or those we have not seen for a while. This is your branch, and it's important that you get the most out of it.
Please RSVP to our email address below We look forward to seeing you.

Further details and contact information

Eltjo de Vries (chair / secretary)