East Anglia Variety Branch

East Anglia Variety Branch

We're here for all members based in or working in the region. All Equity members are welcome to join in our branch activity. 

Dates of Branch Meetings for 2021:
8 February
10 May
13 September
8 November (AGM)

You can download a copy of the latest Newsletter (February 2021) here.

Branch Meetings
All members from the region (or in the region at the time) are welcome. We welcome variety performers, actors, stage managers, other creative practitioners - anyone who is an Equity member!

All Equity members are welcome to attend our Branch meetings. We have guest speakers on specialist subjects, ‘how to guides’ (e.g. using the Equity website and logging in) and guests from Equity’s Head Office including our Regional Organiser.

Come along and share your views and discuss issues and share experiences. We feed back issues to Equity Council, we support members from across the region and we hold socials, networking and local fundraising events.

If you would like to join the branch and be kept up-to-date with its events, contact Peachy Mead, our Branch Secretary. If you are a member or student member visiting or working in the area you are very welcome to drop into the next branch meeting and get to know some of your fellow members.

Please join our Branch Facebook page to keep up-to-date and network with local members. You can find it here.

You belong to an important and effective union and you belong to the famous East Anglia Variety Branch!

Branch Committee Members
(As elected at the Branch AGM in November 2019)
Branch Secretary: Peachy Mead Email Peachy
Communications Officer: Joseph Ballard Email Joseph
Chair: Phil Segon
Vice Chair: Norman Fisher
Assistant Branch Secretary: Giovanni
Treasurer: Honra Simms
with Razz Emery, Anthony Hawkins, Crazy Corin, Maureen Rogers, Suzannah Jaye, Danny Lawrence and Tony Dennes (Honorary Chair).   
Branch Newsletter
We are always after news relevant to our region, or updates from members and their current work. Perhaps you would like to share the news of an upcoming show! Get in touch with Joseph, our Communications Officer, for inclusion in our newsletter and online.

History of the East Anglia Variety Branch
The Branch formed in 1983 and our Branch Secretary, Peachy Mead has been serving our members and working hard for us all since then! Tony Dennes, who had a double-act with Peachy in the 60s (some say it still continues at the meetings), is now Honorary Chairman after serving as Chair 2005-19.

Photo: Members and committee members are pictured at The Forum in Norwich (May 2017), when we celebrated the Year of Variety and showcased local members all day.


February 2021 newsletter.pdf

Oct 2020 Equity Newsletter.pdf

EAVB Newsletter (June 2020)