London Burlesque Festival

Equity has been in contact with the organisers of this year’s London Burlesque Festival (LBF). Performers are not being paid to perform and we are not supporting this event in any way. The organisers are not authorised to use the Equity logo in any promotional material. The union has received a number of accounts from performers who have worked at previous events. Responding to these concerns, the organisers have agreed to display Equity’s Safe Spaces poster at LBF venues. These posters display a helpline number for union members to contact Equity if they experience or witness any incidents of harassment. The organisers have also agreed to circulate postcards regarding Equity’s Safe Spaces campaign to participants. Any member of Equity who wishes to get in contact regarding past or present experiences at LBF should contact Mike Day at

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