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29 September 2020

Tomorrow morning Equity members will march through London to highlight the damage the theatre and live events industry are suffering - ask your MP to support the rally by sending them this letter

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24 September 2020

“Today’s announcement is as underwhelming as it is terrifying. Only 40% of our members have received any money to date from the SEISS - and how can 20% of profit be anywhere near enough for people to survive on?"

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22 September 2020

Dr Holly Maples, from East 15 School of Acting, who is also a freelance director as well as an academic, decided to created a research project that looks specifically at the effects of Covid on freelance artists in the UK

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17 September 2020

Pantomime dames, creative workers and people excluded from government support during the pandemic will march, socially distanced, through London to call for continued and further support for the theatre & live events industry

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11 September 2020

Please inform Equity if you are being asked to get a Covid test yourself.

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09 September 2020

Equity is launching an official Non-UK-Born Artists Network that will represent the interests of its thousands of foreign-born members, expand the equality debate and work towards a culture shift in the industry and society as a whole

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08 September 2020

A summary of the decisions and discussions made at the September 2020 meeting of the Equity Council

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07 September 2020

Nominations have opened online for two roles within Equity: the South East Area councillor position and the Race Equality Committee.

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03 May 2022

Equity members working on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella were told on Sunday 1 May that the show will end on 12 June. Not only was the news shared on a Sunday before a bank holiday – meaning those affected could not contact their agent for support – but we understand that some cast members and stage management heard the news first through social media or the press. This is unacceptable - all creative workers deserve to be treated with dignity at work.

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07 March 2022

As the International Committee for Artists’ Freedom (ICAF) within Equity, our work is to help overseas artists who face persecution, censorship and threats to their safety and lives. For almost 50 years we have directly supported and stood in solidarity with artists internationally: from Myanmar to Afghanistan, Colombia and Belarus. Today, we also stand with Ukraine.

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01 March 2022

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have sent messages of solidarity and offers of help to performers and artists in the country and those affiliated with it. On 24 February, Equity General Secretary Paul W Fleming wrote to the President of the Cultural Workers of Ukraine, Lyudmyla Perelygina. The letter includes an offer to support their members wherever we can, whether directly or through campaigning and lobbying.

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