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The Acting Class - Film screening, Q&A with the directors, and networking

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Clearleft Ltd

68 Middle Street

Brighton

BN1 1AL

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Brighton & Sussex Equity General Branch invite members to a special screening of The Acting Class followed by a Q&A with the directors, Deirdre O'Neill and Mike Wayne. There will also be an opportunity to network before and after the screening and meet your branch representatives and fellow members.

When Tom Stocks, a young man from Bolton has to turn down a chance to study at the East 15 drama school because he cannot afford the fees, he sets up a campaign to highlight socio-economic exclusion in the arts. Tom is not alone.

Actors from working class backgrounds are struggling to get in and get on in an industry stacked against them. Established actors worry about where the next generation of talent from modest backgrounds is going to come from. Christopher Eccleston, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Maxine Peake and Samuel West are among those who feature in this film talking about the barriers to success.

And this is an issue not just for those who see their dreams thwarted because they do not have the ‘bank of mom and dad’ to back them. Who gets to be on our stages and screens matters to all of us. Whose stories get told, what images we have of ourselves, who we think ‘we’ are, helps shape our identities. And that is political.

Winner of the Best UK Feature Labour Film Festival 2017

Tom Stocks

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Please present your Equity membership card. Student Equity members are most welcome.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Clearleft is on Middle Street on the same side as the Brighton Hippodrome building, but closer to the sea front.

The nearest train station is Brighton Mainline Station, see National Rail.

Several buses operate along nearby Kings Road, North Street and Old Steine, see Brighton & Hove Buses.

The venue film screening and networking area are fully accessible and on one level with disabled toilets. There is a small step at the front door with a ramp in place.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Yes. Please email Sorcha on bsgb.news_events@btinternet.com with your questions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have a list of members who have booked to attend. However, you will need your Equity membership number to sign in at the event.

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