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EVENT: Making it Happen- Stage Managers

April 24th, 2017

PIPA NETWORK SERIES Date: 22nd May 2017 Time: 11am – 1pm Location: English Touring Theatre, 25 Short Street, London, SE1 8LJ English Touring Theatre (ETT) are hosting a PIPA event for Stage Management professionals who are parents or carers (or due to be). The aim of the event is to explore th...



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Making Touring Work

April 24th, 2017

Inspired by the recent UK Touring Symposium as well as our ongoing Best Practice Research Project we have been reflecting on solutions that may support parents/ carers to continue touring. We are repeatedly hearing from producers and theatres that they are unable to secure their first choice for per...



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Noma Dumezweni on ITV London News

January 10th, 2017

Watch the phenomenal actor and PIPA Ambassador, Noma Dumezweni, on ITV News last night talking about our campaign and the challenges facing parents working in theatre....



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Romola Garai on support for parents & carers

November 3rd, 2016

We caught up with actor Romola Garai (Measure for Measure at the Young Vic, Suffragette and The Hours) who was on the panel at our launch last year, and has commended the PIPA consortium for their commitment to working towards finding solutions to overcoming the barriers faced by parents and carers...



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Noma Dumezweni on PIPA

October 28th, 2016

Currently staring as Hermione Granger in the stage adaptation of Harry Potter, PIPA ambassador Noma Dumezweni took time out from her busy schedule to talk to us about why supporting parents and carers, working in the Performing Arts, is so important for the future of the industry. If you work in the...



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PIPA Announces Best Practice Research Project

October 3rd, 2016

PARENTS IN PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND AND CREATIVE SCOTLAND FUNDED FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND BEST PRACTICE RESEARCH PROJECT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 15 LEADING UK THEATRES AND THE ROYAL CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA Today, Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA), a Consortium of 18 leading Ind...



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PIPA ANNOUNCES NEW CONSORTIUM

July 18th, 2016

PARENTS IN PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES A NEW CONSORTIUM MADE UP OF AN IMPRESSIVE RANGE OF PARTNER ORGANISATIONS, UNPRECEDENTED BOTH IN SCALE AND REACH ACROSS THE PERFORMING ARTS Today, Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA) announces the formation of a new consortium of leading UK theatres and arts organis...



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Gender Equality Is About Shared Responsibility

June 13th, 2016

A recent article in The Independent (1) stated that 80% freelancers are living in poverty, based on the research of IPSE, a membership body that supports freelancers. It also points out that there is a 70% increase in mothers becoming freelancers. Meanwhile, pregnancy discrimination has risen signi...



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