Muzz Khan, Actor/ DJ, Interview

November 19th, 2018

To celebrate International Men’s Day 2018 we interviewed Muzz Khan, an actor from Burnley, working in theatre, television, film and radio and a DJ working across the UK and Europe from festivals to weddings. He’s been a professional actor for 14 years and a professional DJ for 11 years. ...

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Balancing Act: PIPA Work/ Life Survey

June 15th, 2018

PIPA has joined forces with Birkbeck University and a number of major organisations across dance, music, opera and theatre to call for performing arts sector professionals to add their voice to the UK’s biggest ever survey of workers’ work/life balance. Backed by Help Musicians, UK Thea...

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Invitation to Tender

June 5th, 2018

Mission PIPA enables and empowers parents, carers and employers to achieve sustainable change in attitudes and practices in order to attract, support and retain a more diverse and flexible workforce. By working in partnership we raise awareness, find creative solutions and promote best practice in t...

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BLOG: Ben Stephen on Shared Parental Leave

April 16th, 2018

There has been so much in the press recently about shared parental leave, and the lack of take up with just 1% of families taking advantage of the scheme since it’s introduction in 2015, that we thought it would be interesting to follow new Dad, Ben Stephen, Head of Production & Premises ...

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Welcome New PIPA Ambassador: Rufus Norris

March 27th, 2018

PIPA is delighted to announce that Rufus Norris, multi-award winning theatre director and Artistic Director of the National Theatre, will lend his support to the PIPA Campaign as an Ambassador. He says:   “Having raised two children whilst working as a director in the UK and abroad,...

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Welcome New PIPA Ambassador: Hadley Fraser

February 14th, 2018

Improving working conditions for parents is as much about supporting fathers as it is mothers and we are delighted to announce our PIPA Dads Ambassador, Hadley Fraser. Hadley was working on St Joan at the Donmar Warehouse who gave him a week’s ‘Paternity Leave’ when his daughter wa...

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Welcome New PIPA Ambassador: Lisa McGrillis

February 14th, 2018

PIPA is absolutely thrilled to announce our new Ambassador Lisa McGrillis. Lisa plays Kelly in the TV Series ‘Mum‘ alongside Lesley Manville. She says that filming the second series of ‘Mum’ was the hardest thing she had ever done as she went back to work when her son was 10 ...

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Interview: Mothers Who Make

December 12th, 2017

Mothers Who Make has recently been awarded Arts Council funding to develop a vital resource and networks for mother-makers across the UK. As an inclusive organisation for all types of carers in the Performing Arts, PIPA spoke to founder Matilda Leyser to find out more about her initiative and the sp...

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