March of the Mummies

October 24th, 2017

On Tuesday 31st October at 12 midday, families across the UK will march for better protections and support for mothers. Organised by Joeli Brearly, founder of Pregnant Then Screwed, the demonstrations will take place in 6 cities – London, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Newcastle and Glasgow. People...

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July 5th, 2017

We’re looking for a Finance and Office Administrator. This is a home-working/ remote working position. The role of Administrator is to organise the financial and administrative side of PIPA. Average of 10 flexible hours per week, to be self-managed. Remote/ home working. £14 per hour on a sel...

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Q&A: Globe Artistic Director Michelle Terry & Actress Rosalie Craig

July 4th, 2017

‘Becoming: Part One’ at the Donmar Warehouse We caught up with the new Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Michelle Terry and Actress Rosalie Craig to find out more about their recent experience of working on Becoming: Part One with the Donmar Warehouse, which saw audiences...

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Workforce Review of UK Offstage Theatre and Performing Arts Sector

June 29th, 2017

    This month Consortium member UK Theatre and SOLT published their report on Workforce Review of the UK Offstage Theatre and Performing Arts Sector.    The full report is a compelling read and we urge everyone to read it in full but thought it would be useful to collate the most pe...

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June 26th, 2017

In conjunction with The Old Vic, PIPA and SDUK are holding a ‘Making It Happen’ session for directors who are parents and carers or who (might) work with those with caring responsibilities and are interested in Best Practice. The 2h event will be on the 11th of July at The Old Vic with a...

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BLOG Patricia Okenwa: Dancer

May 24th, 2017

Patricia Okenwa is a mother, and independent choreographer following 12 years dancing and choreographing for Rambert. Ahead of her workshop at Rambert tomorrow, Patricia talks about how Motherhood has impacted her work and the inspiration for the event: Stabat Mater- Exploring Motherhood My project ...

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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Help and Support

PiPA has called for performing arts organisations and the government to consider the medium term needs and risks posed to parents and carers in the sector’s workforce in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. To access our dedicated resources, updates and for further guidance on where to find support...