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The Stage – 12 November 2018 Lyn Gardner: Must the show really always go on?

The Stage – 1 November 2018 Editor’s view: From childcare to pointe shoes, we all benefit when theatre moves with the times

The Stage – 30 October 2018 Emergency childcare scheme for workers in the performing arts will launch in 2019

The Stage – 26 October 2018 Commons setback for self-employed parental leave reform, but campaigners vow to fight on

Complete Music Update – 22 October 2018 Research highlights “balancing act” for carers working the in the performing arts

M Magazine – 22 October 2018  Parents and Carers in Performing Arts face ‘Career Penalty’

Arts Professional – 19 October 2018  Parents and Carers in the arts face £3000-a-year ‘career penalty’

The Stage – 18 October 2018 ‘Less money and job insecurity’ – landmark survey reveals ‘career penalties’ of parents working in performing arts

ITV News – 14 September 2018 42nd Street performer becomes first to job-share in West End history

YAHOO! Finance – 14 September 2018 Actress makes history by being the first to secure job share role, but why don’t more companies offer flexible working for parents?

The Times – 13 September 2018  Mother stars in first West End job share

The Stage – 11 September 2018 42nd Street performer becomes first in West End history to job-share – 22 August 2018 Katy Griffiths & Deborah Sawyerr Appointed Joint Deputy Executive Directors of Mercury Theatre

The Stage – 21 August 2018 Out of Joint and PIPA to host events exploring difficulties for parents on tour – 21 August 2018 Out of Joint Partners with Parents in Performing Arts for ‘Parents, Carers and Touring’ Listening Event

BBC News 16 August 2018 Theatre world needs a ‘culture change’ for parents

The Stage – 15 August 2018 Performers with children turned away from Edinburgh Fringe digs

BBC News – 29 July 2018 How do stars juggle touring with parenthood?

WhatsOnStage – 20 July 2018 Breastfeeding in rehearsals: how the West End is embracing new mothers

BBC News – 29 July 2018 How do stars juggle touring with parenthood? – 29 June 2018 Balancing Act: Work/Life Survey Seeks Input from Dance Professionals

Music Week – 28 June 2018 – UK Music backs major survey on work-life balance

The Stage – 15 June 2018  Largest ever survey into work-life balance in performing arts launches

The Guardian – 16 May 2018  Why the pregnant pause? Women in performing arts still face baby barriers

The Stage – 21st February 2018 MPs to Debate Plans to Extend Shared Parental Leave to Self Employed 

BBC News – 11th February 2018 Sharing the spotlight: Could West End job shares help actors?

The Stage – 9th February 2018  National Theatre and RSC Sign Charter to Improve Conditions for Parents in Performing Arts

The Times –  8th February 2018  Job Shares to Help Actors with Children

The Stage – 8th February 2018  MP and former Corrie actor Tracy Brabin demands shared parental leave for self employed

The Guardian – 7th February 2018  The pram in the hall is no enemy of good art – it inspires great theatre

The Stage – 7th February 2018  West End stars call for job shares to support working parents

iNews – 5th February 2018  Lisa McGrillis, aka Kelly in Mum: ‘I remember thinking, oh god, is this my life? Is this what acting is? I’m not sure I want to do this’ – 5th February  Equity Takes Measures to Ensure a Safe Casting Process With CDG + More U.K. Union News

The Stage – 23rd January 2018  How Parents in Performing Arts is giving theatre a creche course in caring

WhatsOnStage – 11th January 2018  Theatre must continue the change Josie Rourke brought

The Stage – 3 November 2017  Charter to combat discriminatory working practices for parents in theatre

The Stage – 25th September 2017  Parents in Performing Arts to form limited company in bid to bring long-term change to theatre sector

Working Mums – 25th September 2017  Parents in performing arts campaign scales up

BECTU News – 25th September 2017  BECTU supports Parents and Carers in Performing Arts

The Stage – 13th July 2017  Rosalie Craig: ‘Theatre must do more to help parents’

The Stage – 1 June 2017  Donmar Warehouse production to explore motherhood in theatre

The Stage – 31 May 2017  Mercury Colchester to establish creche for auditionees

The Stage – 26 April 2017  Change timetables to help parents tour, producers told

LondonTheatre – 8 January 2017  Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA) publishes preliminary findings of Best Practice Research Project

The Stage – 5th January 2017  Eight out of 10 self-employed parents have had to turn down theatre work – report

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – 7th October 2016  Parents in Performing Arts and Central Announce New Best Practice Research Project

The Stage – 18th July 2016  Theatre consortium to give ‘unprecedented’ support to parents working in performing arts

The Stage – 3rd January 2016  Looking ahead to 2016: the industry speaks

The Stage – 7th December 2015  Relaxed Royal Court performance to allow babies in auditorium

BBC Radio London (1:18min) – 10 December 2015  The Breakfast Show with Penny Smith and Paul Ross

The Stage – 21st December 2015  Theatres urged to hold more ‘parent with baby’ performances after Royal Court trial

Matilda in Motion – 27th October 2015  Mothers Who Make: A Letter of Invitation to all the Producer Job Applicants and Everyone Else Too….

Standard Issue Magazine – 26th October 2015 Becoming Visible

Eleventh Hour Project – 17th October 2015  Musings On an Ideal World

The Stage – 16 October 2015  Parents In Performing Arts launches with calls for job shares and better rehearsal scheduling

The Guardian – October 16th 2015  Romola Garai: ‘Sets without childcare are stymying women’s careers’

The Independent – 15th October 2015  Romola Garai: Actress calls for childcare on film sets to help parents

The Stage – 1 October 2015  John Simm and Vicky Featherstone back campaign supporting parents in showbusiness

The Stage – 24 September 2015  We need support to tackle career and parenthood


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