The Bristol Theatre Parent Network
The Bristol Theatre Parent Network has been set up after conversations between Pins and Needles Productions, Travelling Light Theatre Company and Theatre Bristol about the challenges of juggling parenthood with careers in theatre. We set up a Facebook page as a forum for parents to support parents through advice, collaboration and potentially even offers of childcare to support work-life balance with a more local focus than wider groups online. We hope the community built here will translate into a regular network of parents who can meet together in Bristol, attend useful events and support and mentor each other.
Following the first meeting of Bristol Theatre Parents Network, Travelling Light and Theatre Bristol developed a survey to find out more from parents in the sector about how a group such as this could help meet the needs of parents working in the sector in Bristol. You can read the report from this survey here.