Connection and community are essential for both creativity and caring! 

Are you a Yorkshire based parent or carer in the performing arts industry (including on maternity or caring related leave)? Would you like to connect with others in similar situations, share tips and tricks and identify support to make work and family life just a little bit easier?


Join the monthly PiPA Yorkshire Caring Café hosted by playwright, producer and theatre maker Rachael Halliwell (Sheffield Theatre’s Bank Cohort Associate; All Points North Productions). 

Rachael is a creative coach who specialises in confidence building and articulating your unique skillset. Each café session will focus on different useful topics, including building your confidence, articulating your creative skillset, networking & building connections, finding collaborators, and accessing funding.

Each month we welcome anyone with caring responsibilities to get together for a virtual cuppa, a chance to creatively check in, put the world to rights & share the latest industry news. You are welcome to come in and out during each session, and bring your kids, cats and any other loved ones you might care for. 

This months café: Thursday 27th July is Networking & Building Connections

Where: Zoom Meeting 

Time: Anytime between 11-1pm. Latecomers welcome. Join when you can

Sign up here and we will send you details of how to attend the café the day prior

Future Dates:

  • 24TH AUGUST, 11am - 1pm (potentially in person!)
  • 21ST SEPTEMBER, 11am - 1pm
  • 26TH OCTOBER, 11am - 1pm

Come and connect with local freelance creatives in a warm and inclusive environment - to discuss, explore and remind ourselves that we are an epic community, full of heart and amazing talent.

PiPA started by bringing a group of people together at the Young Vic in 2015, since when there has been no stopping us, so we passionately believe that community and connection is the key to creativity at every stage of your work and life.

For further information please email