How can we ensure the places where theatre is made in Scotland support those experiencing the menopause, and what changes do we want to see for the future?
Thu 20 July 2023, 10.30am – 4pm
CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
According to a study led by the University College London, almost half of those experiencing menopause don’t seek medical advice and the majority don’t feel comfortable talking about menopause in their workplaces. 90% of postmenopausal people received no education about it at school. How can we ensure the places where theatre is made in Scotland support those experiencing menopause, and what changes do we want to see for the future?
Join Playwrights’ Studio and Stellar Quines to discuss, explore, listen and share experiences. The event will include a panel discussion to bring together medical expertise, artists’ perspectives and those advocating in this area, with panelists to be announced in the coming weeks.
This event is for anyone working in Scottish Theatre, as a freelancer or for an organisation, whether they have (or will) experience menopause, or are interested in better supporting those who do.
11.30am: Panel discussion
12.30pm: Workshop responding to the panel discussion
1pm: Lunch break
2pm: Reading of response text
2.30pm: Workshop to create recommendations
3.15pm: Round up
4pm: End of event
A light cold lunch and refreshments will be served for all those attending the event. If you have any dietary requirements, please detail them when registering.
They are a limited number of subsidies of up to £10 to help towards travel costs. These are available for freelancers attending the event from outside of the central belt and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org to request a travel bursary.
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Scottish Theatre And… is a new series of events from Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland that make space for those working in the industry to reflect on its working culture and co-curate provocations for positive change. Look out for more details of future events later in the year.