Meet The Team

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Gill Simmons

Gill is Artistic Director of Brave Bold Drama, the host theatre company at Creative Workspace.
She programmes the venue's activities and events with Paul and is also Arts Award Advisor for Creative Workspace's Arts Award courses.

If you have any questions relating to the following, please contact Gill on

- Family, young people and older person's programme
-Outreach or partnership opportunities

- COG Residencies

Paul is the Creative Producer of Brave Bold Drama. He co-ordinates hires and bookings, and also programmes the venue's activities and events with Gill.

He takes the lead on creative activities for at adults with learning disabilities.

If you have any questions relating to the following, please contact Paul on

- Theatre Programming
- Staff Vacancies & Creative Facilitation opportunities

- Hire enquiries

Prior to becoming Co-Director of Brave Bold Drama CIC in March 2019, Ellie  worked in the civil service for 10 years before working as the Bristol Co-ordinator at Playing Out CIC.

for the Greater Bedminster Community Partnership and is currently planning a brand new Bristol children's literary festival set to debut in 2020. Her experience had given her skills around project management, community engagement and communications.

If you have any questions relating to the following, please contact Ellie on



- Sponsorship
- Volunteering

staff & associates

Piri facilitates our term-time weekly baby sensory group on a Tuesday morning. She is a qualified nanny and doula and is passionate about supporting new mothers.

Lerato Dunn

Lerato facilitates our term-time weekly preschool creativity group on a Friday morning. She is an experienced  community dance facilitator & is passionate about early-years arts.


Leon works with us once a month. He fixes things, cleans things and clears things. He's a hugely helpful young man and we are very proud to have him working with us.

Support Us

Friends of Creative Workspace are a welcoming group of volunteers who like us believe that the arts and cultural events should be within reach of everyone, not just those with enough spare money.

Some friends help out at our school holiday and weekend community arts events at Creative Workspace.

Some friends volunteer weekly or monthly at times that are convenient to them to help keep the place clean, tidy and organised.

Some friends help distribute our flyers locally around Hartcliffe and Withywood.

Some friends attend our quarterly Friends of Creative Workspace meetings to offer advice, support and expertise. Our next meeting is Thursday 30th April, 7pm-8.30pm at Creative Workspace.

To find out more, you can join our Friends of Creative Workspace group HERE, or email

Donate what you can

Creative Workspace is run by a not-for-profit organisation called Brave Bold Drama. We are committed to providing opportunities for people in our communities who would otherwise find it difficult to access the arts.

You can make a one-off or monthly donation via Brave Bold Drama's Localgiving page HERE

Even £3 a month makes all the difference.

Thank you for your generosity!