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.

Beth Gee

Beth works in our cafe on Cinema Saturdays and during school holidays. She is currently studying for a degree in Education and Psychology.

Raquel Grela

Raquel is a qualified sous-chef and takes the lead in the Cog Cafe on Tuesdays and Fridays. She is also a performer and film-maker.

Support Us

Volunteer with us

We have a growing base of volunteers who help us deliver our community arts events at Creative Workspace as well as supporting us with DIY or admin skills. We are also always on the lookout for local people who can help distribute our flyers and posters locally.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities, you can join our Creative Workspace Volunteers facebook page 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!