I was thinking of contacting the council to see if I could set up some kind of community project where mum's could do drama classes and maybe work towards some kind of performance. My idea was to run the session in the day time and to have a creche available. Do you think people would be interested in something like that?
Could be anything that people wanted to work on. A text piece or a devised piece. Devised might be better because then people can be as involved as much as they feel comfortable. I was thinking it would give mum's something to do for themselves. Drama is good for building confidence too.
You are right though - not ever heard of it being done before so perhaps it's a no go.
I think it sounds like a great idea - a lot of people enjoy drama, perhaps did some at school or university and a barrier to doing a class is often childcare. If you provide a creche so the mums know they can go and see to their baby if they need to during the class it will be less of a difficulty for people to get there.
Do you have a local arts or community centre who might be willing to help you get this started? They are often keen to hear ideas people have and may even know how you can get some funding etc.
I am not sure what, if anything, is available. I am happy to give my time for free but obviously I would need some money for a place and the creche so no idea if it is something the council would be interested in or not. Think I will give them a call and see what they say.