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‘New Vic Borderlines is saving lives’

Nazir Afzal, Chief Crown Prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service
New Vic Borderlines

Borderlines

What do we do?

New Vic Borderlines is the award-winning initiative using theatre in social contexts. It works regionally, nationally and internationally, and is acknowledged as a national model for the ways theatre can be used to work within the community.

It uses theatre to help people find new and positive ways to understand themselves, their communities and their responsibilities.  It challenges destructive and anti-social behaviour, builds self-awareness and self-worth and develops positive attitudes.

“Thank you for giving me my son back”
Mother of a Borderlines participant

Borderlines works with individuals, groups and communities facing challenges – social and economic disadvantage, young people at risk of offending, adults with learning difficulties, and others at risk of being marginalised.

Who do we partner with?

Projects are undertaken in partnership with the widest range of voluntary and statutory agencies. Recent partners have included: British Council, British Crime Concern, Citizenship Foundation, Crown Prosecution Service, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Home Office, Keele University, Magistrates Association, local authorities, National Association for Youth Justice, Warsaw University, international health consortia in Latvia, Finland and Holland.

New Vic Borderlines is a founding partner of CASIC, Keele University’s Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre.

Creative conferences and training

We develop, design and deliver creative conferences and training. These are events that make a real difference.

We work, regionally, nationally and internationally with HR professionals and those responsible for customer/client relationships, training and organisational development in voluntary and statutory agencies and in business.

Award winning work

New Vic Borderlines has won a number of awards for its work, including:

  • British Community Safety Award for achievements in helping to reduce crime;
  • Global Ethics Impetus Award (twice), Citizenship Foundation;
  • Sustainable Staffordshire Award for contributions to a sustainable Staffordshire;
  • Clarion Award, International Institute for Visual Communication;
  • UK Skills for Care National Award for Excellence and Innovation.

Articles on New Vic Borderlines

Arts Council England: 15 Years of Life Changing Art for Local People

To discuss your ideas with New Vic Borderlines,
contact Adhia Mahmood

tel: 01782 381368
emailamahmood@newvictheatre.org.uk.

In this section

Conferences and Training

Creative conferences and training New Vic Borderlines designs, develops and delivers creative conferences and training. These are events that make a real difference. Key…

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CASIC

KEELE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY ANIMATION & SOCIAL INNOVATION CENTRE Director: Professor Mihaela Kelemen CASIC is a centre for research that builds on existing…

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Regular Groups

Current projects include: Adult and Community Learning Courses Get Up, Get Out, Get In This project helps participants overcome initial barriers to…

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Productions/Resources

Inside Out – 24th August 3.30pm A young people’s summer project funded by the SPACE Scheme and the Office of the Police…

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Past Projects

Recent projects include: 29 July 2016 The Unquiet The Pits have closed, so what is left now? Are the spirits of coal…

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