‘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

Follow New Vic Borderlines on Facebook and Twitter.

New Vic Borderlines’ YouTube Channel.

Read this Sentinel article about Borderlines‘ work.

Contact Aida Haughton MBE at Borderlines for more information:

emailahaughton@newvictheatre.org.uk.

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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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Work with Universities

KEELE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY ANIMATION & SOCIAL INNOVATION CENTRE CASIC is a centre for research that builds on existing relations between Keele University…

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Work with Young People

Young People’s Theatre Company A company of young people who have benefited from Borderlines projects in the past and wish to continue…

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Past Projects

Take a look back at some past Borderlines projects, and significant moments, from: 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018

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