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.
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.
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.
New Vic Borderlines has won a number of awards for its work, including:
Arts Council England: 15 Years of Life Changing Art for Local People
New Vic Borderlines You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/NewVicBorderlines
Message Not Delivered October 2016, Stoke College write up https://www.stokecoll.ac.uk/news/message-delivered-message-not-delivered/
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Creative conferences and training New Vic Borderlines designs, develops and delivers creative conferences and training. These are events that make a real difference. Key…
KEELE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY ANIMATION & SOCIAL INNOVATION CENTRE Director: Professor Mihaela Kelemen CASIC is a centre for research that builds on existing…
Musical Theatre Project Supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation The project is for children and young people up to the age…
24th October 2018 ‘Don’t shoot the messenger’: Power, Agency and Ethics in Translation and Interpreting Work 10am – 4.00pm This interactive workshop…
Adult and Community Learning Courses, funded by Staffordshire County Council All of our courses take place at the New Vic and use…
January 2018 saw the centennial of the Minnie Pit Disaster in Halmer End in which 155 boys and men were killed. War…
Supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Noël Coward Foundation The project is for children and young people up to the…
New Vic Borderlines released the documentary film ‘A Song for Bosnia and Herzegovina’ to raise awareness of the Srebrenica genocide on its…
Recent projects include: 11th May 2017 – Hungry 4 Change Are you concerned about food poverty and access to healthy food in…