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Clare Taylor

Clare Taylor is an Artist Educator based in the East Midlands. In 2016, she founded and now runs Bus and Bird Arts, a Participatory Arts organisation championing learning and creativity within communities. As an artist, her own practice is multi-disciplinary and heavily inspired by storytelling. Clare graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a First Class BA Hons degree in Crafts having specialised in Ceramics and Textiles. Her ceramic sculptures enabled her to win the Ninth INAX Design Prize for Europeans and have a residency in Tokoname, Japan.

Clare has been involved in public art projects for the past fifteen years. Recent work has ranged from a permanent hosiery installation for Mansfield Museum’s ‘Made in Mansfield’ gallery, bespoke shadow puppets commissioned for Nottingham Mela by Real Creative Futures through to being appointed Inspire’s Visual Artist on their ‘Home Cooked Heritage’ Heritage Fund project. Clare worked in educational settings for two decades with a broad spectrum of learners from pre-school children through to professional adults. She has worked in diverse environments, the most unusual being at Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre’s Pearce Ward teaching ceramic sculpture and stop frame animation to cystic fibrosis patients in their bedrooms.

Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

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During these uncertain times theatre and creativity continue to make a positive impact.
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THE BOSS OF IT ALL
Available on Soho Theatre On Demand NOW

LOVE FROM CLEETHORPES
A drama in six postcards

PLACE PRINTS
A 10-part audio series by visionary writer David Rudkin

SHHH...AKESPEARE online workshop
Macbeth retold - online here now!
 
THE SPIRIT trilogy online
See this radical trilogy is online here 
 

NEWS

SHORT FILM TO BANISH THE WINTER BLUES
Captioned short film brings vintage story to life for all the family. Download fun activities in our guide to being less miserable here
 
Our award-winning production of The Fishermen is being recorded, uniting actors Valentine Olukoga, Michael Ajao and David Alade for an exclusive BBC Radio 3 broadcast Find out more

Announcing the release of our epic audio series. Starring Toby Jones, Josie Lawrence,  Michael Pennington Steven Rea,  Juliet Stevenson, among many others, PlacePrints, by the maverick writer David Rudkin, tells the haunted stories of ten locations across the UK Find out more
 
Industry-wide we are facing a devastating impact from Coronavirus. If you have enjoyed our work and value our commitment to engaging with audiences and artists with limited access to live theatre please consider a donation to support our work over this challenging period. DONATE NOW
 
We've teamed up with Non Such Studios to present a livestream reading of Andrei Kureichik's protest play Insulted Belarus (sia) Find out more