New Tides Platform is an independent organisation established in 2015 in the UK exploring and encouraging cross-cultural exchanges and dialogue within contemporary performing arts. We aim to map and assess theatrical, literary and cultural crossings in theatre and creative writing through research, public events and outreach programmes.

New Tides Platform wishes to function as an interface between scholarly research and the creative sector. As a collaborative venture we are working together with universities and research centres, theatres and theatre-makers, creative/ art organisations as well as journals and publishers.

As facilitators of cultural projects and initiators of new research, we provide a forum for encounters, debates and interchanges, connecting academic research, contemporary theatre-making and communities of thinkers, makers and spectators.

Working as an outreach platform, we develop local, national and international collaborations and networks that are responsive to social and cultural changes within and outside contemporary theatre practices.

// Activities //

We are currently working on a series of events as well as pursuing our own research exploring new modes of creative encounters in theatre, spanning across a range of theatrical and cultural contexts.

Our first collaborative project entitled Redefining Theatre Communities. Community Perspectives in Contemporary Theatre-making, will take place in September 2015. This international symposium is co-organised with the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Malta. Please take a look at our Call for Papers.


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