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A festival that brings living art to you.

The Festival of Small Things is a celebration of true encounters, intimate exchanges and the joy of things you can hold.

A project in four primary schools and two action-packed days of live events across Nottingham headlined our Festival with theatre taking place in market places, under a trees and on pavements.
We continue with provocations in a card for discussion over a cup of tea with a friend, cards enclosing seeds to grow and offer hope and drama to be listened to on a cassette player. This is a festival of the unexpected, of the unshowy, of the quiet experience.

SMALL THINGS BY POST
200 Cuppas
Two fresh tea bags arrive at your home along with suggestions for a natter written by award winning theatre maker Selina Thompson and designed by Honey Williams. Order here

The Great Almighty Gill
A limited edition play on cassette tape by Daniel Hoffmann-Gill paying homage to his late father posted straight to your home. Order here

Florilegia
Seeds straight from the gardens of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Ada Lovelace, Queen Victoria, Ellen Terry, Veronica Lake posted direct to your home by acclaimed artist and author Annabel Dover. Order here

Here's an overview of the full Festival of Small Things programme:





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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.

As a registered charity (no. 1058309), your support can make a real difference... Find out more
 
 
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ON NEXT

During these uncertain times theatre and creativity continue to make a positive impact.
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VOICE OF THE FIRE by Alan Moore
An epic new audiobook in 12 parts AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW

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

See this radical trilogy is online here 
 

NEWS

We are delighted to announce that Angharad Jones has been appointed as our new Artistic Director Find out more

Sleaford Mods vocalist plays Northants poet John Clare in new audiobook release Find out more

TIM CROUCH DIRECTS HOUSE MOTHER NORMAL
A digital installation marking the 50th anniversary of BS Johnson's novel to premiere at this year's care themed Brighton Festival, curated by Lemn Sissay 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