Outsiders Project

The Outsiders Project supports artists. 

Our vision is to show that people sidelined from society can write, perform, and create work at the highest level. We support our artists to push boundaries to prove that they can produce work of outstanding quality and worth.

The Outsiders Project was set up by Nell Leyshon- novelist, playwright, and deputy chair of Shakespeare’s Globe. It started with one piece of work made for BEAF Festival in 2018. Since then we have grown and created multiple performances, toured our work to prisons, and produced publications and exhibitions. We run weekly workshops in both creative writing and photography, and host regular scratch events to support our artists- helping them find their voices and creating a welcoming creative community.


Workshops and Mentoring

Current Work

Past work


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