The Outsiders Project

The Outsiders Project, gives voice to the unheard and marginalised communities in Boscombe. The project works with outsider artists to show that people side-lined from society can write, perform and create work at the highest level.  Two free weekly creative writing workshops run throughout the year to develop writing for performance.  All productions come from an authentic voice, written and delivered by the outsider artists.

Productions from The Outsiders Project have been performed at the last two BEAF festivals, The Vodka Hunters in 2018 and Secret Voices and The Truth About Men in 2019.
See the review here:

In preparation for the 2020 festival, The Outsiders Project Director, Nell Leyshon is gathering stories about Tattoos from our community.
If you would like to take part go to:

The Outsiders Project is funded by the People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery South West.

During lockdown, The Outsiders Project has gone online with 3 creative writing workshops running, an open group on Thursdays at 6pm, a women only on Fridays at 6pm and a men only also on Fridays at 6pm.

If you would like to take part in any of the workshops contact

The online programme receives additional support from the National Lottery Community Fund and Talbot Village Trust.