About us

This New Ground began as a choir for people with learning disabilities in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and has since snowballed into something much bigger. Through our creative projects, we aim to raise the bar for what communities like ours can achieve and create vital, relevant new artworks for audiences to engage with. Through research and public engagement, we take this work into diverse contexts to cover new ground and deepen our understanding of what is possible.

Our Collective of learning disabled people and artists are the driving force behind everything we do.

This New Ground is the Associate Community Company at Bush Theatre 2018 - 2019.

 

Collective Statement

We are This New Ground Collective. We are human beings, a collection of artists and creative people. We’re a team, who come together to learn and have fun. We have hidden talents. Did you know we sing as a choir called ‘The Magic Sparks’?

We make art about the ups and downs.
The difficult stuff and the stuff that gives hope.
We're not CBeebies. That's not us.
We're here. We celebrate.

We are ourselves.

 

Leadership

This New Ground is led by Artistic Director, Nathalie Carrington, in collaboration with our Collective, Advisory Group and Artistic Associates. 

Our Advisory Group has been selected to ensure that This New Ground’s projects are delivered to a high standard and to contribute to the planning of future activities and the direction of our initiative. They represent key industries, areas of interest and ensure that learning disability culture is at the heart of what we do.