Same Difference Arts was created in 2015 to make outdoor theatre and performance which is both interactive and engaging for audiences. Our ethos is to combine street theatre skills with contemporary art practice to create work which links audience to their immediate environment. Since our beginning, Same Difference Arts has continued to invent unique and exciting projects which have toured all across the UK.
The company is headed by Natasha Glew (BA, MA), who trained in physical theatre and has worked as a freelance performer in street theatre for the past five years. She is inspired by such artistes as Francis Alys, Heath Robinson, Invisible Flock and Wild Works.
In 2015, Bradford Festival commissioned the creation of A Few Feet Up. You can see a photograph of the debut of the periscope in practice at the 2015 Bradford Festival here.
In 2017, Same Difference Arts was awarded "Best External Partner Activity" by Southampton Science & Engineering Festival for our Periscope Workshop.
In 2018, Same Difference Arts was awarded Arts Council Funding to create Memory Collectors. They were also supported by Bradford Festival 2018, to bring the show to the festival.
In 2019, Same Difference Arts were awarded their second round of Arts Council Funding to tour Memory Collectors in summer 2019. They have been supported by Greenbelt Festival, Arts by the Sea, Larmer Tree festival and Locomotion Railway museum.
2020 sees their new act Save The Planet being toured in response to the Climate Crisis.
Company Manager, Performer
Natasha is an experienced outdoor performer, director and production organiser, and has spent over five years living and performing in Bradford and Leeds.
Natasha has a proven track record in organising, delivering and managing local outdoor events including Bradford's Tour De Yorkshire entertainment (2014), Shipley Street Arts Festival (2014 & 2015) and runs Artists Anonymous in Leeds.
Natasha is a trained physical performer and works freelance as a street theatre performer. She has previously worked for Faceless Arts, Yorkshire Life Aquatic and for Surreal McCoy as part of "Big Rory & Morag" at Kendal Mintfest. Natasha was Assistant Director for Tangled Feet's Collective Endeavour (Leeds, 2015) and delivered the site-specific production of "Navigators" with West Yorkshire Playhouse for Transform Festival (2013).
Greenwich Docklands International Festival (2016), Bradford Festival (2015, 2016 & 2017), Deershed Festival (2016), Southampton Science & Engineering Festival (2017) - awarded "Best External Partner Activity", DNweekeND (2015, 2016 & 2017), Larmer Tree Festival (2016), Urban Village Fete (2017), Lemonfest (2017), Oban Winter Festival (2017), Manchester Science Festival (2016), Oxfordshire Science Festival (2017), Retford Steampunk Festival (2017), Burnley Canal Festival (2016 & 2017), Cowley Road Carnival (2017), Shildon Steampunk Spectacular (2016 & 2017), Manchester Day (2017), Hull Science Festival (2017), Shipley Street Arts Festival (2016 & 2017), Norwich Science Festival (2017), Haphazard Festival (2016), Wolverhampton Artsfest (2017), Farsley Festival (2017), Knaresborough FEVA (2017), Morley Arts Festival (2017), Stepping Stones Festival (2017)