We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for someone to join the Ideas Test team in Sittingbourne as Producer (part-time maternity cover one year) to programme the space at No. 34 with a range of exhibitions, workshops, performances and talks to make it the most vibrant and inviting community arts space it can be. The Producer will support arts programming by Ideas… Continue Reading

Script Writing Workshop at Sun Pier House

On Sunday 27 November Allan Swift, a writer and lecturer, led a day-long Script Writing session in Chatham; a workshop requested by community cast members who had been a part of the Operation Black Antler project. It was fast paced and well attended. The lovely Wendy Daws, who exhibited at No.34 back in September, kindly… Continue Reading

Event Reviews

If you have attended one of our events and would like to say something about your experience, we would more than welcome your review. This page is dedicated to community reviews. On November 26, 2017 we ran a one-day Script Writing event in Medway and received this fantastic review from Melanie Benn: “I just wanted… Continue Reading

Be Kind bunting

Celebrating the call for kindness

We are all about celebrating creativity here at Ideas Test and this month we’ve been combining creativity with kindness in celebration of National Kindness Day, which occurs each year on November 13. Across a number of community venues and schools, different artists and arts practitioners led kindness workshops reaching in total over 230 people! We… Continue Reading

Be kind written in chalk

Creating kindness for National Kindness Day

At Ideas Test we work a lot within different communities, which means we’re lucky enough to see acts of kindness being performed all the time: from artists kindly sharing their expertise and resources at drop-in workshops to participants encouraging friends to attend our events. Sometimes strangers are even kind enough to share tips with each… Continue Reading

Applause for Polluto Performance

There is something endearingly engaging about watching theatre performances in spaces other than theatres. Whether that’s libraries, school halls or community centres, there’s more freedom to be vocal and get involved, which is exactly what Total Insight Theatre encourages with their production of Mr and Mrs Polluto. Though it’s titled Mr and Mrs Polluto, the… Continue Reading

Mr and Mrs Polluto by Total Insight Theatre – Small Is Beautiful Commission Winner

Earlier this year Ideas Test created our Small Is Beautiful Commission. We wanted to support performance work that was able to go to the smallest spaces and, most importantly, spoke to our audiences. Ideas Test asked a panel consisting of 4 community members from Swale and Medway to look at the all the submissions and… Continue Reading