1915: Trench Art Wood Workshop

February 18th & 19th @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Join artist Sigi Markus to make your own WW1 inspired piece of trench art! This free workshop is aimed at young people, but everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Book your place by contacting Ideas Test by email contact@creativepeopleplace.info or by calling 07713… Continue Reading

Lantern procession and light sculpture revealing the location and size of Faversham Abbey

Faversham is celebrating its medieval history on 24 October 2015 in a lantern procession and light sculpture performance that will reveal the location and size of its medieval abbey. Staged by Creek Creative Studios with support from Ideas Test, the event is the finale of a season of medieval-themed activities bringing Faversham Abbey back to… Continue Reading

Round Six round-up emphasizes creative diversity in Swale and Medway

Dance for the disabled and a foray into the natural world are just two of the latest innovative projects funded by Ideas Test. Small Experiments Deborah Cottingham – ‘Late Developers’ Inspired by two of our Community Catalyst projects, Siobhan Timoney’s ‘Neighbours’ and Mary Eddowes’s ‘Soup Festival’, residents at The Almshouses in Faversham will prove to… Continue Reading

Family Arts Festival: Four fairy tales for all

Lauren Beck from Murston has instigated a charming project, funded under our special Family Arts round in July. Taking inspiration from beloved traditional fairy tales, four family friendly events will take place throughout October half term week in different locations across Swale. Murston and Sittingbourne will host interactive storytelling events where families can join in… Continue Reading

Round One and Two Small Experiments – housekeeping!

Some of our earliest projects were unable to be blogged, as we concentrated on funding and getting people started on their creative journeys. We’re rectifying that now, as we share details of seven of these innovative ideas to engage more people in their communities. A Month of Sundays Mark Loos, of the Medway  Swale Estuary… Continue Reading

Blankets Exhibition in Canterbury

Nicola Flower’s ‘Blankets’ project has gone very well, and taken on a life of its own! Having reached the first stage of completion, the textile pieces and a short film are being exhibited at the Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, as part of the ‘ Digital Encounters’ textiles exhibition, open to the public until Friday, 25th… Continue Reading