Musical inspiration, local musicians & The Locker Conversations

Local Opera Activist Tania Holland Williams talks to us about opera, inspiration and recommends local musicians ahead of events series The Locker Conversations coming up at No.34… Ideas Test: You describe yourself as an Opera Activist. Could you explain what you mean by that term? Tania Holland Williams: The musical backdrop to my life as a child was… 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

Now Showing: Old Hat Jazz Band at Criterion Blue Town

Now Showing is a partnership project with Applause Touring, who help community promoters bring quality live performances to village halls and outdoor community events across Kent and Sussex. We want to help people who run local spaces – including village halls and community centres – to put on performances such as music, dance, comedy or… Continue Reading

WW1 Fallen Project – call out for singers

A wonderful opportunity has opened for aspiring singers to take part in two voice workshops and a scratch performance of FALLEN. The fun and engaging workshops will cover voice technique and ensemble performance. In addition to learning about how to make the best sound possible, participants will work towards a scratch performance of FALLEN on Saturday 18th October. The… 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

Our young people make an Impact!

The Sittingbourne branch of our youth group began their Flashmob Project at the Soup Festival, performing in the market Square on July 12th. Nervous at first, they thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being involved in such a wonderful day in Faversham, and even had time to visit the Nautical Festival too. They’re now taking what… Continue Reading