Photo of handmade zines from Ideas Test's Zine Week 2016

Make A Zine

Fed up of social media? Wish everyone could be a bit kinder?   On Saturday 18th November between 11am to 2pm, we’ll show you how to Make-A-Zine – an 8 page foldy zine (or show us if you have the know-how)! We’ll bring the photocopier and paper, you bring the ideas, images & words… put… Continue Reading

The Man Behind the Miles: Ted Hannaford at No.34

Sittingbourne resident, Ted Hannaford, committed much of his life to the art of French knitting. His extensive final creation is being featured in our Window Gallery throughout August. Sadly, though, Ted is unable to see this exhibition for himself. Mr Hannaford passed away in early 2017, leaving behind a life long legacy. To get the measure… Continue Reading

Fabric pods on a shelf

Stitching the Unseen with Alison Blackburn

In July, experienced textiles artist Alison Blackburn (often referred to as The Stitchist) exhibited Seldom Seen at No.34. Seldom Seen is a display of pieces of work created by Alison as she developed a full body of work titled 28days, which she would later feature in group exhibition SICK! Living with invisible illness. Seldom Seen was, for all intents… 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