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

Digital Conversations with Katie Dale Everett

The permanence of print. The delineating of the digital. The staining of tattoos and the discordant nature of social media. All of these issues and more are explored by choreographer Katie Dale Everett in her extended Digital Tattoo programme. On Saturday 10 June, Katie put on her interactive activity Conversations About The Digital, which will return… Continue Reading

We’re hiring for two new roles!

We’re looking for two creative people to join the Ideas Test team in Sittingbourne: Assistant Producer The Assistant Producer will support arts programming by Ideas Test, both at No.34 in Sittingbourne and off site locations.  This position is an ideal opportunity for an emerging or early career producer to work with a small experienced team, artists… Continue Reading

Lost and Found Exhibition

Lost and Found with Laurie Harpum

Creativity serves a thousand purposes. It’s something we like to lose ourselves in, but creativity can help us to find things too; like-minded people, success, a career calling or simply a new passion or hobby. For Laurie Harpum the concept of lost and found, and the importance of creativity, are both integral parts of her exhibition… Continue Reading