Sea Folk Sing Songwriter/Composer Commission 2019

Ideas Test are looking for 2 experienced songwriters/composers, and 2 emerging songwriters/composers aged 18-25 to create folk songs with people aged 55 and over in North Kent. The songs will be inspired by the area’s local and varied history and heritage, using the theme of social activism. Later in 2019 the songs will be arranged and… Continue Reading

Looking ‘Beyond the Marigolds’ with Moving Memory

Ideas Test’s Creative Producer Jane and intern Jade went to watch separate performances of the brilliant “Beyond The Marigolds” by Moving Memory. Here’s a review of the performance from Friday 2 December… It’s the first Friday in December and while many minds might turn to Christmas, over at the Gulbenkian thoughts were turning towards the past… 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

Art Transmission Exhibition Pops up

The Out of the Ordinary project, Art Transmission, is taking up residence in Pop, the creative space in Chatham, as part of its Technology and Science month. The exhibition features three community groups and the sound art they helped create. It opens today, running on the following dates: Thursday, 25th September Friday, 26th September Saturday,… Continue Reading