Applause for Polluto Performance

There is something endearingly engaging about watching theatre performances in spaces other than theatres. Whether that’s libraries, school halls or community centres, there’s more freedom to be vocal and get involved, which is exactly what Total Insight Theatre encourages with their production of Mr and Mrs Polluto. Though it’s titled Mr and Mrs Polluto, the… 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

Small is Beautiful Artist Commission Opportunity 2017

Happy New Year theatre makers, live artists, circus performers and musicians! Have you got a big idea for a micro project? If so we would love to hear from you for a new commission opportunity this year.  Since we opened the doors at Number 34 a year ago Ideas Test has hosted a series of exhibitions,… 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

Playing a part in Operation Black Antler’s Community Cast

Ahead of the launch of Operation Black Antler in Chatham on Thursday 23 June, we spoke to one of the Community Cast, Rosie James about how she’s finding being part of such a pioneering production. Ideas Test: How have you found the rehearsal process so far? RJ: I have really enjoyed the rehearsal process so… Continue Reading

An Audience with Henry VIII, RGR Productions/Foundry Group, performed at Allhallows Church 20/2/16

Now Showing: Creating an atmosphere you wouldn’t get in a theatre

Mark Scudder, from the Isle of Grain, describes the experience that led him and his wife Noleen to become Now Showing Volunteer Promoters, and presenting Shakespeare in a 1000 year old church. My wife Noleen and I became Now Showing volunteer promoters in Spring 2015, as part of the Isle of Grain Friends of All… Continue Reading

Take part in a free Hip Hop workshop this weekend at the Fuse Festival

Join Fuse Festival for an amazing workshop with Akala who runs The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company. They take the words and form from Shakespeare and combine it with modern hip-hop and rap music to create new music. AKALA and THE HIP-HOP SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, Fuse Festival. Join Akala and THSC (The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company) for the dynamic… 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