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

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

Now Showing: Circo Rum Baba’s L’Hotel at Selling

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