Daisy Farris Dance Collective presents ‘The Great Thames Disaster’ – by Lauren Wright

This weekend (Friday 21 & Saturday 22 September) sees the final two performances of The Great Thames Disaster by Daisy Farris Dance Collective at Boathouse Creative Studios in Barking. In this blog, Ideas Test volunteer Lauren Wright reviews the dance piece when it was performed at The Sheppey Promenade Festival this summer. On Saturday 28… Continue Reading

People Place Power

Ideas Test’s Director, Lucy Medhurst, writes here about her experience at the recent Creative People and Places conference, held in Wolverhampton in June 2018. What a wonderful experience the Creative People and Places (CPP) conference was,  just two weeks ago in Wolverhampton. Called People Place Power, the two day event got to the heart of… Continue Reading

Karen Smith: Creating persistent encounters

Image: Social Change Instrument by Nicole Mollett from More Than 100 Stories, a creative commission about the Creative People and Places programme.   This blog post was first published on the Creative People & Places website on 23.05.2018 and is reproduced with kind permission of the CPP website.   Karen Smith talks about her think piece Persistent… Continue Reading

Q & A with our new Youth Programme Manager, Jack

Photo: Thomas Felton-Hunt   We’d like to welcome Jack Finch-Harding to the Ideas Test team! Jack is our new Youth Programme Manager responsible for creating events and projects for all young people up to the age of 25. We asked Jack a few questions to get to know him a little better.   Can you… Continue Reading

Welcome The Team – Say Hello to Daisy & Kevin

We’re very glad to be welcoming two new members to the Ideas Test team – Daisy Orton and Kevin Grist. Daisy is our Assistant Producer who’ll be working alongside Creative Producer Jane Pitt to create and develop exciting things within the walls of No.34. One of Daisy’s first tasks was helping Jane create the mountainous… Continue Reading

Then…Now Activity Sheet – Free Download

Ever wondered how people lived in the past? Stuck for stuff to do? Join in and get creative… We want you to find and recreate an old photo and share the results with us on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #No34Recreates   Finding your photo! The photo could be of your own family 5,10… Continue Reading