Local Folk Get Physical

Community Catalyst Lance Phillips has been a Medway resident and teacher for the last 12 years. He gained funding for a small experiment grant when it opened for submissions in 2013. Lance used the funding to found a physical theatre and arts group called Physical Folk, based in the Luton area of Chatham. Involving a… Continue Reading

Memory Generation at Pulse Cafe

The Pulse is a café in Sittingbourne, supported by Skillnet CIC and run in conjunction with adults with learning difficulties. Memory Generation will be an event at the end of September this year, bringing generations together to create original art and writing, focusing on memories of Swale. Local producer and content creator Gordon Lamont will… Continue Reading

A small experiment wrapped in Blankets

Artist Nicola Flower is working with a group from the Sittingbourne Blind Fellowship, embroidering, weaving and embellishing domestic blankets.  The group of older women, who are blind or visually impaired in some way, work collectively on large pieces of textiles combining small intimate patterns and large scale manipulation of fabric.   Nicola says: “The making of these… Continue Reading

Lest We Forget

This small experiment by Jenni Burrows, a contemporary textile artist, is an inspiring inter-generational project to bring a community together and commemorate World War 1. Jennie says: “My aim is for the elder generation and younger generation to integrate skills and develop an understanding of different generations through creative workshops.” The Workshops: To run between… Continue Reading

CreataboX at Home

CreataboX At Home is a project that helps people who are socially excluded to still be involved in their local community. The project was set up by Community Catalyst, Natasha Steer, who runs the small arts organisation, Creatabot, and has been at the forefront of accessible community art in Medway for the last few years…. Continue Reading

Neighbours at the Faversham Almshouses

Community Catalyst, Siobhan Timoney is working with some of the residents living in the Almshouses in Faversham, testing and experimenting creative ideas with them. Mostly in their eighties, many haven’t taken part in art since leaving school 70 years ago. “We have done so much already and we are only starting.” Siobhan says: “We meet… Continue Reading