Q&A with GTown Talents – Part one

One of the Seed Commission projects we’re supporting in 2020 is from Kent-based Music Organisation, GTown Talents’ ‘It’s Peak’. The project has been featured on KentOnline and shared by Arts Council England (South East) on social media. Dulcie Alexander, Arts Council England Relationship Manager, Engagement & Audiences in the South East said; “Really good to… Continue Reading

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

We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for someone to join the Ideas Test team as a Youth Engagement Support Worker to support our Swale’s Big Music Takeover project. The Youth Engagement Support will focus on working alongside young people aged 14-19 when they are participating in activities related to Swale’s Big Music Takeover. This position is an ideal opportunity for a… Continue Reading

Musical inspiration, local musicians & The Locker Conversations

Local Opera Activist Tania Holland Williams talks to us about opera, inspiration and recommends local musicians ahead of events series The Locker Conversations coming up at No.34… Ideas Test: You describe yourself as an Opera Activist. Could you explain what you mean by that term? Tania Holland Williams: The musical backdrop to my life as a child was… 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

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