A photo of Historic Dockyard in Chatham. In the foreground is the River Medway with a walkway to the left. The buildings of the Dockyard stretch from right to left. The sky is blue with wispy clouds and the sun is low in the sky.

Be part of Natasha Davis’ Estuary Stories

We’re working with artist Natasha Davis who is inviting anyone with memories of Medway to be part of her 20-minute film ‘Estuary Stories’ that will be shown as part of the 2021 Estuary Festival. ‘Estuary Stories’ is recorded in the secret corners of Chatham and the dockyard, to encounter moments of laughter, loss, kindness and new… Continue Reading

Share You Me Us with your friends and neighbours

Know someone in Medway or Swale who’s at home and looking for something to be part of? Then share our You Me Us flyer with them.   You Me Us is our project to reduce loneliness and in Medway and Swale during Covid-19, through community, art and creativity. If you know someone who might want… Continue Reading

Information for our Communities: 2021

On 4th January 2021, it was announced that the UK would go into another National Lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We’ve found some information that may be helpful to you if you need support or advice during this time. We’ll be adding to this post during the coming days and weeks, so keep checking…. Continue Reading

Q&A with GTown Talents – Part two

One of the Seed Commission projects we’re supporting in 2020 is from Kent-based Music Organisation, GTown Talents’ ‘It’s Peak’. If you missed Part One of our Q & A with Jimmy from GTown Talents you can read it here: https://ideastest.org.uk/q-and-a-with-gtown-talents-1/     In Part Two, GTown Talents tell us about their passion for supporting young… Continue Reading

Seed Commissions 2020 announcement

Seed Commissions 2020: Drawing On Wisdom

Earlier in 2020, we put out a call to local artists, creatives, and community groups to apply for our Seed Commissions. One of the six projects is Hannah Whittaker’s Drawing On Wisdom that brings together two generations in Gillingham. Here Hannah explains a bit more about the project…     “But why can’t I go… Continue Reading