The Perfect Pitch Showcase is an exciting new event brought to you by Ideas Test. Aimed at residents of Medway and Swale, this performance pitching event enables practitioners to take to the stage to show and voice a creative idea they would like to develop in the community. Unique creative pitches are presented in fifteen minute inspirational bursts to an industry panel and local people, with a series of exclusive prizes awarded.
Meet the pitchers…..
Acoustic Architects: Hopping Down in Kent
Pitch Genre: Folk opera, spoken word, audio clips and back projection of images
On the night: Audiences listen to two acoustic songs!
Acoustic Architects are an acoustic rock/folk band based in North Kent who mostly play their own songs but usually mix in a few covers from the likes of REM, Crowded House, CSNY and Simon and Garfunkel. They have played at many Kent venues for the last few years, currently have a 3-track demo CD and are about to release a full-length 11-track CD.
Check out one of their videos online:
’10 out of 10? written by Dave Woodward and filmed by Anton French. Shot in Canterbury (Dane John Gardens and Westgate Gardens).
Natasha Steer: Puppetry Engagement
Pitch Genre: Puppetry Performance and Community Engagement
On the night: Audiences watch a live puppetry demonstration!
Natasha Steer is an Ideas Test community catalyst who was funded in 2014 to run the CreataboX At Home project. The project provides people who are socially isolated with art kits to make items at home to go into the CreataboX Art Vending machine that comes out at community events.
Natasha has created many projects across Medway that have helped to break down apathy within the community. This has included gardening projects, workshops, site responsive theatre and much more. These projects are often run under Creatabot – Natasha’s own small arts non-profit organisation.
Luke Richard Crook: The String Shack
Pitch Genre: Community Music, Music Education, ’Shed’ Project
On the night: Audiences sample a live musical workshop!
The String Shack will be run by BANJAXXED Education. Through private lessons they have worked extensively with participants with mobility issues, specifically joint related problems. By understanding the difficulties faced by these participants, a new and bespoke teaching plan has been created and implemented to great effect, making playing an instrument accessible to all.
They have also taken part in the organisation of Rock Schools, teaching new and established musicians how to play in a band, improve their skills and how to act in a studio/live environment amongst other skills.
Sophy Millington: Pop up Graffiti Garden
Pitch Genre: Pop up garden
On the night: Audiences watch a gardening display spring to life before your eyes!
With a background in making sets & locations look fantastic for Film & TV, Sophy has worked in the Art Department on prestigious television Dramas such as the BBC’s ‘Waking The Dead’ & on Feature films for 20th Century Fox such as Director Ridley Scots ‘Prometheus’.
Not satisfied with creating beautiful & interesting interiors, Sophy decided to embark into the world of beautiful exteriors, otherwise known as gardens, & has spent the past 5 years volunteering with organisations such as The Conservation Volunteers, Kew Botanical Gardens, & at English Heritages, Eltham Palace Gardens.
Currently Sophy is working locally in Rochester as a private Gardner, studying for her Royal Horticultural Society Exams & still finding time to do a spot of weeding at Eltham Palace.
Deke Dobson: The fundamentals of Lit Hop Poetry
Pitch Genre: A new form of spoken word poetry called Lit Hop Poetry
On the night: Audiences watch performances of Lit Hop live on stage!
Founder of Padded Cell Poetry Movement, creator of Lit Hop Poetry, author, slam poet, Soldier Of Light, Harbinger Of Hope and workshop leader, Deke Dobson, speaks from the heart with his raw and observational poetry. Designed to break down social barriers, question popular opinion and challenge judgmental mentalities, Deke channels negative energies into verse to make a positive difference.
Check out one of his videos online:
Date: Thursday 30th April 2015
Time: 7pm- 11pm
Venue: Sun Pier House, Medway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4HF.