Young actors perform on stage in a Play in a Week theatre project

Curtain up for children in Medway and Sheppey

Ideas Test is thrilled to be a partner in Theatre31, which will bring theatre and new writing opportunities to Medway and Sheppey in this 3 year programme.  Thousands of young people in Medway and the Isle of Sheppey will soon have their chance to be in the creative limelight with news of a major new …

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Community choir in coats holding suitcases.

Commemorate the Centenary in Kent

The remembrance of the end of World War 1 is understandably at the forefront of many minds this month. Never Again, a production of new music by Emily Peasgood, has been developed especially to commemorate the centenary as part of the wider Sea Folk Sing project. Inspired by stories and memories from people across Kent, …

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Young person singing in a recording studio

Audio Camps | Creating an EP from scratch!

Over the October Half Term, Ideas Test and Swale’s Big Music Takeover hosted the first holiday Audio Camp. Focussed on song-writing, the young participants – Alice, Ben, Megan and Ramona – worked hard over the 4 days to write, arrange and record their own songs. Project Leader, Paul, takes us through the week. Day 1 – …

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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 …

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A play for today: Operation Black Antler

A play for today: Larah Simpson, freelance project manager, reflects on the collaboration behind creating the highly political immersive theatre piece Operation Black Antler in Chatham. June has been a busy month of big questions and opinions, most notably with the build up to the EU Referendum. Here at Ideas Test we’ve had other big questions to …

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