The Listening Post

The Listening Post is a collection of fascinating and varied stories of members from the local community. Commissioned by Ideas Test, The Listening Post is a chance to hear about older people’s experiences of growing up, marrying, working and living in Sittingbourne, the sounds of the town developing and expanding as it engulfed the orchards, …

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Disquiet 2018-19

Come and play music for free! Disquiet is a Swale’s Big Music Takeover project for anyone between 14-19. Disquiet is on every Saturday from 2-4pm at 34 High Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 4PB. These weekly sessions are led by a tutor from Kent Music. You’ll have the chance to learn new instruments, form bands and create live sets …

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Swale’s Big Music Takeover

There were many ways for young people to get involve. These included Disquiet free music sessions, Half-term Audio Camps Work Experience & Mentoring   Disquiet Based on our sessions in 2018, Disquiet gave young people between 14 to 19 the chance to play music as a band. These sessions were held at New House Youth …

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The Great Thames Disaster

The Great Thames Disaster is a dance performance set around the sinking of The SS Princess Alice. The passenger paddle steamer was sunk in a collision on the River Thames in 1878, with the loss of over 650 lives. It the greatest loss of life in any Thames shipping disaster, and caused the collapse of …

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Sea Folk Sing production team

  Sea Folk Sing is an Ideas Test and SparkedEcho production, exploring North Kent’s maritime and folklore history through singing. It is generously funded by Arts Council England, The Baring Foundation, Optivo, Kent County Council and Involving Medway. Production Team 2020 2020 Artists & Collaborators  Production Team 2019 2019 Artists & Collaborators    2018 Artists & …

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The Sea Folk Sing 2019 choir performing at The Glassbox Theatre, Gillingham. Photo by Hope Fitzgerald

Sea Folk Sing 2019

“Totally surprised by how much I knew and learnt about Medway. Felt like a truly creative and collaborative process. Left feeling really happy” Sea Folk Sing 2019 Workshop Participant (Gillingham) Workshops We ran 18 workshops during Summer 2019 in new locations in Gillingham and Sheppey, working with Choral Director Debbie Sowter, Music Leader Bob Carling …

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Young At HeArt

About Young At HeArt From May 2017 to April 2018, we helped a mix of local artists, musicians, and art & culture organisations bring creative sessions to people 55+ in Swale. The sessions were created to bring people together, prevent social isolation, improve wellbeing and make people feel connected to their community. Each session was …

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