Our short film People Make the Place has launched Creative People and Places‘ 60 Second Stories project. Featuring people from our communities in Medway and Swale, it’s a look at the impact our work has had, and continues to make in those places. Watch the video below or click here to watch on on… Continue Reading
Hear the songs from Sea Folk Sing performed live for the first time since 2019 at The Festival of Chatham Reach at Sun Pier House from 1pm.
Sea Folk Sing has been shortlisted for the National Campaign for the Arts‘ (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2021. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts against all odds. Sea Folk Sing was the 2-year project we co-produced with SparkedEcho. It brought together people over the age… Continue Reading
In Summer 2020, we put out a call for artists and community groups to apply for our Seed Commissions – a way we could support local artists and community groups to get new creative projects off the ground and to try something new in Medway and Swale. One of the projects chosen was artist Hannah… Continue Reading
During the 2020 autumn Half-Term, artist Hannah Whittaker brought her project Drawing On Wisdom to Gillingham’s Salvation Army hall for a socially-distance day of art. We spoke to Hannah to find out more about the project and what inspired her to create it. What is Drawing On Wisdom about? Drawing On Wisdom is a… Continue Reading
Take part in artist Hannah Whittaker’s project Drawing On Wisdom. Draw, paint, or collage a picture from a story you’ll hear on a video – and it could be part of a video shown at exhibitions and public spaces. Please book a place before you come – all places are free and Covid-19 safe. Drawing On Wisdom is one of Ideas Test’s Seed Commissions 2020.
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
Interested in music, singing, doing new things and connecting with others online?
Join our new free online workshops for anyone aged 55+ living in Medway or Swale
Free outdoor performance at Gravesend Old Town Hall. Standing. Accompanied by The Flowing. The Sea Folk Sing choral group presents a beautiful collection of new songs written with the people of North Kent. From the energetic The Dockyard Rush to the enigmatic Hidden Powers, the work is an exploration of our historic relationship with the… Continue Reading