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

Lighting up Medway’s Hopes & Dreams at The Pentagon Centre

Ideas Test and Chatham-based artist Xtina Lamb are helping Medway bring the light of Hopes & Dreams to The Pentagon Centre this holiday season. In a year that has seen many changes and challenges, local arts organisation Ideas Test wants to team up with ordinary – and extraordinary – people in Medway to create lanterns… Continue Reading

Drawing On Wisdom – creative workshops for 6-12 year olds with Hannah Whittaker

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.

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

Seed Commissions 2020 announcement

Seed Commissions 2020: Update from Sarah

In the first of our Seed Commission blogs, our Producer Sarah gives an update on the projects so far…   Our seed commissions gave people in Medway and Swale the opportunity to develop art that responds to this unique, and super challenging moment in time. We wanted the work to help open conversations and help us… Continue Reading