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
Our new project to combat loneliness during Covid-19 has a name – You Me Us – courtesy of Sittingbourne resident John Greenhill. John, former Chair of Swale Seniors Forum, who also took part in Ideas Test’s Young At HeArt project in 2017, came up with the title, which the Ideas Test team instantly fell in love… Continue Reading
We’re looking for four artists (or artist collectives) for our new project in Swale and Medway. The project will run until June 2021. You’ll be working with us and our community partners to help those most at risk of loneliness as a result of Covid-19. You’ll work with our existing networks of befrienders and volunteers… Continue Reading
Above: Harty Ferry, Oare in Swale. Photo taken by Ideas Test Director, Lucy Medhurst on Wednesday 9th December 2020, 2.33 pm. “If it were not for hopes, the heart would break” Thomas Fuller Looking back over this year has made me aware of all the people and things that we are missing. This winter,… Continue Reading
Join us for this month’s Try New Things online creative session!
Together Talking Music’s Debbie Sowter is bringing you a Singing and Voice Therapy session. Debbie will show you how to use singing exercises and vocal techniques that can help your health and well-being!
We’re offering six small seed commissions specifically for artists and/or community-based groups in Medway and Swale. Ideas Test Director, Lucy Medhurst said; “We’re announcing a set of seed commissions to actively promote opportunities for artists working in community engagement and social cohesion. We are also keen to encourage and support diverse work from young, Black, Asian,… Continue Reading
Join us for this month’s Try New Things online workshop!
Artist Sadie Hennessy will guide you through how to make a museum-style display case, full of butterflies using things around your home including a used cereal box!
Join us for our first Try New Things online workshop!
Artist Nicole Mollett will show you how you can make a character puppet using things you can make and find in your home.
BLINK. Explore. BLINK. Resist. BLINK. Reconcile. BLINK. Hope. 100 years have passed since Europe came together to agree Peace after WWI. How can we unite and bring peace into our communities now? Enter BLINK to play with a series of artworks inspired by peacebuilders and activists from your community and across the UK. … Continue Reading