In March 2022, folk musicians Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds led our You Me Us Too workshops in sessions at wHoo Cares in Hoo and at Arches Local’s Under The Arches singalong group. Medway based photographer Joshua Atkins was also there to capture the magical musical moments. All quotes taken from session participants by Ashleigh… Continue Reading
Design and carve your own limestone block with sculptor Patrick Walls ahead of Creative Estuary and Ideas Test’s public art co-commissio in Milton Creek Country Park this summer.
Ideas Test and community partners are delighted to announce the outcome of a recent open call for artists to respond to a commission opportunity at Milton Creek in Sittingbourne. This opportunity is one of Creative Estuary’s large scale co-commissions for the area and has been part-funded by them. A community panel consisting of individuals from… Continue Reading
Every October people up and down the country create Fun Palaces full of science, creativity and fun. Fun Palaces support people to create local events for all ages, across the UK and beyond, sharing and celebrating the genius in everyone. This year we joined Nucleus Arts at Medway Fun Palace at The Pentagon… Continue Reading
Join Ideas Test and artist Xtina Lamb at Chatham’s The Pentagon Shopping Centre to reuse your Precious Plastic as part of Medway Fun Palaces 2021
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
This past weekend (18th/19th September 2021), Sun Pier in Chatham celebrated its maritime heritage with The Festival of Chatham Reach – and we were there too! The event was blessed with wonderful sunshine and saw people from around Medway come and take trips on the River Medway on boats and barges such as The Edith… Continue Reading
Meet members of the Ideas Test team and ‘Float Your Boat’ – create paper boats with your thoughts and ideas for the future at The Festival of Chatham Reach.
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.