A photo of Historic Dockyard in Chatham. In the foreground is the River Medway with a walkway to the left. The buildings of the Dockyard stretch from right to left. The sky is blue with wispy clouds and the sun is low in the sky.

Estuary Stories: Film screening and Q&A with artist Natasha Davis

Join us for Natasha Davis’ Estuary Stories, an online performance film recorded in the secret corners of Chatham and the dockyard, encounter moments of laughter, loss, kindness and new beginnings, shared by your neighbours – old and new., to encounter moments of laughter, loss, kindness and new beginnings, shared by your neighbours – old and new.

A photo of Historic Dockyard in Chatham. In the foreground is the River Medway with a walkway to the left. The buildings of the Dockyard stretch from right to left. The sky is blue with wispy clouds and the sun is low in the sky.

Be part of Natasha Davis’ Estuary Stories

We’re working with artist Natasha Davis who is inviting anyone with memories of Medway to be part of her 20-minute film ‘Estuary Stories’ that will be shown as part of the 2021 Estuary Festival. ‘Estuary Stories’ is recorded in the secret corners of Chatham and the dockyard, to encounter moments of laughter, loss, kindness and new… Continue Reading

Job Opportunity: Youth Development Manager

We’re looking for a Youth Development Manager to join Ideas Test. You’ll be joining us at a pivotal point in our journey. In 2020 we became a Charitable Interest Organisation and this year ‘novated’ meaning we are now an independent arts organisation leading on the Creative People and Places programme for Medway and Swale. We… Continue Reading

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

Sea Folk Sing shortlisted for Hearts For The Arts award 2021

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

Seed Commissions 2020: Hannah Whittaker’s Drawing On Wisdom – Mollie’s Story

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