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

Q&A with GTown Talents – Part two

One of the Seed Commission projects we’re supporting in 2020 is from Kent-based Music Organisation, GTown Talents’ ‘It’s Peak’. If you missed Part One of our Q & A with Jimmy from GTown Talents you can read it here: https://ideastest.org.uk/q-and-a-with-gtown-talents-1/     In Part Two, GTown Talents tell us about their passion for supporting young… 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.

Q&A with GTown Talents – Part one

One of the Seed Commission projects we’re supporting in 2020 is from Kent-based Music Organisation, GTown Talents’ ‘It’s Peak’. The project has been featured on KentOnline and shared by Arts Council England (South East) on social media. Dulcie Alexander, Arts Council England Relationship Manager, Engagement & Audiences in the South East said; “Really good to… Continue Reading

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

Try New Things – Singing and Voice Therapy with Debbie Sowter

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!