Hidden Lands exhibition @ Swale Media & Arts Centre, Sittingbourne

Join us to celebrate a series of beautiful natural stone carvings created by people in the local community and Year 6 pupils from Regis Manor Primary School, all inspired by the nature and ecology of Milton Creek Country Park –  Sittingbourne’s hidden gem!

A group of people working on stone carving around wooden pallets. They are covered by gazebo.

Sculpting nature – Patrick Walls workshops at Milton Creek Country Park

As part of our co-commission with Creative Estuary at Milton Creek Country Park, artist Patrick Walls ran his sculpture workshops at the park in March 2022. In this blog, Kyra from our team writes about how the sculptures made at these and other workshops will be used by Patrick in artworks coming to the park …

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Swale Fusion Festival 2019

Our friends at Cohesion Plus are organising another Swale Fusion Festival – and Ideas Test & Big Fish Arts will be there too!

Shannon Cole painting on an clear acrylic sheet in Milton Creek Country Park

Guest Blog: Shannon Cole – Joinery @ Holy Trinity Church Community Open Day

This summer Ideas Test & Cement Fields (formerly Whitstable Biennale) along with artist Esther Collins and Dylan Shipton, were due to take part in Joinery at Art In The Park 2019, part of our Community Barn project in Sittingbourne. However the weather was against all of us, and Art In The Park was cancelled due …

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Lantern Making Workshop with Big Fish Arts & Cohesion Plus

Ideas Test are teaming up with Cohesion Plus and Big Fish Arts to help you make your own lantern for the Swale Fusion Festival of Light.
Come down to No.34 on Saturday 5th October and make your lantern with the wonderful Big Fish Arts.
No need to book – all ages welcome.

No Direction Home – There’s funny business happening in Sittingbourne this October!

Want to try stand-up comedy? No Direction Home is a stand-up programme that’s new to Kent. Ideas Test are helping Counterpoints Arts bring this unique workshop course for aspiring comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds to Swale this October. Tom Green from Counterpoints Arts said; “It’s amazing how quickly people can get the hang of …

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