Creatabot is a project that connects, promotes and supports creativity. Based in Medway, UK.

Event and Experience Design students create stunning multimedia installations and performances at Fort Amherst

On Thursday December 10th, from 1.30pm-4pm, students from the School of Music & Fine Art on the BA (Hons) Event and Experience Design create a choreographed journey through stunning multimedia … Continue reading

25/11/2015 · Leave a comment

FREE music events in Medway from the School of Music & Fine Art

The University of Kent at Medway’s School of Music & Fine Art offers a range of FREE music events, ranging from masterclasses, concerts and talks, in the wonderfully atmospheric Chatham … Continue reading

30/10/2015 · Leave a comment

School of Music & Fine Art launches new series of Visiting Artist Talks with Benedict Drew

The School of Music and Fine Art, part of the University of Kent’s Medway campus,  is proud to announce the new series of Visiting Artist Talks, which are FREE to … Continue reading

30/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Arts and music events at School of Music and Fine Art: Autumn booklet out now!

Our first What’s On booklet is OUT NOW!  Print copies soon coming to a venue near you – but check out our varied – and FREE – events online here. … Continue reading

01/10/2015 · Leave a comment

School of Music & Fine Art Open Day: Saturday 10th October, 9am – 2pm at Chatham Historic Dockyard

Join us on Saturday 10th October for a chance to explore the fantastic facilities of the School of Music & Fine Art, part of the Medway Campus of the University … Continue reading

01/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Artist Goshka Macuga’s Letter travels from Chatham Historic Dockyard to Canterbury

Despite the heavy rain, at 2.15pm on Friday 18th September, led by Adam Chodzko, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, School of Music and Fine Art at University of Kent, seven … Continue reading

23/09/2015 · Leave a comment

NEW creative programme in the School of Music and Fine Art at Chatham Historic Dockyard

An exciting new  practice based MA Event & Experience Design (subject to validation), will be offered at the School of Music and Fine Art from September 2016.  Situated in the heart of the … Continue reading

29/06/2015 · Leave a comment

£10,000 bursaries for creative MAs in Medway

Kent creatives can now apply for a £10,000 bursary to study locally. The University of Kent has been awarded a total of 232 £10,000 postgraduate bursaries, the sixth largest allocation … Continue reading

02/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Event & Experience Design End of Year Show at Chatham Historic Dockyard – 24th May to 1st June 2015

The University of Kent School of Music and Fine Art presents a mix of exciting work from their final year Event & Experience Design students. The show, called 11 Degrees, is FREE to attend … Continue reading

18/05/2015 · Leave a comment

How can writers stay visible?

On Saturday 21 March I’m running a day school in Canterbury from 10am – 4pm called The Business of Writing 2: Now you see me – how writers can stay … Continue reading

14/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Crowdfunding Chrysanthemums

By Jane Ayres Last year, I attempted my biggest challenge – launching my first ever crowdfunding campaign for a music and dance event in Kent. I’ve been excited by the … Continue reading

03/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Being a Writer in the 21st Century

photo by futureme50 The community and adult education programme at Canterbury Christ Church University are running some fabulous day schools and short courses in 2015 – covering a huge range … Continue reading

01/01/2015 · Leave a comment

For creative writers and music lovers: Two intriguing day schools in Canterbury

“an innovative day school series that will appeal to writers, dramatists, music and film lovers, and across the creative spectrum.”

14/09/2014 · Leave a comment

Cybermen and Clay: objects and emotions by Jane Ayres

  We invest objects with emotional significance.  Although they are simply things, they can represent something that connects us to a person or a time in the past.  I have … Continue reading

11/10/2013 · Leave a comment

We are stories by Jane Ayres

The concept of stories, storytelling and narrative fascinates me and is a constant source of discovery.  I’ve also explored the idea of writing as therapy for depression and grief.  In … Continue reading

28/09/2013 · 1 Comment

The Vision and the Voice: Part 2 by Jane Ayres

Photo by Roger Hyland How do you see the world? Is it ugly, beautiful, evil, good, exciting, depressing? A mixture?  None of these?  The mind’s eye is a strange expression. … Continue reading

21/08/2013 · Leave a comment

The Vision and the Voice: Part 1 by Jane Ayres

If I admire a writer, it will be for two reasons.  Firstly, their vision and the ideas expressed and explored.  I came to sci-fi late in life but I am … Continue reading

13/08/2013 · 3 Comments

The Value Triangle and measuring the value of culture by Jane Ayres

The Big Cheese  (Photo by Jane Ayres) Earlier in the month I attended a conference about using the arts to regenerate East Kent coastal towns, a topic dear to my … Continue reading

29/07/2013 · Leave a comment

“Twenty dollars worth of art, please.” By Jane Ayres

Growing up in the 60s and 70s it was a treat after school to stop by the corner shop and buy a penny’s worth of sweets.  Lemon bonbons were my … Continue reading

12/05/2013 · 3 Comments

Every picture tells a story and every story paints a picture – by Jane Ayres

We are drawn to images (excuse the pun!). People respond more readily to images than words.  They have a more immediate impact on the emotions.  They transcend language and literacy. … Continue reading

15/02/2013 · Leave a comment

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