Creatabot

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

Take On Me : 80s Inspired Immersive Performance In Hoo Needs You!

TAKE THE PLUNGE! A woman enters the changing room for the first time in decades. A lifeguard twiddles his thumbs as he dreams of being a real hero. A crammed … Continue reading

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Creatabot Creative Workshops

Natasha Steer, the maker of Creatabot, runs various workshops in the community and specialises in designing bespoke creative workshops for all ages.

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Medway’s Creative Spaces

Medway is lucky enough to have multiple arts spaces that each have something unique to offer.

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Local Poet Launches First Book Inspired By Unusual Stories of Medway – 28th November 2018

A local poet is launching her first book “Fire In The Head” at Poco Loco, Chatham on the 28th of November at 7:00pm. SM Jenkin, a second generation Irish poet, … Continue reading

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Minimus #21 – A Collaborative Musical Activity – 16th September 2018 – 2pm to 5pm – The Good Intent – Rochester

Minimus #21 : A Collaborative Musical Activity The idea is to get a bunch of inputs/sound sources and mix them LIVE in spontaneous combinations. All are welcome, bring an instrument/voice/noise with … Continue reading

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Murderous Medway – Crime Writing Festival – 6th and 13th October 2018

The Rochester Literature Festival is proud to present its very first Crime Writing Festival Murderous Medway. With five panels of brilliant crime writers headlined by Mark Billingham, a murder mystery … Continue reading

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Rebecca Vassie Memorial Photography Bursary Award Launched – Deadline 19th October 2018

Submissions are open for the third annual Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, a photography bursary worth more than £3,000. In addition to a £2000 award in cash, which funds an early-career … Continue reading

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Creative Wellbeing Course – June to July 2018 – Ashford

Creative Wellbeing will be a free creative course involving writing, arts and activities, with a focus on wellbeing and positive mental health.  By the end of the six weeks, participants … Continue reading

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Sewing Workshop With Beth Frost – 7th July 2018 – Rochester

Would you like to learn how to sew? Beth Frost has a sewing workshop coming up on July 7th 2018. It is aimed at complete beginners, you will learn how … Continue reading

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Much Laughter Comedy Nights – Medway

Much Laughter specialises in Charity Comedy Nights, running monthly gigs to raise money for local charities and non-profit organisations. With new talent cropping up all the time, they also run … Continue reading

01/05/2018 · Leave a comment

Whitstable Biennale 2018 – Art Festival – 2nd to 10th June 2018

The 2018 Whitstable Biennale brings the most exciting experimental and emerging art to Whitstable, with live performances, film screenings, sound works, and the written word woven into the fabric of … Continue reading

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“Life from a Different Angle: When I Met James Dunn” Premiere – 14th May 2018 – Odeon Chatham

In Loving Memory of James Dunn. Medway based photographer Tommy Reynolds is happy to announce that the James Dunn documentary ‘Life From A Different Angle’ premiere has been organised for … Continue reading

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Yarn Shop Day For The Oliver Fisher Baby Unit – Saturday 12th May 2018 – ArtyCat – Rochester

ArtyCat at Francis Iles is thrilled to be taking part in Yarn Shop Day again and will be holding a “Sit, Knit and Natter” at 104 High Street, Rochester, Kent … Continue reading

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Paint The Town Festival – 14th to 18th March 2018 – Medway

Paint The Town Festival is back for Season 4, running from 14 -18 March 2018. The theatre and arts festival produced by Lyrici Arts in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre’s … Continue reading

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Valuing Arts and Culture In Medway and Kent – 22nd February 2018 – Gillingham

Supported and funded by Medway Council’s Arts Development Team in partnership with Look Kloser Performing Arts Company.  A day of creative workshops by some of Medway and Kent’s best practice … Continue reading

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Cheriton Light Festival – 24th and 25th February 2018

The streets of Cheriton will once again be illuminated with all sorts of delights for the Sheraton Light Festival 2018. Wrap up warm and come and visit this amazing free … Continue reading

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Upcoming FREE music concerts from the School of Music and Fine Art in Medway

Talented SMFA students will be performing a range of concerts on the University of Kent (Medway) campus in the Galvanising Shop Performance Space at the Historic Dockyard Chatham over the … Continue reading

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Medway Book Swap Club – Monthly Meetup

Bring a book to swap or just recommend something you have read to the group, which meets on the last Monday of the month at the Coopers Arms in Rochester … Continue reading

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Helping Where It Hurts – My Experience of Helping Families Impacted By the Grenfell Tower Fire – By Natasha Steer

The first time I arrived in the W10 area in August 2017, I travelled via car from the hostel I was staying in, loaded up with art equipment to run … Continue reading

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School of Music and Fine Art – Little Big Band Lunchtime Gig on 15th December

The School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent, Medway is delighted to present the Little Big Band Lunchtime Gig on Friday 15th December 12noon -1.30pm at the Deep … Continue reading

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‘We are Here’ – Private View Friday 8th December in Rochester

Experience a diverse range of artworks in the show 51°23’00.2″N, 0°30’56.0″E  from ‘We are Here’ collective – featuring the work of 21 graduating BA and MA Fine Art students in the School … Continue reading

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NEW Centre for Music and Audio Technology: At Kent Taster Day Saturday 11 November

Located in the University’s Medway campus in Chatham’s Historic Dockyard, the University of Kent’s new Centre for Music and Audio Technology has a free At Kent Taster Day on Saturday 11 … Continue reading

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School of Music and Fine Art Visiting Artist Talk with Samson Kambalu on 28th November

On Tuesday 28th November in the Galvanising Workshop, Historic Dockyard Chatham from 5.15pm – 6.45pm,  the next School of Music and Fine Art Visiting Artist Talk of the Autumn term … Continue reading

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School of Music and Fine Art: Free Autumn Concert series in Medway

The Autumn SMFA concert series, featuring talented students performing a range of musical styles, continues on Wednesday 29th November at 11am. Taking place in the Galvanising Shop Performance space at … Continue reading

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School of Music and Fine Art Winter Concert, Wednesday 13th December

The beautiful Royal Dockyard Church (Chatham Historic Dockyard) provides the stunning seasonal setting for a feast of musical offerings from University of Kent (School of Music and Fine Art, Medway) … Continue reading

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Paint The Town Festival is Back! – 23rd to 29th October 2017 – Chatham

Paint the Town Festival is back for Season Three – and this time it’s all at The Brook Theatre, Chatham during the October Half Term! This theatre and arts festival, … Continue reading

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Launch of Cinderella Pantomime – Maidstone – By Molly Treves

Hello! I recently got offered an opportunity to go to a press launch event for a Christmas Pantomime.   When I was offered the chance I was delighted, and couldn’t … Continue reading

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Confluence Writer Development Programme seeking Medway applicants

Local literary arts organisation Wordsmithery has been granted funding for a year-long writing project which will allow them to enthuse and infuse Medway with words. More details about the project will … Continue reading

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Make music in Medway!

A fabulous selection of ensembles are up & running at University of Kent (Medway) this year. We’re lucky to be in close range of London, so top performers and teachers … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25 October: Workshop with two of the hottest young names on the British jazz scene

On Wednesday 25th October, 9.30am-1.30pm, in the Galvanising Shop Performance Space, the School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent, Medway,  is thrilled to present a workshop with two … Continue reading

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Bhangra and Bollywood Live – 3rd October 2017 – Chatham

On Tuesday 3rd October, the School of Music and Fine Art presents a major Bhangra and Bollywood Event at The Deep End, Chatham Maritime, which features top UK Bhangra star, … Continue reading

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Medway Fun Palace at Nucleus Arts Centre – 7th October 2017 – Chatham

Medway Fun Palace has been in it from the start! This year Medway Fun Palace hopes to have dancing, singing, experiments, painting, building bridges – whilst also building a community! … Continue reading

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Pigmental – Exhibition By Karl Bielik – 8th September to 3rd December 2017 – Rochester Art Gallery

In a time when paintings are often considered for their narrative content or meaning, Karl Bielik offers us work that resists such short cuts to seeing and invites the viewer … Continue reading

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Altogether – Photography Exhibition By Nikki Price – 3rd to 16th September 2017 – Sun Pier House Chatham

Originally a project Nikki started in 2013 about exploring body image, this exhibition will present her work from the past year using non-professional #nude #models and offers a different image to … Continue reading

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SICK! Living With Invisible Illness – Exhibition – 4th to 27th August 2017 – Sun Pier House – Chatham

Sick! is a contemporary art exhibition being held 4th – 27th August 2017 and funded by Arts Council England with support from the Medway Council Arts Team. The exhibition features twelve … Continue reading

19/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Social Art – Light Hearted Conversation With A Little Creativity – Every Thursday 2-4pm – Nucleus Arts Centre – Chatham

Social Art is a new activity at Nucleus Arts Centre, 272 High Street, Chatham, which has been kindly funded by the Pentagon Shopping Centre. The session provides access to a … Continue reading

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Medway Open Studios – 15th July to 23rd July 2017

Medway Open Studios returns for 2017 with creatives across Medway giving the general public an opportunity to see into their creative ventures. Medway’s independent open studios and arts festival began in … Continue reading

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Explore and Draw – 27th July 2017 – Fort Luton – Chatham

Why not come and see what lays behind the gates of the historic, Fort Luton. Improve your drawing skills and meet other creative people in your area. Drawing materials will … Continue reading

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Admiral’s Tea Party – A Family Fun Step Back in Time – 8th July 2017 – Gillingham

Award Winning local literary organisation Wordsmithery and Paint The Town Festival partner on this brilliant new historical event taking place at the Lower Lines, Gillingham this July. In the early … Continue reading

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Advance Your Education Through The University Of Kent – 2017 Programme – Medway and Margate

The University of Kent are offering a variety of courses that enable people to gain qualifications which can help them get into University. The wide selection of courses available includes … Continue reading

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Bridging Medway – Art Competition For Adults and Young People – Closing Date 22nd August 2017

Artists of all ages are invited to put brush, pen, pencil or pixel to paper and take part in a nationwide competition celebrating connections around the River Medway. The competition … Continue reading

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Showcase week of events from School of Music and Fine Art, 8-12 May

From 8 – 12 May, there is a veritable feat of exciting, immersive and innovative events that showcase the final independent projects from third year students on the Event and … Continue reading

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