Creatabot

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

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

12/10/2017 · Leave a comment

The UK’s First Road Safety Experience Uses Immersive Teaching To Save Lives

Last year I was invited to a Medway Dementia Action Alliance meeting at the new Kent Fire and Rescue Service building in Rochester, Kent. When I arrived I imagined we … Continue reading

14/03/2017 · Leave a comment

Riverside One Studios – Rehearsal Recording and Gig Space – Chatham

Started by Nucleus Arts in conjunction with Jamie Johnson, Riverside One Studios is a new music project in Chatham, Kent. Jamie Johnson is a local singer/songwriter from Gillingham, Kent who … Continue reading

05/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Escape Plan Live – Immersive Game At It’s Best – Chatham

A review of Medway’s immersive games that take place across 2 locations in Chatham.

30/06/2016 · Leave a comment

A Visit To Dismaland – Weston-super-Mare – 2015

In August 2015, myself and Mr Creatabot took a crazy spur of the moment trip to Dismaland. The site had only been open 2 days and we didn’t even know … Continue reading

08/03/2016 · Leave a comment

How To Make A Mud Rock Ice Cream – By Cerys Ford

For her Arts Award share unit Cerys Ford has made a tutorial on how to make a mud rock ice cream model. This makes a great little creative gift!

06/02/2016 · Leave a comment

A Slightly More Interesting Interview With Two Cat Inspired Artists

Slightly More Interesting are a Kent based artist duo who create awesome cat inspired cards.

25/11/2015 · Leave a comment

The Dismal Time Machine – Medway Fun Palace 2015 – How It Was Made and Why

The Medway Fun Palace took place on the 3rd of October at Nucleus Arts in Chatham. After a lot of thought about what I might be able to contribute, I … Continue reading

15/10/2015 · Leave a comment

How To Make a Necklace From Natural Sources – By Nathan Stubbins

We all love a trip to the beach! How about making jewellery from shells and stones that you find there? Nathan created a “how to” guide for his Bronze Arts … Continue reading

21/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Britten and Ireland – Ruth Dent Exhibition – a Review by Georgina Simmonds and Jessica Knight

Britten and Ireland – Ruth Dent Exhibition – a Review by Georgina Simmonds Ruth Dent is an artist whose work was recently exhibited in the Nucleus Art Gallery. Her work … Continue reading

09/05/2015 · 1 Comment

Steve Sinyard Talks About Why He Has Peanut Butter Fingers

New indie clothing brand “Peanut Butter Fingers“ has just been launched by Kent based designer Steve Sinyard. The brands look brings a refreshing look to the future of street wear … Continue reading

02/05/2015 · Leave a comment

New singing groups set-up to help improve mental health and wellbeing in West Kent and Medway

Four newly established singing groups across west Kent and Medway are looking for members who enjoy singing and want to improve their health and mental wellbeing. The groups have been … Continue reading

25/02/2015 · Leave a comment

New Short Film In Production – Super Me – By Sophie Lasson

Super Me – a story about love, loss and the hero inside all of us. Super Me is a 10 minute drama written and directed by Sophie Lasson, from Chatham, … Continue reading

21/02/2015 · 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

Medway’s Creative Spaces

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

07/10/2014 · Leave a comment

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know: Rochester Literature Festival 2014

September 25th – October 5th 2014 The Rochester Literature Festival is proud to present its second annual festival, Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know. We’re delighted to be opening this … Continue reading

08/09/2014 · 2 Comments

Meet, make and play at Medway GEEK

The GEEK team are working with Ideas Test for three days of creative play, bringing together game makers and players from across the area and inviting them to share their … Continue reading

14/08/2014 · Leave a comment

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently – From Huffington Post

So good: we had to share this article! Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also … Continue reading

06/03/2014 · Leave a comment

The Days When Gillingham Fraggle Rocked

I have always been a huge Jim Henson fan, my dream was to work at their Creature Studios in Camden, I was even offered work experience there whilst at college, … Continue reading

02/03/2014 · 1 Comment

Proteus (PS3/PS Vita) Review – 5th November 2013 – By Scott Barker

It’s somewhat ironic that Proteus – a calm and soothing Indie game based on exploration – releases on the same week as action-orientated blockbusters Battlefield 4 and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. But this is … Continue reading

05/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Batman: Arkham Origins Review – 3rd November 2013 – By Scott Barker

    If there’s one thing we’re not short of regarding anything Batman related, it’s 1) Batman’s origin, and 2) stories involving The Joker. Both The Joker and Batman’s origins … Continue reading

05/11/2013 · Leave a comment

The Last Of Us Abandoned Territories Map Pack Review – 28 October 2013 – By Scott Barker

The Last Of Us is going to win game of they year awards from numerous outlets, and deservedly so. In years to come TLOU may not be remembered for its … Continue reading

28/10/2013 · Leave a comment

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Console at Launch – 24th October 2013 – By Scott Barker

With the Xbox One launching on November 22 here in the UK and the Playstation 4 launching one week later on November 29, the big question posed to gamers is: … Continue reading

24/10/2013 · 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

Blast From The Past – The Chatham Vines Project

FrancisKnight were appointed by Medway Council to work with international artist John Newling and consultancy ArtOffice to project manage Chatham Vines. Chatham vines was a major commission to install and … Continue reading

21/09/2013 · Leave a comment

Review of Broken Banjo EP – Bravo 106 – By Ollie Crook

Broken Banjo – Bravo 106 The last Broken Banjo EP, Bootleg Porn Volume III, was a great, raw, explosive and refreshing dose of energy. It was something the music scene … Continue reading

20/09/2013 · Leave a comment

Who we work with…

Here are some of the amazing projects we work with in Medway. If you would like to work with us as well, please get in touch.

21/08/2013 · 2 Comments

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

A poem dedicated to the memory of Chris Austin

You had a laugh so honest And a smile so arresting But all that sounds fake In a eulogistic poem Sounds like rose tinted glasses Sounds like beauty now passed … Continue reading

20/07/2013 · 2 Comments

A poem dedicated to the memory of Hilary Halpern

I moved to Medway some time ago This place inspires me, as you well know I wanted to help with the amazing creativity To help it be seen by more, … Continue reading

20/07/2013 · Leave a comment

Crista Cloutier – The Video All Creatives Need To See

Crista Cloutier gave a motivating talk about the struggles and joys of crowdfunding at the East Kent Cultural Conversation in Canterbury on the 4th June 2013, and I was lucky … Continue reading

30/06/2013 · 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

Hello? Is this thing on? – The People Fighting Your Corner

It’s been a while! Too long, in fact. So it’s about time for another article, methinks This time, I’m going to try and shine a light on the weird and … Continue reading

11/04/2013 · Leave a comment

What A Young Artist Taught Me About Crowdfunding – By Crista Cloutier

It was Day 16 of the campaign and I had only cried in public once. Twice. Online crowdfunding is not for the faint of heart. I’ve spent my entire career … Continue reading

20/03/2013 · 1 Comment

Making Noise – By Roy Smith : The Results Of the MY Noise Music Festival

Originally posted on bits and pieces:
Had a great weekend listening to and making a bit of noise, as part of Tea’s MY Noise festival. Highlights for me were an…

19/03/2013 · Leave a comment

Featured Creative: David Faltrego – Surreal Artist

I love surreal art, Dali is one of my favourite artists in fact. So when I discovered David Faltrego’s work at Medway Open Studios last year I was excited to find a … Continue reading

13/03/2013 · Leave a comment

Gig Review – Post War Years – Cargo – 25th February 2013

The joy with future music, is that we can only guess what it will be, and it doesn’t yet have a genre. Having just read a review of Post War … Continue reading

27/02/2013 · Leave a comment