Creatabot

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

Learn More about Medway’s Secret Island During Medway Visions Film Festival – 12th September

A film documenting the experiences of an artist living on Darnet Island for 6 weeks last summer is being screened at Gillingham library on the 12th of September as part … Continue reading

22/07/2013 · Leave a comment

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

Make a Website In A Night – 8th July 2013 – Rochester

Order tickets via Eventbrite: http://websiteinanight-efbevent.eventbrite.co.uk/ In one evening Natasha Steer will help you create a simple website and show you the basics of how to maintain it. There are just … Continue reading

27/06/2013 · 1 Comment

Chatham Mural Project Workshop Dates Announced – All Welcome

Would you like to be part of an exciting community art project to paint a big mural showing scenes from Chatham’s past present and future? The site is next to … Continue reading

05/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Free Talk – The Creative Process: Words and Music – June 17th 2013 at 2.30pm – University Centre Folkestone

When composers and writers collaborate, what comes first – the words or music?  UCF hosts a conversation between Mariam Al-Roubi, singer, songwriter and librettist for the opera Mirabai, and its … Continue reading

20/05/2013 · Leave a comment

Half Term Creative Family Workshops – Sparky Project – 30th and 31st May 2013 – Rochester

  The Sparky Project is hosting hands on making workshops in order to create a series of parade structures as part of this year’s Opening Parade for Fuse Festival 2013. … Continue reading

20/05/2013 · Leave a comment

Be Part Of Medway’s New Art Vending Machine – CreataboX

An art vending machine, CreataboX, is being launched at Fuse festival on the 15th of June in Chatham, and the project needs help from local creatives to produce miniature creations … Continue reading

20/05/2013 · 5 Comments

Work Your Way With Words – The Word Shed – Various Dates – Medway

ME4Writers present their collective, collaborative project ‘The Word Shed’ at Fuse Medway Festival! Come and visit The Word Shed, where inside, instead of seeds, pots and a lawnmower, and that … Continue reading

02/05/2013 · Leave a comment

The Art of Crowdfunding: Presented by Crista Cloutier – 22nd May 2013 – Folkestone

The Art of Crowdfunding: A one hour workshop for artists, writers and creatives presented by Crista Cloutier. Crowdfunding is fast becoming one of the most popular ways for artists and creatives … Continue reading

20/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Art Vending Machine For Medway – Lets Do This!

So…Leeds have recently been featured on the BBC news website  regarding their new art vending machine, and fellow creatives here in Medway think it is only fair Medway and Kent have … Continue reading

15/04/2013 · 12 Comments

Get Your Application In For Medway Open Studios 2013 – Deadline 26th April

Registration for the Medway Open Studios and Arts Festival closes on Friday 26 April. All artists and makers from the Medway area are being urged to sign up quickly and … Continue reading

15/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Survived – Chatham Clinic – Open 19th May 2013

The clinic will be open in Chatham on May the 19th 2013. Book at http://www.survived.eventbrite.co.uk A unique theatre experience is taking place at Sun Pier House, Chatham, on the 19th … Continue reading

07/04/2013 · 3 Comments

Fresh Look For Fuse Festival 2013 With New Artistic Director

Fuse festival, a free outdoor festival held yearly in Medway, is back for 2013 with a new artistic director. The festival is also supporting some new exciting projects by local … Continue reading

29/03/2013 · Leave a comment

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop With Ann Fairchild – 26th March 2013 – Strood

Artist Ann Fairchild will be running a workshop about Chinese brush painting in Strood on the 26th March. She will be demonstrating how she creates her paintings and then participants … Continue reading

20/03/2013 · 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

Soldering Workshop – 26th April 2013 – Rochester

Creatabot have organised a beginners soldering workshop for those wanting to learn the handy skill. Soldering is useful for any creative, from artists to geeks, and it is hoped that … Continue reading

20/03/2013 · 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

Craft Central Gets Hitched – London’s Handmade Wedding Fair – 21st to 24th March 2013

Wedding coming up? Fed up of sprawling soulless commercial wedding fairs? Get personal at Craft Central 21-24 March 2013! All you need to add a handmade touch to the big … Continue reading

24/01/2013 · Leave a comment

Made In Clerkenwell – Winter Open Studios at Craft Central – 2 buildings 100 designers – 22nd to 25th November 2012 – London

Craft Central opens the doors to its two fascinating Victorian buildings – start your visit in Clerkenwell Green and then find St John’s Square just 2 minutes away. Go ‘behind … Continue reading

19/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Writing and Publishing my First Book – Talk By Denis Pepper – 29th November 2012 – Folkestone

An accomplished and popular local speaker with a wide range of interests, Denis Pepper began public speaking as a 10-year-old in the CWS Music and Literary Festivals. On joining Folkestone … Continue reading

19/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Featured Creative – Bryony Hacker – Visual Artist and Campaigner

17 year old Bryony Hacker has just completed her Extended Project Qualification. So what topic did she choose to study? Make a short film, like someone I know; study how … Continue reading

13/11/2012 · Leave a comment

The Assassin, The Grey Man and The Surgeon – A New Book By D C Stansfield

(Picture above features Joseph Jameson mentioned here: https://creatabot.co.uk/2012/10/09/robin-epq-short-film-by-alice-stansfield-2012/) D C Stansfield has completed his first ever book – and, what’s this!? HE’S BEEN PUBLISHED! On the new form of ‘book’, an … Continue reading

21/10/2012 · Leave a comment

Nesta Call for Artwork – Closes 26th November

Nesta is the UK’s innovation foundation. They help people and organisations bring ideas to life by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills. Nesta are looking for … Continue reading

10/10/2012 · Leave a comment

Lucia N°03 – The Lamp Of Inspiration – By Natasha Steer

 They say everyone is creative. I believe everyone is born creative, but that if you let go of it, it is much harder to get back. Those who are non-creative … Continue reading

23/09/2012 · 1 Comment

A Self-Hating Bunch (or ‘A Thought Strikes Me’) – By James Bovington

Artists are a self-hating bunch. That’s the prevailing notion among the ‘normals’, anyway. By ‘normals’ I mean people who don’t consider themselves artists or ‘creatives’, although I think Mr. Teller, … Continue reading

17/09/2012 · 4 Comments

Page Fright – by Jane Ayres

Empty space. Empty place. A blank page on a blank screen. Fear of the unknown.  Is that what is so daunting about writing those first few words?  Why is that … Continue reading

06/09/2012 · 6 Comments

Marketing; An Arid, Lonely Desert – by James Bovington

Yesterday garnered an interesting new experience for me, a new aspect of the world of writing that threw me for a loop and no mistake; Just on a whim I … Continue reading

04/09/2012 · 4 Comments

Robin EPQ Trailer – By Alice Stansfield

Here is a short trailer for my EPQ short film based on Dick Grayson becoming Robin. Music by the awesomesauce music man Harry Volker. EPQ stands for Extended Project Qualification … Continue reading

03/09/2012 · Leave a comment

Procrastination Is Evil – By James Bovington

You sit down, you grab your pen or your paintbrush, your finger hover over your keyboard, you say to yourself “Yeah, let’s CREATE!” Then you check your Facebook. Then you … Continue reading

31/08/2012 · 1 Comment

Introducing a New Creatabot Contributor – James Bovington

Creatabot has a new contributor on board, James Bovington from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. James is a writer and will be writing various topical articles for the site. We asked him … Continue reading

30/08/2012 · Leave a comment

Music Scenes: Time To Stop Complaining And Do Something About it!

Evening all! Today I’m veering away from label based shenanigans (love that word) for a personal post to talk about the scene. Now, for those of you that don’t know … Continue reading

28/08/2012 · 15 Comments

Creatabot Presents Their First Workshop: “Expanding Your Creativity” – 26th September 2012 – Chatham

Creatabot are holding a new unique workshop at Nucleus arts centre in Chatham High Street on the 26th September. The workshop is entitled “Expand Your Creativity” and covers a number … Continue reading

23/08/2012 · 2 Comments

My Experience of Saturday Film School – By Alice Stansfield

Screenwriter? Film maker? Camera man? Actor? Director? Producer? Film lover in general? Then this video has something for you. I attended a course by Raindance called Saturday Film School up … Continue reading

23/08/2012 · Leave a comment

THE BIG DRAW – 1st to 31st October 2012 – Location: The World!

The Big Draw is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing. It has grown into a month-long festival running throughout October in all parts of the UK. Every year more organisers … Continue reading

20/08/2012 · 1 Comment

XX:ART returns with Ed Sheeran’s tour support: Lester Clayton – 9th September 2012 – Chatham – Kent

After the success of previous XX:ART events, the organisers are bringing another brilliant line up to town on Sunday 9th September with Lester Clayton headlining the gig. Part political activist, … Continue reading

18/08/2012 · Leave a comment

Solihull Artist Donates Work of Art in Bid to Save The Horse of Tamar

As part of the appeal to save the Horse of Tamar statue, which was damaged by metal thieves in February this year, local artist, Nicholas Logan, has created a work … Continue reading

17/08/2012 · Leave a comment

Getting Published: Fifty Shades Style – By Emily Foster

Almost everyone in the publishing industry is reeling at the moment at the success of the Fifty Shades of Grey series. Last week it was reported that it has become … Continue reading

17/08/2012 · Leave a comment

Why Superheroes Inspire Me – By Alice Stansfield

Dressed as Robin for my short film EPQ, I took the oppurtunity to make a vlog about superheroes and why they inspire me. Please subscribe to my channel. Short film … Continue reading

12/08/2012 · Leave a comment

Featured Creative – Eleanor Bennett – Photographer

Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 16 year old internationally award winning photographer and artist based in Manchester who has won first places with National Geographic, The World Photography Organisation, Nature’s Best … Continue reading

11/08/2012 · Leave a comment

An ebook is for life…..by Jane Ayres

In a previous post I quoted author Jonathan Franzen, and do so again as his views are thought provoking. Regarded as one of America’s greatest living novelists, he is not … Continue reading

09/08/2012 · 3 Comments