Creatabot

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

‘Creativity, Productivity and Time Management’ by George Langridge

To me, using technology to boost my productivity is almost everything. I’ve spent almost two and a half years searching for a practical, cost free (or very cheap) method of managing … 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

Partition Crazy

Lately I’ve been juggling a huge amount of files, from scratch disks to films to documents. A friend suggested I partition my hard drive to accommodate for use on; OS X, … Continue reading

05/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Why Creatives Lose Their Mind : And How Not To – By Natasha Steer

I am no physiologist, let me get that straight. And I certainly know mental illness is a real and horrible sickness that affects thousands of people, often from birth. But … Continue reading

24/10/2012 · 8 Comments

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

Screen Printing Workshops at the Coal Shed Press – Rochester – Kent

  Find out more at  http://coalshedpress.co.uk

15/10/2012 · Leave a comment

Create Jewellery – Lincolnshire: Jewellery, Tiara, Shoe Crystalizing & Christmas Decoration Workshops

At Create Jewellery, we offer a large range of workshops in both Kent and Lincolnshire. As well as one-to-one classes, we run workshops which typically have a maximum class size … Continue reading

11/10/2012 · Leave a comment

Short Encounters Writers Event – 31st October 7-9pm 2012 – Rochester

The Facebook Group is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/125880917559446/  if anyone would like to join or share it easily. Area: South East

10/10/2012 · 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

Folkestone Book Festival Events at University Centre Folkestone – 6th to 8th November 2012

As part of the annual Folkestone Book Festival, the community engagement team from University Centre Folkestone have once more organised a series of events with a range of speakers to … Continue reading

10/10/2012 · Leave a comment

The Winter Medway Open Studios at the Nucleus Arts Centre – 8th to 9th December 2012

2 buildings. 34 artists, crafts people and designers. The Nucleus Arts Centre, Chatham, will be opening their doors and studios to the public for one weekend, the 8th – 9th December. … Continue reading

10/10/2012 · 2 Comments

Why It Is Important To Write Contracts – By Natasha Steer

When I was 17 I made a music video for a local band, it was my first paid creative job. I assumed the band would help someone so new to … Continue reading

07/10/2012 · 1 Comment

Notes From The Creatabot Workshop: Expanding Your Creativity – By Natasha Steer

For the benefit of those who came and those who could not make the workshop here is a list of the subjects discussed. If you would like me to give … Continue reading

06/10/2012 · Leave a comment

MAKE – Come and MAKE Things In Rochester – 13th October 2012 – 7.30pm

MAKE is an opportunity to get creative in any medium, in a social setting, and have lots of fun. Moogie Wonderland are creating lots of Jellyfish for the Fish Disco … Continue reading

02/10/2012 · 1 Comment

Beach Creative Workshops – Herne Bay – Kent

In addition to ongoing exhibitions in their two galleries, Beach Creative in Herne Bay has launched some new workshops.   Tuesday 10am-12noon – Calligraphy, £6 per hour. Must pre-book with Graham … Continue reading

29/09/2012 · Leave a comment

Leukaemia Research Charity Gig – Medway

http://www.facebook.com/events/443264375718033/ We hear all the time from charities that cancer effects 1 in 4 or us. For some of us this fact is closer to home than an appeal on … Continue reading

28/09/2012 · 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

Maidstone Film Fest 2012 + Call For Submissions

    The hottest film festival this side of Cannes. This November Maidstone Film Fest 2012 will be coming to Stepping Stone Studios! STARTING WEDNESDAY 14th NOVEMBER, THE PROGRAMME FOR THE … Continue reading

19/09/2012 · Leave a comment

A TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER: HANNA – By George Langridge

If you can remember a while back I did an article about going out with a friend and -kind of- teaching her a little about photography and how to use … Continue reading

17/09/2012 · 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

Networking Vs Making Friends – By Natasha Steer

Networking can be quite a scary word to a lot of creatives, it evokes the thought of dressing up smartly and becoming someone they are not in order to secure … Continue reading

08/09/2012 · 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

Wild Whispers: Diary of a Filmmaker – Episode 2

You won’t need telling how important social networking is to filmmaking these days.  It has become an essential tool of the trade.  Facebook is great for getting friends and friends … 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

Art In The Dockyard Competition Returns For 2013

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is delighted to announce the return of its popular Art in the Dockyard art competition. Artists, professional or amateur, aged 17+ who live, work or study in Kent … Continue reading

24/08/2012 · Leave a comment

Feed The Artists At Chatham Zoo – From 27th October 2012

A group exhibition with a difference featuring new work by Christopher Sacre, Marissa Mardon and Mark Barnes will be on show at Nucleus Arts Chatham Gallery from 27th October to … Continue reading

24/08/2012 · Leave a comment

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 Whitstable Biennale 2012 – Arts Festival – 1st to 16th of September

From 1-16 September 2012 Whitstable (UK) will play host to THE 6th WHITSTABLE BIENNALE 2012, a festival of new and ambitious contemporary art. Already an important date in the art world … Continue reading

21/08/2012 · 1 Comment

Devon in Bloom – By George Langridge

Devon In Bloom Last week I found myself in Devon, although a little overcast. This first picture is just a quirky shot that I took one evening in the car, … Continue reading

21/08/2012 · Leave a comment

Competition – Design a Poster And Win Corel PaintShop Pro X4 – Closes 1st October 2012

  Each month at a venue called coFWD in Rochester, Kent, Creatabot hold a monthly event called “My Favourite Things“. The event aims to inspire and encourage people as well as … Continue reading

20/08/2012 · 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

Jeffrey Lewis and The Junkyard Gig – 8th September 2012 – Gillingham – Kent

When Jarvis Cocker hails someone as “the best lyricist working in the US today” you should really sit down and listen. Luckily for the folk of Medway the object of … Continue reading

18/08/2012 · Leave a 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