Paint The Town
Season Three: 23rd - 29th October 2017

Events 2017

Down Memory Lane: Crafts and songs with Play On Words Theatre Company
Oct
24
10:00am10:00am

Down Memory Lane: Crafts and songs with Play On Words Theatre Company

The fabulous team from Play on Words Theatre serenade us with some vintage classics.

Bring along your crafts, sing along to amazing performances of classic songs from the 1930s to 1950s, have a laugh with the Play On Words, Paint The Town and Brook team, and make great new friends. Step back in time- all without leaving Medway.

Tickets: £3 


 

Pay £6 and stay on for a classic film screening from the 1940-50’s, with tea and cake included in your ticket price for both events.

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Handmade Craft and Gift Fair
Oct
24
to Oct 25

Handmade Craft and Gift Fair

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Treat yourself or a loved one with wonderful gifts and unique craft items handmade by local sellers. Find something for everyone here at the Brook and get your Christmas & birthday shopping done early. 

Tuesday 24th October and Wednesday 25th October: 11.30am to 4pm

Free entry



Limited number of pitches available – contact paintthetownfestival@gmail.com or visit our news page for more information
 

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Get Creative with Creatabot
Oct
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

Get Creative with Creatabot

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Try your hand at something new with creative workshops by Creatabot.  Discover a new passion, learn a new skill or just give it a go for the price of a coffee. 

Tuesday 25th October, 2-3pm: Crafts inspired by Days Gone By

Tickets: £3 per person


Have you seen our other Creatabot workshops for the week?:

Wednesday 25th October, 11am-12noon: Children's crafts

Thursday 26th October,11am-12noon: Crafts inspiring the builder in you

Friday 27th October, 11am-12noon: A colourful crafty surprise with Paint The Town

Saturday 28th October, 2.30-6pm: Drop in session- Spooky Crafts

 


 

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Access For All Commission
Oct
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

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You sent in an array of exciting entries and we selected a local access commission to programme within the festival. Expect an exciting event full of surprises. 

We are committed to ensuring that Paint the Town Festival provides performance and workshop opportunities that are accessible to as many people as possible. Medway Arts Development Team have kindly partnered with the Paint The Town Festival to co-commission this event.


Performance: 7.30- 9pm

Tickets: £5

* If you would like to apply for this commission please click here

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Oct
25
10:00am10:00am

Facepainting: Superheroes to the rescue!

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Allow our face artist to transform you into the superhero of your choice in a matter of minutes, using safe, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic face paint that can be washed off easily with water.

Price : £3.00 per person (£2.50 when you show proof of purchasing a show or workshop event during the week.

Have you seen our other facepainting sessions for the week? Click here.

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Bundles of fun with Bindlestick Theatre Company
Oct
25
10:00am10:00am

Bundles of fun with Bindlestick Theatre Company

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Roll up, roll up! Calling all small children with big imaginations!

Join us for a fun jam packed session with Bindlestick Theatre Company.

All superheroes welcome in your best costumes! 

Tickets: £5


Why not get your face painted like your favourite superhero too?: Show your ticket to the facepainter for a discounted facepainting session.

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Get Creative with Creatabot
Oct
25
to Oct 27

Get Creative with Creatabot

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Try your hand at something new with creative workshops by Creatabot.  Discover a new passion, learn a new skill or just give it a go for the price of a coffee. 

Wednesday 25th October, 11am-12noon: Children's crafts

Thursday 26th October,11am-12noon: Crafts inspiring the builder in you

Friday 27th October, 11am-12noon: A colourful crafty surprise with Paint The Town


Tickets: £3 per person


Have you seen our other Creatabot workshops for the week?:

Tuesday 25th October, 2-3pm: Crafts inspired by Days Gone By

Saturday 28th October, 2.30-6pm: Drop in session- Spooky Crafts

 

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Puppet Making Workshop with the team of Almost Always Muddy 
Oct
26
10:00am10:00am

Puppet Making Workshop with the team of Almost Always Muddy 

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Join the cast of Almost Always Muddy to create your own puppet creature, then work with a talented puppeteer to bring your creation to life. 


Age: 7 – 12


Duration: 50 minutes *Some items and equipment will be provided, but please bring along clean recyclable materials to use in the making of your puppet. 


Price: £3
 

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CPD creative Q&A with the cast of Almost Always Muddy
Oct
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

CPD creative Q&A with the cast of Almost Always Muddy

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This creative professional development event is a casual Q&A with the cast of Almost Always Muddy for local creatives and/or those interested in creating theatrical works for children and young people. See a demonstration of puppet making from recycled materials and discuss ideas and best practice with the experts. 


Price: FREE

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THE CASTLE BUILDER
Oct
26
to Oct 27

THE CASTLE BUILDER

THE CASTLE BUILDER

By Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet

The Castle Builder is an emotional and hard rocking journey into the hearts and souls that exist on the outer limits of creativity and building regulations.


Kid Carpet and Vic Llewellyn take you on a musical, magical, moving and comic journey through the minds of some of our planet’s most eccentric and creative individuals. A smash hit success at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe.


It tells the true story of an inmate in a Norwegian psychiatric institute who over 5 years built a castle on a remote headland. But ...where was he getting his bricks from? 


The show spirals outwards from personal accounts into tales of other outsider artists who’ve been inspired to build gigantic extraordinary structures, alone, in secret, and without artistic validation from the real world.


Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet re-imagine these stories and tell them with visceral live music, dancing, projection and heart felt storytelling and chewed bread sculptures.


The show also includes the presence of an invited maker/artisan who constructs during the duration of the piece and presents something unique to the audience at the climax of the show.


 
It holds its audience, tenderly, in the palm of its hand, lifts us to the stars, then places us gently back down on earth, with a reminder that there’s always time to live better.
— Exeunt (Maddy Costa)
 
 
**** Funny, educational and most importantly, inspiring.
— The Fix
 
 
***** Boisterous and innovative.
— The British Theatre Guide
 
 
**** Hilarious, touching and poignant.
— Across the Arts
 
 
Joyful, messy and exuberant
— Total Theatre Magazine
 


SHOW INFORMATION


Date: Thursday 26th October, 7.30pm, with post show talk with the cast and creatives, and live musical demonstrations.
Date: Friday 27th October, 7pm
Price: £9.50
Age Recommendation: 12+
Running Time: 55 mins no interval


THE CASTLE BUILDER Funded by Arts Council England Supported by Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factories Bristol And Pilot Nights.


Kid Carpet/Ed Patrick: Music, Lyrics & Performer
Vic Llewellyn: Text and Performer
Harvey Williams: Video operator
Bryn Thomas: Choreography
Directed by: Richie Smith & Emma Williams
Produced by: Bristol Ferment

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Staging a play - with the team behind Ross and Rachel
Oct
27
10:30am10:30am

Staging a play - with the team behind Ross and Rachel

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A briliant opportunity for anyone interested in acting, directing or creating theatre. Join in this fun and interactive workshop examining the use of space and how to create different scenes within a single physical space. Led by the creative team behind Ross & Rachel 

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“Be reasonable demand the impossible”- an interactive talk and demonstration about music and theatre
Oct
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

“Be reasonable demand the impossible”- an interactive talk and demonstration about music and theatre

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Join Vic Llewellyn & Kid Carpet (creators of The Castle Builder) in this exciting interactive talk and demonstration to describe how to begin making your own theatre show and how to incorporate music into your work.

Vic Llewellyn is a Phillippe Gaulier trained actor with 25 years’ experience of making shows in theatres, opera houses and streets around the world. Kid Carpet has been makes his own music and shows for children. He has released 8 albums and made 5 shows for children. 

Age: 12 +

Duration: 1.5 hours

Tickets: £3

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ALMOST ALWAYS MUDDY
Oct
27
to Oct 29

ALMOST ALWAYS MUDDY

ALMOST ALWAYS MUDDY

By Likely Story Theatre and Kirsty Harris

Where do all the children play? Where have all the playgrounds gone? 

 

Join the team of Almost Always Muddy in their Junk Yard playground of treasures and build them a place to tell their story. 

 

Almost Always Muddy is an immersive storytelling experience.

 

In the first part you are in a junkyard: pallets, tubes, ropes, nets, fabric. You are invited to use all the materials to build the places stories can happen. The Junkyard will morph into a magical place for adventure. 

 

In the second part, the Almost Always Muddy team of improvisers transform your creation into a theatrical storytelling Adventure, with live music, live making and special effects. 

 

Almost Always Muddy is the story of a Hero's Quest for courage, improvised by the Almost Always Muddy team and led by the world you have built and the suggestions you give. 

 

This an interactive piece so expect to get building and use your imagination.


 


SHOW INFORMATION


Date: Friday 27th October, 2.30pm & 5pm
Date: Saturday 28th October, 11.30am & 4pm
Date: Sunday 29th October, 11.30am

Price: Adults £7.00, Children £5.50
Ages: 5+
Running Time: 1hr 30
 


ALMOST ALWAYS MUDDY is supported by: 
Arts Council England, Wales Lab, Battersea Arts Centre, Likely Story.

 

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ROSS & RACHEL
Oct
27
to Oct 28

ROSS & RACHEL

ROSS & RACHEL 

By James Fritz 

★★★★ The Independent    ★★★★ What's On Stage      ★★★★ TimeOut      
★★★★ The Stage              ★★★★ Exeunt               ★★★★ The Scotsman   
★★★★  A Younger Theatre

Look at all those couples. Which one will leave. Which one will run. Which one is cheating on the other. Which one will die first. Him. Him. Her. Him.


Ross & Rachel tells the mind-bending, heart-breaking story of what happens when a couple that was always meant to be together, gets together. And stays together.


In this disquieting duologue for one performer, Olivier-nominee and Critics Circle Most Promising Playwright winner James Fritz (Four Minutes, Twelve Seconds, Hampstead Theatre/West End) takes an unflinching look at the myths of modern love.


 
Fritz’s script has a streak of mischief a mile wide...a virtuosic piece of writing, playful, post-modern and devastatingly serious, all at once
— TIME OUT
 
 
A startling piece of new writing
— THE STAGE
 
 
A fiercely sharp yet tender anatomy of the lie of love
— EXEUNT
 
 
Quite a thing of brilliance
— Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods
 


SHOW INFORMATION


Date: Friday 27th October, 8.30pm
Date: Saturday 28th October, 7.45pm, with a post show talk with the creatives.
Price: £9.50

Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: 60 mins

No latecomers admitted
 


ROSS & RACHEL: 
By James Fritz
Produced by MOTOR

Directed by Thomas Martin
Design by Alison Neighbour
Sound Design by Jon McLeod
Lighting by Douglas Green

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Oct
28
1:30pm 1:30pm

Facepainting: A Spooky Surprise!

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Allow our face artist to transform you into the spooky monster of your choice in a matter of minutes, using safe, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic face paint that can be washed off easily with water.

Price : £3.00 per person (£2.50 when you show proof of purchasing a show or workshop event during the week.

Have you seen our other facepainting sessions for the week? Click here.

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Get Creative with Creatabot
Oct
28
2:30pm 2:30pm

Get Creative with Creatabot

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Try your hand at something new with creative workshops by Creatabot.  Discover a new passion, learn a new skill or just give it a go for the price of a coffee. 

Saturday 28th October, 2.30-6pm: Drop in session- Spooky Crafts

Tickets: £3 per person


Have you seen our other Creatabot workshops for the week?:

Tuesday 25th October, 2-3pm: Crafts inspired by Days Gone By

Wednesday 25th October, 11am-12noon: Children's crafts

Thursday 26th October,11am-12noon: Crafts inspiring the builder in you

Friday 27th October, 11am-12noon: A colourful crafty surprise with Paint The Town

 

 


 

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SUPER MEGA ROCKIN' ROCK SHOW
Oct
28
2:30pm 2:30pm

SUPER MEGA ROCKIN' ROCK SHOW

SUPER MEGA ROCKIN' ROCK SHOW

By Kid Carpet

A fun packed interactive rock show suitable for small kids, big kids and animals!

Come and rock out with Kid Carpet!

Kid Carpet performs songs from his hit family theatre shows while inviting the audience to play ping pong, help catch a lost sandwich in space and take part in a grand dance contest.


Kid Carpet will teach you how to rock out at a rock show, fly like a Golden Eagle, win a penguin race and do a little poo in the forest.

In this 45 minute show Kid Carpet will guide you through everything you need to know to be able to rock out big time. Even if it’s your first gig! Join in with stories, games and songs. Audience participation is encouraged with parents and children both onstage and in the seats.

Kid Carpet began making music with old toys and a punk rock DIY attitude and has played hundreds of gigs nationally and internationally as headline and support to acts like Arcade Fire, Fat Boy Slim, Dangermouse, Art Brut, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobious Pip, Electric 6, Willy Mason, The Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players and Presidents of The United States of America.


 
Anarchy, irreverence and belly laughs for adults and children alike.
— Theatre Bristol
 
 
A fresh, funny and engaging show that is quite unlike anything I have seen before.
— Tobacco Factory Theatres
 
 
The Mighty Boosh for kids!
— Strike A Light
 
 
If you’ve got kids you must take them to see Kid Carpet if you haven’t got kids borrow some & go anyway
— @olderThanevil
 


SHOW INFORMATION


Date: Saturday 28th October, 2.30pm
Price: Adults £7.00, Children £5.50
Suitable for ages 3-8 years and families
Running time: 45mins

 

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Oct
29
12:30pm12:30pm

Facepainting: Animal Instincts

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Allow our face artist to transform you into the animal of your choice in a matter of minutes, using safe, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic face paint that can be washed off easily with water.

Price : £3.00 per person (£2.50 when you show proof of purchasing a show or workshop event during the week).

Have you seen our other facepainting sessions for the week? Click here.

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THE OWL & THE PUSSYCAT
Oct
29
2:30pm 2:30pm

THE OWL & THE PUSSYCAT

THE OWL & THE PUSSYCAT

By Let’s All Dance

They danced by the light of the moon, the moon….

After a sell-out tour last year, Let’s All Dance is delighted to present this gorgeous original ballet, which takes a fresh and humorous look at the famous Lear poem.

Once again, the company combines fantastic dancing, beautiful costumes and crystal-clear storytelling to engage and delight young audiences.

Take part in a photo opportunity with dancers after the show.


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The performance was truly magnificent, wonderful! Enjoyed by all, especially my 6 year old granddaughter.
— Kristina Attwood, Oxford
I thought it was amazing... It made me feel happy, I want to come again.
— Florence, age 4, Guildford
 


SHOW INFORMATION


Date: Sunday 29th October, 2.30pm

Price: Adults £7.00, Children £5.50

Suitable for ages 2-11 years, families, and children with additional needs

Running time: 40 mins

 

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The Admiral's Tea Party
Jul
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Admiral's Tea Party

 

Wordsmithery & Paint The Town Festival presents:

The Admiral’s Tea Party

A family tea party and interactive walk celebrating Medway’s naval and military history.

Join Wordsmithery for a family friendly tea party and history walk inspired by Medway's naval and military history. Poetry, music, tea and cupcakes!

Commissioned for The Paint The Town Festival. Bring a picnic and join our party! 

The history of The Lower Lines

The Lower Lines in Gillingham was the last section of the Chatham Lines to be constructed. The works were started in 1803 in advance of the Napoleonic Wars. Construction started during the Napoleonic Wars, consisting of a series of deep brick ditches with ramparts. Gun emplacements added later provided places for artillery during WW2. The ditches provided a training ground for the Royal Engineers.

In the 1907 Sir Gerard Noel, the Admiral of the Fleet, took up residence in a grand house overlooking the river in the Lower Lines Park, where he used to host fabulous tea parties on the lawn. The house no longer exists, but Wordsmithery are recreating one of those tea parties, where you can bring a picnic and go on their guided walk through the Lower Lines Park with a cast of characters drawn from history.

So bring a picnic and join us for tea and cakes on the Admiral’s Lawn!


Event Information

Saturday 8 July 2017, 2-4pm

The Lower Lines Park, Gillingham, ME4 4HZ

FREE EVENT

 

TICKET INFORMATION

The tea party event is free of charge but the interactive history walks must be pre-booked. Please bring your ticket to the event for entry. You are welcome to bring along a picnic, but no glass or alcohol is allowed on site. There will be access to toilets and light refreshments on site.

TIMINGS

The Tea Party runs from 2-4pm.

Interactive walks talk place at 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm and pre-booking is required. Maximum capacity of 15 people per walk.

 

MEETING POINT

Audiences to gather at The Central Plateau, The Lower Lines Park, Brompton, Gillingham, ME7 5DD at least 10 minutes before their walk start time.

PARKING

Parking can be found at Mid Kent College and in nearby streets.

ACCESSIBILITY

*Please note that the performance will go ahead come rain or shine, so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. There is uneven ground and slopes on the interactive history walk, so it may not be suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, though the Central Plateau is fully accessible.

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The Admiral's Tea Party: Rehearsal
Jun
24
10:00am10:00am

The Admiral's Tea Party: Rehearsal

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Would you like to be part of Wordsmithery's new show, created for Paint The Town? The Admiral's Tea Party is a site specific performance, history walk and picnic at Gillingham's Lower Lines on 8 July.

Join Wordsmithery at The Brook Theatre on Saturday 24th June for a rehearsal day for The Admirals Tea Party. Take part in a range of writing exercises and activities to make props and costumes for the event.

All welcome, but please email to reserve your place.


EVENT INFORMATION:

Date: Saturday 24th June 2017

Workshop: 10- 4pm  

FREE ENTRY

Age limit: 16+
 


Call out: Performers wanted!

Would you like to join our Community Cast for our outdoor theatre performance exploring the history of Medway's Gillingham Lower Lines Park? The site specific show will be performed on the 8th July 2017.

We currently need actors to help us create this exciting new production. If you are interested, please email wordsmithery.info@gmail.com for further info. 

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The Admiral's Tea Party: Writing Workshops
Apr
26
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Admiral's Tea Party: Writing Workshops

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Would you like to be part of Wordsmithery's new show, created for the Paint The Town festival? 

The Admiral's Tea Party is a site specific performance which will take its inspiration from aspects of Chatham's heritage, to be performed in July at the Lower Lines Park in Gillingham. We want your stories and writing to be part of the show!

Come along and be inspired by the location and history of Medway, where playwright Sam Hall will lead you in a series of writing exercises to help create the final piece.


TICKET INFORMATION:

Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017

Workshop: 2- 5pm  

Price: Standard £3.50

Age limit: 16+
 


Call out: Performers wanted!

Would you like to join our Community Cast for our outdoor theatre performance exploring the history of Medway's Gillingham Lower Lines Park? The site specific show will be performed in July 2017.

We currently need actors to help us create this exciting new production. Workshop dates to be confirmed, but if you are interested, please email wordsmithery.info@gmail.com for further info. 

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Headway for Medway
Apr
26
10:00am10:00am

Headway for Medway

Headway for Medway is a social and information support service for people who have suffered a brain injury. They meet every Wednesday 10.00am to 2.00pm, at the The Sunlight Centre Richmond Road Gillingham ME7 1LX. 

Headway's Gillingham drop-in centre for Medway is a friendly social group for people affected by an acquired brain injury. The group offer advice and support, a place for a cuppa and a chat, and activities and exercises based on the interest of group members.

They also hold a fortnightly music session in the rehearsal room. Please contact Andy Hirons on 07956 307980 or email andyhirons@headwayselnwk.co.uk for further information. Their web site is www.headwayselnwk.co.uk.

Age 18+

Paint The Town are working in partnership with Headway in conjunction with our touring show Reassembled, Slightly Askew.

ABOUT HEADWAY

Headway South East London and North West Kent is a charitable organisation providing support and services to individuals, family members and carers affected by an acquired brain injury across Bexley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Dartford, Gravesend and Medway. Headway SELNWK operates a person centred service that understands the complexities and problems that may arise after injury particularly with emotions, cognition, memory, communication and behaviour.

Their community support programme provides choice and preference for service users between one to one support in the home environment in addition to or as an alternative to being part of a social rehabilitation centre in the Headway SELNWK region. The organisation also offers early intervention and social rehabilitation.

Useful information

It is now easier than ever to make a donation to Headway SELNWK . Using ‘Just Giving’ Simply text HWLK11 plus £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, or £10 to 70070. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/headwayselnwk

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Rethink Medway Hope Project
Apr
25
1:30pm 1:30pm

Rethink Medway Hope Project

The Medway Hope Project is a lottery funded project set up to provide peer support and activity groups for local communities in Medway as well as a Volunteer Ambassador scheme to make sure that everyone gets access to the support they need.

 

Medway Area Rethink Social Support (MARSS) 

Mondays - 13.00-15.00

RBLI Chatham
85 High Street
Chatham
Kent

 

Support NET

Tuesdays - 13.30-15.00

70 Silverweed Road,

Weedswood, 

Walderslade 

ME5 0QX

 

Inspire group (students only)

Mondays 17.30-19.00

Rochester Building R2-05

Medway University Campus

 

All groups are open to anyone with experience on Mental Illness and if anyone has any questions, the project leader can be reached on 07484 001974 or samuel.strudwick@rethink.org

If you need crisis support then please visit their main site at www.rethink.org/helpnow


* Visit our billed festival theatre show My Beautiful Black Dog

This electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership over their own black dogs whilst channeling infectious dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes!

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Roundabout Nights Presents- Paint It Black
Apr
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Roundabout Nights Presents- Paint It Black

Roundabout Nights is proud to present a night of poetic musings about mental health* as part of the Paint The Town Festival. Headliners already confirmed include Dylan Oscar Rowe and Spreken. It promises to be an intense, educational, and entertaining night. 

For more information visit their Facebook event page here


* Visit our billed festival theatre show My Beautiful Black Dog

This electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership over their own black dogs whilst channeling infectious dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes!

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Rethink Medway Hope Project (Student session)
Apr
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

Rethink Medway Hope Project (Student session)

The Medway Hope Project is a lottery funded project set up to provide peer support and activity groups for local communities in Medway as well as a Volunteer Ambassador scheme to make sure that everyone gets access to the support they need.

 

Medway Area Rethink Social Support (MARSS) 

Mondays - 13.00-15.00

RBLI Chatham
85 High Street
Chatham
Kent

 

Support NET

Tuesdays - 13.30-15.00

70 Silverweed Road,

Weedswood, 

Walderslade 

ME5 0QX

 

Inspire group (students only)

Mondays 17.30-19.00

Rochester Building R2-05

Medway University Campus

 

All groups are open to anyone with experience on Mental Illness and if anyone has any questions, the project leader can be reached on 07484 001974 or samuel.strudwick@rethink.org

If you need crisis support then please visit their main site at www.rethink.org/helpnow


* Visit our billed festival theatre show My Beautiful Black Dog

This electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership over their own black dogs whilst channeling infectious dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes!

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Rethink Medway Hope Project
Apr
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

Rethink Medway Hope Project

  • Medway Area Rethink Social Support (MARRS) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Medway Hope Project is a lottery funded project set up to provide peer support and activity groups for local communities in Medway as well as a Volunteer Ambassador scheme to make sure that everyone gets access to the support they need.

 

Medway Area Rethink Social Support (MARSS) 

Mondays - 13.00-15.00

RBLI Chatham
85 High Street
Chatham
Kent

 

Support NET

Tuesdays - 13.30-15.00

70 Silverweed Road,

Weedswood, 

Walderslade 

ME5 0QX

 

 

Inspire group (students only)

Mondays 17.30-19.00

Rochester Building R2-05

Medway University Campus

 

All groups are open to anyone with experience on Mental Illness and if anyone has any questions, the project leader can be reached on 07484 001974 or samuel.strudwick@rethink.org

If you need crisis support then please visit their main site at www.rethink.org/helpnow


* Visit our billed festival theatre show My Beautiful Black Dog

This electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership over their own black dogs whilst channeling infectious dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes!

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Paint The Town festival and The Monday Hub present: Carry On Crafting by Play on Words Theatre
Apr
24
10:30am10:30am

Paint The Town festival and The Monday Hub present: Carry On Crafting by Play on Words Theatre


Paint The Town and Play On Words Theatre present an one off special of Carry on Crafting.*  

Bring along your knitting, sing along to amazing performances of classic songs from the 1930s to 1950s, have a laugh with the Play On Words and Paint The Town team, and make great new friends. Step back in time- all without leaving Medway.

Tickets

Please note that places are limited for this event and a small selection of external bookings can be reserved here

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Paint The Town Festival in partnership with Dance Alley: Moving Mannequins
Apr
23
12:00pm12:00pm

Paint The Town Festival in partnership with Dance Alley: Moving Mannequins

There is something special going on in Chatham- reports of mannequins coming to life inside the Pentagon.

Head upstairs to Heart of the Community (Pentagon Shopping Centre 1st floor) and watch through the glass windows as real life mannequins find their feet and perform exquisite dance routines.

Event details

Sunday 23rd April 

Heart @ The Pentagon 

Times: 12.00 - 12.20 & 13.00 - 13.20 

FREE

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"Utter Thanet Medway"
Apr
23
10:00am10:00am

"Utter Thanet Medway"

 

"Utter Thanet Medway" 

What is it like living in Medway? Is it great? Or less so? What do you love about it? What do you dislike? How could it be better? Is it changing? What do you think about the changes? We're interested in what you think, so come and have your say!

Mischievous Theatre CIC is interviewing a thousand people on the Isle of Thanet to find their answers to some of these questions and to then create a piece of theatre based on the answers. To test the responses, we want to compare what the people of Thanet say to what you in Medway think about your community. Have we got the same loves, fears, worries and hopes as each other, or are the two areas very different? 

WORKSHOP

Mischievous are running a workshop to explore and experiment with the techniques and strategies they are using to research and create a piece of verbatim/from-real-life-testimony theatre. How do we find the people? How do we conduct our interviews? How do we curate the words of the public in an honourable and honest way to make a piece of theatre that is truthful, insightful, provocative and, ultimately, uplifting? 

Join them at The Brook Theatre for a workshop session from 10-12noon (Activity room) followed by an open interview consultation from 12-4pm (Meeting room).

Tickets

This is a free event but places are limited. To secure your space please book below

 

Supported by Arts Council England, Lung Theatre, Looping The Loop, Paint The Town
 
@MischievousThtr  
 

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Paint The Town: Creative Networking Evening
Apr
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Paint The Town: Creative Networking Evening

This is an opportunity to mingle with the creative teams behind our spring shows and with like-minded creatives from the local area and beyond.

Join us for live music, chilled out drinks and a chance to tell us what you want to see in Medway!

Tickets

This is a free event but places are limited. To secure your space please book below

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Panel Discussion: The role of arts in rehabilitation after brain injury and illness
Apr
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Panel Discussion: The role of arts in rehabilitation after brain injury and illness

Join us for a panel talk and Q&A opportunity with Shannon Yee, creator of the amazing audio experience Reassembled, Slightly Askew, Andy Hirons from brain injury charity Headway, and Bridget from The Sunlight Centre.


Examine how the arts and creative activities can aid with rehabilitation and coping techniques surrounding brain injury and illness, and discover how Shannon's personal experience was shaped into a piece of performance for all to share. 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Free event but registration is necessary. 

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Hip Hip Hooray!
Apr
22
1:30pm 1:30pm

Hip Hip Hooray!

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A day of free workshops for little hands with big creativity!

Take part in Hip-Hip Hooray- a selection of children's workshops taking place at Rochester library for 3-8 year olds. 

Events include a singing workshop with Tom Penn (creator of Neverland), arts and crafts, and facepainting with local organisation Like A Magpie.

EVENT INFORMATION:

Date: Saturday 22nd April 2017

Facepainting: 1.30- 3.30pm (Drop in event)

Crafts: 1.30- 2.30pm (Drop in event)

Singing workshop: 3- 3.30pm (Pre booking essential via Medway Libraries on 01634 337799 or visit the library and book in person).

* Please Note - This event has now moved to Rochester Library and will run free of charge directly after the Neverland Craft Workshops from 1.30pm - 3.30pm!

Suitable for ages 3-8 years


Tom Penn’s sell-out show NEVERLAND will come to the Adult Education Centre, Rochester for 3 days. A specially created piece for 1-3year olds and their parent/guardian, this beautiful piece within a padded white tent uses 360-degree projections and original music to tell the story of a child’s imagination.  Neverland comes to Medway hot off a sell-out run at London's Southbank Centre - so do not miss out on a chance to see this spellbinding work on your doorstep!

 

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The Admiral's Tea Party: Writing Workshops
Apr
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

The Admiral's Tea Party: Writing Workshops

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Would you like to be part of Wordsmithery's new show, created for the Paint The Town festival? 

The Admiral's Tea Party is a site specific performance which will take its inspiration from aspects of Chatham's heritage, to be performed in July at the Lower Lines Park in Gillingham. We want your stories and writing to be part of the show!

Come along and be inspired by the location and history of Medway, where playwright Sam Hall will lead you in a series of writing exercises to help create the final piece.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Date: Saturday 22nd April 2017

Workshop: 1- 3pm  

Price: Standard £3.50

Age limit: 16+
 


Call out: Performers wanted!

Would you like to join our Community Cast for our outdoor theatre performance exploring the history of Medway's Gillingham Lower Lines Park? The site specific show will be performed in July 2017.

We currently need actors to help us create this exciting new production. Workshop dates to be confirmed, but if you are interested, please email wordsmithery.info@gmail.com for further info. 

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Nature craft workshop at Rochester Library
Apr
22
10:15am10:15am

Nature craft workshop at Rochester Library

Neverland by Tom Penn is a storytelling interactive show with beautiful projections for 1-3 year olds. It's inspired by J.M. Barrie’s Neverland in Peter Pan where children get to venture into forests and the sea. The show runs three times a day at Rochester Adult Education from the 20th-22nd April at 10am, 11.15am and 1.45pm.  

As part of Paint The Town, Rochester Library will be offering a free craft workshop inspired by nature. Visit the library before the shows at 10.15-11am and 12.45-1.30pm to create your own craft.

Location: Rochester Library, Community Hub Rochester
Duration: Two drop in sessions
Suitability: 3-8 years
Contact details for Medway Libraries: 01634 337799

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Bucket List
Apr
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bucket List

BUCKET LIST
By Theatre Ad Infinitum

Bucket List is the powerful story of one Mexican woman’s fight for justice.
When her mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption, Milagros finds herself with only a bloodstained list of those responsible. Determined to make them pay, Milagros embarks on a passionate quest for justice, no matter the cost.
Using physical storytelling, live instrumental music and song; multi-award winning Theatre Ad Infinitum unfolds a story about love, loss and revenge.

 

★★★★★ What’s On Stage – “magical theatrical force”
★★★★ The Times – “Powerful”
★★★★ The Stage – “Admirable”
★★★★ The Scotsman – “as ever with this talented company, the delivery is powerful, slick and highly physical”
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide – ‘’It is an epic magical story that makes you care deeply’’
 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Date: Friday 21st April 2017

Time: 7.30pm (with post-show talk)

Prices (incl. concession rate): Standard: £12.50, Students: £10, Groups of 10+: £10 per ticket, Theatre Loyalty member: £10.50

Venue: Brook Theatre, 5 The Brook, Chatham, Kent. ME4 4SE.

Age limit: 14+
Run time 90 mins
Warnings: This show contains some adult content and strong language

Purchase tickets here



COMPANY INFORMATION

Theatre Ad Infinitum is a multi-award-winning international ensemble based in Bristol that develops new and original theatre for multi-cultural audiences.

They all share a passion for innovative theatre making that speaks to a global community, and create performances that harness the universal language of the body. Drawing on their differences in culture, nationality, and language they produce a unique and engaging form of theatre unified by our commitment to the audience.

“That you may be moved, challenged and inspired by our work is our first priority.”

Theatre Ad Infinitum is proud to be associate artist at The Bush Theatre, The Lowry and Redbridge Drama Centre.

Supported by Redbridge Drama Centre, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre in the Mill, Theatre Bench and Anglo Arts.

 

Tour supported by Battersea Arts Centre
Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic, The Lowry, The North Wall
Supported by Redbridge Drama Centre, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre in the Mill, Theatre Bench and Anglo Arts.

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Private event: Storytelling through physical theatre workshop
Apr
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

Private event: Storytelling through physical theatre workshop

Nir Paldi, the co-artistic director from multi award winning Theatre Ad Infinitum, will lead a college workshop that investigates the extents of our physicality and how it can be used to convey a story.

The workshop explores the physical techniques used in Translunar Paradise – how an actor in an empty space can use their body to create character, spaces, emotions, poetry and atmospheres, and ultimately tell stories without words.

*Please note that this college workshop is a private closed session.

Buy a ticket for the theatre performance of Bucket List on 21st April 2017 here

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Neverland
Apr
20
to Apr 22

Neverland

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NEVERLAND
BY TOM PENN

A Tom Penn and Battersea Arts Centre Co-Production

Let’s go on a journey.
Let’s sail through the sky and dive deep beneath the ocean.
Let’s go together.
Step into a tented den and discover a magical world to explore and play in.

Inspired by J.M. Barrie’s Neverland in Peter Pan, this immersive new show for children aged 1-3 uses beautiful 360 video projections, original music and performance to tell the story of a child’s imagination.
Neverland encourages play and creativity between children and their grown-ups. Join us and let your imagination soar.

The Stage – ‘it is heartening to see baby theatre created with such care, forethought and rigour’★★★★★
Time Out – ‘Charming immersive show for toddlers’
Mummy in the city –‘It was different from anything else we’ve experienced together before’ –or- ‘a unique theatrical experience for toddlers’

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Dates: Thursday 20th- Saturday 22nd April

Time: 10am, 11.15am, 1.45pm daily

Prices: £10*

Venue: Rochester Adult Education centre, Eastgate, Rochester, Kent. ME1 1EW.

*Recommended age: This show has been made for adult/child pairs and each ticket admits one adult and one 1-3 year old.

Run time: 30 -40 mins

 

COMPANY INFORMATION
Directed by Tom Penn
Designed by Rhys Jarman
Associate Designer Verity Sadler
Projection Design by Will Duke
Music by Charlie Penn
Made with and performed by Eugénie Pastor and Sachi Kimura

www.paintthetownfestival.co.uk

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Reassembled, Slightly Askew
Apr
20
to Apr 22

Reassembled, Slightly Askew

REASSEMBLED, SLIGHTLY ASKEW
BY SHANNON YEE

An autobiographical, audio-based artwork about Shannon’s experience of falling critically ill with a rare brain infection and her journey of rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury.

Audience members (6 per show) experience Reassembled, Slightly Askew individually, listening to the audio via headphones while lying on hospital beds.

The audio technology makes the sound three-dimensional, causing listeners to feel they are inside Shannon’s head, viscerally experiencing her descent into coma, brain surgeries, early days in the hospital and reintegration into the world with a hidden disability. A story of terror, discovery, humour, but above all, hope.

“A real-life ordeal, captured by a daring, disorientating artistic collaboration, which works brilliantly on so many levels…It should be available on prescription.” 5 stars— The Stage

‘’A harrowing journey into an artist’s experience of a rare brain infection’’ 4 stars— Evening Standard

“This story – hers – becomes mine because she puts it into my head so directly. She rebuilds herself from nothing and then shares the fall and rise with me alone.”—Exeunt Magazine

“A truly pioneering project from an artist who wants to challenge our perception of disability and conventional notions of drama.” – Gilly Campbell, Drama & Dance Officer, Arts Council NI

TICKET INFORMATION:

Date: Thursday 20th April to Saturday 22nd April 2017

Time: 20th-21st April: 2pm, 4.15pm and 7pm daily. 22nd April: 10am, 12.15pm and 4pm.

Price: £12.50

Venue: The Sunlight Centre, 105 Richmond Road, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 1LX.

Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: 90 minutes

*Please note: latecomers cannot be admitted.

 

 

COMPANY INFORMATION
Shannon Yee (Sickels) is a Belfast-based playwright and producer. Reassembled, Slightly Askew is her autobiographical audio-based artwork about her near-death experience and subsequent acquired brain injury, created with an interdisciplinary team of artists, her neurosurgeon and head injury nurse.

Artistic Team:
Shannon Yee (Sickels) Writer
Paul Stapleton Composer/Sonic Artist
Anna Newell Director
Hanna Slättn Dramaturg
Stevie Prickett Choreographer
Matilde Meireles Project Support

Shannon Yee (Sickels) Producer
Andrea Montgomery Project Evaluator
Stephen Beggs Performer/NI Tour Manager
Mary Lindsay Performer (London)
Stevie Prickett Choreographer
Richard Lavery Video Production

Biomedical Advisory Team:
Mr Roy McConnell Consultant Neurosurgeon, Royal Victoria Hospital
Colin Williamson Head Injury Liaison Nurse, Belfast Health & Social
Care Trust

www.paintthetownfestival.co.uk

 

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    My Beautiful Black Dog
    Apr
    19
    8:00pm 8:00pm

    My Beautiful Black Dog

    MY BEAUTIFUL BLACK DOG

    A Musical about depression.

    BY BRIGITTE APHRODITE

    "Black dog is what Winston Churchill used to call his depression... I have a beautiful black dog and I call her Creshendorius." Brigitte Aphrodite

    Gig meets theatre meets tidal wave of glitter. 

    Billed as part of Paint The Town festival, this is a poetically wild musical exploring the difficult and beauteous complexity of our fragile minds. Depression is at its heart, but it’s not depressing – it’s joyous, funny and hopeful (I hope…) I believe in hope.

    This electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership over their own black dogs whilst channeling infectious dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes!

    ★★★★★ “You’ll leave the room beaming.” TO DO LIST
     
    “Imagine the Mighty Boosh crossed with the best episode of Girls. Prepare to cry and laugh several times over. You’ll leave a better person” Elle Magazine
     
    ★★★★  “.. obviously there are songs and costumes and everything, but it’s all just trappings, really; I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so emotionally honest on stage before.” Exuent Magazine
     
    ★★★★ “My Beautiful Black Dog is a raw show in more ways than one, but the warmth and good feeling that it generates is kind of glorious” The Stage
     
    ★★★★ “It’s Original, Heart-Wrenching and Warming all at Once” The List
     

    TICKET INFORMATION:

    Date: Wednesday 19th April 2017

    Timings: Doors 7.30pm, Show 8.00pm, Post show discussion 9.30- 10.00pm

    Price: Standard £12.50, Students £10, Groups of 10+ £10 per ticket, Theatre Loyalty member £10.50

    Age limit: 14+
    Run time 70 mins
    Warnings: This show contains some adult content and strong language

    COMPANY INFORMATION

    Writer/Performer: Brigitte Aphrodite

    Director: Laura Keefe

    Musical Director/Composer: Quiet Boy

    Dramaturg/Sound Designer: John Hoggarth

    Producer: Rachel Tyson and Gemma Cairney for Boom Shakalaka Productions

    Assistant Producer: Daniella Isaacs

    Funded by The Arts Council and Wellcome Trust. Supported by and developed in association with Iron Shoes.

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    Art workshop at Headway to Medway by Wendy Daws
    Apr
    19
    1:00pm 1:00pm

    Art workshop at Headway to Medway by Wendy Daws

    An inspiring arts workshop led by Wendy Daws for those attending the Headway to Medway event at 10am- 2pm on 19th April 2017.

    Headway for Medway is a social and information support service for people who have suffered a brain injury. They meet every Wednesday 10.00am to 2.00pm, at the The Sunlight Centre Richmond Road Gillingham ME7 1LX. 

    Headway's Gillingham drop-in centre for Medway is a friendly social group for people affected by an acquired brain injury. The group offer advice and support, a place for a cuppa and a chat, and activities and exercises based on the interest of group members.

    They also hold a fortnightly music session in the rehearsal room. Please contact Andy Hirons on 07956 307980 or email andyhirons@headwayselnwk.co.uk for further information. Their web site is www.headwayselnwk.co.uk.

    Paint The Town are working in partnership with Headway in conjunction with our touring show Reassembled, Slightly Askew.

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    Headway for Medway
    Apr
    19
    10:00am10:00am

    Headway for Medway

      Headway for Medway is a social and information support service for people who have suffered a brain injury. They meet every Wednesday 10.00am to 2.00pm, at the The Sunlight Centre Richmond Road Gillingham ME7 1LX. 

      Headway's Gillingham drop-in centre for Medway is a friendly social group for people affected by an acquired brain injury. The group offer advice and support, a place for a cuppa and a chat, and activities and exercises based on the interest of group members.

      They also hold a fortnightly music session in the rehearsal room. Please contact Andy Hirons on 07956 307980 or email andyhirons@headwayselnwk.co.uk for further information. Their web site is www.headwayselnwk.co.uk.

      Age 18+

      Paint The Town are working in partnership with Headway in conjunction with our touring show Reassembled, Slightly Askew.

      ABOUT HEADWAY

      Headway South East London and North West Kent is a charitable organisation providing support and services to individuals, family members and carers affected by an acquired brain injury across Bexley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Dartford, Gravesend and Medway. Headway SELNWK operates a person centred service that understands the complexities and problems that may arise after injury particularly with emotions, cognition, memory, communication and behaviour.

      Their community support programme provides choice and preference for service users between one to one support in the home environment in addition to or as an alternative to being part of a social rehabilitation centre in the Headway SELNWK region. The organisation also offers early intervention and social rehabilitation.

      Useful information

      It is now easier than ever to make a donation to Headway SELNWK . Using ‘Just Giving’ Simply text HWLK11 plus £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, or £10 to 70070.http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/headwayselnwk

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      Sep
      27
      7:00pm 7:00pm

      Paint The Town festival finale

      A night celebrating community, music and the beauty of improvisation. Sing, hum, whisper, beatbox or even just stay silent and enjoy a completely improvised soundscape by you the audience.

       

      Watch as two professional dancers respond to the changes in tempo and tone in a dance piece dictated completely by the sounds and silences created. Open equally to the musically gifted and the tone-deaf; join us in a live experiment to create a performance out of thin air.

       

      Tuesday 27 September
      7pm- 10pm
      Location: George Vaults
      Suitability: 18+
      Tickets: Free event: Pre booking essential.

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      Sep
      26
      8:00pm 8:00pm

      The Invisible Man

      ‘The Invisible Man’ 

      Inspired by Ralph Ellison

      By Lyrici Arts

      “I am an invisible man…because people simply refuse to see me….”

       

      A new work in progress theatre performance by Lyrici Arts, commissioned by Black Theatre Live. Featuring actor Wil Johnson (BBC’s Waking the Dead, ITV’s Emmerdale), Director Olusola Oyeleye, and Composer Ayanna Witter-Johnson.’

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      8pm-9.30pm
      Location: The Brook Theatre
      Duration: 90 mins, including an interval and post show industry discussion entitled ‘Black Theatre Matters.’
      Suitability: 16+
      Tickets: Donations welcome. Pre booking essential.
      Warnings: This show contains some content that references violence/assault and could be upsetting to some audiences. It also contains strong language.

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      Sep
      25
      3:00pm 3:00pm

      Comedy Club 4 Kids

      Billed as part of Paint The Town, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families since 2005… but without the rude bits! It’s just like a normal comedy club, but it’s on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like “why is that your face!?”

       

      “A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy… “ – The Guardian

      “Absolutely hilarious.” – The Yorkshire Times

      “The perfect way to entertain the whole family.” – Three Weeks

       

      Time: 3-4pm
      Location: The Brook Theatre
      Duration: 60 mins no interval
      Suitability: 6+
      Tickets: Children under 16: £5.50, Adults: £7, Family Ticket (4 tickets, with up to two adults): £22.00. Book via The Brook Theatre here.

      You can contact the Box Office by telephone on 01634 338338. You can also email boxoffice@medway.gov.uk. Website: www.medwayticketslive.co.uk

       

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      Sep
      25
      11:00am11:00am

      An Introduction to Verbatim Performance: Workshop 2 of 2

      Join Wordsmithery and Paint The Town on a two-day introductory workshop led by Lung Theatre Company, creatives of the verbatim theatre show ‘The 56’. The workshops will support a future project with Wordsmithery in spring 2017.

       

      Workshop One: Thursday 22 September
      10am- 1pm
      Introduces you to documentary theatre, examining how to find and collate stories and the legal aspects of these stories in verbatim works.

      Workshop Two: Sunday 25 September
      11am- 2pm
      Offers a chance to get feedback on your personal written accounts, and discuss the next steps in turning a true story into a full creative performance.

       
      Suitability: 18+
      Tickets: £10 for both session – book online here.



      Wordsmithery is an independent literary arts organisation and publisher who specialise in managing literature events and projects, Development, and publishing. They have managed over 100 literary events and projects since they began.
      Wordsmithery believe that literature development is about identifying and nurturing writers; and helping to give everyone the chance to get writing. They run literary Projects and Showcase events, and also offer dramaturgy and script editing services to writers, who are looking to develop their manuscripts and plays. In addition to this they a wide range of editorial and Publishing Services.

      LUNG is dedicated to making work by communities, for communities, with communities. Touring work from Bradford to Battersea, they are committed to crafting political verbatim theatre, platforming innovative new writing and facilitating high-quality engagement & participation programmes. LUNG are Associate Artists at The Lowry. They are also working with the kind support of the National Theatre Studio, Battersea Arts Centre and Barnsley Civic.

       

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      Sep
      24
      8:00pm 8:00pm

      Denmarked

      Denmarked

      Tales from the council estate of dodgy best friends, that rite of passage; your first arrest, dinner with your social worker and the Christmas dad went prison.

      An autobiographical performance told through storytelling, singing, rapping and a loop station.

      Created by Conrad Murray and developed with Battersea Arts Centre, DenMarked explores the extent by which we are marked by events.
      “Two young theatre-makers are mixing it up” The Guardian
      “Raw, punchy R’n’B-infused work that adds a significant voice” ★★★ The Stage
      “They bring realism, they bring heart, commitment and powerful poetic words” ★★★★ London Theatre
      “Extremely inventive” ★★★ British Theatre
      “Mature and relevant, with an impressive amount of soul” ★★★★ The Londonist

       

      Location: The Galvanising Workshop, University of Kent at Medway

      Time: Doors, 7pm, Show 8pm
      Duration: 60 mins no interval.
      Suitability: 16+
      Tickets: FREE Entry. Donations are welcome.

      Denmarked will be followed by an open mic session and DJ afterparty in the venue.

       

      Warnings: This show contains content that references sexual violence/assault and could be upsetting to some audiences. It also contains bad language.
      COMPANY INFORMATION

      DenMarked was commissioned by and developed with Battersea Arts Centre
      Conrad Murray: Performer and writer
      Ria Parry: Director
      Battersea Arts Centre: Producer

      Conrad Murray is one half of hip hop theatre company Beats&Elements, and the director of the BAC Beatbox Academy. Recent works include ‘No Milk for the Foxes’ at Camden People’s Theatre, as well as directing the Beatbox Academy at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank centre and Latitude.

      @rODIUMrECORDS #DenMarked

      Battersea Arts Centre offers opportunities for people of all generations to develop their creativity. DenMarked was created through BAC’s unique Scratch process.

      www.bac.org.uk

      @battersea_arts

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      LUNG Open Rehearsal
      Sep
      24
      12:00pm12:00pm

      LUNG Open Rehearsal

      If you saw Lung’s verbatim theatre production of The 56 or attended one of their workshops during the week, watch them in action during a development rehearsal where they will explore and begin to create a new show around the subject of young carers.

      This rehearsal is free to attend. Drop in for a short time or for the full four hours. All are welcome.

      Duration: 240mins
      Suitability: All ages
      Tickets: Free family event- no booking required

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      Sep
      24
      12:00pm12:00pm

      Music and Beatbox Composition

      With Conrad Murray

      Join Conrad Murray’s (performer) workshop for beatboxers, singers and MCs. No experience necessary! Create a song in this one hour session. Be taken through the basics of how to beatbox, play with foundation sounds, rhythms and a loop station, then in small groups write lyrics and perfect your performance technique.


      Duration: 60mins
      Suitability: 14+
      Tickets: £5

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