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Creative Medway - Networks, networking and social events
Medway Libraries organise
regular events for all ages, including creative workshops,
exhibitions, talks and author events. Events are free unless
Several creative groups meet at library locations. If you
are interested in using the library as a meeting place for
your own group, please contact your local library.
Regular open mic sessions
Inspirational Nites run by Lisa Vigour
showcase a mixture of music, spoken word and poetry, art and
dance at various venues throughout Medway and Kent. Open mics
run roughly once every couple of months.
Nights are a lively monthly open mic night
in Chatham, with a mixture of spoken word and occasional music.
Effected is a regular open mic night held in
Rochester. Seasonally effected provides a space to share ideas and
creativity; mixing music, poetry, art, comedy, writing, history,
film, photography and any other form of cultural
Meeting like-minded people
Spinach, an informal networking event run by
Test meets on the second Tuesday of the month at
Pier House in Chatham.
Writers Rendezvous, an informal quarterly
get-together for writers, take place in Rochester. For more
details, email Philip Kane at email@example.com
Other. Some magazines list other one-off
socialising and networking opportunities, these are listed under
Medway Organisations List for Everyone
Local groups, clubs and organisations can be found on
the MOLE database
Other regular events in Medway
In addition to the larger festivals held in Medway. there are a
number of community led events, including 51:Zero°
voyager festival, the Duncan Rand one-act play
festival run by the Medway Little
Theatre, Homespun music
festival, Love Music Hate Racism, Medway Open
Studios, Medway print
visions film festival, Rochester literature
festival and the Wigmore Arts Festival.
Culture and Design Awards
The Culture and Design Awards were created to
celebrate excellence in the arts, culture, design and heritage.
These awards serve to recognise groups and individuals for their
outstanding achievements and contributions to the area’s cultural
vitality. They help raise the profile of, and give recognition to
the businesses, projects, people and organisations that contribute
to the cultural offer in Medway.