Category Current work

Creative Networks in Swale and Medway

‘Everything starts with a conversation’ is the idea that underpins the work of Revolutionary Arts. And a series of 15 events across Sittingbourne, Rochester and Chatham will prove that conversations work. The events will be hosted by social artists Dan Thompson and Lloyd Davis. They’ve been commissioned by the Recreate project as part of a wider programme which […]

She Makes War in Coventry

Ahead of a support slot on The Levellers’ Greatest Hits tour this autumn, gloom-pop solo artist She Makes War is bringing her established independent music night Breakfast With Apollo to The Tin, Coventry on 20th September. She Makes War is a good friend of Revolutionary Arts and a regular on the office stereo, since collaborating […]

The Margate Big Busk

A Facebook thread, a coffee with Keith from the Black Cat Club – and a new project. The Margate Big Busk takes place on 6th September, from 11am-4pm. The Margate Big Busk is a simple idea, a one-day event bringing buskers, street performers, poets and performance artists to the town. Participating venues will organise their […]

Face Up!

50 years ago on Margate Sands, the mods and rockers clashed. The events were immortalised in the film Quadrophenia, which moved them to Brighton. To celebrate the anniversary, the Revolutionary Arts decks were dusted off and DJs Happiness Dan, Andy Lewis and Stockie played a mixed selection of Mod tunes, classic soul, psych and Northern […]

London Road

Stoke’s London Road connects the buzzing, active communities of Boothen, West End and Oakhill to the town centre along a long, straight road that’s full of history, unusual buildings, old architectural features and public spaces waiting to be brought to life. And it’s where Revolutionary Arts founder Dan Thompson will spend the next year as artist-in-residence for the […]

Summer of Colour Observatory

Margate’s Summer of Colour is a programme of arts activity built around the town’s Turner Contemporary and their 2014 exhibition of the work of Mondrian. The Summer of Colour Observatory project is a mobile intervention, which will be unpacked at various events to create a conversation and gather useful information about the audience. Packed into 2-3 brightly coloured vintage […]

An open letter to #wewillgather

Dear #wewillgather, I Just wanted to touch base to say thank you for starting something good. This may be goodbye, but it is also a celebration. Your fetching yellow and black face never failed to create a buzz of excitement in exploring new ways to inspire the community. We must celebrate this movement and all […]