20th February 2024

Guest Blog by Creative Medway

Creative Medway is delighted to be a lead partner for Medway Culture Fest 24, Medway's year-long programme of cultural and activity. The festival is our Cultural Strategy in action, it is being created for, with and by Medway communities to showcase our rich history, creativity and ambition!

Our starting point for the programme is the 40th anniversary of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and the cultural regeneration of the Dockyard site as as the 40th anniversary of Medway African and Caribbean Association.

Medway Culture Fest 24 is all about inviting people to take part in creative activity right where they live across Medway's town and villages showcasing Medway's unique story and personality to visitors.

Get involved as a volunteer!

Donate your time in a way that works for you, whether it’s for a one-off event or as a regular commitment. The brand-new Medway Change Makers volunteering programme has opportunities to suit everyone’s schedule and accessibility needs.

Have an idea for an event in your community?

Check out the Events Management Training to learn the essentials of delivering a safe, legal, accessible, inclusive and fun event. The training is available FREE to all community and cultural organisations in Medway.

Medway Creative Futures Programme

Throughout the year we’ll be promoting opportunities for young people to get hands-on with culture and kickstart their creative careers. Explore the programme and check back throughout the year for more opportunities.

Running your own event or programme in 2024?

It’s not too late to be part of the Medway Culture Fest 24 programme. No idea is too big or too small and you can submit your activity at any point during the year.

Take a look at upcoming creative and cultural events in your area and find out how you could get involved by visiting the Creative Medway website.   

Share your experiences with us using the hashtag #MedwayCultureFest24

Creative Medway's Press Release

Please see attached for Creative Medway's press release announcing the launch of Medway Culture Fest 24 - a year-long creative and cultural programme marking the 40th anniversary of the closure of Chatham Dockyard and the 2024 anniversary year in Medway.