An exciting theatre and arts festival taking place twice a year in Medway, produced by Lyrici Arts in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and The Collaborative Touring network. The festival runs from 2016 to 2019.
In partnership with Battersea Arts Centre, London, and eight other regional hubs across the UK as part of the Collaborative Touring Network, the Medway festival aims to bring the some of the best new creative works to venues in Chatham, Rochester, Gillingham and beyond.
Alongside touring ‘spine shows’ Paint The Town works to create opportunities for local audiences and creatives to engage with the arts, through workshops and discussions, commissions and collaborations, surprising pop-up activity, and of course performance opportunities.
Paint The Town is a call to action for all the towns in Medway- to be inspired by the arts and inspired by your neighbours, to showcase local creativeness and collaborate on a wider scale, and to take over the town, painting it in a fun, crazy and exciting new light.
The Collaborative Touring Network is a partnership between Battersea Arts Centre and 8 producing teams based in Darlington, Gloucester, Hull, Medway, Peterborough, Thanet, Torbay and Wigan. The project is devised and led by Battersea Arts Centre. This three-year project is supported by Arts Council England Strategic Touring Fund, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation.