Start up space opens
at No. 34 Sittingbourne
No. 34 High Street is an exciting new business start-up and creative venue for Sittingbourne and the surrounding area, made possible thanks to Swale Borough Council and The Spirit of Sittingbourne partnership.

Managed by grassroots arts organisation Ideas Test with the support of investment from Kent County Council, No.34 offers opportunities for people across Swale and Medway to get involved in creativity in ways they choose: as entrepreneurs, as participants, as artists.

Low cost and free business support

As well as offering desk and work spaces for local businesses, No.34 will offer a programme of digital and business skills support for emerging creative businesses across Swale and Medway. This will include business development surgeries, ‘skills in a day’ events enabling people to develop their own websites and social media presence, and drop-in surgeries and hack events with creative industry business specialist Brian Condon. No.34 will also be available to hire for meetings and events, details coming soon.

Creative participation

A programme of creative activities, including film nights, craft workshops, exhibitions and regular networking events will offer an exciting cultural destination for all.

Education programme

There will be an education and skills development programme for young people with regular after-school and weekend sessions offering young people the opportunity to develop digital skills and have fun with technology.

Our programme includes #Squad34 run by Sharna Jackson who has run digital projects for kids and young people for years and started Tate Kids. Read more about #Squad34 on the Ideas Test blog.

If you’d like to find out more about how you can be involved in No. 34 – as a business person or as someone who would like to run events at the venue, contact our Creative Network Manager Jon Pratty. If you would like to keep up to date with news about No.34, follow us @IdeasTest using hashtag #No34, like us on Facebook, sign up to our e-news and check back to this page regularly as we’ll be adding to it as plans progress!