FRESHART VIDEO of poetry being read at the projects final event October 2017   FRESHART brought together young people aged 16-25 in a 12 week programme of creative workshops leading to a public exhibition. FRESHART aimed to improve the mental wellbeing of the young people involved by inspiring in them initiative and bravery as they were given permission and supported [...]

Dover Arts Development is working with a network of schools, led by Astor College, on a STEAM initiative to help facilitate a strong link to develop between the arts and sciences at the participating schools through cross curricular and project based learning, underpinned by the concept of creativity across the curriculum. The overarching theme has been [...]

Spontaneous Creativity began as an experimental workshop as part of our War & Peace project and is evolving into an annual event.

The Table is a symbol of peace, inspired by Brancusi’s Table of Silence, part of a sculptural ensemble built as a war memorial to peace at Turgu jui Romania in 1937. The Table is constructed from timber reclaimed from iconic Dover buildings after 6 years the Table has returned to Charlton Green

DAD@TEN is a celebration of DAD’s tenth anniversary through a series of events, starting with the INSPIRATION = DOVER concert and exhibition. It will include screenings of DAD productions over the past ten years, workshops and hosted conversations. Since founding we have delivered 32 projects, worked with 20+ schools, grown our social media and online audience, engaged [...]

DAD is managing a partnership project with 8 Dover schools under the cultural strand of INSPIRE Phase III, the Kent Schools’ Olympic Legacy Programme ‘Ways to Rio’. The schools are: Astor College for the Arts (Cultural Leader School) St Mary’s CEP (Cultural Leader School) Hornbeam Primary School St Martin’s School Priory Fields School Barton Junior School [...]

INSPIRATION=DOVER is the final event of Chalk Up Dover Arts Developments Culture Kent one-year Dover pilot bringing culture and tourism together in Dover District.  The concert and exhibition showcases works from 14 artists who have been inspired by Dover’s history through the two year Dover Museums and Arts Group project Joined Up.   Dover is creating heritage as well as conserving heritage. Contemporary [...]

Chalk Up places culture in tourism settings

"The task of the present is to rescue the past through updating it and recognising it as our own, that is to overcome the neutral and passive consumption of what happened and renew ourselves through reclaiming it." (Andreas Honneth on Walter Benjamin's Theory of History)

Dover's Bunting continues