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Lighting the Fuse

Get into the Fuse feeling with some fun workshops pre the festival:

Rising Tide 

Rising Tide

A free family-friendly, open-air theatre show presented by Students of Drama, Applied Theatre and Education at London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.Embark on an epic outdoor adventure with curious stories, colourful characters, songs, fun games and plenty of audience participation. Just turn up, join in the fun and prepare to be entertained.

Tuesday, 9 June, from 3.30pm at Hillyfields, Parr Avenue, Gillingham

Thursday, 11 June, from 4pm at the junction with Saxton Street on High Street, Gillingham

Welcome Home Art Trail

Welcome Home Art Trail

Emergency Exit Arts and University of Kent venture into Gillingham and discover an array of imaginative wonders and adorning shops, trees and lampposts. Look out for magical clocks, miniature ships, nesting birds, dancing silhouettes an ornate chandeliers around the High Street.

The Welcome Home Art Trail has been designed by students from Event & Experience Design at the School of Music & Fine Art, University of Kent in partnership with Emergency Exit Arts and associate artist Cristina Ottonello.

To find out more click here.

Thursday, 11 to Sunday, 14 June at High Street, Gillingham

Apertures of Light

Tracing Footprints of Light II

Ktayoun Dowlatshahi is a contemporary artist working with the Medium of print, drawing, photography, time-based media and architectural glass. She creates work for public and private commissions as well as gallery-based exhibitions.

Tuesday, 11 June to Sunday, 16 Augusts at Rochester Art Gallery, Visitor Information Centre, High Street, Rochester

MoveMe – calling all dance lovers

MoveMe Dance

Be part of a unique experience…
MoveMe Dance is looking for enthusiastic people (aged 18yrs+) to become volunteer Dance Assistants at their events. All you need is a bit of free time, a love of moving and to enjoy communicating with others. You don’t need to be trained in dance, just to love it!

MoveMe is an event where professional dancers teach a choreography that has been created for everyone and anyone. Dance Assistants play a vital role at our events. They are taught the choreography at a brief training session, then support the two dancer-tutors by getting in there amongst the crowd to help participants learn the moves on the day
Training for all those interested will take place on Friday, 12 June at the Gallery, Sun Pier House, Chatham, 6 – 8pm

Performances take place on Saturday, 13 June (Chatham) and Sunday, 14 June (Rochester) in the afternoon. If you live / work in these areas and would like to get involved please register your interest by emailing –