A ‘tiding’ is the word used for a group of magpies – a bird well known for its interest in finding beautiful things.
Good Tidings is a group set-up by artist Esther Collins to create an archive of the island’s beautiful objects, made or found locally.
They first gathered on April 25 and met several times over May and June, touring the island and adding their findings here, with the help of photographer Matt Rowe. Together, they set up stall at the Summer Solstice Music Festival at Barton’s Point, Harty County Fair, and Sheppey Promenade, sharing their findings and making new discoveries.
Good Tidings is funded through Kent County Council and Ideas Test.
Ideas Test aims to increase arts participation for everyone in Swale and Medway, by supporting the growth of creativity, invention and imagination. By working with local communities and making links between organisations and people, it’s encouraging more participation in the arts to create a sustainable future together. Ideas Test is part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places Programme. Contact 07713 865955 or visit www.ideastest.co.uk for more information.