A brand new outdoor arts festival was launched in Corby in Summer 2018. Commissioned by Made in Corby and co-produced by The Core at Corby Cube, Grow 2018 took place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July. Inspired by the theme of water, the festival animated Corby’s town centre with performances, experiences and workshops, with over 15,000 engagements across the weekend.
“The acrobat inside the large bubble at the lake was so different. It was so enchanting.”
Grow Festival 2018 audience member
Among the highlights of the weekend were the intriguing Colourscape installation by the side of the Boating Lake, within which people found musicians and dancers, and a multi-sensory experience for all ages and abilities. In addition the spectacular Music of the Spheres was set afloat on the water of Corby Boating Lake, providing an ethereal music and aerial dance display.
On Sunday, James Ashworth VC Square was the setting for the inaugural Grow Festival People’s Stage, providing an exciting opportunity for local choirs, dance groups and musicians to be part of the festival, with performances programmed by the festival’s Community Panel.
Grow Festival 2018 was presented in association with Anglian Water, a partnership designed to highlight the environmental and sustainability issues around the growing need of water.