Video credit: Michael Mahon
The popular Corby Mardi Gras returned for the third year on Saturday, 30 March 2019. Produced by Leicester based cultural development agency ArtReach in partnership with Made in Corby, Corby Mardi Gras invited the local community to celebrate together at an enchanting event which spread across the town like wildfire!
Local people wound their way through Thoroughsale and Hazelwoods to experience the enchanting illuminations and sculptures created by Same Sky productions. This promenade experience was possible due to funding from Arts Council England. As part of a health
and wellbeing funded initiative, locals were encouraged to walk the entire route and an app was available to download that explored the sculptures and stories along the way.
The theme for the 2019 Corby Mardi Gras was Corby stories and several workshops were available for the public to participate in that allowed people to contribute to some of the creations that featured in this fantastic, free, family day out.