New Creative Activities for Kingswood & Hazel Leys


New Creative Activities for Kingswood & Hazel Leys

The KHL Big Local Partnership, working in partnership with Made With Many, Corby Community Arts and The Core at Corby Cube, have secured over £200,000 for a 3 year programme of creative activities across the two estates.

Kingswood & Hazel Leys is one of fourteen communities across England that is set to transform its local area as part of the £4million new Creative Civic Change programme, which will help every area make social, economic or environmental changes that matter to them locally.

The programme, which has a working title of ‘Don’t Get Any Ideas….’ has been developed by a group of local residents and plans include street art, workshops led by professional craftspeople, creative walks, film screenings and ‘go-and-see’ trips. The programme will be developed over the next 3 years through further consultation with local residents.

Join us for our launch event on Saturday 18th May from 2pm to 4pm at Hazelwood Neighbourhood Centre. There will be creative activities, afternoon tea, the premiere of a short film created by young people from the area and a chance to hear more about the project. There’s no need to book, so just turn-up and join in!

The first activity in the programme is a coach trip to ‘Bring the Paint’ a street art festival in Leicester on Saturday 25th May, which is free to residents of the Kingswood and Hazel Leys estates. For more information visit

Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Local Trust the Creative Civic Change initiative is a shared desire to create a deeper knowledge and understanding of what community-led cultural activity looks like in action.

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Published 13th May 2019

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