We have created four mini-guides to help everyone get the most out of Corby’s second Grow Festival.
So whether you have all weekend to come along and enjoy Grow Festival or just a couple of hours to discover the delights on offer, select a mini-guide that suits you.
Don’t forget to book your tickets for the Community Feast on Sunday 28th July at Coronation Park.
For more information on all the acts, click here!
There will be an access team at the festival that can help out with any questions you need. Just look for our team members in the yellow t-shirts.
Saturday 27th July
There are wondering acts around the town centre during the festival on Saturday, these could be loud and have unexpected moments. There are no specific routes for these acts and they may not be suitable and accessible for everyone. There are times when several performances will be happening at once.
Start the day with some arts and crafts, with the maker workshop with artist, Sarah Walpole. Creating food items for this years Grow Festival parade through the town centre at 5:15pm. The maker workshop is a drop in event from 11:00am until 4:00pm.
It is set at foldable tables under a marquee, there will be multiple people and groups taking part in this activity at the same time.
This workshop is designed to be accessible to all ages and abilities, the workshop will take place in James Ashworth VC Square outside the Corby Cube. The area accessible by both stairs and ramps and is close to disabled parking.
11:00 – Compost Mentis – Whalley Range All Stars – Corporation Street (later showing at 2:00pm)
This is a puppetry piece that is set in an imaginary allotment. There are puppets included in this piece and some surprising and unexpected moments.
This piece is outside Subway and can be watched from a short distance, depending on the size of the audience. The area outside of Subway is relatively flat and is out in the open in a main area of the town centre.
11:30pm – Beryl & Cyril’s Great Barnsley Bake Off – Wild N Beets – Corporation Street (later showing at 1:30pm & 3:30pm)
This is a short theatre piece with the actors in large wheelchairs, the piece is about a baking competition based on the Great British Bake Off. This piece is in both British Sign Language and has some basic audio description. There will be some interaction with the audience, due to where this is taking place it will be possible to watch from a short distance depending on the size of the audience. This will take place outside GAME, this area is relatively flat and is out in an open space in a main area of the centre.
Throughout the day there will be some wondering performances, these include Vegetable Nannies by Plunge Boom, this involves audience interaction in the form of caring for baby vegetables, there could be some surprising and unexpected moments. Due to the wandering nature of this piece, it may be inaccessible in some areas of the town centre.
2:45pm – Mr Lucky’s Party – Avanti Display – Corporation Street (earlier showing at 12:00pm)
This is a performance piece about a birthday party on a rainy day. This performance has no spoken words and does involve water and the audience could get wet. This piece is outside Subway and can be watched from a short distance, depending on the size of the audience. The area outside of Subway is relatively flat and is out in the open in a main area of the town centre.
During the day head to Queens Square for a mix of performances by local people and groups.
There is a mix of performers and performances including dance and spoken word. Queen’s Square is a main part of the town centre that has limited public benches. These acts may be able to be watched from a distance, depending on the audience sizes. The area is relatively flat and is out in the open.
5:00pm – Return to James Ashworth VC Square outside The Cube ready for the Parade to Coronation Park.
The parade will feature the pieces created during the workshop on the day swell as pieces created at previous workshops and events. This will be led by the Boom Bikes by Dan Fox, which are large speakers with amplified sound on the front of bicycles. The parade will end in coronation park with a a daytime fireworks display and music. There is coloured smoke, loud noises and potentially a lot of people in one place. There will be an access group following an accessible route down to coronation park towards the end of the parade. This will end in coronation park where some areas may not be accessible for everyone.
Sunday 28th July
There are wandering acts around Coronation Park during the festival on Sunday, these could be loud and have unexpected moments. There are no specific routes for these acts and they may not be suitable and accessible for everyone. There are times when several performances will be happening at once, during the outdoor feast there will be several types of food being cooked and prepared at once. Areas of Coronation Park may not be accessible for everyone.
The People’s Stage will start at 1:30pm featuring local performers and will continue with a variety of different acts through to 4:30pm. See the line-up here!
12:00pm – Bollywood Brass Band Welcome – Coronation Park
During the day catch the walkabout act of Madame Bonbon by Cocoloco
This is a solo performer that interacts with the audience, telling jokes and riddles, this involves audience interaction. Due to the wandering nature of this piece it may be inaccessible in some areas of the Coronation Park.
12:15pm – Joss Arnott – Pulse! – the decked performance area, Coronation Park.
12:30pm – Community Feast – Coronation Park
This is a ticketed event that involves a large public meal in the open. If you require more information about the feast including allergy and access information contact us. There will be some interaction with the ticket holders by performers during the feast.
2:00pm – Wild N Beets – Beryl & Cyril’s Great Barnsley Bakeoff – the the decked performance area, Coronation Park.
2:30pm Bollywood Brass Band – Community Stage, Coronation Park.
3:00pm – Bees: The Colony – Artizani – Sensory Garden, Coronation Park (also available on Saturday in Queen’s Square outside Burton)
3:10pm – Joss Arnott – Pulse! – the decked performance area, Coronation Park.
3:45pm – Wild N Beets – Beryl and Cyril’s Great Barnsley Bakeoff – the decked performance area, Coronation Park.
4:45pm – Boom Bike Bourree lineup to finish the festival – Community Stage, Coronation Park.