Reflecting on Corby 2017 – 2020
From 2017 – 2020, our programme in Corby delivered 847 events and activities that have enabled 100,492 engagements with extraordinary art and culture. Through our flagship Grow Festivals, co-produced with The Core at Corby Cube, thousands of local people have been wowed by the Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram, enjoyed the spectacular Music of the Spheres by Eye Music on the boating lake and enjoyed a community feast in the pouring rain in Coronation Park. We’ve created opportunities for the youngest local residents to get creative through events such as Big Fish Little Fish’s Family Rave and Sponge Play by Turned On Its Head. And the oldest residents of Corby have re-discovered their artistic flair through our Time To… programme.
As always, local people have been at the heart of our programme, with 355 engagements by Corby residents in making key decisions about the programme; from choosing to work with Highly Sprung to create Journeys of Home, a performance exploring identity and sense of home with Corby’s immigrant communities, and our ‘little people’s panel’ of nursery children at Pen Green Centre for Children and Families picking visual artist Kaitlin Ferguson to help them create a new light sculpture for Grow 2020, to our ongoing partnership with the Kingswood & Hazel Leys Big Local Partnership.
We wanted to take a moment to celebrate these experiences, and to reflect upon what we have learnt, so alongside our formal evaluation, we commissioned writer Becci Sharrock and illustrator Nicole Mollett to do just that. What follows is the story of the past 3 years, told by some of the most important people to our programme; local residents, community partners and the amazing artists they have worked with along the way.
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