Corby Pole Fair film, song & poem

HD Media CIC trainees filming the Charter Stage at Corby Pole Fair
HD Media CIC trainees filming the Charter Stage at Corby Pole Fair ©ABDigitalUK

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Corby Pole Fair 2022 film

The Corby Pole Fair 2022 film premiered at the Corby Savoy on 1st December 2022 and will be shown again on the big screen during Corby Big Film Week in February 2023 before being released online.

The film follows the unique Pole Fair traditions as they unfold, from the 6am Royal Charter reading and dawn procession, through parades, performances, food and festivities.

This documentary was made by local film trainees with professional guidance from HD Media CIC and celebrates this year’s fair and the hundreds of community members and volunteers that made it happen.

Filmed over 16 hours on the 3rd June 2022, five cameras and four crews recorded the events resulting in 20 hours of digital film. The footage has been edited down by trainees and editors to a 30 minute record of the day. The film is the sequel to Corby Royal Charter and Pole Fair 1585 – 2002 the 2021 archive film about the history of the fair

A Song for Corby Pole Fair

A Song for Corby Pole Fair, an original new song about the fair made by musicians Mayor and James with local people, was performed on the Charter Stage at Pole Fair 2022. The song features as the soundtrack in the Corby Royal Charter and Pole Fair 2022 film trailer below and on facebook.

Corby Pole Fair 2022 poem

Local artist Chuck the Poet penned a new poem to issue an invitation ‘one and all’ to the Corby Pole Fair, which was televised in June 2022.

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Updated 2nd December 2022

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