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Corby Mardi Gras 2019

30th March 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Corby Mardi Gras returns for its 3rd year this weekend!

Traditionally, Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday and is celebrated in South America on Shrove Tuesday. In the UK we get pancakes and in South America, it’s carnivals! Corby’s Mardi Gras is not on a Tuesday and it isn’t a carnival but the basic idea of communities celebrating together remains a core part of the Corby Mardi Gras plans and here you’ll find out everything you need to know about the free event planned for Saturday March 30th from 1pm -8pm.

The Corby Mardi Gras has rapidly established itself as a highlight in the town’s event calendar and this year is set to be bigger than ever. Produced by Leicester based cultural development agency and arts charity, ArtReach, plans for this year’s event includes live music, illuminated woodland walks, free creative arts workshops and a whole host of family-friendly fun. All of which take place, in and around The Core at Corby Cube, Thoroughsale and Hazel Woods and the Rooftop Arts Centre with the main action in the James Ashworth VC square (outside the Cube).

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What’s Happening On The Day

13:00 Opening Welcome Wellbeing Walk (first trip to the Same Sky sculptural trail) starting outside the Cube and walking to the boating lake
13:00-13:15 Big About Singing Corby Community Choir in Thoroughsale and Hazel Woods
13:00-15:00 Samba Drumming Workshop in The Core At Corby Cube
13:00-17:00 Headdress Making craft workshop by ARTonomy outside Corby Cube
13:00-20:00 Illuminated Woodland Trail Same Sky in Thoroughsale and Hazel Woods (Corby Cube to boating lake)
14:00-14:30 Journeys of Home performance by Highly Sprung Performance and local people outside the Corby Cube – commissioned by Made In Corby
14:30-15:00 GBRT Saxophone Choir outside Corby Cube
15:00-16:00 Mask Making Workshop in Corby Library
15:30-16:00 Samba Drumming performance outside Corby Cube

16:00-16:30 Journeys of Home performance by Highly Sprung Performance and local people outside the Corby Cube – commissioned by Made In Corby

17:30-18:00 Deep Roots Tall Trees Choir  performance in Thoroughsale and Hazel Woods
18:00-18:30 Mardi Gras lantern parade along the illuminated woodland trail from the Corby Cube to the boating lake
18:00-18:30 King Brasstards mobile funky brass band along the woodland trail from the Corby Cube to the boating lake
18:30-19:00 King Brasstards mobile funky brass band outside the Corby Cube

 

Please use #CorbyMardiGras2019 if you want to share your photos or videos of the event online!

For everything you need to know about Corby Mardi Gras 2019, visit:
http://artreach.biz/everything-you-need-to-know-about-corby-mardi-gras-2019/

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Details

Date:
30th March 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://artreach.biz/everything-you-need-to-know-about-corby-mardi-gras-2019/

Venue

James Ashworth Vc Square
James Ashworth VC Square
Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 1QB
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