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Liberty UK Festival

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Free

Liberty UK Festival in Corby

Updated 1st February 2022

Hear about Liberty Festival on BBC Radio Northampton – catch-up from 10:45.

The line-up for Liberty UK Festival on Saturday 19th February in Corby has been announced!

Liberty UK Festival, produced by ArtReach in partnership with Made With Many and The Core at Corby Cube will be popping up in Corby as part of a three-part tour across towns and cities in the UK. A series of fun, free and unique artworks and activities will take place across the town including 3 brand new performances that are being co-created with young people in Corby, Leicester and Halton.

Liberty UK Festival is a celebration of freedom and democracy, which explores everyday activism and our collective power to make change, and we invite you, your friends and families to join us. We want to fire up your imaginations about how we can work together to make a difference to things that matter most!

Remember to invite your Facebook friends to Liberty UK Festival Corby Town, follow on Instagram at @LibertyFestivalUK and read more about the line-up and useful travel information below.

PREPPERS – book FREE tickets

Image courtesy of Red Manhattan Photography

Casson & Friends
Documentary meets dance in this thought-provoking, timely and intimate new duet performance from Record Breaking Dance Theatre Company, Casson & Friends.
The Core at Corby Cube
12.00 – 12.45 and 2.30pm – 3.15pm
More info www.libertyukfestival.com/preppers

The Write to Rave – book FREE tickets

Featuring This is Corby by Core Create

Image courtesy of Jessie Morgan

Debris Stevenson &  local participants Core Creates

‘This is Corby’ by Core Create is inspired by the work of Kae Tempest and Jess Green and features poetry, physical theatre and snowballs!
The Write to Rave is an immersive live performance about the political power of rave created with a group of young people from GLOW. It explores the journeys of people trying their best to rave whilst the world tries its best to stop them. Find out more about the show HERE.
The Core at Corby Cube
8.00pm  – 10.00pm (featuring This is Corby before main feature)
More info www.libertyukfestival.com/thewritetorave

Slow Down

Image courtesy of Summer Dean Photography

YARA + DAVINA
Slow Down invites the public to slow down and consider the crossing from isolation back into social society. Lollipop signs are incredibly similar in form to protest placards, and the artists see this similarity as ripe for subversion.
James Ashworth Square
12.00pm – 4.00pm
More info www.libertyukfestival.com/slowdown

The Empty Chairs

Image courtesy of Edwina Kung

Edwina Kung
A series of decorated chairs will form a trail through Corby Town. These beautiful chairs will provide opportunities for conversation and story-telling, bringing the community together to talk and share in a unique chair!
Willow Place Shopping Centre
12.00pm – 8.00pm
More info www.libertyukfestival.com/emptychairs

Earth Heroes

Image courtesy of The Wild Tribe

The Wild Tribe
Earth Heroes is a project with a compassionate mission! We need to save the planet, and who better to lead the way but our younger generations?
Willow Place Shopping Centre
10.30am – 3.00pm

RE-cognition

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leo&hyde
A series of VR experiences made in Corby, exploring the town’s greener future and new technologies that could transform our lives.
Willow Place Shopping Centre
10.00am – 4.00pm

Paint to Pixel

Image courtesy of MBD

MBD
Paint to Pixel is a Virtual Reality Exhibition that charts the history of UK graffiti. It is comprised of original artworks, interviews and archive materials from prominent graffiti artists.
The Core at Corby Cube
10.30am – 5.00pm
More info www.libertyukfestival.com/pixelpaint

What the Tortoise Taught us

Image courtesy of Fool’s Paradise

The Flying Buttresses
Meet Zelva, the incredible, animatronic, giant tortoise who has walked the earth for hundreds of years, and now she wants to share her time with you.
Willow Place Shopping Centre
2.30pm, 3.45pm and 5.00pm

The Disco Litter Queens

Image courtesy of Curious Company

Curious Company
Never thought of picking up litter in the streets?
Perhaps a funky disco beat will make it easier. Hey gang, Let’s Pick it Up!
Willow Place Shopping Centre
1.15pm, 3.15pm and 4.45pm
Video of the Disco Queens in Action

SUPERMOMENTS – cancelled due to COVID

Image courtesy of Maria Raluca

Ling Tan & Local Participants
Interactive outdoor performance SUPERMOMENTS uses wearable technology to explore people’s personal agency, empathy and collective actions towards changing the environment we live in.
Willow Place Shopping Centre
6.30pm and 7.30pm
More info www.libertyukfestival.com/supermoments

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Travelling to Liberty UK Festival

There are no planned road closures in the town centre during Liberty UK Festival but please be aware that the stretch of George Street between Cardigan Place and Everest Lane is for buses and taxis only on Saturdays from 8am until 6pm.

by Car

The main routes into Corby are the A43 North from Kettering and Northampton, the A6003 from Oakham and Uppingham, the A43 South from Stamford and Oundle and the A427 from Market Harborough.

Visitors are strongly advised to use one of the 4 town centre car parks – please follow the links for details:
– Visit https://www.corby.gov.uk/home/business/commercial-property/car-parks for parking at Parkland Gateway or Victoria Place
– Visit http://willowplace.co.uk/parking/ for parking at Gateway Car Park or Oasis Retail Park Car Park

by Bus

Buses arrive into Corby town centre at George Street, which is right in the middle of the festival – so as soon as you step off the bus you can get involved right away!
The Traveline website is a very useful tool in helping you plan your bus journey www.traveline.info

by Train

Corby railway station has direct links with Kettering, Wellingborough and Bedford, as well as services from Leicester for which you can change at Kettering. Corby railway station is a 20 minute walk from the town centre, however there are nearby bus connections – see the Traveline website to help you choose the best bus connection to co-ordinate with your train times www.traveline.info

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Organisers

ArtReach
Made With Many
The Core at Corby Cube

Venue

Corby Town Centre
Willow Place
Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 1NU United Kingdom
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