Festival Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for Corby’s first Grow Festival taking place in Summer 2018

Local volunteers are being sought to help at a brand new outdoor arts festival launched in Corby this Summer. Commissioned by Made in Corby and co-produced by The Core at Corby Cube, Grow 2018 takes place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July.

Inspired by the theme of water, the festival will animate Corby’s town centre with performances, experiences and workshops throughout the weekend, creating an imaginary water-filled world of adventure, with storytelling, performances and music. Visitors will uncover hidden surprises as they sail through the woods to a family area submerged by the Boating Lake – which will also host a spectacular early-evening event.

There are opportunities for volunteers to help in many different roles, including meeting and assisting performers, helping the production team with setting up performances and stewarding performance areas. Volunteers are also needed to man information points, provide directions, hand out festival programmes, collect donations and provide general assistance to members of the public.

Volunteers can be aged from 16 upwards and must be able to commit to at least one full day over the weekend of the festival. There will be a briefing event for volunteers on Thursday 12th July at 7pm at The Core. To find out more and to put themselves forward, people should contact Lucinda Hill at The Core at Corby Cube on 01536 470472 or by emailing lucinda.hill@thecorecorby.com.

Lucinda commented: “This is a great opportunity for people of all ages to get involved with this fantastic new festival, which will bring the town centre to life with water-themed activities and performances. It’s a huge event and it needs the help of volunteers to make it happen.”

More information about the festival can be found on our website www.growcorby.co.uk, with further details being announced in the local press and on Facebook and Twitter.

Grow 2018 is the first of a series of three annual outdoor festivals commissioned by Made in Corby as part of The Creative People and Places programme funded by Arts Council England through the National Lottery. This year’s festival is presented in association with Anglian Water, a partnership designed to highlight the environmental and sustainability issues around the growing need for water.

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