LOCAL CULTURE SCENE

Find out what’s on locally, join a group, connect with artists and other like-minded people.

Send us a link to your creative or cultural events and groups and remember to visit the Love Corby, Nene Valley and Northamptonshire Britain’s Best Surprise website for more.

(Updated 14th October 2021) 

Visual Arts and Crafts

  1. Submit artwork for display, or volunteer at Wellingborough Methodist Church’s Exhibition of Creative Arts from 15th-17th October 2021.
  2. Become a member of the Corby Community Shed when it opens in Autumn 2021 to share and learn craft skills.
  3. Join art classes at the Rooftop Arts Centre in Corby.
  4. Join Stevie Way Art Group on Zoom for weekly online sessions on Monday evenings where you can craft and chat.
  5. Follow our Associate Artists The Eloquent Fold, aka Phiona Richards and Carole Miles to find out how to get involved in their creative projects.
  6. Join Corby Photographic Club.
  7. Join the Northamptonshire Urban Sketchers if you like drawing outside.
  8. Join Cinnamon Arts Group, which supports and empowers Black Creatives in Wellingborough.
  9. Lets Connect – Saheli Sakhi Milan is a digital social group for Asian Women offering creative and wellbeing activities.
  10. Find out about exhibitions and galleries in Northamptonshire and see the work of countywide artists online at Art Northants

Heritage

  1. Join the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum on Sunday 17th October for a Town Walk where they will be covering the Heritage Quarter of Kettering and introducing their exciting QR plaque scheme.
  2. Connect with others interested in local history at Northamptonshire Heritage Forum.
  3. Follow the Wicksteed Park Heritage project on facebook for creative opportunities.
  4. Shout! Theatre in Corby have been working to archive, preserve and reflect on 20 years of creative work. Follow Shout! on Facebook for videos and project updates.
  5. Learn about the history of Higham Ferrers with a new audio walking tour.
  6. Are you interested in local history? Lodge Park Academy Local History Group publish a monthly newsletter

Local annual events

  1. From 6th to 9th January 2022 you can enjoy a CATS family pantomime, Beauty and the Beast at the Core at Corby Cube.
  2. Raunds Festival shared live roots music online in Spring 2021 and hopes to be back to an in-person event in 2022.
  3. Northampton Film Festival is due to take place in May 2022, featuring film screenings & lots more!
  4. Corby Pole Fair is due to take place on Friday 3rd June 2022 – invite your friends on Facebook.
  5. Tannerfest takes place on 8th/9th July 2022 near Loddington.
  6. Creative Oundle International Festival will take place from 7th – 17th July 2022.
  7. Woodfest takes place in Irchester Country Park each August.
  8. We expect Kaya Festival‘s to make an 11th year of their festival in late August 2022.
  9. The incredible Shambala Festival at Kelmarsh Hall has been postponed again to August 2022.
  10. Greenbelt Festival at Boughton House will take place from 26th to the 29th August 2022.
  11. Visit Northants Open Studios during August and September each year.
  12. Illusive Festival takes place in early September at Deene Park near Corby.
  13. The Nene Valley Festival is a celebration of wildlife, culture and heritage each September.

Writing, Storytelling and Spoken Word

  1. Check out the Corby Collective‘s Spoken Word and music nights.
  2. Join the online NN8 Writers Group led by writer Lucy Anderson.
  3. Join Feast of Fools for traditional and contemporary storytelling.
  4. Join the Weaving Words facebook group  for sessions hosted by Performance Poet Kezzabelle Ambler.
  5. Check out The Bardic Basement‘s podcast and join their facebook group to stay in the loop. 
  6. Northamptonshire-based Poet and Writer Tré Ventour has lots of new online Can You Poet dates in the diary for 2021.
  7. Follow Creative  KHL to find out about future Cross-Pollination Poetry Nights.

Choirs

  1. Join the Wellingborough Orpheus Choir or the Wellingborough Community Gospel Choir.
  2. Join the Big About Singing Corby Community Choir, Deep Roots Tall Trees ChoirCorby Chordless Choir or the COPD singers in Corby.
  3. Join the Corby Male Voice Choir.

Music

  1. The Knights Lodge in Corby is hosting a regular Acoustic Night for players and singers.
  2. Catch-up with performances in The Green Room and find out about new live music streams from local and international artists at @TheGreenRoomOnlineUK.
  3. The Wildfire Sessions have regular music events.
  4. Chill out to local musician Kenneth J Nash‘s Mood Food podcast.
  5. Rutland Sinfonia have released their  2021/22 concert dates.

Theatre groups

  1. GLJ Theatre and Wellingborough Cooperative Amateur Dramatic Society in Wellingborough.
  2. Corby Amateur Theatrical Society and Eclipse Performing Arts in Corby.
  3. Theats and Kettering Operatic Society in Kettering.
  4. Thrapston Plaza Opera in East Northants.

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