(Updated 7th January 2022)
Find out what’s on locally, join a group, connect with artists and make new friends!
- In Wellingborough? Join the Wellingborough Orpheus Choir, the Wellingborough Singers or the Wellingborough Community Gospel Choir.
- In Corby? Join the Corby Male Voice Choir, Big About Singing Corby Community Choir, Deep Roots Tall Trees Choir, Corby Chordless Choir or the COPD singers.
Visual Arts and Crafts
- There are various arts and crafts sessions run by the seven U3A groups in North Northants.
- Join a Knit and Natter group at Wellingborough Library.
- Become a member of the Corby Community Shed when it opens in January 2022 to share and learn craft skills.
- Join art classes at the Rooftop Arts Centre in Corby.
- Join Stevie Way Art Group for weekly crafts sessions on a Monday.
- Follow our Associate Artists The Eloquent Fold, aka Phiona Richards and Carole Miles to find out how to get involved in their creative projects.
- Join Corby Photographic Club.
- Join the Northamptonshire Urban Sketchers if you like drawing outside.
- Join Cinnamon Arts Group, which supports and empowers Black Creatives in Wellingborough.
- Lets Connect – Saheli Sakhi Milan is a digital social group for Asian Women offering creative and wellbeing activities.
- Find out about exhibitions and galleries in Northamptonshire and see the work of countywide artists online at Art Northants
- Walk or cycle an accessible natural trail across green spaces with the Corby Heritage Trail.
- Join the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum.
- Join your Local History Society at Northamptonshire Heritage Forum.
- Follow Wicksteed Park Heritage on facebook for creative opportunities.
- Learn about the history of Higham Ferrers with a new audio walking tour.
- Have you discovered the Rushden Heritage Trail?
- Are you interested in Corby history? Lodge Park Academy Local History Group publish a fascinating monthly newsletter.
- Join Wellingborough Civic Society or Kettering Civic Society.
- GLJ Theatre, Wellingborough Cooperative Amateur Dramatic Society and Wellingborough Musical Theatre Society in Wellingborough.
- Corby Amateur Theatrical Society and Eclipse Performing Arts in Corby.
- Theats and Kettering Operatic Society in Kettering.
- Thrapston Plaza Opera in East Northants.
- To find more amateur theatre groups, see Sardines or NODA.
Writing, Storytelling and Spoken Word
- Check out the Corby Collective‘s Spoken Word and music nights.
- Join the online NN8 Writers Group led by writer Lucy Anderson.
- Join Feast of Fools for traditional and contemporary storytelling.
- Join the Weaving Words facebook group for sessions hosted by Performance Poet Kezzabelle Ambler.
- Check out The Bardic Basement‘s podcast and join their facebook group to stay in the loop.
- Follow Creative KHL to find out about future Cross-Pollination Poetry Nights.
- Join the Corby Musicians facebook group to find new band members or local gigs.
- The Knights Lodge in Corby is hosting a regular Acoustic Night for players and singers.
- The Wildfire Sessions have regular music events.
- Chill out to local musician Kenneth J Nash‘s Mood Food podcast.
- Rutland Sinfonia have released their 2021/22 concert dates.
- ArtReach’s Liberty UK Festival is coming to Corby on 19th February 2022 – invite your friends on Facebook.
- Raunds Festival will bring live roots music to East Northamptonshire from 28th April – 1st May 2022.
- Northampton Film Festival takes place from 16th – 22nd May 2022, featuring film screenings & lots more!
- Corby Pole Fair is takes place on Friday 3rd June 2022 – invite your friends on Facebook.
- North Northamptonshire Music Festival takes place on Friday 10th & Saturday 11th June 2022.
- Tannerfest takes place on 8th/9th July 2022 near Loddington.
- Creative Oundle International Festival will take place from 7th – 17th July 2022.
- Rushden’s Party in the Park is on Saturday 9th July 2022.
- Woodfest takes place in Irchester Country Park each August.
- We expect Kaya Festival‘s to make an 11th year of their festival in late August 2022.
- The incredible Shambala Festival at Kelmarsh Hall has been postponed again to August 2022.
- Greenbelt Festival at Boughton House will take place from 26th to the 29th August 2022.
- Visit Northants Open Studios during August and September each year.
- Illusive Festival takes place in early September at Deene Park near Corby.
- The Nene Valley Festival is a celebration of wildlife, culture and heritage each September.
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