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(Updated 20th January 2023)

Join a local group, connect with creatives and make new friends!

Reading, Writing, Storytelling and Spoken Word

  1. Join the Creative Minds Writing Group
  2. Join the Corby Book Club
  3. Check out the Corby Collective‘s Spoken Word and music nights.
  4. Join the NN8 Writers Group 
  5. Join Feast of Fools for traditional and contemporary storytelling.
  6. Join the Weaving Words facebook group  for sessions hosted by Performance Poet Kezzabelle Ambler.
  7. Check out The Bardic Basement‘s podcast and join their facebook group to stay in the loop. 
  8. Follow Creative  KHL to find out about future Cross-Pollination Poetry Nights.


  1. Big About Singing Corby Community Choir
  2. COPD singers
  3. Corby Chordless Choir
  4. Corby Male Voice Choir
  5. The Decibelles
  6. Deep Roots Tall Trees Choir
  7. Sing At Stanwick (SAS Choir)
  8. The Songbirds
  9. Valley Voice Choir
  10. Wellingborough Orpheus Choir
  11. Wellingborough Singers
  12. Wellingborough Community Gospel Choir


  1. Enjoy an Open Mic night monthly at Olive in Corby.
  2. Find a brass or silver band to join nearby.
  3. Join the Corby Musicians facebook group to find new band members or local gigs.
  4. Enjoy a relaxed Acoustic Night at Rooftop Arts Centre.
  5. The Knights Lodge in Corby is hosting a regular Acoustic Night for players and singers.
  6. The Wildfire Sessions have regular music events.
  7. Chill out to local musician Kenneth J Nash‘s Mood Food podcast.
  8. Rutland Sinfonia have released their  2022/23 concert dates.
  9. Music in Lyddington – concerts by internationally-renowned artists.

Visual Arts and Crafts

  1. Join the Oundle Makers for a meetup in 2023.
  2. Become a member of the KHL Community Workshop in Corby to share and learn craft skills.
  3. Attend arts and craft workshops at Stanwick Lakes.
  4. Check out what workshops are on offer from Artists working with Northants Open Studios.
  5. Gretton village has a monthly social sewing group and quilting group.
  6. Join art classes or see exhibitions at the Rooftop Arts Centre in Corby.
  7. Join Kettering & District Art Society
  8. Join the Late Developers Photographic Group, Corby Photographic Club, the Kettering and District Photographic Society, the Wellingborough and District Photographic Club. or find another Camera Club or Photographic Society nearby.
  9. Join Stevie Way Art Group for weekly crafts sessions on a Monday or Patchwork Pals for a fortnightly group at the KHL Community Shed.
  10. There are various arts and crafts sessions run by various U3A groups in Northamptonshire.
  11. Follow The Eloquent Fold to find out how to get involved in their creative projects.
  12. The Women’s Have A Go Group (WHAGG) are looking for new members for their FREE weekly club focusing on hobbies and crafts using textile at the Victoria Centre.
  13. Join a Knit and Natter group at Wellingborough Library.
  14. Join the Northamptonshire Urban Sketchers if you like drawing outside.
  15. Join Cinnamon Arts Group, which supports and empowers Black Creatives in Wellingborough.
  16. Find out about exhibitions and galleries in Northamptonshire and see the work of countywide artists online at Art Northants


  1. Follow Northamptonshire Record Office to find out about archive open days and more.
  2. Walk or cycle an accessible natural trail across green spaces with the Corby Heritage Trail.
  3. Join the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum.
  4.  Join your Local History Society at Northamptonshire Heritage Forum.
  5. Follow Wicksteed Park Heritage on facebook for creative opportunities.
  6. Learn about the history of Higham Ferrers with a new audio walking tour.
  7. Have you discovered the Rushden Heritage Trail?
  8. Are you interested in Corby history? Lodge Park Academy Local History Group publish a fascinating monthly newsletter.
  9. Join Wellingborough Civic Society or Kettering Civic Society.

Performance groups

  1. The Magic Room magic performance club
  2. Bonkers Theatrical
  3. Corby Amateur Theatrical Society
  4. Eclipse Performing Arts
  5. GLJ Theatre
  6. Kettering Operatic Society
  7. Rutland Musical Theatre
  8. Theats
  9. Thrapston Amateur Dramatic Society
  10. Thrapston Plaza Opera
  11. Wellingborough Cooperative Amateur Dramatic Society
  12. Wellingborough Musical Theatre Society
  13. Find more amateur theatre groups at Sardines or NODA

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