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(Updated 29th September 2022)

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


  1. In Wellingborough? Join the Wellingborough Orpheus Choir, the Wellingborough Singers or the Wellingborough Community Gospel Choir. 
  2. In Corby? Join the Corby Male Voice ChoirBig About Singing Corby Community Choir, Deep Roots Tall Trees ChoirCorby Chordless Choir or the COPD singers or the Valley Voice Choir.

Visual Arts and Crafts

  1. Check out what workshops are on offer from Artists working with Northants Open Studios.
  2. Gretton village has a monthly social sewing group and quilting group.
  3. Join art classes or see exhibitions at the Rooftop Arts Centre in Corby – they are having a grand re-opening in their new location in Corby.
  4. Join the Late Developers Photographic Group for a Jubilee Walks Photo Exhibition and Celebration event on Saturday 18th June in Corby.
  5. Join Corby Photographic Club, the Kettering and District Photographic Society, the Wellingborough and District Photographic Club. or find another Camera Club or Photographic Society nearby.
  6. Join Stevie Way Art Group for weekly crafts sessions on a Monday or Patchwork Pals for fortnightly group at Corby Old Village Community Centre.
  7. There are various arts and crafts sessions run by various U3A groups in Northamptonshire.
  8. Follow The Eloquent Fold to find out how to get involved in their creative projects.
  9. 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.
  10. Join a Knit and Natter group at Wellingborough Library.
  11. Become a member of the KHL Community Shed when it opens to share and learn craft skills.
  12. Join the Northamptonshire Urban Sketchers if you like drawing outside.
  13. Join Cinnamon Arts Group, which supports and empowers Black Creatives in Wellingborough.
  14. 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.

Theatre groups

  1. GLJ Theatre, Wellingborough Cooperative Amateur Dramatic Society and Wellingborough Musical Theatre Society in Wellingborough.
  2. Corby Amateur Theatrical Society and Eclipse Performing Arts in Corby.
  3. Theats , Bonkers Theatrical and Kettering Operatic Society in Kettering.
  4. Thrapston Plaza Opera in East Northants.
  5. Rutland Musical Theatre
  6. To find more amateur theatre groups, see Sardines or NODA.

Reading, Writing, Storytelling and Spoken Word

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


  1. Find a brass or silver band to join nearby.
  2. Join the Corby Musicians facebook group to find new band members or local gigs.
  3. Enjoy a relaxed Acoustic Night at Rooftop Arts Centre.
  4. The Knights Lodge in Corby is hosting a regular Acoustic Night for players and singers.
  5. The Wildfire Sessions have regular music events.
  6. Chill out to local musician Kenneth J Nash‘s Mood Food podcast.
  7. Rutland Sinfonia have released their  2021/22 concert dates.
  8. Music in Lyddington – concerts by internationally-renowned artists.

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