Find out what’s on locally, join a group, connect with artists and other like-minded people.
(Updated 14th October 2021)
Visual Arts and Crafts
- Submit artwork for display, or volunteer at Wellingborough Methodist Church’s Exhibition of Creative Arts from 15th-17th October 2021.
- Become a member of the Corby Community Shed when it opens in Autumn 2021 to share and learn craft skills.
- Join art classes at the Rooftop Arts Centre in Corby.
- Join Stevie Way Art Group on Zoom for weekly online sessions on Monday evenings where you can craft and chat.
- 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
- 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.
- Connect with others interested in local history at Northamptonshire Heritage Forum.
- Follow the Wicksteed Park Heritage project on facebook for creative opportunities.
- 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.
- Learn about the history of Higham Ferrers with a new audio walking tour.
- Are you interested in local history? Lodge Park Academy Local History Group publish a monthly newsletter
Local annual events
- From 6th to 9th January 2022 you can enjoy a CATS family pantomime, Beauty and the Beast at the Core at Corby Cube.
- Raunds Festival shared live roots music online in Spring 2021 and hopes to be back to an in-person event in 2022.
- Northampton Film Festival is due to take place in May 2022, featuring film screenings & lots more!
- Corby Pole Fair is due to take place on Friday 3rd June 2022 – invite your friends on Facebook.
- Tannerfest takes place on 8th/9th July 2022 near Loddington.
- Creative Oundle International Festival will take place from 7th – 17th 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.
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.
- Northamptonshire-based Poet and Writer Tré Ventour has lots of new online Can You Poet dates in the diary for 2021.
- Follow Creative KHL to find out about future Cross-Pollination Poetry Nights.
- Join the Wellingborough Orpheus Choir or the Wellingborough Community Gospel Choir.
- Join the Big About Singing Corby Community Choir, Deep Roots Tall Trees Choir, Corby Chordless Choir or the COPD singers in Corby.
- Join the Corby Male Voice Choir.
- The Knights Lodge in Corby is hosting a regular Acoustic Night for players and singers.
- Catch-up with performances in The Green Room and find out about new live music streams from local and international artists at @TheGreenRoomOnlineUK.
- 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.
- GLJ Theatre and Wellingborough Cooperative Amateur Dramatic 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.
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