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December 2020

Explore the Time To… virtual gallery

6th December 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 6th November 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Free

Introducing Time To... Over the last couple of years, something quite remarkable has been happening across Corby. Older people became artists, in community centres, the library and numerous residential care homes. There was dancing, crafting, singing and writing. New friendships were made and old friends learnt something new about each other. There was lots of chat, laughter and most importantly, a bucket load of creativity. Time To… was created by residents of Corby aged over 65 with Linzi Bright, Tina…

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Explore the Connecting Corby virtual gallery

6th December 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 6th November 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Free

Introducing Connecting Corby In October 2019 three new community art groups popped up in Corby, each group welcomed people of all ages and backgrounds to meet together and create. From the very beginning sessions were an opportunity to meet neighbours and reconnect with the local community. Every week those taking part had the opportunity to try new techniques; printing, felting, batik amongst dozens more, all guided by a local artist. Connecting Corby was created by groups in Stephenson Way Community…

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Watch A Show – ideas & inspiration

19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021
Free

Watch A Show There are fantastic archives and live streams online just waiting to be discovered, and some innovative new work being made in response to COVID safety measures...so why not check them out? (Updated 16th  November 2020) Stamford Arts Centre have a whole host of online programming for you to enjoy on their facebook and YouTube channels. Pay what you can (from only £1!) to watch online the archive recording of the ground-breaking, Olivier Award winning, West End transfer of…

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Enjoy a story – ideas & inspiration

19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021
Free

Enjoy a Story If you're tired of the news, enjoy the ultimate escapism of reading or listening to a book. Just close your eyes and imagine you're elsewhere...watching the story unfold in your imagination. (Updated 5th  November 2020) Interested in true local stories? Read Mike Ingram's forensic look at the most famous Northamptonshire conspiracy, The Gunpowder Plot in the Nene Quirer. Storyline Online hosts a treasure trove of videos of children's books being read by celebrated actors for children, parents, caregivers and educators to…

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Join a local group or connect with local artists – ideas & inspiration

19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021
Free

Join a local group or connect with local artists Enjoy the work of local artists remotely, or take part in some online taster sessions - you might like it enough to go in real life when venues are reopened! (Updated 16th November 2020) Wellingborough Cooperative Amateur Dramatic Society (WCADS) have started holding weekly virtual play readings, quizzes and social get-togethers - join them online for some theatre and to make new friends. Corby Photographic Club have a full Zoom programme until the…

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Get moving, stay mindful and create joy – ideas & inspiration

19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021
Free

Get moving, stay mindful and create joy You might not be able to socialise as much as you'd like, but don't let that stop you trying these feelgood activities.  (Updated 11th  November 2020) If you love spending time outdoors, try a photography walk! Wrap up warm and get your sturdy shoes on, then get snapping with your phone or camera! Check out the Northamptonshire Walks website for loads of ideas of where to walk in the county and when you…

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Keep your brain active with creating, making and learning – ideas & inspiration

19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021
Free

Keep your brain active with creating, making and learning If you're not able to attend your usual groups or the children are home from school, try these activities to get your brain in gear. (Updated 16th  November 2020) The Phoenix in Leicester have a great range of  'At Home' downloadable creative activities for kids, plus games and online projects for adults too, to keep you all busy at home during the lockdown. My Sensory Adventures is a new digital project from our…

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Explore The World – ideas & inspiration

19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021
Free

Explore the world Explore arts, culture and heritage from all around the world, from it's beginnings in prehistoric and ancient civilisations right up to the present day with museum and gallery tours and online collections. (Updated 5th  November 2020) The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex. Join them on a voyage of discovery and explore and learn online. The London School of Economic and Political Science hold some really interesting archives relating to gay and lesbian rights…

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Engage with Black History, Culture and Stories – ideas & inspiration

19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021
Free

Engage with Black History, Culture and Stories Engage with some of the fantastic resources available to learn from and explore the history, stories and culture of Black people. Here's some recommendations, which include both serious subject matter as well as joyful celebrations of Black culture. (Updated 18th November 2020) BBC iPlayer has a new drama anthology being released in Autumn 2020, Small Axe which comprises of five original films by Academy Award, Bafta, and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen. Set…

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