Wellingborough Stories Festival
Friday 12th May – Sunday 28th May 2023
Wellingborough Stories is a community heritage project that aims to capture untold stories from the town’s diverse communities, and present them through artworks made with local people. Over 600 people have shared their stories so far through interviews and creative workshops led by local people, with three artists commissioned to make new work for the project.
Kremena Dimitrova, Makers of Imaginary Worlds and Ruth Pigott were all commissioned to run workshops throughout March and April to create new artwork for the festival. You will find Kremena Dimitrova’s beautiful collages of local people’s artwork around the Swansgate Centre. Makers of Imaginary Worlds have built an interactive exhibition of objects and stories that you can explore in the Festival Hub. Every Saturday during the Festival you can watch Ruth Pigott’s puppetry film retellings of local people’s stories at Wellingborough Library.
Alongside these commissions there are lots of events to get involved with, come and craft with us every Saturday, with an enjoyable free activity for all ages. Local groups and artists have created their own events to tell stories in their communities and you can find more Wellingborough Stories gathered in the last few years, at the Festival Hub, Wellingborough Library and online.
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The project is made possible with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players.
Wellingborough Stories Commissions
New artworks made by the community with our three commissioned artists, Ruth Pigott, Kremena Dimitrova and Makers of Imaginary Worlds will be on display throughout May 2023.
Other exhibits in the Wellingborough Stories Festival
There will also be pre-2023 Wellingborough-based story projects on display and available online:
Festival events and activities
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Updated 12th May 2023