Living Legends: Hidden Histories

Living Legends: Hidden Histories aims to uncover the hidden stories of Corby and reflect the changing face of the town. Taking inspiration from the ‘Humans of New York’ social media campaign, we’ve found ten local people who have an extraordinary story to tell; an incredible experience, an uncelebrated achievement or a surprising fact about their life.

Our Living Legends will be celebrated through an exhibition at the Rooftop Arts Centre, with their stories brought to life by a professional photographer and writer. They’ll also be collated into a book, which will be available to purchase from May.

Living Legends is made possible by money raised by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund and has been developed with Love Corby.

Dates: 2nd May – 2nd June
Time: Wednesdays – Saturdays 11am – 4pm
Preview: Thursday 3rd May 6pm – 8pm

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Arts Networking – Made In Corby

Are you a local artist, member of an arts group or a community group interested in running arts activities? Then come along to this informal Arts Networking session to meet others and share ideas over drinks and nibbles. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the Made in Corby team and hear about our plans are to support local arts projects. We would love to hear from you!

This event is free to attend, though there will be the opportunity to contribute towards costs.

There’s no need to book in advance – just turn up!

The Rooftop Arts Centre can be accessed via the stairs near Flowertime, or the lift in Chisholm House.

Dates: Wednesday 23rd May
Times: 7pm – 9pm

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Family Day – Made In Corby

Discover the science and magic of photography at this family day! With artists from Corby Community Arts you’ll be making cyanotypes alongside a range of other creative activities.

No need to book… Just turn up!

This event is free to attend, though there will be the opportunity to contribute towards costs.

Dates: Saturday 12th May
Times: 12pm – 4.30pm

Child friendly

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Local History Talk – Made In Corby

Join historian Peter Hill for a talk about Modern Corby from 1900 to present day. Peter will talk about Corby’s transformation from village to a new town alongside how the many changes that ensued affected local people.

Places are limited for this talk, so booking is essential. To book your place call the Made In Corby office on 01536 267895.

Dates: Tuesday 8th May
Times: 7pm – 9pm

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