What’s On

All of the current and upcoming exhibitions, events, music nights, regular art classes, and all-day workshops happening at Corby’s original art gallery.

Exhibitions

In our public gallery in the heart of Corby.

 The ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW  –  26th June – 20th July 2024

This open to all exhibition kicks off on Wednesday 26th June and the evening reception with refeshments will be at 6pm on Friday 28th June.  This event is expected to be very busy with so many people exhibiting their work. A great chance to meet the artists and network with fellow artists. 

This is alway a well attented exhibition and there will be many pieces to purchase or just admire.

 

Coming soon...

Poetry and Open Mic Night – 17th July 2024 6.30 – 9.30

This first time event in conjunction with the Heritage Accelerator, University of Northampton and the National Lottery Fund,

and the Rooftop Art offers open slots to anyone that wishes to present their written work as spoken word.

The evening will start at 6.30 for 7pm and be MC’d by Corby’s published punchline poet, Chuck the Poet and will feature a small

headline set of Corby Heritage poetry about the town written by Chuck.

Free to take part but if donations can be make the funds will go towards the Rooftop Arts. Refeshment’s will be available 

WELDON ART GROUP   –  31st July – 31st August 2024

We welcome the Weldon Art Group to the Rooftop once more with a collection of pieces from many members of this group.

It opens on Wednesday 31st July and the evening reception with refeshments will be at 6pm on Friday 2nd August.  

 

Bring on the Bells – an art installation

It’s been a very long time since the bell in the clock tower in Corby Town Centre have pealed and with no other reason than to celebrate Corby, the start of a new month and summer we have organised for the bell to strike twelve at midday on August 1st.

The Rooftop will be on-hand to anybody that wishes to draw or paint the iconic clock tower and we will have some work on display for all to enjoy.

Join us at from 11.30 on the 1st of August underneath the clock.

We wish to thank Dan at the Corby Willows Shopping Centre for his support in this project.

Events

Regular acoustic music nights and more!

Acoustic Nights

Last Wednesday of every month.

The next event is Wednesday July 31st at 7pm

Hosted by Kontra Roots with resident band The Rants.

Headlined by Elizabeth and Jameson.

Following that the next gig will be August 28th with Cherrington & Ward and guitarist Vic Lennard.

Workshops

We host regular weekly art classes and all-day creative workshops in our two education spaces.

Drawing & Sketching Class

Every Friday

Every Friday
11 am – 12.30 pm

£10 per person

Learn how to draw, sketch and doodle with the guidance of professional artist and tutor, Fanoulla Georgiou.

Contact Fanoulla on 07951743839 or at lazydaisydoo@aol.com to book your place. This class is now full but a waiting list is being taken.

Beginners Drawing Classes

Every Wednesday 1.30 pm – 3 pm

£10 per session, or £50 for 6 sessions (1 session free)

Have you always wanted to learn to draw? Are you struggling to get better at drawing? Often artists appear to have a magical ability to see something, and draw what they see near perfectly! In this specialist drawing class, you can delve into those seemingly magical skills and learn how to really look at a subject, and draw it!

Our resident art tutor, Fanoulla, has been teaching classes for over 20 years, and she’s put together this course for anyone wishing to learn how to draw she will take you from beginner, to improver, to pro! Even if you’ve been drawing for a while, you’ll find useful skills and practical exercises to take your drawing to the next level!

Materials included, however own sketchbook and pencils recommended

To book a space call us on 01536 267101 or email rooftopartscentre@gmail.com

Weekly Art Class

Every Thursday
1 pm – 3 pm

Pricing available per session or per course.

£10 per session

6 weeks
£50 (1 free class)

Painting and drawing workshops for all levels and abilities. People welcome to join at any time during the course to learn new skills and further their creativity. Tutored by our own resident artist Fanoulla Georgiou.

Contact Fanoulla on 07951743839 or at lazydaisydoo@aol.com to book your place.

We have a growing Rooftop SHOP where you can purchase postcards, fridge magnets, books, mugs, badges, hats, and celebratory gift cards.