The Core Producers Festival comes to Corby from Sunday with a week-long series of events led and curated by the Core Producers, a group of young adults who produce events, projects and live shows.
The week kicks off at the Highland Gathering on Sunday, where from 11am onwards, the team from The Core at Corby Cube has activities lined up including a music and drama workshop with India’s Bread n Butter Entertainment, dance workshops from Wriggle Dance Theatre and Moves, fun drama activities for younger children.
As part of The Big Dance Weekend, there will also be the chance to watch or take part in Live Bolero, a unique dance experience celebrating the 30 years since Torvill and Dean won Olympic Gold in Sarajevo.
On Tuesday The Core hosts Contacting The World On Tour 2014, with an evening of inspirational new drama created in collaboration with young performers from Corby.
The evening includes a performance from Corby Young Actors entitled Truth Light Bliss, a celebration of power, potential and pursuit of dreams.
The Core’s youth theatre group Core Company will also perform.
On Thursday Priority sees two original dramas presented at The Core, created by Wadzanai with Kuumba Nia Arts and Tribes Youth Club with Aga Serugo-Lugo.
The evening will also feature performances by The Core’s Musical Theatre and Sparks groups.
The festival comes to a spectacular end with the Weekender 2014, incorporating Core Weekender Live and the YouPlay Live Final.
The Core’s fired-up festival of live music is back, featuring guest headliners, local bands, young musicians, DJ and VJ sets on Saturday 19 July from 5pm to 10pm.
The Core’s Creative Director Chris Sudworth said: “The Core is proud of the Core Producers and their commitment to helping us develop a programme that really delivers for 14 to 26 year olds.
“We are always keen to expand the group, so if you are – or you know – a young adult who would be interested in joining Core Producers, please get in touch or come to The Weekender to get a sense of what is involved and the excellent events you could produce.”