All aboard the Artsbus
AN affordable, convenient way of travelling to arts events in and around Corby is being made available by Made In Corby – a three-year programme that promotes local arts and culture.
The Artsbus is running to two events in Corby’s town centre on Wednesday October 14 – a new musical ‘Parkway Dreams’ by Eastern Angles Theatre Company at The Core at Corby Cube and a screening of ‘My Week With Marilyn’, followed by a discussion with producer David Parfitt at The Savoy cinema – as part of Corby Big Film Week.
Various bus pick-ups points are planned including at Harpers Brook, Morrisons, Gainsborough Road at bottom of Green Hill Rise, Beanfield Avenue shops, Corby Old Village, Occcupation Road shops, Raven Hotel, Ennerdale Road and Willowbrook Road.
Helen Willmott, Made In Corby programme manager, said: “Many local people have told us that they would love to attend arts events, but find it difficult to get to them in the evening. By picking people up from across Corby and taking them directly to events, the Artsbus will help more local people than ever before to attend and enjoy the great art that happens on their doorstep.”
Created by EastEnders writer, Kenny Emson, and inspired by the city of Peterborough, ‘Parkway Dreams’ (tickets from £10.50) is a poignant story of a London overspill family – a fascinating and funny insight into the development of a typical English New Town.
Corby Big Film Week presents a special screening of ‘My Week With Marilyn’ (tickets £5), which chronicles the week in which Monroe spends time escorted around London by ‘Runner’ Colin. The screening will be following by a Q&A with producer David Parfitt, who offers some behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
On Saturday November 7, Artsbus will head out of Corby via Lodge Park Academy, Saxon Crown and Morrisons pick-up points to Boughton House for The Gunpowder Plot (tickets £12.50 adults, under 16s £8), an unforgettable night out for all the family that uses live performance, large-scale projection and an original soundtrack to tell the dramatic story of the Gunpowder Plot. The performance concludes with a breath-taking fireworks finale.
A return journey on the Artsbus costs £2 – plus the cost of entry to the event – and should be booked in advance. For information, visit: www.madeincorby.co.uk, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on: 01536 267895.
Call the box office to book Corby show tickets on: 01536 470470; Boughton show tickets on 01604 624811. Bus fares are payable in cash on the bus.
Made In Corby is funded by Arts Council England as part of its national Creative People and Places programme. The Made In Corby consortium includes Groundwork Northamptonshire, Corby Cube Theatre Trust, Corby Community Arts, Corby Unity and Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership.
Pictured above – TICKET TO RIDE: Travel to see The Gunpowder Plot show at Boughton House aboard the Artsbus.