16/17 February: Splore at The Core

Families are invited to join in the fun this February half-term, as Splore at The Core is set to bring Corby Town Centre and The Core at Corby Cube to life with two days of performances, activities and workshops on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 February.

Focusing on important environmental themes, Thursday’s activities include a walkabout with EKO, a spectacular 13-foot-tall sea giant who will rise from the deep ocean to parade through Corby Town Centre greeting residents as he passes. Once returned to the theatre, EKO and Autin Dance Theatre perform the thought-provoking Out of The Deep Blue, a fully inclusive tale told through dance, movement and masterful puppeteering.

Participants from Core Create present The Ocean Explorers, a fun, colourful, and environmentally themed free street performance for all. Also watch out for The Core’s Over 55s Dance group who will be giving a taster session on Thursday.

You can also enjoy delicious street food and hot chocolate on Corby Boardwalk from 12pm to 6pm along with live music, plus giant bubbles (12pm to 2pm), a promending Mariachi Band and The Crimplene Crusaders theatre group.

Friday welcomes Rhubarb Theatre to The Core, as they present the magical, musical and moggy-filled Finding Chester, the perfect introduction to live performance for 5-12 year olds and their families.

Across the two days, free arts and crafts sessions, led by Incredible Oceans on Thursday and in conjunction with Corby Library on Friday, encourage participants to get creative as well as learn about some of the incredible creatures that inhabit our oceans. People are invited to become an audience of one, with unique VR Story Experiences from Metro Boulot Dodo. Plus there will be free taster workshops in Music and Drama for young people taking place during the festival.

This is going to be a fun-filled experience for all the family! More information and a timetable of events can be found at www.thecorecorby.com. Tickets for the two performances can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office on 01536 470470.

Splore at The Core timetable