Abrand new outdoor arts festival is launched in Corby this Summer. Commissioned by Made in Corby and co-produced by The Core at Corby Cube, Grow 2018 takes place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July.
Inspired by the theme of water, the festival will animate Corby’s town centre with performances, experiences and workshops throughout the weekend, creating an imaginary water-filled world of adventure, with storytelling, performances and music. Visitors will uncover hidden surprises as they sail through the woods to a family area submerged by the Boating Lake – which will also host a spectacular early-evening event.
Among the highlights will be the intriguing Colourscape installation by the lake, hosting musicians and dancers, and a multi-sensory experience for all ages and abilities. The spectacular Music of the Spheres will also be found floating on the water, providing an ethereal music and aerial dance display.
Street performers include Avanti Display’s The Spurting Man, breath-taking bubble sculptures from The Bubble Wizard, comic show Dick Danger, and spectacular acrobatics and dance theatre in Frantic.
On Sunday James Ashworth VC Square is the setting for the inaugural Grow Festival People’s Stage, featuring local choirs, dance groups and musicians.
This year’s festival is presented in association with Anglian Water, a partnership designed to highlight the environmental and sustainability issues around the growing need of water. Over the weekend, Anglian Water will be offering fun and informative activities, demonstrating the importance of caring for our water sources and infrastructure.
Further details about the festival will be announced via Twitter and Facebook, through local press and on the website www.growcorby.co.uk
Grow 2018 is the first of a series of three annual outdoor festivals commissioned by Made in Corby as part of The Creative People and Places programme funded by Arts Council England through the National Lottery.