Director Nick Walker to leave this Autumn


The Core at Corby Cube today announced that its Director Nick Walker will be leaving this Autumn. Nick-Walker-headshot-2

Nick has been at the creative helm of The Core at Corby Cube since July 2015, taking over from its inaugural Creative Director Chris Sudworth. The venue opened in November 2010, and has developed a national reputation for the opportunities it offers the whole community to take part in creative activities in dance, drama, digital arts, music and spoken word. The Core is particularly recognised for its work with children and young people. The theatre also hosts a wide range of live performances such as comedy, music, theatre and spoken word and in recent years has increased its producing activity and support for emerging artists.

Walker is a Perrier Award-nominated director, writer and producer who has worked in the theatre and broadcast sector for more than 20 years. After a busy two years at The Core he is returning to his writing career to pursue some exciting new commissions in radio and television.

The Chair of The Core’s board, Morag Ballantyne said: “We’re immensely proud of all that Nick has achieved at The Core over the last two years and of the impact of his work in the community in Corby. The Core continues to be an exciting focal point for arts activity in the area, providing brilliant entertainment for people of all ages. The Board would like to thank Nick for his significant contribution to the organisation.”

Nick Walker said: “It has been a huge honour to be part of this dynamic and forward-thinking organisation and a privilege to be part of Corby’s every-growing cultural offer.  I wish The Core continued and ever greater success in the future.”

Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive added: “Nick has played an important role in continuing The Core’s development as a creative hub for Corby and the surrounding areas, and we’ll be very sorry to see him leave. We wish him every success with his new projects. Our immediate task is to find a suitable successor who can continue to develop The Core’s vision, following the recent confirmation of Arts Council England funding for the next four years”.