Get ready to Splore at The Core this February half-term

This February half-term, families are invited to join in the fun as Splore at The Core will bring Corby Town Centre and The Core at Corby Cube to life with two days of performances, activities and workshops on Thu 16 and Fri 17 February.

Splore noun Scot. a frolic; revel; a commotion

Focussing 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 delightful and 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.

A range of delicious food will be available on Thursday, as Fly By Bars bring their popular Streetfood event to the town centre between midday and 6pm.

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.

Splore timetable 2023

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