Following its success last summer, Grow Festival is set to bring more spectacular outdoor arts to Corby this summer. Commissioned by Made in Corby and co-produced by The Core at Corby Cube, Grow 2019 takes place on Sat 27 and Sun 28 July.
Continuing to look at the essential ingredients for growth, Grow 2019 is inspired by the theme of food, celebrating all things culinary. Corby’s town centre will once again be animated with hilarious street performers, magical family pop-up shows and spectacular art throughout the weekend. The highlight of this year’s festival will be an enormous community feast.
From 11am on Saturday, the town centre will host music, dance, interactive installations, walkabout acts and performances for all the family. Children and their families can get creative with craft workshops throughout the day outside the Corby Cube, making food themed objects for a lively and colourful parade through the town centre at 5pm.
The Sunday will focus on a theatrical community feast, sharing and celebrating the food and cultures of Corby, with festivities beginning from 12pm. The feast will be the culmination of months of community growing projects and three community cooks will be chosen to reflect Corby’s diverse population. Hundreds of diners will be entertained by music, dance and theatre from acclaimed street artists and the People’s Stage will return to showcase local talent.
As Corby is one of the fastest growing boroughs outside of London, the festivals are aptly inspired by themes of water, light and food – all essential ingredients for growth. The first of the festivals last July saw over fifteen thousand people from Corby enjoying a wide range of performances, activities including making and parading giant jellyfish and marvelling at Saturday’s headline performance, Music Of The Spheres on the Boating Lake.
Tickets for the community feast will be on sale through The Core soon.
Further details about the festival will be announced via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and on the website www.growcorby.co.uk