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A tribute to friend and colleague of The Core

It is with great regret that on Friday we learnt of the loss of our friend and colleague Martin Steed.

Martin has an eternal association with The Core, commencing with us when we first opened in 2010 and working across countless projects as both youth worker and filmmaker. Most recently, he kept the masses entertained and buoyant throughout the pandemic, using his skills and many contacts to create The Green Room pop up outdoor music gigs that took place anywhere that it was safe to. These were streamed to homes all over Corby and beyond when live music in venues was still prohibited.

Martin had a passion for teaching and inspiring young people and was so incredibly generous with his time, knowledge and equipment, sharing all with anyone who wished to learn from his vast experience.

His kindness, calmness and wisdom will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him and not least by the team here at The Core.

Our thoughts are with his beloved partner Kat, his sons and family.