On 14 February 1968 Northampton was designated a New Town.
On 14 February 2020 60 Miles by Road or Rail returns to Northampton, following its celebrated 2018 project responding to 50 years of Northampton’s New Town designation.
We we will also be hosting events in Corby, which is celebrating 70 years since it was designated a New Town in 1950. Join us throughout 2020 for arts, heritage and community activities across Northampton and Corby.
You can find out more about the project, including how you can get involved, by checking out the four strands of the project below.
The original cast return to present theatre production 60 Miles by Road or Rail at Royal & Derngate in October 2020. The show is being redeveloped and will respond to the changes to our contemporary political landscape.
Work with local artists to create something NEW to capture how we feel about the towns that we call home. We will be hosting groups in both Northampton and Corby.
Share your personal story of either Northampton or Corby. This may be through archiving a recording, by sharing a piece of creative writing, or being a part of our brand new documentary film.
Discover how Northampton and Corby transformed under the New Towns act. Led by the New Town Heritage Research Network, find out more about the legacy of New Towns nationally and internationally.
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60 Miles by Road or Rail is co-managed by Andy Routledge (Founder and director) and Courtenay Johnson (Producer). We are a locally ran, independent organisation who are committed to championing our county and the vast array of talent that it offers during a period of political uncertainty and financial instability.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org