Alongside local artists, join us to create something new to capture how we feel about the towns that we call home. We will be exploring different people’s stories of migrating to the towns.
We want to bring together as many different experiences of moving to Corby and Northampton as possible – whether you were a child moving across the country or whether you came from further afield. We are really keen to celebrate all the breadth of the towns’ different cultural heritages and communities.
You’re in charge
What we create is completely up to you. It could be a book, an exhibition, a radio play… you decide!
Over a term of weekly sessions, you will not only get to know and explore each other’s histories but you will be able to create something new to capture and celebrate those experiences to share with the rest of the town.
You don’t have to be an artist or even think of yourself as creative to join. All you need to be is available and willing to get stuck in.
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The 6 sessions in Northampton will be led by Subika Anwar-Khan, actress and writer from Northampton.
In 2018, Subika and Andy facilitated as session with Dostiyo Asian Women’s Network focussed on South Asian experiences of moving to the town in the last 50 years. This session emphasised how town heritage is recorded from only certain perspectives, whilst other are less represented or even unrepresented.
When planning for this year’s activity, we wanted to ensure lots of stories from all different parts of Northampton were included and celebrated by collaborating with a wide range of communities. And what better way to do this that directly with people from the town!
We would love you to join the group with your family’s cultural and migration experiences to share – whether national or international migration to Northampton.
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Hometown Northampton Facilitator
Subika has developed scripts with various theatre companies including Paines Plough for Come to Where I’m From, Northampton. Her play Stateless examined how warfare is perceived during a time of global uncertainty and was produced by Kali Theatre at Tristan Bates Theatre. Subika’s solo show Divided made in association with Warts and All Theatre was performed at Camden People’s Theatre and in Northampton.
Other recent acting credits include: Mephisto (A Rhapsod) (Gate Theatre) 2019; After Love (BBC Films, BFI & Sundance) Aleem Khan 2019; Eastenders (BBC ) 2019; Julie (National Theatre) 2018.
Hometown Corby Facilitator
Ryan is a Northamptonshire playwright and co-writer of 60 Miles by Road or Rail. He is currently an Associate Artist with Made In Corby and session facilitator at The Core Playwrights Ensemble at The Core at Corby Cube. Most recently, Ryan created ‘The Next 10 Years’, an exhibition exploring the expectations of age amongst Corby residents for Made In Corby’s Time to Takeover.
Most recently, Ryan was commissioned by BBC Arts & Arts Council England to write A Short Story About Time Travel, an audio drama produced by Rural Media and performed by comedian Jonny Donahoe.
The 8 sessions in Corby will be led by Ryan Leder, playwright and Made In Corby Associate Artist.
We are excited to be starting to investigate Corby’s New Town in 2020 – 70 years since it was designated as a New Town, and one of the first in the country to do so! Corby has such a wealth of Scottish heritage linked to the mass migration after the construction of the Steelworks in the 1930s. By 1961, 11 years after being designated a New Town, a third of Corby’s population had been born in Scotland.
We would love you to join the group with your family stories, generations of heritage and stories of creating a new home here in Corby.
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I’ve only just moved to the county, can I still join?
Yes – these sessions are welcome to all and we want to know everyone’s different stories.
Do I have to be an artist to join?
No – these sessions are for everyone! We will have artists in the room to help you to achieve what you want to make.
Do I have to be at all the sessions?
We would like you to be able to be at as many sessions as possible in order for you to contribute to the final creation (whatever that may be!) but don’t worry if you have to miss one or two weeks.