Living Legends: Hidden Histories aims to uncover the hidden stories of Corby and reflect the changing population of the town. Taking inspiration from the ‘Humans of New York’ social media campaign, we will be looking for local people who have an extraordinary story to tell; an incredible experience, an uncelebrated achievement or a surprising fact about their life. The project is about reflecting the diversity of Corby and discovering the new story of our community.
Using social media and visits to community groups, we will seek nominations from local people suggesting their friends, family, neighbours and colleagues. From these nominations we will select 10 Living Legends that reflect the town, who will then be visited by a writer, to document their story, and a photographer, who will create a series of portraits. The resulting photography and stories will be displayed in an exhibition at the Rooftop Gallery, on poster sites around the town centre and collated in a book.
Living Legends has been developed with Love Corby, a visitor economy initiative ran by the private sector through the Corby Visitor Forum and supported by Corby Borough Council.
We are offering 10 local businesses the opportunity to sponsor a Living Legend, which includes the following:
- Logo displayed at exhibition and in book
- Invitation for a nominated employee to join the judging panel
- Invitation to private view
- 5 copies of the Living Legends book
- Thank you on social media and on our website
- Presence on leaflet table during exhibition
- Living Legends touring exhibition to visit business (optional)
Due to project funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are able to offer this package at a discounted rate of £150 per business.
To confirm your sponsorship, or if you have any questions, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01536 267895.
Download the Living Legends Sponsorship package HERE.
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