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 have been 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 asked local people to nominate their friends, family, neighbours and colleagues. From these nominations we have selected 10 Living Legends that have amazing stories to tell about the town. The ten Legends are now being visited by a writer, who will 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 throughout May, on poster sites around the town centre and collated in a book.
Living Legends has been developed with Love Corby, a visitor economy initiative run by the private sector through the Corby Visitor Forum and supported by Corby Borough Council.
We are offering 10 local businesses the opportunity to help celebrate Corby’s hidden histories by sponsoring a Living Legend and the public exhibition. The sponsorship package includes:
- Logo displayed at the Living Legends exhibition and in the published book
- Invitation to the exhibitions private view event
- 5 copies of the Living Legends book
- Thank you on social media and on the Made in Corby website
- Presence on leaflet table during exhibition
- Opportunity for the Living Legends touring exhibition to visit your business (optional)
Due to project funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are able to offer our sponsorship package at a discounted rate of £150 per business.
To take to us about 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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