Unlock Your Creativity with #CorbyCulture!

What is visual art?

It is more than paintings or sculpture. In our homes we all have visual arts like ceramics, photographs, TV and films… Visual art is all around us in everyday things that we all know and love!

But, visual art is not just good to look at.

Did you know that 82% of people noticed that their health and wellbeing had improved after doing something creative? In this #CorbyCulture guide we’re focusing on activities that make us feel good!

1. HD Media CIC

“HD Media trains young people in the art of digital storytelling offering professional mentoring in camera operation, sound, lighting, editing and scripting.”

They offer wonderful opportunities for younger people to gain knowledge and practical experience in digital production.


Judy Caine on judy@hdmediacic.co.uk,
Paul Balmer on paul@hdmediacic.co.uk
or call 01536 744070 for details

Check out what they do in their 6th podcast of the series below…


2. Stevie Way Art Group (S.W.A.G.)

Meeting at Stephenson Way Community Centre every Monday from 11.30am until 1.30pm, the S.W.A.G group get creative! Occasionally, the group have special projects but are open to all types of art during their sessions – you can bring your own project or experiment with club materials.

To join S.W.A.G you can just turn up, pay £2 for refreshments and have fun whilst learning new skills.

SWAG Group
Stevie Way Art Group on Facebook


3. Various Workshops @ Rooftop Arts Centre

The Rooftop Arts Centre often run workshops of different forms:

  • Paper marbling workshops
  • Life drawing
  • Young Creators
  • Painting

The Rooftop Arts Centre link workshops/classes in line with the themes of their upcoming exhibitions.

For all the latest updates, keep an eye on their Facebook page Rooftop Arts Centre.


4. Friendliest Photography Group

“The Friendliest Photography Learning Group is for people of all abilities from beginners with a camera that have no idea what all the bits are, to people wanting to brush up on skills and learn further.”

Suitable for all ages with a fun, no pressure approach and tutored by Andy Eathorne.

The group meet every Friday from 6pm – 8pm at the Rooftop Arts Centre.
Sessions cost from £15 a week, savings can be made if booked in advance.

For more information and booking please contact Andy at:
0779 0128 046


5. The Time of Our Lives – Corby Community Arts

Join Corby Community Arts for their new regular sessions as they take a new look at getting older.

Disrupt the stereotypes of older people through a range of different art forms from photography and film to makeovers, and have fun at the same time!

Contact Lola on 07547705129 to reserve your place.

Time of our lives creativity


6. Various Groups @ U3A

The Great Oakley & District U3A have over 7 art groups for its members to enjoy which are not limited to the ones below!

They also have a ukulele group, a music appreciation group, a book club, play-reading and theatre groups.

   u3a craft group  

Art Group

Tuesday mornings
Danesholme Community Centre

Craft & Textile Group

Danesholme Community Centre
10am – 12pm

Photography Group

2nd Wednesday of the Month
Weldon Village Hall
1.45pm – 3.45 pm

To find out more about what the U3A has to offer or to join a group, visit their website HERE.


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