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Corby Mardi Gras
4th March 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Made in Corby have been working with the East Carlton community panel to create Corby Mardi Gras, a spectacular illuminated walk through East Carlton Park where members of the Corby borough can journey through the woods at twilight, discovering beautiful light sculptures as they go! Expect to find enjoyable entertainment by local musicians and dancers and be immersed in the magic by live performances! As it may be a bit cold, there will also be hot food and drinks available to purchase throughout the evening. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and wrap up warm!
Corby Mardi Gras Flyer
Take a windy path through the night woods and see the normal in a different light. Join us in a journey of light and sound as we sleep-walk past the familiar and are transported to exotic lands, but don’t stray off the path for there may be dragons! Our night walk takes between 30 and 40 mins and is always on the paths. If we are very busy you may be asked to wait a brief while to start the walk, but don’t panic there is a full stage programme and refreshments on hand to keep you entertained before and after your trip.
Illuminations by: Award Winning Artists, Same Sky
Presented by: Made In Corby and the East Carlton Community Panel
Assisted by: Festival Producer, ArtReach
A burger unit, Sweet stall and donut stall will be available for you to purchase from throughout the night. The park kiosk and café will also be open.
Main Stage Line Up
There are lots of performances to look forward to at the Corby Mardi Gras event, here is the full line up of all of the acts on offer to you! Starting at 5pm:
- Big About Singing – Corby Community Choir led by Lisa Matthewman
- Shape Dance – led by Julie Cardwell
- The Steel Spirit Cheerleading Club
- Café Jazz
- Oh Brother! – playing a mix of upbeat bluegrass music and catchy ballads
- Drop The T
Finishing at 9pm.
Comic characters provided by Rare Species
Shanti the illuminated bird provided by Festive Road
Drum workshops with Liam Hadjipetrou in the Woodland Workshop
Free Workshops at East Carlton Park
Join Same Sky in the log cabin at East Carlton Park to make your very own mini light sculpture. The artist will help you to create an illuminated umbrella to light your way on the day of Corby Mardi Gras. Just turn up at the start of the session and create!
The umbrellas are designed to help guide your way through our Mardi Gras walk, and is completely personalised to match your personality perfectly!
We’ve already hosted three workshops over the half term period with over 220 attendees! If you want to create your own illuminated umbrella there is still one more workshop on the day of the event!
Saturday 4th March: 3pm – 5pm
Take our Bus
We are also providing two separate coaches for residents of Corby who don’t have access to a car. You will need to reserve your place beforehand and pay for your seat on the day.
Cost per RETURN ticket (single tickets are not available)
● £2 per adult
● £1 per child under 18 (all under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
Please bring the correct change.
Depart 5pm: Corby Pool
Arrive 5.15pm: East Carlton Park
Depart 7.30pm: East Carlton Park
Arrive 7.45pm: Corby Pool
Depart 6pm: Corby Pool
Arrive 6.15pm: East Carlton Park
Depart 8.30pm: East Carlton Park
Arrive 8.45pm: Corby Pool
The bus will not wait for latecomers. If you miss your time slot you are responsible for your own travel. To reserve a seat on the bus, please visit our EventBrite and fill out all of the required information. Payment will be taken upon boarding the coach. If you have trouble booking your place or have a question, please call the Made In Corby office on 01536 267895.
Be safe at our event!
As this is an outdoor event it is difficult to predict the weather conditions! Make sure to wrap up warm and wear sturdy footwear for the walk as the trail can be uneven in places. There is parking on site and stewards will assist you in parking safely. We recommend car sharing as we anticipate the event to be busy. Please DO NOT park on the verges surrounding the park, as this can cause a real safety issue for others. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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