All aboard the Artsbus for Corby culture fans

The Artsbus will be taking people to the firework spectacular at Boughton House this year

The Artsbus will be taking people to the firework spectacular at Boughton House this year

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If you’ve ever wanted to go to the cinema or theatre but weren’t sure how you were going to get there and back, the solution could be here.

This autumn Made in Corby is launching the Artsbus, an affordable, convenient and hassle-free way to travel to arts events in and around Corby.

The Artsbus will be running to two events in Corby town centre on Wednesday, October 14; new musical Parkway Dreams by Eastern Angles Theatre Company at The Core at Corby Cube and a screening of My Week with Marilyn followed by a discussion with producer David Parfitt at The Savoy cinema as part of Corby Big Film Week.

Created by EastEnders writer Kenny Emson, and inspired by the city of Peterborough, Parkway Dreams is a poignant story of a London overspill family, a fascinating and funny insight into the development of a typical English New Town.

Corby Big Film Week presents a special screening of My Week with Marilyn, which chronicles the week in which Monroe spends time escorted around London by ‘runner’ Colin.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the producer David Parfitt, who offers some fascinating behind-the-scenes anecdotes.

On Saturday, November 7, Artsbus will head out of Corby to Boughton House for The Gunpowder Plot, an unforgettable night out for all the family which uses live performance, large-scale projection and an original soundtrack to tell the dramatic story of the Gunpowder Plot.

The performance concludes with a breath-taking fireworks finale.

Made in Corby programme manager Helen Willmott said: “Many local people have told us that you would love to attend arts events but find it difficult to get to out in the evening.

“By picking up people from across Corby and taking them directly to events, the Artsbus will help more local people than ever before to attend and enjoy the great art that happens on their doorstep.”

A return journey on the Artsbus costs £2, plus the cost of entry to the event, and needs to be booked in advance.

For more information visit www.madeincorby.co.uk, email marian@madeincorby.co.uk or call the office on 01536 267895.

Made in Corby is funded by Arts Council England, as part of its national Creative People and Places programme.