Corby Youth Arts Slam promises edgy entertainment

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Corby Youth Arts Slam takes place at The Core theatre this month and promises entertainment that’s edgy and exciting.

Highlighting the wealth of skills and talent that Corby has to offer, it takes place at the theatre on Friday, March 28, starting at 7.30pm.

The event will be showcase the work of The Core’s regular Get Involved groups.

Moves, led by choreographer Leah Waterfield, will be back with its energetic street dance routines and Musical Theatre will be stomping onto the stage with a musical medley inspired by the popular West End hit Stomp!

Led by Phia O’Keeffe, The Core’s Sparks group, under the guidance of theatre-maker Emma Boulton-Roe, will be bringing audiences another fun-filled original drama performed in their own unique style.

Clicks, which has been working with Andy Ralston and Tony Coleman, have been designing, editing and mapping media to use in live performance.

They have been collaborating with Core Company, led by Creative Projects manager Lisa Byrne, to create live visuals for an in-house production, Sam’s Marvellous Adventure, a piece about a young boy who gets transported into Roald Dahl land and encounters some of the best loved characters from the popular stories, including the BFG, Matilda and The Twits.

Slam will also be sharing the work of the Tribes and Wadzanai groups.

Tribes Youth Club is a group made up of enthusiastic youth people with learning disabilities, aged 18 to 26, who enjoy creative mediums, including music, using the voice, and dance.

The Wadzanai Project is connected to a local church whose members are mainly from the Zimbabwean communities in Northamptonshire who use the arts to celebrate their African heritage.

The event will also feature performances from Rockingham Primary School Choir and animations made through Oakham Primary School digital lab sessions. Tickets for the Slam are £5 and they can be obtained from the box office on 01536 470470.