New app to promote art and culture in Northants

Members of the Strategic Arts Network with the new app on their phones
Members of the Strategic Arts Network with the new app on their phones

A group of arts organisations has created a mobile phone app offering details about the county’s cultural offerings, as well as a centralised ticketing facility.

The app, called Northamptonshire Arts & Culture, is now available to download free from both the App Store and the Android Store

It provides information about the participating organisations and upcoming events, along with the facility to book tickets from your smart phone.

The app also offers directions, parking information and restaurant recommendations.

Users of the app will be able to access video and audio clips, blogs and other insights into the events and organisations, share information and recommendations with friends through social media.

Supported by Arts Council England funding, the app has been developed by the Strategic Arts Network, a group of 10 independent, professional arts organisations from across Northamptonshire, encompassing a wide range of art forms, from theatre, cinema and music to dance and visual arts.

The group of independent arts organisations has been working together for a number of years to promote cultural activity and encourage audiences and participants to attend or take part in arts in Northamptonshire.

The Strategic Arts Network consists of Royal & Derngate, NN Contemporary Art, Fiori Musicali, The Core at Corby Cube, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Dance4, Threshold Studios, Northants Touring Arts, The Castle Theatre and Corby Community Arts.

Royal & Derngate’s chief executive Martin Sutherland, who is chairman of the Strategic Arts Network, said: “This app provides a great way to get a snapshot of arts events coming up across the whole county, and with the ability to book tickets for all the organisations from one place, it’s quite a unique offering.

“This will be really helpful for tourists and visitors to the area, as well as those already in the county, who can have all this information readily at their fingertips.”