Made in Corby changes its name

The organisation has altered its name to reflect its move to other areas of the county

By Kate Cronin
Monday, 1st June 2020, 9:01 am
The new Made with Many logo
The new Made with Many logo

Made With Many is the new name for Made In Corby, a community-led arts programme that has been running in Corby since 2014 and now encompasses Wellingborough.

Last year they received the brilliant news that Arts Council England had awarded additional National Lottery investment for an expansion of the programme to include Wellingborough, alongside continuing their work in Corby.

Programme Director of Made With Many Helen Willmott said: "While we were hugely excited at the opportunities new funding would bring; new partnerships, new activity and loads of new people to meet, we realised that this would mean that the name of our programme, Made In Corby, would no longer describe our wider purpose.

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"We hope you like our new name and that you’ll be one of the many that we make with over the next few years.”

Made In Corby has introduced new cultural experiences to Corby including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing at the football ground, sculpture trails and the three amazing Grow Festivals, which were created by and with the people of Corby.

The organisation said that with coming together of North Northants as the areas moves toward a unitary authority, it was an ideal time for Made With Many to embrace a wider geography, whilst holding onto the essence of their old name.

The group says the reasoning behind the new name is:

Made – it's committed to creating new cultural experiences and activities, from festivals, performances and exhibitions to workshops and trips. In two places where manufacturing has been a big part of local history, they're finding new ways of making.

With – They never work alone. They love being with people, from having a natter over a brew to making key decisions together. The more that different ideas and opinions can be joined together, the better our programme will be. This isn’t for or by or in…. it’s with. As equals. Everyone has something to bring to the table.

Many – They work with lots of people. Most importantly, everything they do involves local people in making decisions, creating new art, volunteering and enjoying themselves. They work with local partners, including charities, community groups, venues and even sports teams, to make sure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to get involved. And they also work with a wide range of professionals; artists, creative practitioners, technicians, event managers and designers, who help to make their work as brilliant as possible.

Marketing manager Marian Anderson said: “Over the next day or so you’ll notice our social media channels changing name as well as our website, and we value your patience with any teething troubles during this time of transition.”