Corby musician to join award-winning poet at Core

Award-winning poet and playwright Kate Tempest who is to appear at The Core theatre, Corby
Award-winning poet and playwright Kate Tempest who is to appear at The Core theatre, Corby

Young Corby musician Caitlin King will be joining award-winning performance poet and playwright Kate Tempest at Lyric Lounge, a spoken word festival, at The Core theatre.

Caitlin will join the line-up of artists on Friday, November 8, for the event which will include live literature performances, music, film, open mic sessions and workshops.

Kate, a Radio 1 regular and winner of the prestigious 2013 Ted Hughes Poetry Award for Brand New Ancients, takes to the stage at 8pm to deliver a 50-minute solo performance.

She has previously headlined at Latitude Festival, as well playing all the other major UK and European music festivals.

Earlier in the evening, from 6pm till 7pm, she will be leading a workshop on performance techniques.

There will also be a drop-in visual poetry workshop, from 4.30pm until 7.30pm, where people can electronically construct a poem and see their words brought to life on screen.

From 6pm there is a chance to see the film We Are Poets (certificate 12A), a moving story of youth, art and freedom of expression, which follows a team of six British teenagers chosen to represent the UK at the most prestigious Poetry Slam competition in the world.

Live performances start at 5.30pm with a vibrant 30-minute slot from The Core’s resident poetry collective The Stand. After the film screening, Lyric Lounge poet in residence Rob Gee and members of The Stand will lead a lively open mic session, followed by a performance by student Caitlin.

A £5 festival day pass giving access to Kate Tempest’s performance and all the pre-show events can be booked by calling The Core’s ticket line on 01536 470470 or by visiting