Core at Corby Cube art inspired by pandemic calls and reopening

The murals have been commissioned by the venue

By Alison Bagley
Monday, 14th June 2021, 2:36 pm

Corby s foremost venue has welcomed back theatre-goers with two new pieces of artwork created by an artist inspired by conversations with residents.

Rosie May produced the stunning lockdown murals - Better Together and Show Time - for The Core at Corby Cube after working with The Core on their Core Calls project.

One of many community projects the venue ran throughout the multiple lockdowns of 2020 , The Core commissioned five artists to speak to some of the the most vulnerable or isolated members of the Corby community when the pandemic first hit.

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The mural welcoming people back to The Core

Phoning them and offering an ear or some much-needed companionship, each artist then created work in their particular field to reflect the conversations they had.

Inspired by Rosie May’s work for Core Calls, the venue then commissioned the artist to create two large murals; one a reflection of lockdown and one to celebrate the theatre’s reopening.

Director of The Core Joe Flavin said: "We were blown away by Rosie May’s gorgeous work for us in the Core Calls project.

"For our reopening, we wanted something to reflect back on what we’ve all been through together as a society but also look ahead and celebrate those shared moments of coming back together.

Rosie May with the mural inspired by lockdowns

"Better Together really captures what activities have got us all through the past 15 months, whilst Show Time is a fitting celebration to welcome back live performance.

"Rosie May’s colourful work captured the feel of the first lockdown but also cast a hopeful look towards what our collective future could be when the pandemic ends. We can’t wait for you to enjoy Rosie’s beautiful work at The Core."

You can see these pieces on The Core’s website here

The Core is now welcoming audiences back to enjoy live shows and the two murals.

Rosie May’s work can be seen in both of the bar spaces of The Core at Corby Cube. The Core reopened on Friday, June 11, with a handful of summer shows.

For bookings and what's on at The Core click here or call the box office on 01536 470470 Tuesday-Friday 10.30am to 5.30pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm.