What’s on in Oakley Vale?

Oakley Vale is a burgeoning community already populated with a host of great clubs, classes and events for local residents and the general public to enjoy. We want to promote and celebrate them with this page, so let us know about your club or event on our email: info@oakleyvale.com or via Facebook & Twitter.

If you can supply us with the name of your club, class or event, when it will be taking place, where it will be happening and a contact number or link for more information – we will publish it on our calendar below.

  • January 2019

    Sunday 5th of January

    Corby Amateur Theatrical Society: Jack And The Beanstalk - Corby Cube
    Running from 2nd - 5th January, The Noda Pantomime Award-winning team from Corby Amateur Theatrical Society are delighted to bring the magical tale of Jack And The Beanstalk to The Core! See more here.

    Saturday 11th of January

    The Carpenters Experience - Corby Cube
    The Carpenters Experience bring you an evening of non-stop hits – it’s Yesterday Once More! See more here.

    Thursday 23rd of January

    An Evening With Sir Geoff Hurst - Corby Cube
    After a highly successful 2019 tour, England’s ‘Hat Trick Hero’ and World Cup-winner, Sir Geoff Hurst, is back out on the road and heading to Corby! See more here.

    Friday 24th of January

    The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes Of Hooch - Corby Cube
    The Thinking Drinkers come to Corby with a brand-new show, a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers. See more here.
  • February 2019

  • March 2019

    Monday 4th of March

    Deep Roots Tall Trees Choir Sessions - Priors Hall Park Community Centre
    Every Monday - 7- 9pm - Priors Hall Park Community Centre Deep Roots Tall Trees choir is looking for new members. You don’t need previous choir experience or to be able to read music, just plenty of enthusiasm! Want to know more? Email info@deeprootstalltrees.org or find us online at www.deeprootstalltrees.org.

    Thursday 7th of March

    Gaelforce Dance - The Core @ Corby Cube
    Gaelforce Dance, the celebration of Irish dance, music and song, has dynamically tapped its way into the beating hearts of millions of audience members worldwide since its inception in 1999. This dance spectacular has enjoyed tremendous success on a global scale, performing in over 30 countries across four continents and playing to over two million people. This glittering new production features exciting costumes and electrifying music and songs.

    Friday 8th of March

    Crimes on the Nile - The Core @ Corby Cube
    Following 2018’s sell-out smash hit Crimes Under the Sun, multi-award-winning theatre company, New Old Friends, return with another hilariously inventive comedy thriller. | https://www.thecorecorby.com/whats-on/crimes-on-the-nile

    Thursday 14th of March

    Art & Future Resilience - Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
    Join our free fireside discussion exploring how artists and audiences can negotiate the Anthropocene and contribute to a sustainable future, changing the way we live and work. Featuring artists and community organisers.

    Saturday 23rd of March

    Corby: The Weaving Industry - Corby Heritage Centre
    Corby is well known for its steelmaking history but few would recognise that weaving was once a cottage industry that supplemented families incomes. Find out about why weaving came to Corby and what was made, there will also be exhibits showing life in the 18th Century at the time weaving took place in Corby. For more information contact Billy Dalziel on 01536 464284 or 07500 066319, email billy.dalziel@corby.gov.uk.

    Sunday 24th of March

    Journey's of Home - Community Workshops
    Come and join us to share your stories of life in Corby! We’re looking for Corby residents to take part in a dance and storytelling project that celebrates the diverse cultures of Corby. Come and share your story of making Corby your home and then work with artists from Highly Sprung to create a new performance telling your stories. No experience of dance is needed. To find out more and to secure your place, contact Made In Corby on info@madeincorby.co.uk or call 01536 267895.

    Sunday 31st of March

    Self-funded artist residencies - Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
    Did you make a resolution to focus more on your creative practice this year? Fermynwoods is accepting statements of interest from artists, writers, photographers and anyone looking for a peaceful, rural self-funded residency location. Sudborough Green Lodge is a remote building set in the Northamptonshire countryside as a Centre for Research + Education. The Lodge consists of 2 small, joined cottages in the middle of Fermyn Woods, near the village of Brigstock. The Lodge is only accessible by car via a 3-mile hard-core surfaced track, off Harley Way, or via a 3-mile bridle path from Fermyn Woods Country Park.

    Sunday 31st of March

    Mothers Day Sunday Lunch - Holiday Inn Corby
    Enjoy a three course carvery lunch (Free gift for Mum). Children under 12 half price and under 3 eat free. £16 per person.
  • April 2019

  • May 2019

    Saturday 18th of May

    Early years sponge play - The Pen Green Centre
    Bring the kids to have some fun at The Pen Green Centre! - https://lovecorby.co.uk/view-event/182/made-in-corby

    Sunday 19th of May

    Corby's Race for Life
    One of the year's great calendar events! Get down and run, or show your support for Corby's Race for Life!

    Monday 20th of May

    Art & Landscape - East Carlton Park
    Come along to this free artist led discussion exploring the relationship between materials and the landscape from which they are extracted.

    Saturday 25th of May

    Red Hot Chilli Pipers - Live! - Corby Cube
    See this bagpipe phenomenon in their element, live in Corby!

    Friday 31st of May

    Garden Growing Sessions - Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre
    Every Tuesday! Learn how to grow herbs and vegetables or share your skills with others at weekly growing sessions at Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre.

    Friday 31st of May

    Deep-Roots Tall Trees Choir Session
    Every Monday from 7pm - 9pm https://lovecorby.co.uk/view-event/111/deep-roots-tall-trees
  • June 2019

    Saturday 15th of June

    Corby Steelworks - The loss of an industry - Corby Heritage Centre
    Taking place at Corby Heritage Centre from June through til September find out about this fascinating and important event. | https://lovecorby.co.uk/view-event/197/corby-heritage-centre

    Thursday 20th of June

    Sausage & Cider Festival - West Glebe Park Pavillion
    A wonderful event with lots of food, drink and entertainment!

    Saturday 22nd of June

    Richard Jones: Escape - Corby Cube
    Winner of Britain’s Got Talent in 2016, British Army soldier and one of the world’s greatest magicians, Richard Jones, is bringing his outstanding new show to Corby. | https://lovecorby.co.uk/view-event/190/the-core-at-corby-cube

    Sunday 30th of June

    Corby and District Lions Club Funday - East Carlton Park
    Every year this event is a huge success - filled with food, fun and family entertainment. Definitely worth a visit!
  • July 2019

    Wednesday 10th of July

    What Next? Corby - Corby Cube
    Join Made in Corby at their next What Next? Corby session on Wednesday 10th July, at the B1 Bar, the Core at Corby Cube. This month's theme will be announced soon. What are What Next? meetings? Regular meetings of individuals that are interested in, and passionate about, the role of arts and culture in our town.

    Thursday 11th of July

    Open Access - Made in Corby - Corby Library, Corby Cube
    Whether you’ve got a creative idea, a proposal from your community or simply want to know what they're up to, a member of the Made in Corby team will be available to chat to you at this OPen Access event.

    Thursday 18th of July

    Open Access - Made in Corby - Corby Library, Corby Cube
    Whether you’ve got a creative idea, a proposal from your community or simply want to know what they're up to, a member of the Made in Corby team will be available to chat to you at this OPen Access event.

    Saturday 27th of July

    Grow Festival 2019 - Various locations in Corby
    Grow Festival 2019 This year’s festival, commissioned by Made in Corby and co-produced by The Core at Corby Cube takes place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2019 and will once again animate the town centre with hilarious street performers, magical family pop-up shows and spectacular art, all inspired by the theme of ‘food’ and celebrating all things culinary!

    Wednesday 31st of July

    The Algorithm in the Forest - Fineshade Woods
    A new exhibition that explores where natural systems and human logistics meet. Simon Blackmore, Antony Hall and Steve Symons, the collaborative group of artists known as Owl Project, have been in residence at Fineshade Wood, exploring the forest floor, lifting up logs and looking under stones to film ants going about their business. Using cameras and software to visualise the routes taken by these creatures to render what seems like chaos as pattern. The resulting new work, The Algorithm in the Forest, is a multichannel video and sound installation that explores how natural systems have inspired algorithms that impact how we experience our daily lives.
  • August 2019

    Wednesday 7th of August

    B-Active family fun festival - West Glebe Park
    A free national playday and cycle fest events have been merged to provide Corby with lots more activities to do and try in the form of an exciting B-Active Family Fun Festival. Activities will include; giant sandpit, waterslide, arts and craft activities, face painting & glitter tattoos, crazy bikes, outdoor spin classes and a BMX Street Show. Bring your lunch and join in with the big healthy picnic and cycle fest. https://www.facebook.com/events/1331891590306580/

    Thursday 8th of August

    Teddy Bears Picnic - Deene Park
    Little ones and their furry friends are invited to picnic in the Walled Garden and take part in games, storytelling and sing-a-long sessions with local children's entertainer Just Karen. Explore the beautiful gardens at Deene Park and have your photograph taken with an extremely forgetful bear who is very fond of honey! 12pm-4pm, last admission 3pm. ADMISSION- Free admission for children who bring along their favourite teddy or toy. Adults £6.00 PLEASE NOTE This is an outdoor event so bring your chairs/blankets to sit on, a picnic to dig into and dress for the weather. The tea room will be open selling a variety of cakes and light refreshments. Picnics must be consumed within the walled garden.

    Thursday 8th of August

    Clay model making - Corby Heritage Centre
    Clay Model Making activity. Choose which date you would like to attend to make your very own clay model (or both). Age 4 – 11 years. 1pm – 3pm. Each session is £3.00 per child. To book please call 01536 464284

    Saturday 10th of August

    KHL Big Local Field Day Festival 2019 - Hazelwood Neighbourhood Centre
    A free festival for everyone to attend! There will be live music, a Viking display, a circus performance, hot food, craft stalls and much more. https://www.facebook.com/events/hazelwood-neighbourhood-centre/khl-big-local-field-day-festival-2019/2509966992367933/ 

    Saturday 17th of August

    Rocket Crafts - Corby Library
    Fun-filled craft session to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge at Corby Library. In this session, there will be rocket making! For children of all ages. Suggested donation of 50p per child towards craft resources. Booking is required. https://www.facebook.com/events/corby-library/rocket-crafts/451346885655296/

    Sunday 25th of August

    Northants and Leicester Sci-Fi show - East Carlton Country Park
    Dr. Who and his iconic enemies are joining forces with various Sci-Fi characters to invade East Carlton Country Park. Meet Cheryl Rowlands, Ian Tootle, Simon Fisher-Becker, Barry Noble, Matthew Dale, Mat Irvine and K-9. See the Jurassic Park Jeep too!  Best costume competition and raffle prizes. https://lovecorby.co.uk/view-event/103/east-carlton-country-park

    Saturday 31st of August

    Blue Exhibition - Rooftop Arts Centre
    7th- 31st August. A group exhibition which explores the colour blue inspired by the work of local Northamptonshire artist Leavon Bowman. The Blue exhibition will feature the work of over thirty artists who responded to our open call and will include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film and more. http://www.rooftopartscentre.co.uk/event/blue-exhibition/2019-08-07/

    Saturday 31st of August

    Family Camp at Fineshade Wood
    Enjoy an afternoon bushcraft session (over 6's only) and wake up with the forest on an early morning Forest yomp - for the whole family or just the children (over 6's only). https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/family-camp-at-fineshade-wood-peterborough-tickets-63563205258
  • September 2019

    Friday 6th of September

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Rockingham Castle
    BY DEMAND! It’s Rocky at Rockingham! Madness has taken control... LUNA FLIX brings a huge screen to the castle to present the campest, craziest, cult musical EVER.. with a jump to the left! https://www.rockinghamcastle.com/events/lunaflix-outdoor-cinema/

    Wednesday 11th of September

    Network and Learn: Corby - Corby Innovation Hub
    Connect to members of your local business community, meet SEMLEP's Business Advisers and hear from a guest speaker at Network and Learn: Corby. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/network-and-learn-corby-tickets-64661742011 

    FREE quarterly networking event.

    Saturday 14th of September

    Corby Fire Station Open Day - Corby Fire Station
    For the first time in a long time, Corby Fire Station will be re-opening their gates to the public. This is your chance to come on in, meet & have fun with your duty crews. The afternoon will be filled with music, displays, BBQ, a Firefighter in the stocks, inflatables, face painter, that all-important fire safety advice and much, much more.

    Saturday 28th of September

    Big Day Out: Derby Festé - Corby Swimming Pool

    This trip is specifically funded to benefit people living with or beyond cancer, if you would like to bring a companion/family member with you there is one free ticket per person available.

    Thanks to funding from Macmillian Cancer Support, join us for a day out at Derby Festé, an outdoor arts festival in Derby city centre for a packed programme of spectacular family entertainment featuring a host of international, national and regional artists and performers.

    This year's festival will see Derby Cathedral become the Museum of the Moon, celebrated Circus and Aerial Company Ockham's Razor will be in the Belly of the Whale (Pictured) and much, much more will be going on throughout the day. Full details of Saturday's programme can be found here: https://www.derbyfeste.com/whats-on/saturday/

    Monday 30th of September

    Corby old village and the families that shaped it exhibition - Corby Heritage Centre
    Corby is an ancient village mentioned in the Domesday book, one of the most surprising features in its long history is the continued occupancy of long-established families that can trace their history and links to Corby in some cases over 600 years. Names such as Rowlett, Lattimer, Ironmonger, Dixon, still residing in the village, this is more remarkable in a time when many villages are seeing local names disappear from their census lists. This exhibition explores these fascinating old Corby families. Opening times: 21/09/2010- 01/02/2020, Monday to Friday 1 pm to 4 pm and Saturday 11 am to 2 pm.
  • October 2019

    Sunday 6th of October

    The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Corby Cube
    Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award-nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to Corby, celebrating over 10 years on stage! The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mum are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised! https://lovecorby.co.uk/view-event/210/the-core-at-corby-cube

    Saturday 19th of October

    Wilderland Film Festival - Corby Cube
    Wilderland is a brand new film festival bringing important, breathtaking stories from the natural world to the big screen, made by independent filmmakers from around the globe. See more.

    Thursday 24th of October

    The Drifters - LIVE - The Theatre - Corby Cube
    The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades. See more.

    Saturday 26th of October

    Share Photography Exhibition - Rooftop Arts Centre
    Share Photography is an informal group of local photographers who just enjoy presenting their images to share with you. There will be around 60 prints on display showing a wide range of subjects and styles. Runs until 26th October. See more.

    Sunday 27th of October

    Paul Zerdin's Puppet Party - Corby Cube
    Winner of America’s Got Talent, Paul Zerdin and his dysfunctional puppet family are back by popular demand with a brand new UK tour. See more.

    Tuesday 29th of October

    Halloween Fun @ Rockingham Castle
    The Witches of Rockingham are returning to Rockingham Castle. Help them Celebrate Halloween during the half term holidays. With lots of activities to keep the children busy, including pumpkin rollings, biscuit decorating, quizzes & trails in the Gardens and Castle; its a spooktacular day for all the family to enjoy!

    Tuesday 29th of October

    Pumpkin Carving Workshops - East Carlton Park
    Pumpkin Carving workshops in the Woodland Workshop, all sessions are for 1 hr. Booking in advance is essential, contact East Carlton Park Cafe: 01536 770977 Tickets £3.50 per child

    Wednesday 30th of October

    The Cavern Beatles - LIVE - Corby Cube
    The Cavern Beatles, the only Beatles band endorsed by the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, return to Corby. Be prepared to enjoy all the hits of the Fab Four in a fully-live two-hour show.
  • November 2019

    Friday 1st of November

    Murder Mystery Halloween Party - Holiday Inn
    Put your sleuthing skills to the test with our interactive murder mystery evening with a themed 3 course set meal £27.50 per person

    Saturday 2nd of November

    Fireworks Display @ The Talisman - The Talisman
    The fireworks are back at The Talisman, everyone is welcome to this free event so come along and enjoy the fireworks!

    Sunday 3rd of November

    Corby Wedding Fayre - The Raven Hotel
    The latest Wedding Fayre to visit Corby. Have a wander and prepare for the big day!

    Sunday 3rd of November

    Corby Bonfire Night - Corby Boating Lake
    Made in Corby are working with Corby Borough Council to make this year’s bonfire night celebrations even more spectacular than usual. They'll be animating the paths and roads around the boating lake with a range of extraordinary performances and installations. Keep an eye out for an announcement of which artists will be joining and where to find them! 6.30pm Torchlit procession starts at Corby Pool 7.00pm Lighting of the bonfire 7.30pm Fireworks

    Sunday 10th of November

    42nd Street - The Musical - Savoy Cinema Corby
    42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is showing at the Savoy Cinema in Corby! See more.

    Tuesday 12th of November

    Some Like It Hot (Dementia-friendly screening) - Corby Cube
    This Dementia-Friendly screening offers those living with dementia the chance to enjoy a film in a relaxed and supportive environment. Tickets include a free tea or coffee. See more.

    Friday 15th of November

    Take That Tribute - Viking Club
    The UK's No1 Take That tribute act comes to Corby! See more

    Friday 15th of November

    Sounds Of Philadelphia & Motown - Corby Cube
    Original Drifters member Roy G Hemmings brings together the sound of three of America’s iconic labels, Motown, the Sound of Philadelphia and Stax Atlantic, in one action packed show. See more

    Friday 15th of November

    John Kearns - Corby Cube
    Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner and Chortle Award-Nominee John Kearns is back on the circuit with a new show. See more.

    Sunday 17th of November

    Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave - Corby Cube
    Family rave sensation Big Fish Little Fish are bringing their award winning, critically acclaimed, ultimate family party to Corby! See more

    Friday 22nd of November

    Wrong Jovi - Corby Cube
    Described as “The best Bon Jovi tribute band in the world” Wrong Jovi are a 5-piece tribute who deliver a concert experience like no other. With attention to detail, stagecraft and natural charisma, Wrong Jovi never fail to turn every venue into an arena. See more

    Saturday 23rd of November

    Circus of Horrors: The 25th Anniversary Tour - Corby Cube
    The new Circus of Horrors show will be an immersive celebration of its astounding 25 years. It will include an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock'n'roll soundscape, a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat when not falling off it with laughter.

    Friday 29th of November

    Christmas Light Switch On - Spanhoe Lodge
    Love Corby is hosting the Christmas Light Switch On in aid of Lakelands Hospice. We look forward to seeing you all there! See more    

    Friday 29th of November

    Fleetwood Bac - Corby Cube

    If you love Fleetwood Mac, this is a tribute show you can’t miss!

    See more

  • December 2019

    Sunday 1st of December

    Victorian Christmas Market - Town Centre
    The Travelling Historical Market is proud to present at their first event as a co-operative Coby's Victorian Christmas Market. Running from 29 November – 1 December. See more

    Thursday 5th of December

    Only Fools Dining Experience - Grampian
    This is a show with actors from interactive Theatre International performing a quiz night at the Nags Head. Enjoy a typical London style three course meal with interactive service from the shows' characters Del boy, Rodney, Cassandra, Granddad, Boycie and more! See more 

    Friday 6th of December

    Mental Health Awareness Charity Night - Shire Horse Corby
    On the night there will be live entertainment including acoustic acts, bands, rappers, DJs and poets and there’s going to be an auction and a raffle to help raise as much money as possible! See more

    Saturday 7th of December

    Early Years: Duvet Dancing - Oakley Vale Community Centre
    Duvet Dancing is a joyous mix of stretching, curling, wriggling, rolling, rocking, twirling, flumping and snuggling... no need for words as watch, mirror and explore small dances together! See more

    Sunday 8th of December

    Discobility Christmas Party - Grampian Club
    This popular monthly disco run is by Corby Radio and open to people with disabilities of all ages! See more

    Saturday 14th of December

    Free CPR & AED Training - Corby Conservative Club
    This is a 2 hour training session where experts will show you basic life saving skills including what to do when you come across an unconscious person, CPR, recovery position and how to use an AED. See more

    Saturday 14th of December

    Create Christmas and Craft with Jennie - The Range
    Would you like to have a go at giving your Christmas that special, personal touch this year? From making your own decorations, wrapping and tags to creating beautiful Christmas Cards; the experienced 'craft experts' are in store throughout the day to give you handy tips and hints. See more

    Thursday 19th of December

    Ice Skating - Corby Ice-Rink
    Get in the festive mood and enjoy general skating at Corby Ice-Rink all month! See more

    Saturday 21st of December

    EPIC Rollers Christmas Party - Lodge Park Sports Centre
    Fun for any age in a family friendly environment and of course, Christmas themed music! Wear a Santa hat, Christmas jumpers or even full blown fancy dress! See more

    Monday 23rd of December

    Breakfast with Elf on the Shelf - Holiday Inn Corby
    Enjoy a full buffet breakfast (full English and continental) with a surprise visit from Elf on the Shelf. A morning full of delicious food, games and festive fun! See more

    Sunday 29th of December

    Swiss Family Robinson Theatre - Corby Cube
    This Christmas, multi-award-winning comedy theatre company New Old Friends return to Corby with an exciting new comic re-telling of the classic family tale Swiss Family Robinson. Running from 6th - 29th December. See more

    Tuesday 31st of December

    New Year's Eve Family Party - Holiday Inn Corby
    Want to celebrate the beginning of 2020 with the kids? Our family friendly New Year's Eve party is the answer! Enjoy a three course buffet dinner, DJ entertainment and fun-filled games for all ages! See more 

    Tuesday 31st of December

    New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball - Holiday Inn Corby
    Welcome 2020 in style with our Masquerade Ball this New Year's Eve. Enjoy a three course dinner, a casino table, DJ entertainment to dance the night away and even a traditional piper on the countdown! See more

Recurring dates

  • Sunday


    Victory Bible Church International - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    9am – 12:30pm

    St Benedicts Church Service - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    4pm – 6pm

  • Monday


    Mash Dance School Class - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    – Children (3-8yr old) 6pm – 6:45pm

    – 9+ years – 6:45pm – 7:30pm

    – Adults–  7:30pm – 8:30pm

  • Tuesday


    Shape Dance Classes - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    6pm – 8pm

    Pilates Class - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    8pm – 9pm

  • Wednesday


    Venture Autism meet - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    7:30pm – 8:30pm

    Coffee Stop - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    9:30am – 10:30am

    Play Group - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    10:30am – 12pm

    Zumba Class - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    6pm – 7pm

    Victory Bible Church International - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    7pm – 8:45pm

  • Thursday


    Jado Kuin Do - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    4:30pm – 7pm

    Dance Fit - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    Powerhoops – 7:30pm – 8:30pm

    Northamptonshire Credit Union - Community Bank

    Grampian Club, Patrick Road. 1pm – 3pm

  • Friday


  • Saturday


    Councillor Surgeries - Great Oakley Village Hall

    Cllr Judy Caine & Mohammed Rahman

    – All welcome

    Zumba Class - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    10:30am – 11:30am

    Oakley Rangers - Oakley Vale Community Centre

    (during term time) – 3:30pm – 5pm