Literature, music and the arts

Our libraries offer so many services, but books remain close to our heart. All our libraries offer a collection of fiction and non-fiction covering many subjects. We offer films for hire, free music downloads and even theatrical performances including adaptations of Charles Dickens's novels! ​

Reading guides

Booktrust Bookfinder
Fantastic fiction

​Bibliographies for over 40,000 authors and information on over 500,000 books.

Newbooks

​Reading guides and reviews for readers groups and readers.

Reading Agency: find a read
Seeing Ear

​Registered charity that aims to assist in education and recreation for blind and visually impaired people through the provision of books in accessible electronic formats.

Whichbook
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Literary organisations

Booktrust

​Reading and writing charity, which gives millions of books away to children and offers support to readers and writers.

Independent Publishers Guild

​Gives independent publishers the support they need to get the most out of publishing and keep their businesses growing.

National Literacy Trust

​National charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the United Kingdom.

Poetry society

​Aims to advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry.

Publishers association

​Trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK.

Reading agency

​Charity organisation, which runs creative programmes to help people feel inspired and confident about reading.

Writers' guild

​Trade union representing writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film, online and video games.

Writing East Midlands

​Supports,promotes and champions writing from the East Midlands.

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Arts and performing arts organisations

64 Million Artists

​National campaign to unlock the potential of everyone in the UK through creativity.

Arts Council England

​Champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives.

British Film Institute

​Promotes greater understanding  and appreciation of film and moving image culture in the United Kingdom.

C&D Productions

Kettering based theatre company, giving acting, drama and performing arts opportunities at adult and youth levels.

Corby Community Arts

​Encouraging community development  through active participation in the arts.

Department For Culture, Media and Sport: arts and culture

​Working to support the arts community to give access to all, improve wellbeing in the UK and boost the UK’s economy.

Equity

​Trade union for actors.

Federation of British Artists

​Consists of nine of the UK’s leading art societies.

Into Film

​Organisation established by leading film education charities First Light and FILMCLUB to inspire young people aged 5-19 across the UK to learn through and about film.

Musicians Union

Represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business.

National Operatic and Dramatic Association

​Provide leadership and advice for amateur societies and individuals.

Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT)

​Supports music education in Northamptonshire.

One Dance UK

​National voice for the dance profession.

Spotlight: contacts

​Database of businesses involved with the performance industry from agents to set designers

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Northamptonshire County Council

Northamptonshire County Council

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