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Talks at the Alfred East Art Gallery


The Alfred East Art Gallery hosts monthly Lunchtime and Evening talks.

Lunchtime Talks

Lunchtime Talks are from 1pm - 2pm monthly.

Refreshments are available from 12.30pm until the start of the talk.

Ticket Prices: £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass.

Evening Talks

The Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum organise monthly Evening Talks, 7.30pm - 9pm.

Refreshments available.

Ticket Prices: £4 per person, FREE to Friends Members. No advance booking required.


by Delia Thomas

Friday 28 April, 1 - 2pm

Lunchtime Talk

Delia looks at the lacemaking industry in one of its heartlands - the East Midlands, in particular Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

'We Are Not Alone'

by John Wilson

Wednesday 19 April, 7 - 9pm

Evening Talk

Preceded by the Friends Annual General Meeting.

The talk will look at the friends of museums and art galleries around the world.

'Life & Death in Plantagenet England'

by Mike Ingram

Friday 19 May, 1 - 2pm

Lunchtime Talk

This talk looks at late medieval English society, the importance of religion in their everyday lives and gives an insight into how they thought, lived and died.

'The Railway comes to Kettering'

by Robin Cullop

Wednesday 17 May, 7 - 9pm

Evening Talk

Robin will look back on the history of Kettering railway and its arrival.

'Reel Life - Kettering & District in 1900s'

by Northamptonshire Film Archive

Friday 16 June, 1 - 2pm

Lunchtime Talk

From its collection of more than 4,00 reels of film, the Northamptonshire Film Archive Trust are screening two amateur movie films showing scenes from the Kettering area. Including footage of the opening of Wicksteed Park (1921) and the Coronation celebrations.

'Alfred East - The Incidental Etcher'

by Ian Luck

Wednesday 21 June, 7 - 9pm

Evening Talk

Exploring the etchings of Alfred East.

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