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Kettering Museum and Art Gallery: Talks

Forthcoming talks at the Alfred East Art Gallery

Monthly Lunchtime Talks at the Alfred East Art Gallery, covering art and history topics.

Tickets: £5.00 per person

£3.50 for Kettering Leisure Pass holders

Please note that you will be asked to present your Kettering Leisure Pass when paying/collecting your ticket.

Seats are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Talks run from 1pm until 2pm.

Light refreshments are available from 12.30pm and each talk lasts approximately 1 hour. Unfortunately, we cannot allow entry after 1pm.

You can book tickets before the event by calling the Gallery on 01536 534274   


'Waterloo.. and 500 years of besting the French' by Phil Steele

Friday 12 June

Marking the waterloo bicentennial, Phil Steele will explain how Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington ended up at Waterloo.  The talk will provide an account of the battle, and put the story into the context of England's long rivalry with France.  Defining nations, this rivalry spread across the world, from Canada to India, and the Caribbean to the Nile.


'Sweet Memories... but don't get me started on Wagon Wheels!' by Kevin Varty

Friday 3 July

Kevin Varty takes us on a nostalgic journey through the history of chocolate and sweets, and the influence that the Temperance Movement had on their early production.  Join us for a trip down memory lane, and be reminded of the sweets and treats that we all enjoyed as children.


The Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum also host a range of evening talks open to both members and non-members. For more information, please visit their website or their list of talks on our website.   


Last updated 04/06/15

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