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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, changing to £6.00 per person from June onwards

£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.

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

'Delving into Wicksteed's Archives'

by Charlotte Widgery

Friday 9th May 2014, 1-2pm

Wicksteed ParkA group of dedicated volunteers have been collating and cataloguing the park's history. Find out what they have uncovered and how these stories will be shared.

Image courtesy of Wicksteed Park


‘A Journey to the Virgo Cluster’

by Nick Hewitt

Friday 20 June 2014, 1-2pm  

Lunchtime TalkNick Hewitt, the Chairman of the Astronomy Section of the Northamptonshire Natural History Society and former President of the British Astronomical Association, introduces us to our own supercluster of galaxies, explaining what a galaxy is and our own Milky Way’s relationship to our nearer galactic neighbours. The talk includes a myriad of fantastic images of our night sky.



'The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie' 

by Steve Dimmer

Friday 11 July 2014, 1-2pm

Lunchtime TalkA look at the amazing career of the most popular crime novelist of all times.

Steve Dimmer examines the writer’s life beginning with the creation of Hercule Poirot in 1920, through the golden age of detective fiction, the emergence of Miss Marple until Agatha Christie became the indisputable ‘Queen of Crime’. Along the way, we’ll be looking at the real-life mystery involving the novelists’ actual disappearance and perhaps try to solve this intriguing puzzle.


Kettering : 1914 – by ‘John Stanyard’

Friday 1 August 2014, 1-2pm

Lunchtime TalksJoin us for this commemorative talk covering the events, both local and national, that occurred in August 1914 as reported in the local press. There are stories about everyday happenings in the town and about the mobilisation of the Kettering men in the Northamptonshire Regiment and Yeomanry. We will explore the Kettering of 1914, and also feature an interesting comparison of Kettering "Then and Now".


Last updated 17/04/2014





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