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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: £6.00 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    



'Found in the Field' by Carry Akroyd

Friday 12 September

Loading...Carry Akroyd talks about her new exhibition at the gallery, which features 16 hand-drawn lithographs incorporating texts taken from poems by John Clare, bringing the 19th century poet’s words into the contemporary landscape. Words and images together express a concern and fascination about the natural world.


'The Restoration of 78 Derngate' by Robert Kendall

Friday 3 October

Lunchtime TalkIn 1916 Art Noveau designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh was recommended to W.J. Basset-Loake of Northampton as the right man to renovate his first marital home, a terraced house on Derngate, Northampton. The house was subsequently described as one of Mackintosh’s most significant pieces.

In the 1990s, concern over the condition of the building rose. A campaign followed that led to its preservation, restoration and opening to the public.


'Voices from the Trenches' by Tricia Thompson

Friday 14 November 

WW1There was not a family, village or town in Britain that did not suffer losses during the Great War, and ‘Voices from the Trenches’ was written to commemorate the outbreak of World War One. This illustrated talk contains dialogue from actual letters sent home from the Front; reminiscences collected by the Imperial War Museum. Photographs and original recordings of the time bring to life this special event in our history.

Last updated 19/08/2014


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