Kettering Museum and Art Gallery: Talks
Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum
Tickets: £3 per person, free to Friends Members. Available on the door, no advance booking required.
For further information, see our website or contact the chairperson on 01536 518 941.
All talks are hosted at the Alfred East Art Gallery.
‘The influence of the artist on contemporary stained glass’
by Paul Sharpling
Thursday 20 February, 7.30pm
This talk will demonstrate the development of stained glass windows between the mid nineteenth century and the present day. The emphasis will be on modern windows between the mid 1980s to the present day with special reference to artists working in the Midlands.Image courtesy of Oundle School
'Grammar School Education in Kettering' by Maurice Bayes
Thursday 20 March, 7.30pm
Maurice Bayes gives a brief history of the Kettering Grammar School and Barbara Lewis presents and compares the history of Kettering High School for Girls.
Both discuss the post war changes to education, the end of grammar schools in Kettering, and memorable moments of the 50s and 60s school days.
'The Sun Still Never Sets...' by John Wilson
Thursday 10 April, 7.30pm
AGM of the friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum 7pm, followed by the talk at 7.30 pm.
John Wilson, Chair of the Friends, who has recently visited the Falkland Islands, Turks & Caicos, Bhutan and South Sudan, will give an illustrated talk on these countries, with particular reference to their British connections.
'Sir Alfred East, Landscape Painter' by Geoff Hales
Thursday 15 May, 7.30pm
Geoff Hales will repeat his presentation of Alfred East as he reminisces about his childhood in Kettering, his work in his brother’s shoe factory, his decision to be a painter and his highly successful career in Japan, Europe and at home in England.Image courtesy of Kettering Borough Council
Last updated 30/01/14