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.
‘Alice Hawkins: A Suffragette in the family’
by Peter Barrett
Thursday 16 January, 7.30pm
Peter Barrett’s foray into his family’s history revealed his great-grandmother, Alice, founded the Leicester branch of the WSPU in 1907 with the help of the Pankhurst sisters. She also went on to be imprisoned five times in her fight for the vote. A shoe machinist by trade, Alice campaigned in East Northamptonshire and visited Kettering on many occasions. This talk reveals the story of the Suffrage Movement in Leicester and the surrounding areas, led by Alice Hawkins.
Image courtesy of Peter Barrett
‘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