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Kettering Museum and Art Gallery: Talks

Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum

£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 start at 7:30pm

All talks are hosted at the Alfred East Art Gallery.

'Conservation and Restoration at The Sir Alfred East Art Gallery' by Nickkie Robinson

Thursday 20 November

lunchtime talkLocal Art Historian Nickkie Robinson will present a talk looking at the planned project to conserve integral art works from the Alfred East Art Gallery’s permanent collection.

Last year the Friends raised funding for the conservation of Alfred East’s Midland Meadows, the first painting acquired by the gallery in 1910.

It is hoped that this project will be the start of a wider programme of works to conserve other paintings within the Alfred East Memorial Collection, which forms the backbone of the Gallery’s permanent collection.

Nickkie will discuss the Friends involvement in fundraising for conservation works, raising awareness of the importance of the project.   

'The Lecture League' by Adam Gotch

Thursday 22 January

My grandfather, Laurence Gotch, joined the Lecture League to lecture on T. E. Lawrence. Before he did this he presented the lecture ‘With Allenby in Palestine ’ in Kettering at Victoria Hall on 2nd March 1920. 

'Magic Lantern Show' by Kevin Varty

Thursday 19 February 

"Pictures in the Parlour" a history of magic lanterns, which were invented in the 1650s, some two hundred years before photography. The talk covers the developments in the lanterns from their heyday in the 1870s up to their demise in the 1950s. The lanterns and the glass slides are all original items.


'Kettering 1914 - 1918' by John Stanyard 

Thursday 19 March

'40 Years On' by John Wilson and AGM at 7pm


A photographic survey of life in the Solomon islands then and now.       


'The Art of War' by Phil Steele

Thursday 21 May



'Kettering at Play' by Ian Addis

Thursday 18 June

Wicksteed Park and more. 



'Robert Kitson' by David Boswell

Thursday 16 July

Pupil of Alfred East born in Leeds,Villa and Garden in Sicily.  

Last updated: 17/10/2014


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