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Museum and Art Gallery: Talks

Talks

Monthly Lunchtime Talks at the Alfred East Art Gallery, covering art and history topics.

September Lunchtime Talk

'It Ain't What You Say...'

by Delia Thomas

Friday 16th September 2016, 1pm - 2pm

A light-hearted look at the history and idiosyncrasies of the English language. How would you pronounce 'ghoti'? When did eggs become eggs? Who first played leapfrog? How did brass monkeys lose their balls? Come along to the Alfred East Gallery to find the answers.

- Tickets are £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

- Refreshments will be available from 12.30pm until the start of the talk

- Seats are limited so please book early by calling the Gallery on 01536 534274 or email us at museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk  to avoid disappointment.


'Flushed with Success - The Story of the Smallest Room'

October, Kevin Varty

by Kevin Varty

Friday 14th October 2016, 1pm - 2pm

Although we use toilets every day, most of us know little about their history. This fascinating talk explores the development of the toilet from primative holes in the ground through to the high-tech Japanese wonders of today, bringing back memories of multi-seaters, chamber pots and scratchy toilet paper.

- Tickets are £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

- Refreshments will be available from 12.30pm until the start of the talk

- Seats are limited so please book early by calling the Gallery on 01536 534274 or email us at museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk  to avoid disappointment.


'Poison and Powder - A look at cosmetics through the ages'

November - Michelle Bullivant

by Michelle Bullivant

Friday 11 November 2016, 1pm - 2pm

Michelle Bullivant is a professional local historian, landscape archaeologist, freelance lecturer and researcher. Her talk is on 'Poison and Powder' - an interesting and informative look at cosmetics through the ages.

- Tickets are £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

- Refreshments will be available from 12.30pm until the start of the talk

- Seats are limited so please book early by calling the Gallery on 01536 534274 or email us at museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk  to avoid disappointment.



Monthly Evening Talks at the Alfred East Art Gallery, hosted by The Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum.




For further information on the Friends of Kettering Museum and Art Gallery see the website or contact the chairperson on 01536 518 941.

Please note that all talks are hosted at the Alfred East Art Gallery.



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