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Museum and Art Gallery: Talks

Talks

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

Walt Disney: The Struggles of a Legend

Walt Disney

by Steve Dimmer

Friday 17th June, 1pm - 2pm

Walt Disney is a name that conjures up magice and happiness. Yet in his life, Disney was constantly battling to attain his visions. Steve Dimmer explores the life of the man who brought us Mickey Mouse, Snow White, Fantasia and the theme park empire of Disneyland and the trials he overcame to realise these ambitions. Liberally illustrated with clips from Disney's landmark films, the story is one full of triumphs over adversity, sprinkled with anecdotes that will inform, entertain and surprise all Disney admirers.

- £5 per person, £3.50 for Kettering Leisure Pass Holders

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

- Seats are limited so please book early by calling the Gallery on 01536 534274 to avoid disappointment.


Growing Old Playflully - FREE Lunchtime TalkGrowing Old Playfully

by Roger and Danièle Bradley

Friday 24th June, 1pm - 2pm

A FREE Lunchtime Talk discussing self-portraiture in photography as well as looking more in depth into Roger and Danièle's exhibition, Growing Old Playfully.

- FREE to all

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

- Seats are limited so please book early by calling the Gallery on 01536 534274 to avoid disappointment.


Northamptonshire Film Archive Trust

by Peter Austen

Northamptonshire Film Archive Trust

Friday 8th July, 1pm - 2pm

The Northamptonshire Film Archive Trust has been collecting, preserving and screening archive movie film footage for more than 50 years.

The group now has a permanent home at The Wellingborough Museum where its collection of films are held - around 3,000 reels containing both amateur and professional films - along with the many movie cameras and projectors which are on display. Many of these projectors are in working order and are used for the regular public shows held at the Museum.

This presentation will expand on the work of the Trust (a registered charity) and will also screen one of the many amateur, local films that they have had copied and preserved to show to the public, keeping alive a true moving social history of the area.

- £5 per person, £3.50 for Kettering Leisure Pass Holders

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

- Seats are limited so please book early by calling the Gallery on 01536 534274 to avoid disappointment.



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

The History of Rockingham Castle

by Patricia Woods

Wednesday 15th June, 7.30pm - 9pm

Patricia is a senior guide at Rockingham Castleand is passionate about its history.

Come and hear the story unfold on this localstronghold and family home. When you visit the castle during the summer,you will appreciate all the more the important role that it played in the nation’s history.

- £3 per person, FREE to Friends Members

- Tickets are available on the door, no advance booking required

Richard III - The King in the Car Park

by Phil Steele

Wednesday 20th July, 7.30pm - 9pm

The recent exciting discovery of the grave of Richard the Third has rekindled interest in this much maligned monarch. Phil will explore how this has influenced the analysis of his kingship and his political and military skills.

- £3 per person, FREE to Friends Members

- Tickets are available on the door, no advance booking required



For further information on the Friends of Kettering Museum and Art Gallery see our 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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