What's On

kdas 114th

The 114th Exhibition
Kettering & District Art Society
Exhibition Preview

Saturday 15th June, 1 - 3pm
Alfred East Art Gallery

You are invited to the preview of Kettering & District Art Society's 114th exhibition.

This exhibition will feature many of the society's 120 members with a broad selection of artworks, sculptures and prints showing many diverse styles. Also featured will be a series of drypoint etchings produced by the KDAS Etching Workshop. Featured artwork is by Liz Staveley.

lunchtime talk june

'A little Square of Bliss'
By Tricia Thompson
Lunchtime Talk

Friday 28th June, 1 - 2pm
Alfred East Art Gallery
Tickets £5 or £3.50 for Kettering Leisure Pass holders.

Tickets are available to reserve and collect from the Alfred East Art Gallery.
Refreshments available from 12:30pm. 

To book your place, please call the Gallery on 01536 534274 or email museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk. 

For more information about our upcoming talks, please visit our Talks section.

van gogh and japan

Van Gogh & Japan
The untold story of Van Gogh's art
Film Night

Friday 28th June, Film starts at 7pm
Alfred East Art Gallery

Tickets £10 or £8.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass / Student ID.

Tickets are available to reserve and collect from the Alfred East Art Gallery.
Refreshments served from 6:45pm.

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. 
To book your place, please call the Gallery on 01536 534274 or email museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk

LPW July

Textile Screen Printing
with Leicester Print Workshop
Art Workshop

Saturday 20th July, 10am - 4pm
Alfred East Art Gallery
£70 Adults / £60 Kettering Leisure Pass holders

Spend the day exploring the process of screen textile printing using stencils. You will use multiple colours and layers to create beautiful images. You can experiment with repeating your designs and colour mixing overlay. A day for complete beginners full of fun and discovery.

Please note the price of this workshop is higher due to the type of course, resulting in a higher cost of materials and a smaller number of spaces available.

For more information about our upcoming art workshops, including how to book your place, please visit the art workshops section or call the Gallery on 01536 534274.

july-august 2019 crafts

Summer Holiday Crafts

25th July - 31st August
at the Manor House Museum and Kettering by the Sea

Join us for a fun-packed programme of children's activities this Summer. With a different craft session available everyday, there is something for everyone!

For more information on the Summer crafts activity programme please visit our children's crafts section or call the Museum on 01536 534219.

life drawing

Life Drawing Sessions

Monthly at the Alfred East Art Gallery, 7pm - 9pm
£10 per session

Life drawing drop-in sessions are held on the third Wednesday of the month, 7pm - 9pm, at £10 per session. All abilities are welcome. Please bring your own materials and paper - Models and some easels are provided. No booking required.

  • 19th June
  • 17th July
  • 18th Septembe
  • 16th October
  • 20th November
  • 18th December

Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum
Art Gallery & Museum Talks

at the Alfred East Art Gallery, 7:30pm - 9pm
£4 per person, FREE to Friends members.

Once a month on a Wednesday evening, the Friends put on a talk in the Alfred East Art Gallery. Talks are £4 per person, free to Friends members. No advanced booking is required.

  • Women Artists by Sue Lydia Taylor
    Wednesday 19th June

For more information on The Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum Talks, please visit our Talks section.


Archaeological Finds Surgeries

Monthly at the Museum, 1:30pm - 4pm

Have you found something that may be of archaeological interest? Meet the Finds Liaison Officer, Eleanore Cox, at our free drop-in sessions, 1:30 - 4pm on the following days:

  • Friday 28th June

A drawing of a house

Local History Tasters

Monthly at the Museum. 
Wednesdays, drop-in between 11am - 2pm

Join us for a brand new set of local history themes. These drop-in sessions will give you the chance to talk to our experts, get some hands-on experience of the topics and see if you would like to learn more.

No booking needed.

There are currently no Local History sessions scheduled at the Museum.

Old photos

Family History Sessions

Monthly at the Museum

Once a month, at 11am on a Saturday morning, local historian and professional genealogist, Andrea Pettingale leads themed Family History sessions to guide you in discovering your own family. Tickets £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass. Booking is recommended.

Andrea also offers one-to-one Family History advice sessions which are £12.50 or £10.00 with a Kettering Leisure Pass per 30 minute session. Please note one-to-one sessions are available on the same dates, from 1pm onwards in consecutive order only. Booking is advised.

There are currently no Family History sessions scheduled at the Museum.