Museum and Gallery Events

prints charming preview

Prints Charming: Own Your Own
Exhibition Preview

Friday 18th January, 6 - 8pm
Alfred East Art Gallery

Please visit our gallery exhibitions section for more information about the exhibition. 

degas

Degas: Passion for Perfection
Film Screening

Friday 25th January, 7 - 8:30pm
Alfred East Art Gallery

Tickets £10 or £8.50 for Kettering Leisure Pass holders and Students.
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 a place call the Gallery on 01536 534274 or email museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk

ian luck

The Fine Arts Society by Ian Luck
Lunchtime talk

Friday 25th January, 1 - 2pm. 
Alfred East Art Gallery

A fascinating talk by Ian Luck about this important institution which has influenced the careers of many artists, including East, Gotch and Whistler.

Tickets £5 or £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass.
Tickets are available to reserve and collect from the Alfred East Art Gallery.
Refreshments served from 12:30pm.

For more of our upcoming lunchtime talks, please visit our talks section.

jamie

Drawing workshop with Jamie Boots
Subject: Ring-tailed lemur

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th February, 10am - 4pm.
Alfred East Art Gallery

With the expert tuition from Jamie over the course of a weekend, you will learn and be able to practice new techniques to develop your drawing skills.

All abilities welcome and all materials provided. Booking is essential. To book your place please call the Gallery on 01536 534274 or email museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk.

For more of our upcoming workshops, please visit our workshops section.

LT

Health and Medicine in Northamptonshire during the First World War by Dr Caroline Nielsen
Lunchtime talk

Friday 15th February, 1 - 2pm. 
Alfred East Art Gallery

This fascinating talk examines the hidden history of civilian health and medicine at the time of the First World War.

Tickets £5 or £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass.
Tickets are available to reserve and collect from the Alfred East Art Gallery.
Refreshments served from 12:30pm.

For more of our upcoming lunchtime talks, please visit our talks section.

picasso

Young Picasso
Film Screening

Friday 22nd February, 7 - 8:30pm
Alfred East Art Gallery

Tickets £10 or £8.50 for Kettering Leisure Pass holders and Students.
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 a place call the Gallery on 01536 534274 or email museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk

star wars

Star Wars Family Fun Day, FREE

Friday 22nd February, 11am - 3pm
Manor House Museum

Join us this February half term for our Star Wars Family Fun Day, with lots of Star Wars themed fun at the Museum. We would love to see you in your fancy dress!

  • Face Painting, age 3+
  • Fantastic Free Crafts
  • Balloon Modelling
  • Activity Book and Trail
  • Drop-in film showing at the Gallery
  • Plus Star Wars Shows at the Museum:
    Star Wars shows run from 12am - 12:30am and 1:30pm - 2:00pm
    Limited spaces. First come - first served.

 

life drawing

Life Drawing Classes

Monthly at the Alfred East Art Gallery

Life drawing sessions are held on the third Wednesday of the month at £10 per session. All abilities are welcome. Please bring your own materials and paper - Models and some easels are provided.

  • 16th January
  •  20th February
  • 20th March
  • 17th April
  • 15th May
  • 19th June

A drawing of a house

Local History Tasters, FREE

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.

  • Discover the history of your house
    January 23rd
     
  • Modern Resources: Looking at the electoral role & census
    February 27th
     
  • Old Photographs: Their use as clues to the past
    March 27th
     
  • Dipping into documents: A brief introduction to reading and transcribing old documents
    April 24th

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. 

 

friends

The Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum

Art Gallery and Museum Talks at the Alfred East Art Gallery

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.

  • Mayan Architecture by Sylvia Stock
    Wednesday 16th January
     
  • Boughton House by Charles Lister
    Wednesday 20th February

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

archaeology

Archaeological Finds Surgeries, FREE

Monthly at the Museum

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 below days.

  • Friday 25th January
  • Friday 22nd February. Please note that this drop-in session will be taking place at the Gallery.