Museum and Gallery Events

may lunchtime talk

Tales from the Trenches
By Steve Dimmer
Lunchtime Talk

Friday 17th May, 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.

film night may

Up the Junction
Film Night

Friday 24th May, 7 - 8:30pm
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

childrens crafts

Children's half term activities

Tuesday 28th May & Thursday 30th - Friday 31st May
Manor House Museum
£3 per activity / £2 with a Kettering Leisure Pass / FREE to Young Friends​​​​

Join us at the Manor House Museum for a half term full of fun with children's craft activities.

All activity sessions last approximately one hour, with session 1 starting at 10:15am and session 2 starting at 11:45am. 

  • Children must be 3+ to take part
  • £3 per activity, £2 with a Kettering Leisure Pass, FREE to Young Friends.
  • Booking is recommended for activity sessions as spaces fill up quickly

Free drop-in crafts will also be available on Saturday 25th May and Saturday 1st June all day.

Please visit our childrens activities section for more information on the activities.

animal magic play day

Animal Magic Play Day

29th May, 10am - 3pm
Manor House Museum & Kettering Market Place
Free

Join us for a day of free animal magic fun at Kettering Market Place and the Manor House Museum. Meet the animals, have your face painted, take part in the fantastic free activities and much more!

For more information, please visit our childrens activities section or contact the Manor House Museum on 01536 534219.

 

Ian luck workshop

Collage and Beyond with Ian Luck
Art Workshop

Saturday 8th June, 10am - 4pm
Alfred East Art Gallery
£50 Adults / £40 Kettering Leisure Pass holders

A one day practical exploration and encouragement of collage as an art form to see how far ideas can be developed. Subjects covered will include preparing materials, staining and distressing papers, plus layering techniques with torn and found papers. 

Basic materials will be provided, with the aim for all to complete a finished work. Participants should feel free to bring their own papers and scraps as well.

For more information about our upcoming art workshops, please visit the art workshops section.

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.

life drawing

Life Drawing Sessions

Monthly at the Alfred East Art Gallery
£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.

  • 15th May
  • 19th June
  • 17th July
  • 18th Septembe
  • 16th October
  • 20th November
  • 18th December
friends

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.

  • Printmaking by John McGowan
    Wednesday 15th May
     
  • 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.

archaeology

Archaeological Finds Surgeries

Monthly at the Museum, FREE

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 31st May
  • Friday 28th June

A drawing of a house

Local History Tasters

Monthly at the Museum. FREE
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.