Talks at the Alfred East Art Gallery

Lunchtime Talks & Evening Talks

Lunchtime Talks

Lunchtime Talks are from 1pm - 2pm monthly.

Refreshments are available from 12:30pm until the start of the talk.

Ticket Prices: £5 per person or £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass.
Booking is recommended. To book your place please call the Gallery on 01536 534274 or email


Out to Play in Kettering: The Lost Sports Grounds

By Ian Addis
Friday 22nd November

Ian's second book tells the story of Kettering's lost playing-fields, the odd occassion when history was made and the local heroes created there.


A Christmas Carol

By Steve Dimmer
Friday 6th December

Steve Dimmer enacts this timeless classic, playing all the characters and even adding the sound effects! A must for anyone who loves Christmas.


Modern Art and St Ives 1920 - 1985

By Ian Luck
Friday 31st January

Complementing the 2020 Vision exhibition at the Gallery, this talk focuses on contemporary artists and references artworks from the Gallery's permanent collection.


Lotions, Potions & Dubious Cures

By Susan Copperwheat
Friday 14th February

Find out if you can grow your own. Please bring an apple along with you and learn about the 'pomme l'amour'. 

Evening Talks

The Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum organise monthly evening talks held at the Gallery on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm - 9pm.

Refreshments are available.

Ticket Prices: £4 per person, FREE to Friends Members. No advanced booking is required.

Every Picture Tells a Story

By Catherine Matthews
Wednesday 20th November

Catherine is a multi-practioner in many different media, as well as being a gifted teacher. In her talk, Catherine will be examining some of the most powerful art produced in Britain during World War 2.


Church Treasure Chests

By Angela Malin
Wednesday 15th January

Angela is an acknowledged expert on the contents of church treasure chests and how to unravel their secrets. Want to have a look at the sectrets that they hide? Come along and find out more!


The Architecture of Shoes

By Peter Perkins
Wednesday 19th February

Peter is a leading member of the Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group, and an expert on all aspects of the factories that made the shoes that made Northamptonshire's reputation.