Talks at the Alfred East Art Gallery

The Alfred East Art Gallery hosts monthly Lunchtime and 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

Tales from the Trenches 


By Steve Dimmer

To mark the centenary of World War I, some of the myths and legends that came out of The War to End All Wars are traced, shedding fascinating new light on the many curious and unexplained wartime tales.                                     

‘Bring Me Sunshine’ - the lives and work of Morecambe and Wise

By Tricia Thompson
Friday 7th December

The key to great comic delivery is timing and Morecombe and Wise were absolute masters of their craft. This talk, illustrated with video clips, looks at the lives and work of one of the best-loved double acts.                                 


The Fine Arts Society

By Ian Luck
Friday 25th January

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


Health and Medicine in Northamptonshire during the First World War

By Dr Caroline Nielson
Friday 15th February

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

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.

Battles of the First World War

By Phil Steele
Wednesday 21st November

Phil, who is a prominent member of the Northamptonshire Battlefields Society, will describe and analyse some of the iconic battles of the Great War.                       


Mayan Architecture

By Sylvia Stock
Wednesday 16th January

Sylvia studied architecture at University in Mexico, with her thesis based on ancient Mayan buildings. She will bring a unique and personal insight into this magnificent and mysterious culture.        


Boughton House

By Charles Lister
Wednesday 20th February

Charles is Property Manager at Boughton House and wil give an intimate account of some aspects of this heritage property and its owners over the centuries.