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

The Tiffany Connection: a new window on Alfred East

By Douglas Jackson
Friday 6th September

There are thousands of Tiffany stained glass windows in the world, but only six came to Britain and one of them sheds an unexpected new light on the work of Alfred East.

A Celebration of Pumpkins and Squashes

By Russell Attwood
Friday 25th October

Come and listen to Russell Attwood presenting his seasonal talk on all things pumpkin-related, from carving to different ways of preparing them for eating!

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.

Schools of Painting

By Ian Luck
Wednesday 18th September

Ian will particularly address the rise of the West Country schools of painting, especially Newlyn and St Ives. Why did they become such a magnet for many artists, both national and international, including Kettering's own?   

Annual History Day

Saturday 12th October

In place of the regular Wednesday evening talk, in conjunction with Northamptonshire Heritage Forum and Kettering Civic Society, the Friends are hosting the annual History Day in the Corn Market Hall. The program will be announced shortly, but promises to be an exciting mix of short talks, presentations and town tours as well as stalls to browse in the hall during the day. A delicious lunch will be provided as well as drinks and treats throughout the day. Don't miss it!