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life drawing

Life Drawing Classes

Alfred East Art Gallery

Monthly life drawing sessions are held at the Gallery at £10 per session. All abilities are welcome. Please bring your own materials and paper - models and some easels provided.

  • Wednesday 19th December
  • Wednesday 16th January
  • Wednesday 20th February

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.


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.

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. 



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.

  • The Great Christmas Party
    Wednesday 19th December
    Friends and their partners are all invited
  • 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.


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