What's on at the gallery

childrens activities

Children's Craft Activities

Tuesday 9th - Thursday 11th April & Tuesday 16th - Thursday 18th April
Sessions begin at 10:15am and 11:45am.
Manor House Museum

£3 per child or £2 for Kettering Leisure Pass holders.
FREE to Young Friends of Kettering Museum and Art Gallery.
Suitable for children aged 3+. Booking is recommended.

To book a place call the Museum on 01536 534219 or email museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk.

Free drop-in crafts also available all day on Saturday 6th and 13th April.

For more details on each session please visit our childrens activities section.

lego play day

Lego Play Day, FREE

Friday 12th April, 11am - 3pm
Manor House Museum

Do you love Lego? Then show us what you can make! Come along to the Museum and join in with the building fun. Lego is provided with Duplo for little ones. 

No booking is required. Free Entry.

jamie boots

Drawing Workshop with Jamie Boots
Subject: Eagle - New for 2019

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April, 10am - 4pm
Alfred East Art Gallery

£105 Adults or £95 for Kettering Leisure Pass holders.
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 information about our upcoming art workshops, please visit our 
Art Workshops section.

kevin varty april lunchtime talk

'Away with the Fairies'
By Kevin Varty
Lunchtime Talk

Friday 26th April, 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 a place 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 april

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Film Night

Friday 26th April, 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

its a joy preview

It's a Joy!
Brenda McKetty, Pat Bustin, Annette Sykes & David Haynes
Exhibition Preview

Saturday 27th April, 1 - 3pm
Alfred East Art Gallery

A truly eclectic mix of colourists whose inspiration comes from their emotional response to their immediate surroundings interpreted in colour, line and form, through acrylics, mixed media and print. From landscape to seascape and everything in between; an impressive exhibition not to be missed! Enhanced by the skillful work of wood sculptor and chair maker, David Haynes. 

For more information about our upcoming Gallery exhibitions, please visit our exhibitions section.

life drawing

Life Drawing Classes

Monthly at the Alfred East Art Gallery

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.

  • 17th April
  • 15th May
  • 19th June
  • 17th July
  • 18th Septembe
  • 16th October
  • 20th November
  • 18th December
its a joy

It's a Joy!
Brenda McKetty, Pat Bustin, Annette Sykes & David Haynes
Artists at Work Day

Saturday 4th May, 10 - 4pm
Alfred East Art Gallery

As part of the 'It's a Joy!' exhibition at the Alfred East Art Gallery, artists Brenda McKetty, Pat Bustin, Annette Sykes and David Haynes will be holding an artists at work day. Come along to the Gallery to see the artists at work. The exhibition runs from 27th April - 8th June.

For more information about our upcoming Gallery exhibitions, please visit our exhibitions section.

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.

  • 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. 

 

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.

  • AGM at 7:15pm followed by The Arts of Skagen by David Brown
    Wednesday 17th April
     
  • 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 26th April
  • Friday 31st May
  • Friday 28th June