BOOM! POW! CRASH! ZAP! Alfred East Art Gallery unveils Comics Unstripped!

Published: Thursday, 7th July 2016

Don’t miss the latest exhibition as well as a Family Fun Day and Children’s Workshops

Visit the Alfred East Art Gallery this summer for our ‘Comics Unstripped!’ exhibition, where we look at the history of comics and graphic novels. The exhibition features the original artworks by Kettering’s Frank Bellamy, including some examples from Garth, Thunderbirds and Dan Dare. The exhibition, which runs from 9th July to 20th August, looks at DC and Marvel as well as some of the newcomers in the business. 

Super Heroes and Heroines Family Fun Day - Wednesday 3rd August, 1-3.30pm

Join us for a family fun day in the Manor House Museum Gardens dressed as your favourite super hero or heroine! Come along to take part in craft activities, trails, face painting and lots more!

Comic Strip & Character Workshop - Saturday 23rd July, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Learn how to create your very own comic strip and design your own characters in this 2 hour workshop for children aged 8 and above. The workshops cost £5 per child, (£4 with Leisure Pass) and booking is essential; call 01536 534 274.

Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate & Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:
“This is another fascinating example in a long line of new and interesting exhibitions at the Alfred East Art Gallery. People in Kettering, especially comic book fans, are in for a treat this summer.”

Cllr Lesley Thurland, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community & Culture, said: 
“It’s terrific to see Kettering Museum and Gallery hosting yet another family friendly set of activities for the school holidays, adding to the fantastic summer holiday programme already on offer this year in Kettering. The Super Heroes and Heroines Family Fun Day will be a relaxed and enjoyable day for all the family in the wonderful Manor House Gardens.”