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What’s On

JUL-OCT 2017






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What’s On in Kettering

Welcome to your second edition of What’s On, bringing you the highlights of exhibitions and events happening in and around Kettering. Kettering Museum and Art Gallery Sheep St, Kettering, NN16 0AN Open Tues - Sat, 10am - 4.45pm, last admittance 4.30pm Tel: 01536 534 274

FREE ENTRY Kettering Museum and Art Gallery offer a range of displays from their permanent collections.

The Alfred East Art Gallery was shortlisted for the best project on a limited budget at the national Museum and Heritage Awards for the Collection Connections exhibition. Voted People’s Choice for 2016 in Northants Heritage Awards. For further information on Events and Exhibitions: *


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Alfred East Art Gallery


Collection Connections

Beauty of Light Brian Dion

Alfred East Art Gallery 29th July – 26th August Preview Saturday 29th July, 1-3pm In this exhibition Brian shows the importance of capturing the true essence of the day and to be as true to life as possible. He proves that you don’t need to travel far to see the beauty in nature as most of the images on show are taken within Northamptonshire.

Alfred East Art Gallery 29th July – 26th August Another chance to see part of the nationally shortlisted exhibition from 2016. Collection Connections, seeks to connect as many of the artists within the gallery’s collection as possible, looking at social, professional and family links.

Shapes and Scapes Annette Sykes

Wildlife Impressions Richard Jarvis

Alfred East Art Gallery 28th June – 26th July

Alfred East Art Gallery 2nd – 30th September

‘Observations’ is Annette’s latest body of work capturing poignant, amusing and quirky moments experienced throughout her life. Rendered in linocut, etch, and carborundum, this collection will combine with her colourful ‘Seascape’ work to give her viewer a visual delight not to be missed!

A Wildlife Artist and Printmaker, Richard lives on the Leicestershire / Northamptonshire border with countryside and reservoirs close at hand where there are plenty of subjects for the sketchbook. These sketches form the basis of Richard’s prints and paintings.



Alfred East Art Gallery


Kettering & District Art Society 112th Annual Exhibition

Animals, Colour and Light Amanda Drage People Choice Winner of the Open 2016 Alfred East Art Gallery 2nd – 30th September Preview 1st September, 6-8pm

Alfred East Art Gallery 7th October – 11th November Preview Saturday 7th October, 1-3pm

Amanda’s show is a collection of paintings and drawings based on the theme of Animals, Colour and Light. Amanda is drawn to the beautiful colour and interesting contrasts that occur in nature, and has really enjoyed putting together a collection of work that explores and celebrates this theme.


With over 100 members, KDAS are back with their 112th Annual exhibition. Selected works will form part of this year’s exhibition featuring a diverse range of techniques, styles and mediums making this show appeal to a wide audience with something for everyone!



Craft Showcase


Ian Luck

Craft Showcase Featuring artists who specialise in all types of craft and design, providing the ideal opportunity to find a unique gift for yourself or a loved one. All items in the showcase are for sale. July

Jo Archer

Unique Accessories


David Haynes


September Carol Jacobs




T&B Artisans

John Roger Hatton Kettering & District Art Society Browser Kettering & District Art Society is showcasing work from their members in the Art Gallery Browser over the next four months. All artworks are for sale including high quality prints and unframed originals.

Maureen Anderson If you are interested in exhibiting in the Craft Showcase please contact us on 01536 534 274 or by email at museumandgallery@ Find out more at

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Manor House Museum


Eating In

Kettering Co-operatives Manor House Museum 21st October – 13th January

Manor House Museum 15th July – 14th October A celebration of cooking and dining at home. From table manners to ‘grow your own’ to the latest gadgets, learn how our fashions food have changed throughout the years.

Free Entry

From opticians to operatics discover how the ‘Shoe Grocers’ of Kettering came together to shape the working and family life of the town. Including personal stories and donated objects this exhibition celebrates the story of the local Co-op movement. Contact the museum to find out about exhibition events and activities



Free Entry

Community Corner

Lunchtime Talks

Find out more about local community groups and events in our rotating community corner at the museum. Free Entry

Co-op Chronicle July Discover Gertrude Mandeville and her memories of the Co-op in Kettering in the 1930s.

KOS Musical Theatre Company August Visit for more details on our next promotional and fundraising craft event at Cranford Hall in September.

Lunchtime Talks Enjoy our Friday lunchtime talks once a month at the Gallery featuring a variety of subjects from 1pm – 2pm. Tickets £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass. Refreshments available from 12.30pm.

The Life of Nancy Wake By Betty West Friday 21st July Nancy was a member of the French Resistance and in 1943 was the Gestapo’s most wanted person. Betty will look at her fascinating life during World War 2, and why she was hailed as a hero.

The Manor House Museum Gift Shop September Enjoy a showcase of interesting and unique gifts.

Kettering & District Art Society Printmakers October A display of our most recent printmaking workshops.

Mayhem & Green Cheese By John Padwick Friday 15th September Focusing on the momentous events of the early summer 1607 when Midlanders were in revolt against local landowners and King James I stepped in to restore order, in what we now call the Levellers movement.

The Parks of Kettering’s North End By Ian Addis Friday 20th October Often overshadowed by Wicksteed Park, Kettering’s North and Pleasure parks have less familiar but equally fascinating histories. This is their story in words and pictures.

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Museum & Art Gallery Events

Museum & Art Gallery Events

Workshops Learn something new or enhance your skills with a range of workshops at the Gallery. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, there is something for everyone.

Art Valuation Day

10am – 4pm at the Alfred East Art Gallery

at Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering Friday 14th July, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Booking is essential Price: £45 Adults, £35 Kettering Leisure Pass Holders unless otherwise stated For more information visit

Come along with your items and get a free, expert opinion from one of the Gildings Valuation Team

Lino Printing by Leicester Print Workshop Saturday 23rd September No booking required, although we do expect it to be a popular event

Life Drawing Classes £10 per session, 7 – 9pm

Bring your belongings and find out more about them and what they are worth at auction

Free Entry!

Wednesday 19th July Wednesday 20th September

Archaeological Finds Surgeries

Wednesday 18th October

Have you found something that may be of archaeological interest? Then come along to the Museum and meet our Finds Liaison Officer, Eleanore Cox. FREE Entry, Drop in 1.30-4pm Friday 28th July Friday 25th August Friday 29th September Friday 27th October



Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum

Museum & Art Gallery Events

Show your support and join the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum today! For a small annual subscription you will receive free evening talks, invitations to previews, local outings, and a chance to get involved in the work of the Art Gallery & Museum.

Family History Sessions Visit the Museum for themed and one-toone research sessions with local historian and genealogist, Andrea Pettingale. 11am at the Museum Tickets £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass Booking Recommended Researching Your Family History Online Saturday 9th September

Special offer of booking 3 consecutive sessions for £12.00

Exploring Church Records Saturday 7th October

One-to-one Research Sessions Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum Talks Join the Friends of the Art Gallery & Museum for a range of exciting talks at the Gallery. 7.30 - 9pm Tickets: £4 per person, free to Friends members. No advance booking required. The Lost Battles of Northamptonshire by Phil Steele Wednesday 19th July William Carey by David Milner Wednesday 20th September

Available from 1pm after each themed session, bookable in consecutive order only. Tickets £12.50 per person, £10 with a Kettering Leisure Pass Saturday 9th September Saturday 7th October

Local History Sessions

New evening sessions

Led by local history expert, Delia Thomas, each session will explore a different period from Kettering’s history. 7-8.30pm at the Museum Tickets £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Stained Glass by Rachel Aldridge Wednesday 18th October

Booking Recommended Special Offer: Book on 3 consecutive sessions for £12! Introduction; early settlement Roman Kettering Wednesday 13th September Saxon Kettering the Domesday Book Wednesday 11th October

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Museum & Art Gallery Events

Museum & Art Gallery Events

Children’s Craft Activities

Family Fun Days

Join us at the museum for a fun filled programme of craft activities for children aged 3 and above. Sessions last approximately one hour and we ask that all children are accompanied by an adult. Visit the museum or website for more details on activity themes nearer the time. £3 per child, £2 with a Kettering Leisure Pass, FREE to Young Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum. Booking is recommended as spaces fill up quickly. Call 01536 534219 or email

Activities and events for the whole family to enjoy across the Museum, Art Gallery and Library. Free Entry (there may be a small charge for some activities) National Play Day Jungle Fever Wednesday 2nd August, 1pm - 3.30pm Manor House Gardens Come and join in the fun as we celebrate National Play Day at the Museum & Art Gallery. With lots of activities, face painting, fancy dress and more. There is plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Treasure! at the Manor House Museum

Summer Holidays This summer a whole range of fun activities are planned at the museum including a sticker trail, our popular craft sessions and even free activities on Saturdays. Please visit the museum or website for more details.

Saturday 16th September, 10am – 1pm Come and meet our local Finds Liaison Officer and learn more about the treasure that has been found locally.

Saturday 22nd July - 31st August

October Half Term Join us for a week of crafts and activities to keep you entertained over the holidays.

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Community Events

Community Events

Summer at Boughton House Boughton House, Kettering Discover Boughton House this summer including a literary festival, open gardens and open air cinema screenings. For further information, visit

Kettering Food Festival Green Patch, Kettering Saturday 15th July, 11am – 4pm Free Local produce, artisan food stall plus so much more fun for all the family! TheGreenPatchKettering

Bat Walks Wicksteed Park 3rd,10th and 17th August, 8.30pm Join us at twilight to watch these fantastic creatures come out to forage and feed, you’ll be able to hear their calls using our bat detectors. For further information, visit

Vintage and Antique Fairs The Yards, Kettering 1st, 29th July and 26th August For more details go to theyardskettering

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Community Events

Community Events

Open Gardens Green Patch, Kettering Sunday 13th August, 10am – 5pm Tickets £5 Visit the Green Flag awardwinning community garden, situated on the edge of Kettering visit for details.

Masque Theatre presents ‘A Midsummers Night Dream’ Wicksteed Park 22nd, 23rd & 24th August, 7pm Free

A family friendly interactive version of Shakespeare’s tale brought to life in full period costume! Visit

KOS MUSICAL Theatre Group Craft & Gift Fair Cranford Hall 2nd & 3rd September 10am – 5pm Tickets £3 There will be stalls displaying local crafts with light refreshments and entertainment throughout the day.

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Bring along your chairs, a picnic and enjoy great music in the park. All concerts start at 3pm!

Sunday 25 June

Rushden Mission Band Sunday 16 July

Kettering Town Silver Band Sunday 23 July

Corby Silver Band Sunday 30 July

Dave Johnson Sunday 13 August

Rachael Johnson Quartet Sunday 20 August

Moulton 77 Brass Band Sunday 3 September

Gretton Silver Band

Dragon Boat Race Wicksteed Park Sunday 3rd September If you are interested in entering a team, please contact Alan Armson or call the Fundraising Office at Cransley Hospice on 01536 452423.


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KBC reserve the right to alter or amend any given dates. For further information please contact Kettering Borough Council on 01536 410 333. If weather is poor, concerts will be held at All Saints Church. All monies raised at the events will be donated to Cransley Hospice.


Community Events

Desborough in the 1940s Day Desborough Town Centre Saturday 23rd September, from 12pm Free A fun filled day for all the family, vintage vehicles, music, vintage & handmade craft fair plus much more!

Community Events The Lighthouse Theatre

Joe Pasquale Lighthouse Theatre Thursday 24th August, 7pm Tickets £19.50 The Devil In Disguise a show not to be missed!

The Three Degrees Lighthouse Theatre Thursday 31st August,7.30pm Tickets £25

Images of England Toller Meeting Rooms Meeting Lane Wednesday 27th September, 7pm For more details, visit or call 01536 723682

Widlife Habitats of Northamptonshire by Dr Adam Kwolek Fellowship Lounge, Church House, Barton Seagrave Starting Tuesday 3rd October, 2pm Kettering WEA are holding 9 week course for more information ring 01536 513471 or 522127.

James Acaster: Classic Scrapes Book Tour Kettering Arts Centre at St Andrew’s Church Saturday 28th October, 7.30pm Tickets £16 Kettering’s home-grown comedian is returning with this first ever book, for more information go to

The Three Degrees well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns and fabulous stage shows!

Backlash Ballroom Lighthouse Theatre Thursday 7th September 7.30pm Tickets from £18 Strictly Musicals featuring costumes from 2016 series of Strictly Come Dancing, a ballroom and latin dance explosion!

Henning Wehn Lighthouse Theatre Sunday 15th October 7.30pm Tickets £18.50 Join German comedy ambassador Henning When for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best! For all events call 01536 414 141 or visit


Community Events

Community Events



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Aimed at children aged 8 years and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Where  What  When From 24th July - 4th August Kettering, Geddington, Broughton, Wilbarston, Burton Latimer, Mawsley, Rothwell, Desborough


All day on Friday 4 August Friday 11 August

No booking needed, just turn up on the day!


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Community Events

21 July19 August

National Play Day Splash Fountains Big Screen Plus so much more!


open 10am - 4pm Monday - Saturday

Pantomimes Beach Volleyball

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Kettering Museum and Art Gallery Sheep St, Kettering, NN16 0AN Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4.45pm, last admittance 4.30pm Tel: 01536 534 274 Email:

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Kettering Borough Council Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road,Kettering,NN15 7QX Tel: 01536 410 333 Email: All events and exhibitions are subject to change

What's On Issue 2 Jul-Oct 2017  

Welcome to your new and improved What’s On Guide, giving you the highlights of what's happening in and around Kettering!

What's On Issue 2 Jul-Oct 2017  

Welcome to your new and improved What’s On Guide, giving you the highlights of what's happening in and around Kettering!