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Jul 2018 - Oct 2018


What’s On

The British Museum comes to Kettering!





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What’s On in Kettering

Welcome to your Summer edition of What’s On, bringing you the highlights of exhibitions and events happening in and around Kettering. If you would like to submit an event to be featured in the next issue of the What’s On guide, covering November 2018 February 2019, please email with your content by Friday 24th August 2018. You can also be featured in the events calendar on - just email the event details to Kettering Museum and Art Gallery Sheep St, Kettering, NN16 0AN Open Tues - Sat, 10am - 4.45pm, last admittance 4.30pm 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 2017 for the Collection Connections exhibition. For further information on events and exhibitions: * (

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Visit to learn more about the history of Kettering and the town’s rich collection of artwork.

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All events and exhibitions are subject to change


For further information visit or call 01536 410 333. We value your opinion and we’d love to hear what you think, so email us at

Alfred East Art Gallery


Celebrating Achievement C E Academy Alfred East Art Gallery 18th July - 15th August An exhibition of student work from the CE Academy, a school which provides alternative education for young people who are permanently excluded from school, dual registered and for school age mothers.

From Stripes to Signal Box: Experiments in Printmaking John McGowan

Looking in Wonderland Graphicus Touring

Alfred East Art Gallery 1st September - 29th September

Alfred East Art Gallery 21st July - 25th August

“I’m always trying out new ways of working, always looking for new inspiration in our rapidly changing world.” John McGowan

A special summer exhibition of Sir John Tenniel’s famous wood engraved illustrations from the Alice books by Lewis Carroll.

People through time – a craftman’s perspective Michael Wright Alfred East Art Gallery 6th October - 10th November The winner of the People’s Choice vote in the 2017 Fill This Space Exhibition. An engaging collection of art and craft as diverse as its inspiration: ‘People through time - A craftsman’s perspective.’



Craft Showcase & Browser

Alfred East Art Gallery

Craft Showcase Providing the ideal opportunity to find a unique gift by a local artist

July - Kelly Gardner Mosaics

Through a Kettering Lens Kettering & District Photographic Society Alfred East Art Gallery 18th August - 22nd September

August - Fiona Kingdon Wood

September - Dot Crowe October - Kat Lendacka Ceramics Print

A chance to see a wide range of excellent pictures from Kettering Camera Club members – all ages, all levels (beginner to advanced), all types of photography.

Night & Day Kettering & District Art Society

Kettering & District Art Society Browser

Alfred East Art Gallery 26th September - 24th November The 113th KDAS Exhibition will be entitled ‘Night & Day’, split into two exhibitions showing members’ interpretation of the theme.



A selection of works for sale by Kettering & District Art Society, with works by Alison Bull, Jack Watto, Stella Benford & Vera Turner.

Manor House Museum


Tea and biscuits: Hilda and Wicksteed Park Manor House Museum Saturday 4th August, 11.30am - 1pm Tracey Clarke from Wicksteed Park will delve into the history of the park and the central role of Charles Wicksteed’s daughter, Hilda, in helping to create the park we know and love today. Free entry with tea and biscuits!

Morning Campers! The British Holiday Camp Manor House Museum 9th June – 8th September Did you know that the first Holiday Camp appeared in 1894 on the Isle of Man? With the arrival of Billy Butlin in the 1930s, holiday camps were beloved by generations and dominated the British holiday scene in the 1950s and 1960s. Find out what was in store for intrepid holiday goers of the past and celebrate our own local ‘holiday at home’ destination, Wicksteed Park, in this lighthearted exhibition for all the family.

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Manor House Museum


Manor House Museum

Local Treasures:

The British Museum Comes to Kettering

A 1500 year old necklace, a mysterious mirror and a quirky Roman hockey player return home for the first time in nearly 100 years. These world class objects, on loan from the British Museum, were found in the Borough of Kettering and will be on display alongside other local treasures.



Images Š The Trustees of the British Museum

22nd September - 12th January

Local Treasure Events


Special Sunday Opening Manor House Museum Sunday 7th October 10am - 4pm

Lunchtime talk: Treasure in Northamptonshire By Eleanore Cox Alfred East Art Gallery Friday 19th October, 1pm - 2pm Eleanore will talk about some of the amazing objects which have been discovered in the county! There will be a chance to handle artefacts and ask questions about treasure.

An extra chance to see the Local Treasures exhibition.

Family Fun Week Manor House Museum Tuesday 23rd Saturday 27th October Treasure and archaeological entertainment and activities for all the family. Please visit www.thisiskettering. com/localtreasures for details nearer the time. Meet an Archaeologist Manor House Museum Saturday 17th November 11am - 3pm Meet real life archaeologists, find out what really happens on a dig, and get the answers to all your archaeology questions.

Special Evening Opening Manor House Museum Tuesday 6th November 5pm - 8.30pm

Special Sunday Opening Manor House Museum Sunday 25th November 10am - 4pm

An extra chance to see the Local Treasures exhibition. Local archaeology expert, Steve Sharpe, will be talking about the archaeology of Kettering.

An extra chance to see the Local Treasures exhibition.

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Museum & Art Gallery Events

Museum & Art Gallery Events

Art Workshops

Film Screenings

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

Alfred East Art Gallery

Alfred East Art Gallery

7pm- 8:30pm Tickets: £10 or £8.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass Book in advance to avoid disappointment

Booking is essential 10am - 4pm Price for Single Day courses: £45 Adults, £35 Kettering Leisure Pass Holders Mono Printing by Leicester Print Workshop Saturday 14th July

Exhibition On Screen: Canaletto & the Art of Venice Friday 6th July Alice By Jan Švankmajer Friday 3rd August

Drawing: Subject - Leopard by Jamie Boots Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August – FULL Lino Printing Leicester Print Workshop Saturday 22nd September

This autumn the Alfred East Art Gallery will be hosting a season of 3 arthouse horror films, as yet to be confirmed. The first screening will be on Friday 5th October. Please visit the gallery or website for further updates.

Painting the Landscape By Lee Burrows Saturday 20th October

Life Drawing Classes Monthly life drawing sessions at the gallery. All abilities are welcome. Model and easels provided. Please bring your own materials and paper. Alfred East Art Gallery, 7 – 9pm. £10 per session For more details contact email or call 01536 534 274 Wednesday 18th July August - NO CLASS Wednesday 19th September Wednesday 17th October



Children’s Events

Museum & Gallery Events

Children’s craft activities Manor House Museum Join us every school holiday for our popular programme of craft activities for children, 3 years and over. Please visit the museum or website for more details on each session nearer the time.

Archaeological Finds Surgeries Summer Sticker Trail in Kettering 21st July - 18th August Free Take part in the summer sticker trail and collect special stickers from all your favourite locations in the town centre over the summer, with prizes to be won! Maps can be picked up from the museum or Kettering by the Sea. Wish on a Unicorn Saturday 14th July, 11am - 3pm Free As part of this year’s Kettfest celebrations we invite you to join us in the Museum and Gallery gardens and to make your wish on our real life unicorns!

Have you found something that may be of archaeological interest? Then come along to the Museum and meet our Finds Liaison Officer, Eleanore Cox. Manor House Museum Surgeries are drop in and run from 1.30 - 4pm FREE Friday 27th July

Friday 28th September

Friday 31st August

Friday 26th October

Graveyard Walks

Alice in the Garden Wednesday 1st August Museum and gallery gardens Our national Play Day event will cram in crafts and activities for all the family to enjoy. The best part is they are all themed on the summer exhibition in the gallery, which features the famous illustrations from Lewis Carroll’s Alice books.

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Join the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum for a fascinating walk and talk around London Road cemetery. Walks start at 2pm and last approximately an hour and a half. Suitable for families age 12+. For more details or to book a place please contact or Sunday 5th August Learn about the intriguing history of the site and the people buried there. Sunday 19th August Join the team for a new tour of the London Road Cemetery, looking particularly at the war graves.



Museum & Art Gallery Events

Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum

Lunchtime Talks Enjoy our Friday lunchtime talks once a month at the gallery. Refreshments are available from 12.30pm and talks last an hour. Alfred East Art Gallery 1 - 2pm £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum Talks Alfred East Art Gallery 7.30 - 9pm £4 per person, free to Friends members. No advance booking is required.

July ‘Off with his Head’ By Geoff Hales Friday 27th July Spring 1872: Lewis Carroll is about to propose to Alice Liddell, heroine of his ‘Alice’ book. The play follows the events of the day as he waits for her to come to tea.

Wednesday 18th July Ian Luck The Fine Arts Society Ian will give a fascinating account of this important institution, which has influenced the careers of many artists including, East Gotch and Whistler.

September ‘Best Foot Forward’ By Kevin Varty Friday 28th September

Wednesday 19th September Tim Upton-Smith Everyday Archaeology

This fascinating talk highlights the developments in the production and supply of artificial limbs prior to, during and just after the First World War. Treasure in Northamptonshire By Eleanore Cox Friday 19th October FREE

Wednesday 17th October Anastasia Geyer Chad Varah Anastasia will tell us about this well-known founder of the Samaritans and little known illustrator and artist.

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To complement the Local Treasures exhibition at the Museum, Tim will explore the archaeology of the local area.


Community Events American ‘Independents’ Day The Yards, Kettering 7th & 8th July, 12pm – 8pm Free

Community Events



Join The Yards in celebrating their very own American theme ‘Independents’ Day with a BBQ, American ales, Mac ‘n’ Cheese and American confectionary from their very own Randalls for more information

Story Time in the Amphitheatre Wicksteed Park, Kettering 26th July, 2nd, 9th and 16th August Free Come and listen to story time various stories including The Gruffalo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar in the amphitheatre at 11:30am details on

Character Appearances Newlands Centre, Kettering Various dates in July & August Various guest appearances at the Newlands Centre from Paw Patrol, Sponge Bob, PJ Masks, Charlie and Lola, Peppa Pig and Ice Age characters check out www.facebook. com/NewlandsShoppingCentre for details.

Summer at Boughton House Boughton House, Kettering August Discover Boughton House this summer including public open house and gardens, open air theatre and open cinema screening, for more information visit

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Community Events Play Day Weekend The Yards, Kettering 4th & 5th August, 12pm – 8pm Free

Community Events



The Yards are celebrating a whole weekend for national play day with family friendly events including a sandpit, bouncy castle plus so much more! For more information

Restored Montagu Monuments St Edmund’s Church, Warkton Various dates August & September The Montagu Monuments are 18th and 19th century memorial sculptures restored 2014 - 2015, for more information and public opening dates email

KOS Musical Theatre’s Craft & Gift Fair Cranford Hall 1st & 2nd September, 10am - 4pm Tickets: £3.50

Saturday 14th July High Street, Kettering Free Parking*

Stalls displaying local crafts with light refreshments, live entertainment and free parking!

Parkinson’s UK Kettering Branch 30th Anniversary Holiday Inn, Corby Thursday 13th September, 7pm Tickets: £10 in advance (£12 at door) Come and listen to Rev. Richard Coles plus additional entertainment call 01536 710218 for tickets or more information.


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Community Events Burton Latimer Heritage Museum 1st September – 1st December Thursdays & Saturdays 10am – 1pm An exhibition commemorating the 1918 Armistice and the men that never returned to Burton Latimer, contact for more information.

Desborough 1940s Day Desborough Town Centre Saturday 15th September from 12 noon Free A fun filled day for all the family, street stalls, vintage vehicles, 1940s food plus so much more!

‘More of Old Burton’ John Yeomans Hall, Meeting Lane Saturday 29th September, 7:30pm, Tickets from £4 Burton Latimer Heritage Society present John Meads’ ‘More of Old Burton’ for more information or tickets call 01536 722722.

Cransley Hospice Strictly Kettering The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Saturday 20th October, 7pm Strictly Kettering for Cransley Hospice is back for 2018 for more information go to

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

Sunday 15 July Kettering Citadel Band and Songsters Sunday 22 July Rachael Johnson Quartet Sunday 29 July 60’s Club Band Sunday 12 August Wellingborough Gospel Choir Sunday 19 August Dave Johnson Band Sunday 2 September Gretton Silver Band 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.

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

Where  What  When From 23rd July - 3rd August Kettering, Geddington, Broughton, Wilbarston, Burton Latimer, Mawsley, Rothwell, Desborough


All day on Friday 3 August Friday 10 August

No booking needed, just turn up on the day, except libraries!


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Community Events

Community Events

20 July18 August

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


open 10am - 4pm Monday - Saturday


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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:

FREE ENTRY : @KMuseumGallery /KetteringMuseumandArtGallery /ThisisKettering

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

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