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What’s On

MAR-JUN 2017







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What’s On in Kettering Welcome to your first 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.

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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


Around the World in 18 Frames Jodie Neely Alfred East Art Gallery Heritage Facets Textiles Art Group Alfred East Art Gallery 25th February - 8th April Using the starting point of Boughton House, the group show a diverse range of techniques and images to convey the beauty and importance of our heritage from every perspective.

Evening Viewing Thursday 16th March, 6-8pm Alfred East Art Gallery 4th March - 13th May Now is your chance to take that once in a lifetime trip. Pack a bag, slap on some sunscreen and see the world, all without the hassle of the airport. Through 18 frames, follow the journey of artists from the Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection as they visit Morocco, Japan, Australia and many more of your favourite destinations. You can even send us a postcard!

Small Print International Leicester Print Workshop

Echoes of the Past Cousin Frank Studio

Alfred East Art Gallery 27th May - 22nd July

Alfred East Art Gallery 25th February – 8th April This exhibition by printmakers Jan and Andy Peel explores Echoes of the Past and records the passing of time using found objects, old photographs and vintage cameras to take images. :

An exhibition of 150 mini prints made by 92 artists working across the region, the country and internationally. Almost every printmaking process is represented including intaglio, lithography, relief, screen printing and digital prints.


Alfred East Art Gallery

Exhibitions Painting with words Small Gallery Alfred East Art Gallery 20th May – 5th August Taking examples from the permanent collection, we look into the world of literature and how it inspires artists to create work.

Images from Home and Away Roger & Nannette Whiteway Alfred East Art Gallery 27th May - 24th June

15th April - 20th May Preview evening 13th April, 6-8pm Submissions 6th, 7th, 8th April Can you take on the challenge? ‘Fill this [Space]’ is an exhibition that invites all those who would like to see their work hanging in an art gallery to submit work measuring 30cm x 40cm. The Alfred East Art Gallery pledges to display all of the submissions entered and there will be the chance to win prizes. Collect your application forms from the Art Gallery or download a copy from the website 4 colour version




Both Roger and Nannette enjoy painting landscapes in the open air and then upgrading the results in the studio to finished paintings. Whereas Nannette prefers painting in oils and watercolour, Roger takes on a different approach and opts to paint in acrylics. Both artists are members of the Leicester Society of Artists.

Shapes and Scapes Annette Sykes Alfred East Art Gallery 28th June – 26th July ‘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 the viewer a visual delight not to be missed!

Craft Showcase


Allan McIntosh

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



Lisa Igo



Tresham Students Mixed Media


Laura Partington

Brenda McKetty 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.

Wire Sculpture

Marlene Snee If you are interested in exhibiting in the Craft Showcase please contact us on 01536 534 274 or by email at museumandgallery@

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Manor House Museum


Play and Display! Splash! 29th April – 8th July

Manor House Museum 21st January – 22nd April Relive childhood memories with this charming exhibition of paper and card toys. The collection includes paper dolls, model theatres, puppets, panoramas and cut-out books dating from the 1880s to the 1960s.



A celebration of our love for getting in the water. From fashions to day trips to the sea, explore how the people of Kettering have enjoyed a swim!

Lunchtime Talks

Community Corner Find out more about featured local community groups, societies, events; past and present, in our rotating Community Corner at The Manor House Museum.

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.

Alfred East: Monet of the Cotswolds by Paul Johnson

KOS Copacabana March Visit the KOS Musical Theatre Company display to find out about their up and coming April production of Copacabana at the Lighthouse Theatre.

Friday 17th March How an oil painting by Alfred East passed as a work by Monet for 60 years before 2010, and why this led to the placing of many of East’s works in Upper Swell, near Stow on the Wold.

Lacemaking by Delia Thomas Friday 28th April Delia looks at the lacemaking industry in one of its heartlands – the East Midlands, in particular Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

Kettering Lodge Bowls Club April The display shows the history of the club, founded in 1880, together with an outline of what a bowls club can be today.

Targetcraft Archers May Targetcraft Archers are a target archery club based in Rothwell and Desborough. They shoot on a regular basis throughout the year with a venue for indoor shooting throughout winter months.

Life and Death in Plantagenet England by Mike Ingram Friday 19th May This talk looks at late medieval English society, the importance of religion in their everyday lives and gives an insight into how they thought, lived and died.

Reel Life – a cinematic look at Kettering and district in the 1900s by Northamptonshire Film Archive Trust Friday 16th June

Friends of Kettering Library June The Kettering Library Friends are a group of local people who care about supporting library services. Events include activities for children in the holidays, free film shows for children, craft fairs, health and well-being fairs and a programme of talks.

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From its collection of more than 4,000 reels of film the Northamptonshire Film Archive Trust are screening two amateur movie films showing scenes from the Kettering area. Including footage of the opening of Wicksteed Park (1921) and the Coronation celebrations.



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. 10am – 4pm at the Alfred East Art Gallery Booking is essential Price: £45 Adults, £35 Kettering Leisure Pass Holders unless otherwise stated For more information visit

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 Montagu monuments at Warkton Church by Alan Toseland Wednesday 15th March Annual General Meeting Wednesday 19th April followed by a talk ‘We are not alone: a look at the friends of museums and art galleries around the world’ by John Wilson The Railway comes to Kettering by Robin Cullop Wednesday 17th May

Mono-printing with cut paper stencils by Leicester Print Workshop Saturday 25th March

Alfred East – The Incidental Etcher by Ian Luck Wednesday 21st June

Acrylics and Collage Seascapes by Claire Warner Saturday 22nd April

Archaeological Finds Surgeries

Introduction to Botanical Illustration by Georgia Danvers Saturday 6th May Drypoint Etching by Leicester Print workshop Saturday 3rd June

Life Drawing Classes Untutored, monthly drop in life drawing sessions. All abilities welcome £10 per session, 7 – 9pm, Wednesday 15th March, Wednesday 19th April, Wednesday 17th May, Wednesday 21st June For more details contact: or call 01536 534 274



Have you found something that may be of archaeological interest? Then come along to the Museum and meet our Finds Liaison Officer, Eleanore Cox. Sessions are free and drop in from 1.30-4pm. Friday 31st March, Friday 28th April, Friday 26th May, Friday 30th June

Museum & Art Gallery Events Family History Sessions Visit the Museum for themed sessions and one-to-one research sessions with local historian and genealogist, Andrea Pettingale. Tickets £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass Booking Recommended Scottish Family History Tuesday 14th March, 11am

Northants Model Makers Day at the Manor House Museum, Kettering

SATURDAY 4TH MARCH 10.30AM - 4PM See an amazing range of models, all hand-made, by members of the Northants Model Makers Group. No need to book, just turn up!

Workhouse & Hospital Records for Family History Tuesday 11th April, 11am Writing your Family History Tuesday 9th May, 11am

One-to-one Research Sessions


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

Local History Sessions Led by our local history expert, Delia Thomas. Each session will explore a different period from Kettering’s history. The sessions take place on Tuesdays at 11am and 2pm, at the Museum. Tickets £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Crystals and Gemstones Day AT THE MANOR HOUSE MUSEUM


Booking Recommended Special Offer: Book on 3 sessions for £12! 18th century expansion: enclosure, early 19th century poverty Tuesday 21st March

Find out more about the healing power of crystals and gemstones and holistic therapy sessions with our expert, Barbara Lewis.

19th centry expansion: the development of a modern town Tuesday 18th April Kettering in the 20th & 21st centuries: researching local history Tuesday 16th May

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Museum & Art Gallery Events Family Fun Days

Children’s Craft Activities Join us every school holiday for a fun-filled programme of craft activities for children aged 3 and over. Visit the Museum or check the website for more details nearer the time We ask that all children are accompanied by an adult. Session 1 starts at 10.15am and Session 2 starts at 11.45am and lasts approximately 1 hour. £3 per child, £2 with a Kettering Leisure Pass, free to Young Friends. Booking is recommended as spaces fill up quickly.

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)

Easter Crafts Tuesday 4th April – Thursday 13th April

May Half Term Crafts Tuesday 30th May – Friday 2nd June

Lego Play Day at the Manor House Museum Saturday 18th March, 11am - 3pm Let your imagination run wild at our Lego Play Day. Come along and make your own creations and see if your model is a winner! Lego provided. Spring has Sprung! Friday 7th April, 11am - 3pm Come along to celebrate the arrival of spring, and join in the with the exciting activities and crafting fun.

Free Craft Table Activities No need to book, just drop in to enjoy a range of changing craft activities. Materials and easy instructions are supplied for you to have fun at the museum. Available from: 10am – 4.30pm

Friday 2nd June, 11am - 3pm Strike a pose and pull some shapes this June and enjoy all sorts of dance inspired fun and activities. Fossil Fun Day Saturday 10th June, 10am - 4pm

Saturday 15th April Saturday 3rd June


Let’s Dance!

Learn about and handle some amazing real fossils, and have a go at the fossil activities. :

Community Events Life Below Stairs Burton Latimer Heritage Museum 4th March – 24th June, Thursdays & Saturdays 10am – 1pm An exhibition looking at the type of people ‘in service’ to households in Burton Latimer. Call 01536 722 722 for more information.

Kettering & District Eisteddfod 15th – 18th March An anual competitive festival of music, speech and dramatic arts culminating in a Celebration Concert on Saturday 18th March at 7.15pm. The full timetable is available on

In Kettering! Tuesday 4 April Saturday 15 April 10am - 4pm

Complete the hunt, claim your treat and be entered into a prize draw!

National Cup & Shield Volleyball Finals Arena Sports, Thurston Drive Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April Tickets £10

The National Cup is the prime knock out competition in the Volleyball competitions calendar. For more information visit

Spring Concert Kettering Science Academy, Deeble Road Saturday 1st April, 7.30pm Tickets £10

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Pick up a map from the Manor House Museum for 50p *Please note the Museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays and bank holidays



Community Events

Spring at Boughton House Boughton House, Kettering 15th – 17th April Tickets From £10 Discover the best of Boughton House this spring. Visit for more information.

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L O O D Blood Brothers ro t h e r s Geddington Village Hall 26th – 29th April, 7.30pm Tickets From £6 By

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Geddington Amateur Dramatic Society presents ‘Blood Brothers’ by Willy Russell.

Box Office available from 5th April 2017

01536 742 527 AdultS £7 - conceSSionS £6

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IRON RUN Cranford, Kettering Saturday 29th April The Iron Run is an obstacle course run over 12km, 6km or 3.5km. Go to for more information.

The Women’s Tour returns to Kettering Stage 1 Daventry to Kettering Wednesday 7th June

Victory Party Wicksteed Park, Kettering Saturday 10th June Tickets From £12.50

An explosive 1940s party featuring Bombshell Belles, the Kalamazoo Dance Band and 1940s DJ Major Swing & Kitty.


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Community Events The Lighthouse Theatre

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lighthouse Theatre, Saturday 18th March Tickets From £11 Four timeless stories told with 75 magical puppets!

Copacabana Lighthouse Theatre, 25th – 29th April, 7.30pm Tickets From £13 KOS Musical Theatre Company presents the tale of love and romance, so begins the saga of Lola and Tony!

Alice in Wonderland Ballet Lighthouse Theatre, Wednesday 31st May, 7.30pm Tickets From £17 Join Alice on a magical adventure as she tumbles into Wonderland, presented by Ballet Theatre UK.

Sing-a-Long-a Grease Lighthouse Theatre, Friday 23rd June, 7.30pm Tickets From £10 Grease! Don’t forget to join in and sing along to all the classic hits! For all events call 01536 414 141 or visit

Saturday 10th June High Street, Kettering Free Parking* markets /KetteringMarkets *In all Council car parks


Community Events Kettering Arts Centre The Harry & Chris Show with Gecko Kettering Arts Centre Friday 10th March, 7.30pm Tickets From £8 The perfect fusion of spoken work and music performed by World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker & jazz musician Chris Read.

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club with Gavin Webster Kettering Arts Centre Saturday 18th March, 7.30pm Tickets From £7 Another laughter filled evening awaits our comedy club audience - Gavin Webster headlines!

Patrick Monahan ‘That 80’s Show’ Kettering Arts Centre Saturday 29th April, 7.30pm Tickets From £10 Patrick’s memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain make for a totally unique stand-up show!

James Acaster - The Trelogy Kettering Arts Centre Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th May, 7.30pm Tickets £16 (£40 for 3 shows) 3 shows over 3 nights! Recognise – Represent – Reset


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Community Events

Walking Football A walking pace version of football for men and women of all ages Kettering Arena Every Tuesday, 10.30am – 12noon



Desborough Leisure Centre Every Friday, 10.30am – 11.30am

£2.25 per person or £1.15 wit h a Kettering Leisure Pas s


Come and join us on gentle-paced short walks from villages and towns in and around Kettering, for 30-90 minutes. 01536 410 333

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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

Kettering What's On Issue 1 Mar-Jun 2017  
Kettering What's On Issue 1 Mar-Jun 2017