Saturday, 28 October 2017

Halloween was celebrated at the Museum on Friday

Face painting, lucky dip, spooky tales and pinning a tail on the black cat ... plus pumpkins, skeleton bookmarks and fancy dress.   And then there were the youngsters!

Don't forget next month's evening talk ... on Northampton's national Leather Collection.

Philip Warner is curator of the collection and will be giving us a guide to collection and its fascinating story.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

What's on at the Art Gallery and Museum ...

The Development of Brass Instruments was very entertaining, and was a different sort of evening for us at the Gallery.  The acoustics are very good so we should have music more often ... 

Perhaps in addition rather than instead of monthly talks on art and history?

Alfred East Etchings

Unfortunately I missed the exhibition opening - but I got my copy of the new book and a browse around the exhibition whilst I was down for the talk.

It's a must - the book and the exhibition.  East was prolific and accomplished.  And this is probably the definitive collection.  

Some will be unfamiliar subjects, some reflect East's work in oils.   

So there is a Halloween event at the Museum on the 28th
The KDAS exhibition is now on the Large Gallery
Kettering Cooperatives has just opened at the Museum
There's a series of films in the Gallery
... and the etchings exhibition.

It'll take more than one visit.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Stop Press! Change of this month's evening talk at the AEG!

Unfortunately there has had to be a change to the published Wednesday night Friends Talk at the Gallery this month.  

Steve Weston will be taking a fascinating look at the development of brass instruments.

Rachael Aldridge will give her talk on Stained Glass in January

Monday, 29 May 2017

The Railway came to the Gallery ...

Some pictures from the very well attended talk at the Gallery earlier this month ... Full to capacity for a fabulous look at Kettering's railway past.

These evening talks, mostly related to art or to local history and heritage, are an excellent extension to the work of the Art Gallery and Museum - and are excellent value coming as part of your Friends Membership (or you can join us just for the night for £4) ...

Make sure you don't miss them.  The next dates are:-

June 21st - Ian Luck on Alfred East's etchings
July 19th - Phil Steele on Northamptonshire's Lost Battles
August 6th (all tickets in advance) - a summer guided visit to the London Road cemetery
September 20th - David Milner on William Carey
October 18th - Rachael Aldridge (NOST 2016 Studio Prize winner) on Stained Glass

Except for the Cemetery Tour, all are at the Gallery and all start at 7:30 (doors open from 7:00, refreshments available)