Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January 2022
This year, to safeguard everyone from the risk of infection, the annual service for Holocaust Memorial Day will take place outside in the Art Gallery Gardens off Sheep St, Kettering, by the fountain, at 2pm on 27th January. It will be hosted by the Mayor of Kettering, Cllr Scott Edwards.
The Holocaust Memorial Flag will be raised during the service and attendees will be invited to lay a pebble by the fountain, in place of lighting a candle. The service is non denominational and will be led by the Mayor and representatives, this year, of the Christian, Hindu and Baha'i communities.
This annual event marks the date in 1945 of the liberation of the largest of the Nazi death camps but marks acts of genocide around the world ever since.
Everyone is welcome
Exhibition - Views of the High St
Local artists and community members exhibit work inspired by Kettering town centre.
In September 2021 fifteen local artists were commissioned to creatively capture the architecture, people and heritage of Kettering town centre in paint, pastel, clay and more, thanks to support from Historic England and North Northamptonshire Council.
During this real-time event held over two weekends, local residents were also encouraged to create their own works of art by picking up one of the hundreds of creative activity packs being distributed to make their own artwork in charcoal, watercolour, coloured pencil or pen. Many passing shoppers also contributed to a collaborative comic-style canvas under the expert eye of artist Marvin Mudzongo from Lemonpop Workshops.
All of the resulting artwork created during 'Views Of The High Street', including submissions sent in by the public are now ready to be displayed and will tour two local venues from the end of January 2022.
Between Friday 28th January and Sunday 13th February you can visit the exhibition at ARTworks, a large volunteer-run gallery shop in the centre of the Newlands Shopping Centre on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.
Dates for your diary
Forthcoming events in Kettering Town Centre in 2022 - in the Market Place unless stated
Views of the High St Exhibition 28th January to 13th Feb - 39 The Mall, Newlands Centre
Victorian Market 12th March
Food and Drink Fayre 9th April
Vegan Market 4th June