21st July 2024

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Kettering Cultural Consortium

The consortium is a group of arts organisations working together to deliver community-led cultural activities in Kettering.

The big project the consortium is working on for 2024 is Kettfest - which will be on Saturday 22 June.

Please see below for some info on all the members of the consortium.


Kettering Arts Centre

St Andrew's Church, Lindsay Street, NN16 8RG

ketteringartscentre.com

Kettering Arts Centre was created in 2011 to give the community greater access to the arts and as a community-led centre, they keep ticket prices affordable. They champion local and national artists by showcasing live music, theatre, comedy, cinema and art installations.


Kettering Library

Sheep Street, Kettering, NN16 0AY (temporary location entrance in the Cornerstone building) 0300 126 3000 (Option 5 then 3)

www.northnorthants.gov.uk/list-libraries/kettering-library

Offering services such as books, printing and photocopying, children's events, free wi-fi and computer access, warm space (free tea, coffee, and soup), and more. Open weekdays 9am-6pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm.


The Friends of the Alfred East Gallery and Manor House Museum

www.friendskagam.org

A friendly group of people interested in art and history, which exists to provide help and support to Kettering's Alfred East Gallery and the Manor House Museum. The group organises talks, visits and excursions, and social events on a regular basis.


Bonkers Playhouse Theatre

Bonkers Playhouse Theatre 27c Victoria Street, NN16 0BU 01536 601160

www.bonkersplayhouse.co.uk

Kettering's first and only dedicated Playhouse Theatre offering a range of entertainment including: straight plays, small scale musicals, live music, themed evenings and much more. With a licensed bar the venue is available for hire for conferences or meetings, birthdays and other celebrations.


Wicksteed Park

Barton Road, Kettering NN15 6NJ 01536 512475

www.wicksteedpark.org

Step into a world of magic at Wicksteed Park. From the thrill of over 25 exciting rides and attractions to the serenity of lakeside walks and open garden spaces to walk, read a book or kick a ball with loved ones. There is something for everyone.


Picture The Difference

The William Knibb Centre, Montagu Street, NN16 8AE 07947575190 admin@picthediff.com

https://linktr.ee/picthediff

A creative and performing arts organisation for children and young adults with additional needs. Ptd co-produces purposeful community outcomes on relatable social themes, that allow those involved to develop their creative skills, personal qualities and to showcase their work.


The Yards Kettering and Horsemarket

www.theyardskettering.co.uk

At The Yards, individual independent businesses unite for a vibrant community touch. Businesses are welcomed who enrich the community, ensuring every purchase supports local entrepreneurs. Explore diverse offerings, from vintage finds to dessert havens, contributing to a thriving local economy, supporting a community-driven shopping experience.


Beccy Hurrell Voice & Arts (BHVA)

The Yards, 10 Market Street, NN16 0AH 01536 691540

www.bhva.co.uk

BHVA brings the joy of the arts to everyone. From fun group sessions and one-on-one lessons, to special programmes for schools and communities, it's all about sparking creativity, building confidence, and celebrating each person's unique journey. Whether you're learning to sing, dance, act, or create, the friendly team is here to support and inspire every step of the way.


ISM Academy

01536 521606 ismmusicacademy@gmail.com

www.ismmusicacademy.com

ISM Music Academy is a local independent music school offering music tuition on most instruments. Alongside music lessons they offer music holiday clubs, choir workshops, peripatetic music tuition in schools, residential home music workshops, home ed daytime music groups and tuition. ISM is your local business for all your musical needs.


Kettering & District Art Society

ARTworks Creative Space in the Newlands Centre

www.kdas.co.uk

Holding its 119th Annual Exhibition this year, the society has more than 145 local members, many of whom will be exhibiting. Featured will be a selection of artworks, sculptures and prints mostly offered for sale. ARTworks is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 4pm and the exhibioion runs from Friday 26 April to Sunday 26 May. New members always welcome.


The Lighthouse Theatre

Thurston Drive, NN15 6PB 01536 414141

www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk

The Lighthouse Theatre is Kettering's premier entertainment venue hosting more than 150 shows every year in the modern 550 seater auditorium. From live music to comedy, ballet to pantomime and everything in between – there really is something for everyone!


Kettering Civic Society

www.ketteringcivicsociety.net

kettcivic@gmail.com

The Civic Society was formed to inspire a sense of civic pride in the town. This year The Lost Mosaic film will be touring locally and can be viewed on: Fri 15 March St Andrew's Ladies, at St Andrew's Arts Centre Thu 18 April, Pensioners Parliament, at the Midland Band Club Thu 19 September, Wellingborough Civic Society at Wellingborough Museum

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Last updated: Wed, 20 Mar 2024 16:37