The Rubber Wellies are on their way to Kettering Arts Centre – SAT 8th Oct

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Rubber Wellies logoSaturday, 8th October

Tickets £10 (Concessions £8)

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Travelling folksters The Rubber Wellies (formerly Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies)The Rubber Welliespresent their multi-lingual cabaret of joyful, sing-a-long anthems, intimate ballads and anarchic participatory fun. Pirates, lizards, cracks in the wall and Basque cyclists all inhabit the songscape. And a beard snood… They are currently touring with their latest album “Bricks and Feathers”. Continue reading…


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at 4 Litchfield Close, Kettering NN16 9BS (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Fast Approaching Comedy Double Event – SAT 24 SEP 2016 2PM Kids (and Adults) 8PM Comedy Club Night!

A double helping of comedy on the bill on Saturday (Sep 24) with not one but two comedy clubs being held at Kettering Arts Centre.

Starting at 2pm (doors open at 1.30pm) we have a Comedy Club for Kids – a FAMILY SPECIAL aimed at kids of all ages which will deliver a mix of comedy and music for all to enjoy. Compered by Tiernan Douieb this afternoon also features Tony Vino – whose exceptional talents include making sure the audience always feel a part of the show; Kettering Arts Centre’s own Nick Wills who will be recounting some hilarious childhood memories; and headlining this show is the whirlwind comedian/guitarist Jonny Awsum.

Tiernan returns to the stage at 8pm as the opening act for the first of this seasons regular monthly Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club evenings – age guidance 14+ years.  Birmingham’s James Cook then keeps things flowing before the headline act, Craig Murray with his dry sense of humour coupled with a scintillating flair for audience banter rounds off the night’s proceedings.

Kids (and adults) full details available by clicking here.

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night.  Full details available here.

TICKETS FOR BOTH EVENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

If you haven’t managed to get hold of some tickets don’t worry as these will be available from the front desk on the day.

Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club for Kids (and adults) – Headline Act: Johnny Awsum

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Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – Headline Act: Craig Murray

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*Please note: Acts can be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control but we will endeavour to find a replacement act of equal merit.

scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at 4 Litchfield Close, Kettering NN16 9BS (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Less than two weeks to go for our special day with two comedy events – 24th September 2016 – 2pm & 8pm Start

It has been a while since our last event but, on Saturday 24th September Kettering Arts Centre will host two comedy events on the same day, from 2pm a very special Rolling in the Aisles for kids (and adults) with a very special lineup including Jonny Awsum as our headline act and again from 8pm Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night with Craig Murray headlining. Full details below.

From 2pm – Rolling In the Aisles Family Special! Comedy for kids (and adults!)

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) – Doors open 1.30pm – Show starts 2pm

From 8pm – Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) age 14+ – Doors open 7.30pm – Show starts 8pm

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scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at 4 Litchfield Close, Kettering NN16 9BS (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).

You may also buy tickets by emailing office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee) or call 07759765824 if you prefer to pay by card. All major credit cards accepted (subject to a booking fee).

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Music from the Movies with Boobs & Brass Band – Charity Event – Saturday 15th October

bandstand3Saturday 15th October

Tickets £10

Doors open 7pm – 7.30pm start

The always entertaining brass band, Boobs and Brass, will be filling the Arts Centre with the sound of music for this fund-raising concert.

boobs-and-brassBoobs & Brass is an exceptional class act with a repertoire that features the classics, pop, show tunes and more.

The name derives from the fact that it is predominantly an all-female brass band, though it does include a few men who are brave enough to wear the highly recognisable trade mark pink jacket.

boobsandbass_foundersFormed in Northamptonshire, the band, which now has a pool of 140 players to call upon, has been raising funds for charity since it was formed in 2006. As no one connected with the band charge any expenses it allows every penny raised from concerts to be donated direct to charity. To date this has reached almost £170,000, the majority of which has been donated to Breast Cancer charities.boobsband2

Playing in the beautiful setting of St Andrew’s Church with its wonderful acoustics this is going to be a very impressionable performance by these accomplished musicians.

Click here for our exclusive interview with Jane Nichols

Co-founder of Boobs and Brass by Pete Austin.

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Tickets for this event are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. You may also buy or reserve tickets from Jaime Ferreira by email at office@ketteringartscentre.com or call 07759765824.

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Two Comedy Events on the same day?!?

Kettering Arts Centre is pleased to announce our comedy extravaganza on 24th September, with not one but two Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Events.

  • Rolling in the Aisles Special for Kids (and adults) Saturday, 24th September – Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) – Doors open 1.30pm. Show starts 2pm
  • Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – Headline Act Craig Murray  – Saturday, 24th September – Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) – Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Our first event was specially formulated for kids with one of the best Comedy for Kids Compere in the country, Tiernan Douieb has done the comedy thing for ages and ages now. Since his early days treading the boards, his comedy has taken on a more satirical edge opting to complain about worldly political happenings in the friendliest and funniest manner possible.

This is balanced by his stand-up for children and families which is mostly about bogies and superheroes. Tiernan regularly performs all over the world even though he really likes being at home. He is constantly on Twitter, co-runs the successful Comedy Club 4 Kids and has performed and written several solo shows which have all done alright really.

Featuring as its headline act the comedic whirlwind, Jonny Awsum who will be armed with an impressive arsenal of jokes and his trusty guitar. This afternoon performance opens with the only half Spanish half Scottish hybrid working comic in the world, Tony Vino, who is noted for his audience interaction and quick witted responses. Kettering’s own Nick Wills will then get the kids involved in a playful re-telling of stories from his childhood. Whether you have a deep guffaw, high titter or belly laugh, come on down and have some fun at this family event – let’s face it – we are all children at heart.

Comedy for kids special lineup

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Our second event starting at 8pm will see the return of  Tiernan Douieb as our opening act exchanging duties with Nick Wills who will be the Compere Extraordinaire for the evening. This evening’s comedy event will be guaranteed to entertain you with a varied and extremely experienced lineup of first class comedians.

Rita SEPT Tiernan DouiebStarting the proceedings will be Tiernan Douieb (pronounced ‘Eee-Waaaah Crunk’) is one of them people who you’ve heard about with beards. Tiernan has had a beard for quite some years now, with it varying in shape & size, but only disappearing entirely once.

On that occasion Tiernan realised his chin not only terrified and upset others, but also redefined his face shape so it was no longer the cuddly, bear like image people knew and loved and instead a hairless cold pink smorgasbord of shame. So since then Tiernan has grown, nurtured and developed his face coat, providing somewhere for small animals to nestle and children to rub sticks against to cause fires.

Rita SEPT James CookFollowing a short break it will be the turn of James Cook winner of the Jongleurs/Spike Milligan award for being the funniest person in the Midlands in 2003. It’s been ten years and they haven’t asked for it back, so he’s assuming it must still be him.

From 2004 – 2010, James worked as a presenter on three commercial radio stations (none of which exist anymore) during which time he went onstage with A-ha, presented Lenny Henry with his Walk Of Fame Star and was a guest judge on the Dancing On Ice tour at the Nottingham Arena in front of 10,000 people.  The experiences would inform the writing of his first solo Edinburgh show ‘Adventures on Air’.

OUR HEADLINE ACT – CRAIG MURRAY

Rita SEPT Craig MurrayHailing from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire (a town otherwise famous for international terrorists, fake kidnaps and ‘Britain’s Best Market’), charming northerner Craig is currently one of the hottest rising talents on the comedy circuit.

Craig cut his comedy teeth as resident compere at award-winning London club The Funny Side…of Covent Garden sharing a stage with some of the very best comedy acts in the business including Harry Hill, Stewart Lee and even Hollywood legend Robin Williams. He rapidly became a master of the compere’s art; able to turn any crowd from a lacklustre mob into a clapping, cheering, delirious audience ready to laugh all night.

COMPERE
nick_willsOver the last 18 months, our compere Nick Wills has created a fun and friendly club where top acts love to perform and where the audience play their part in making a great night.


Summer/Autumn 2016 Brochure
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Tickets for these events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering, by post from Becky at St Andrew’s Church (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”) to St Andrews Vicarage, Lindsay Street, Kettering NN16 8RG You may also buy or reserve tickets from Jaime Ferreira by email at office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee).

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James Acaster – Reset – SOLD OUT!

James Acaster – Reset SOLD OUT!

James Acaster Reset-smallSaturday 19th November

Tickets £15 (Concessions £13) 15+

Doors open 7:30pm – 8pm start

Kettering’s home-grown comedian is returning to his old stomping ground with a brand new show.

Never short of an audience James Acaster is bringing Reset, his 2016 Tour, to Kettering Arts Centre on Saturday, November 19. His gigs have earned him The Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and few would be surprised if his 2016 show did not achieve similar recognition. Continue reading…

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2016 Remaining Events – Start planing, get booking.

Rolling In the Aisles Family Special! Comedy for kids (animg_familyfriendly__Small_d adults!)

1Saturday, 24th September

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7)

Doors open 1.30pm. Show starts 2pm

Comedy Clubs are not the exclusive domain of adults and Kettering Arts Centre is pleased to bring to you a FAMILY SPECIAL Comedy Club for Kids. Compered by Tiernan Douieb this show for children and adults will feature as its headline act the comedic whirlwind, Jonny Awsum who will be armed with an impressive arsenal of jokes and his trusty guitar. Continue reading…


Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Nights

Rita SEPT Craig MurraySaturdays, 24th September; 22nd October; 12th November

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) age 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Over the last 18 months, our compere Nick Wills has created a fun and friendly club where top acts love to perform and where the audience play their part in making a great night. This Autumn he will be serving up a programme featuring Craig Murray, Duncan Oakley and John Gordillo respectively as the headline acts, each supported by two more first rate comedians. If you like your comedy come along and indulge yourself in this feast of laughter that will leave you rolling in the aisles. For more details about ALL the acts please visit our website. Continue reading…

Saturday 24th September

Opening: Tiernan Douieb – Middle: James Cook – Closing: Craig Murray our Headline Act

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Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – Duncan Oakley Headline Act

Saturday 22nd October

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) age 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

This October’s comedy club line-up features James Sherwood (opening act); Tom Little (middle act); Duncan Oakley (headline act).

Over the last 18 months, our compere Nick Wills has created a fun and friendly club where top acts love to perform and where the audience play their part in making a great night. This Autumn he will be serving up a programme featuring Craig Murray, Duncan Oakley and John Gordillo respectively as the headline acts, each supported by two more first rate comedians. If you like your comedy come along and indulge yourself in this feast of laughter that will leave you rolling in the aisles.

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Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night – John Gordillo Headline Act

Saturday 12th November

Tickets £9 (Concessions £7) age 14+

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Approximate duration: 2 hours

This Autumn he will be serving up a programme featuring Craig Murray, Duncan Oakley and John Gordillo respectively as the headline acts, each supported by two more first rate comedians compered by our very own Nick Wills. If you like your comedy come along and indulge yourself in this feast of laughter that will leave you rolling in the aisles.

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A Potbelly Concert – The Rubber Welliesimg_familyfriendly__Small_

Rubber Wellies logoSaturday, 8th October

Tickets £10 (Concessions £8)

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

Travelling folksters The Rubber Wellies (formerly Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies)The Rubber Welliespresent their multi-lingual cabaret of joyful, sing-a-long anthems, intimate ballads and anarchic participatory fun. Pirates, lizards, cracks in the wall and Basque cyclists all inhabit the songscape. And a beard snood… They are currently touring with their latest album “Bricks and Feathers”. Continue reading…


The Pantaloons Theatre Co. present: Romeo & Julietimg_familyfriendly__Small_

Romeo & Juliet (words)Saturday, 5th November

Tickets £10 (Concessions £9)

Doors open 7pm. Show starts 7.30pm

Put the fireworks and bonfire on hold – the Pantaloons are back in town. There will be romance, there will be swordfights, there will be none too pleasant potions passed around and there will be the messengers… Continue reading…


James Acaster – Reset

James Acaster Reset-smallSaturday 19th November

Tickets £15 (Concessions £13) 15+

Doors open 7:30pm – 8pm start

Kettering’s home-grown comedian is returning to his old stomping ground with a brand new show.

Never short of an audience James Acaster is bringing Reset, his 2016 Tour, to Kettering Arts Centre on Saturday, November 19. His gigs have earned him The Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and few would be surprised if his 2016 show did not achieve similar recognition. Continue reading…


A Potbelly Concert – Dave Pegg and Anthony John Clark

Mirth & Mischief 2016 Tour

AJC and PeggySaturday, 26th November

Tickets £10

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

He enjoyed playing with Fairport Convention here last year soDave Peggmuch that Dave Pegg, the group’s longest-serving member, is pleased to be returning to KAC as a duo act with probably one of the top songwriters on the acoustic/folk scene, Anthony J Clark. Dave joined Fairport Convention in 1969 and has been with them ever since, playing bass, mandolin and on vocals. Continue reading…


Jeremy Hardy: Live 2016

hardySaturday 3rd December 2016

Tickets £14 (Concessions £5) 14+

Doors open 7.30pm – 8pm start

Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 32 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 32 years to go. In 2014, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Indeed, Alan Bennett recently said he likes him “but he’s only on the radio”. Continue reading…


Summer/Autumn 2016 Brochure
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Tickets for these events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering, by post from Becky at St Andrew’s Church (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”) to St Andrews Vicarage, Lindsay Street, Kettering NN16 8RG You may also buy or reserve tickets from Jaime Ferreira by email at office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets (subject to a booking fee).

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