Kettering Arts Centre wishes you a very Happy 2018!

We look forward to hosting some great events in 2018 –  theatre, comedy, club nights, music and family events. Keep checking our Facebook page for new info on bookings and upcoming events.

Tickets for all events can be bought via WeGotTickets.com or on the door, but best to buy in advance to be sure you don’t miss out!

nick_willsComing up in the Spring of 2018 – our regular Monthly Club Night is back! Rolling in the Aisles is a fun, friendly, varied and hilarious mixed bill night, hosted by our regular compere, the brilliant Nick Wills.

Our headliners this season are:

Jan 20th: brilliantly unique comedy cook and variety showman George Egg,

Feb 24th: Edinburgh nominated Gareth Richards,

March 24th: hilarious, riotous, satirical comedy band Jonny and the Baptists,

April 21st: surreal master of mayhem, (who made a legendary appearance at Comedians and Carols a few years ago!) Wes Zarahuk

May 19th one of our very favourite headliners returning, the belly laugh funny, Rob Rouse.

war of the worlds

On March 10th we see the return of our favorite thespians the Pantaloons  with their unique take on The War of the Worlds!

Richard HerringIn April, on 28th we are delighted to be hosting legendary comic, podmaster and cult hero Richard Herring.

Look out for more coming soon..

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Update on Ticketing for Upcoming Events at Kettering Arts Centre

Due to a break-in at Waterstones we are now unfortunately unable to sell tickets at that location. We had also recently had a burglary at our other town centre location, Petite Pantry. As a result of this and combined with Jaime our administrator being off long term sick, the ONLY WAY TO SECURE TICKETS for any of our upcoming shows is online at WeGotTickets.com. There MAY be some tickets available on the door and we will aim to advise of the ticket situation on the day of an event. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Reservations that you made with Jaime for THIS SATURDAY’S EVENT will be honoured but we would HUGELY appreciate you buying in advance and getting in touch to let us know. We are very sorry that we cannot take any new ticket reservations going forward.
We also ask that you DO NOT BUY FROM ANY OTHER SOURCE as these may be stolen tickets, and your money will go to criminals and not to the acts or Kettering Arts Centre. You may not be admitted with stolen tickets.
Many thanks for your co-operation,
Becky and Nick and the Kettering Arts Centre Team

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Festive Fun at Kettering Arts Centre

There are still tickets for our two upcoming and very popular Christmas Shows…

The Pantaloons Christmas Carol

THIS SATURDAY 16th Dec at 7.30pm we welcome back our favourite, theatre co: the vibrant Pantaloons with their fresh, funny and creative take on the classic festive tale: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

It’s Christmas Eve and tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge is meaner than ever. He is shunning his only living relative, underpaying his clerk and refusing to acknowledge the plight of the poor… but will timely visits from the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future change his miserly ways before it’s too late?

Performed by a multi-talented cast in The Pantaloons’ own inimitable, hilarious and moving style, this will be an evening out to remember.

Jo_EnrightThen on 23rd December at 7.30pm it’s our annual family fun-fest Comedians and Carols hosted by our good friend Paul Kerensa and this year we are delighted to welcome back one of our favourite headliners Jo Enright.

The evening will also feature funnymen Andy White and Nick Wills.

Wear a Christmas jumper, bring your family and friends,  and be prepared to laugh, sing and have a great time. Make Carols and Comedians a fixture of your Christmas season!

Buy tickets HERE or from Waterstones Kettering.

 

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The phenomenal Paul Foot is on the way to Kettering Arts Centre – Friday 1st December – Only a few tickets left!

Paul Foot is an English comedian known for his musings, rants, ‘disturbances’ and apparent aversion to pop culture.

Foot was born and raised in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, and has a younger brother. He studied mathematics at Merton College, Oxford. It was during his studies he first started performing stand-up. As of 2011, Foot has refused to discuss his years at Oxford or former pursuits as a mathematics student. Graduating from Oxford in 1995, Foot was head-hunted by a computer software company in the run-up to the dot-com bubble, however he loathed the industry: “I had to read manuals on HTML and just write websites from scratch. None of us really knew what we were doing”. He started to pursue a career in comedy by doing open mic slots at various venues.

He is openly gay. He has been described as “a little bit vegetarian”, but has said that occasionally he does return to eating meat due to nutrition-related health issues. He has stated on his video log that he has face blindness.

This event is nearly sold out, be sure to get your tickets before Friday 1st December. For ticket purchasing options please see bottom of this page. Bar, Free Parking and Disabled access

The Daily Express likened Foot to “a rare exotic bird”, whilst six national newspapers including The Independent and The Age have declared him to be “a comedy genius”.


PAUL FOOT: ‘TIS A PITY SHE’S A PIGLET

Friday, 1st December 2017

Tickets £14 (Recommended age 14+)

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm

In Paul’s first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism.  Plus Ant ‘n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast. The multi-award winning Mr Foot has appeared on numerous TV and Radio programmes including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World, Russell Howard’s Good News and The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio4.

‘Utterly outlandish, but beneath layers of absurdity is Foot’s sharp eye for satire’ Time Out

‘He’s a comedy whirlwind from the school of Spike Milligan….. It’s risky to call someone unique, but Foot is certainly pretty close.’ Three Weeks… Continue reading…


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”). Tickets are now also available from Petite Pantry at The Yards, 10 Market Street, NN16 0AH Kettering, United Kingdom

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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Live Music at The Kettering Arts Centre this Saturday 25th November with ‘The Voice 2014’ runner-up Sally Barker supported by Chris Conway & Dan Britton (Govannen)

Live Music With Sally Barker – Chris Conway & Dan Britton!

Saturday 25th November 2017

Tickets £9 or £10 on the night

Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm start

Sally Barker has been around for decades but her voice just gets better with age. Whether she is singing to seven million on the final of TV’s ‘The Voice’ or to 7 people in a local folk club Sally is the consummate professional. She has the ability to lift the words off the page as if you were hearing them for the first time. Sally began writing songs and performing at the age of 10, influenced by the likes of John Martyn, Janis Ian, Steelye Span, Bonnie Raitt and Pentangle. By her late teens Sally was performing folk and blues in pubs and folk clubs in the Midlands with bass player Chris Watson. Later the duo went on to support Steeleye Span, Gordon Giltrap and Roy Harper.

Chris moved to London and Sally entered and won the 1986 Kendal Songsearch Competition with ‘Hunting the Buffalo’. Newly solo, Sally got to be the support to acts such as Richard Thompson, Taj Mahal, Richard Digance and Fairport Convention.

Solo record deals with Joe Boyd’s Hannibal label and the Hamburg based Hypertension Music followed. It was around this time that Sally began the all-female folk group ‘The Poozies’ with Karen Tweed, Patsy Seddon and Mary Macmaster.

In the early 90’s Sally opened for both Bob Dylan and Robert Plant in Germany and toured consistently in Europe during this time, both solo and with the Poozies, releasing albums along the way. By the mid ’90s Sally had left the Poozies and had two small children with the idea of concentrating on solo work. Future plans, however, were shattered when her husband Chris was diagnosed with cancer and died in 2003. Sally’s 2003 album ‘Maid in England’, which had been six years in the making (interrupted by 2 pregnancies and her husband’s illness), was muted by the death of her husband and she lost the desire to perform her own songs. As a young widow Sally turned her attention to bringing up her two sons while also studying for a
degree in Music Technology. She took to performing Joni’s songs in the duo ‘Joni Mitchell Project’ with piano and dulcimer player Glenn Hughes. Gradually, Sally began to perform her own songs again and in 2006 rejoined the Poozies.

By now teenagers, it was her sons Dillon and Ben who persuaded her to enter ‘The Voice UK’. She was Tom Jones’ finalist on the BBC TV programme in 2014, reducing Sir Tom, and viewers alike, to tears with her flawless performances. Sally subsequently turned down a large advance and the opportunity to record a covers album for Universal, choosing to finish the Poozies’ album ‘Into the Well’ and work on songs for her new album, ‘Ghost Girl’ whilst continuing to tour both solo and with the Poozies.


scan0001Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”). Tickets are now also available from Petite Pantry at The Yards, 10 Market Street, NN16 0AH Kettering, United Kingdom

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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Sally Barker who was the runner-up on ‘The Voice 2014’ will feature this Saturday 25th November at The Kettering Arts Centre supported by Chris Conway & Dan Britton (Govannen)

Live Music With Sally Barker – Chris Conway & Dan Britton!

Saturday 25th November 2017

Tickets £9 or £10 on the night

Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm start

This Saturday Kettering Arts Centre is extremely pleased to bring you Sally Barker with support from Chris Conway & Dan Britton (Govannen) for your predilection. Sally reached the final but… Just in case you forgot, see below the final vote on the voice 2014 with Sally Barker as one of the runner-up acts:

You might still remember Sally’s performances, if not, have a look at the following videos which made Sally Barker a household name ever since:

The Voice UK 2014 Blind Auditions Sally Barker ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ FULL – The Start

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Live Music with Sally Barker with support from Chris Conway and Dan Britton – Saturday 25th November – Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm Start – Bar/Free Parking/Disabled Access

Live Music With Sally Barker – Chris Conway & Dan Britton!

Saturday 25th November 2017

Tickets £9 or £10 on the night

Doors open 7pm – 7:30pm start

SALLY BARKER

Sally Barker is a singer’s singer and a songwriter’s songwriter. You will remember the very first time you heard her sing for her voice is like no other. She has the ability to lift the words off the page and can move people to tears armed with that ‘bucket-full of soul’ voice. As a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Sally has had a long, varied and successful career in music, and, though often labeled a folk artist, her appeal stretches across many more musical genres.

Chris Conway & Dan Britton

Chris Conway and Dan Britton are a powerful combination demonstrated to anyone who has caught them live, and on their 3 albums Just Be Real on A New Day Records, Live, and Safe Harbour on Oblong Music, and their Live In Edinburgh DVD.

Chis Conway is best known as the multi-instrumental wizard in the Vikki Clayton Band. He has worked with members of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention, Talvin Singh and toured with Monkee Peter Tork. He has made 8 songs albums, several acclaimed in Q Magazine, Mojo, and Time Out.

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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 Flat 1, 15 Havelock St, Kettering NN16 9PZ (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”). Tickets are now also available from Petite Pantry at The Yards, 10 Market Street, NN16 0AH Kettering, United Kingdom

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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