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   KettFest 2024
Saturday, June 22

The festival will see five stages hosted across the town, with musicians, dancers, poets and artists showcasing local talent.

The main stage in Market Place will be open from 11am until 10pm in the Market Place. Run by Kettering Arts Centre, local bands will perform during the day with an open-air Bill Burton disco finale – cocktails and street food will keep visitors refreshed.

At the other end of High Street, the Clock Tower stage, curated by Jason Redhead from ISM Academy will put up-and-coming artists into the spotlight. Stalls showcasing local hot food and produce will be available in Gold Street.

In a first for the festival, Pets at Kettfest, sited outside Jamie’s Pet Food Shop on Lower Street, will see furry friends snapped for a fun Instagram photo. Pets can pose for a free pet and owner portrait sketched by artist Katy Dynes.

Outside Peacocks in Meadow Road, the Community Stage will show off top-class dancers and performers while Kettering Library is hosting the spoken word stage with poet Kezzabelle leading workshops and performances at Cornerstone.

The Yards working in collaboration with Mark Robinson, of The Music Barn Festival, will feature incredible DJs throughout the day and ‘have-a-go’ DJ slots. There will be live graffiti creation by Jimski and graffiti workshops.


Guided Tour of Rushton Hall Park and Tea
Sunday 30th June 2024 1.15pm for 1.30pm

Following a successful presentation by David Pain at Kettering Civic Society lunch in March we now look forward to a tour of the grounds and the hidden chapel and tunnels in Rushton Hall. There will be an opportunity to view Mark Draper’s architectural models of buildings which include the Tresham Triangle.

Two car parks are available. We will meet outside the Hall on the grassy area where David will give a brief introduction
before leading our tour which will take approximately two hours before tea is served in the Hall.
Please arrive promptly for the walking tour wearing suitable shoes and attire. An umbrella if needed!
Those unable to join the walking tour may spend time in Rushton Hall.

Departure will be at approximately 4.15pm.

Places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment, and no later than 14th June.

Ticket:- members £15 non members £17
Please pay by BACs: Kettering Civic Society, Sort Code: 20-45-77 Account: 10217603
or by cheque and post to: Mrs M Ozdemir, 6A Gotch Road, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, North Northants, NN15 6UQ

Barton Seagrave Moated Manorial Site
(known as Castle Fields)
by Dale Munn MA MSc
Saturday 5th October

Barton Seagrave Village Hall
Bar open 7pm - talk begins 7.30pm
Members £5, Non-members £6, Students £3
Contact 01536 723682 email: kettcivic@gmail.com

Penny & Roger’s
Multimedia Quiz
Saturday 28th September 7pm

Barton Seagrave Village Hall
£5 per person up to 6 people in a team
Proceeds to Cransley Hospice


To register your team please email: kettcivic@gmail.com Tel: 01536 723682