Connecting with others is at the heart of human happiness and so is doing things to help others. While giving money to good causes is great and important to do, what we can bring in terms of energy and time is often more important than what we can give financially ourselves. Making something happen for a good cause is good for us too – we can use our strengths, build our competence and boost our positive emotions.
Fundraising can be fantastic fun, involving your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours in activities, entertainment, sports and more and so it can be good for others as well as ourselves. Providing them with an opportunity for giving, connecting and having fun. What’s more it can be great for our local communities as a way of bringing people together.
Kettering Arts Centre at St. Andrew’s Church.
Founded in 2010 Kettering Arts Centre is dedicated to staging a wide range of events for the local community.
A typical season’s programme will feature music, theatre and comedy acts, the latter either as a complete concert or within the monthly Rolling in the Aisles comedy club nights. The centre has attracted many familiar faces from television as well as the comedy circuit such as Romesh Ranganathan, Sean Hughes, Jack Dee and Jeremy Hardy.
On the music front there have been events to suit all tastes from folk and blues to jazz and classical concerts. Past performers have included folk legends Fairport Convention, Kettering born trombonist and jazz impresario Dave Keech and the GUS band.
Throw in a sprinkling of theatre or theatrical shenanigans from touring concert parties and you have a measure of what Kettering Arts Centre has to offer.
Situated with the working church itself the excellent acoustics complement performances of any genre and in house facilities include a real ale bar and a guaranteed warm welcome from the members of the team.
The private car park to the rear of the building, via Crown Street, offers is recommended for disabled visitors to the centre which is fully accessible to disabled users.
Please visit our website at: ketteringartscentre.com for our complete events programme, interviews and more.