VIDEO: Centenary of Alfred East Art Gallery celebrated

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Hundreds of people have celebrated 100-years since the opening of a Kettering art gallery earlier today (Wednesday, July 31).

The special ceremony, at the Alfred East Art Gallery, was held a century to the day that the gallery, which housed the work of Kettering artist Sir Alfred, first opened its doors.

Katie Boyce

Katie Boyce

Kettering Sea Cadets played music at the event, recreating a performance by the Kettering Rifle Band 100 years ago, and there was a speech by the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, which replicated one by the then Earl Spencer in 1913.

Gallery officer Katie Boyce said the event had been a success, and there is still entertainment until 8pm this evening (Wednesday) for anyone interested.

Telegraph reporter Michael Whelan made a short video (above) of the start of the event.