The Kettering & District Art Society is one of the oldest art societies in the UK, with roots going back to the beginning of the cultural and art world of Kettering with founding members such as Sir Alfred East, John Cooper Gotch, Spencelay and Gash. The 118th Exhibition Private View was fun and well attended with many appreciative comments about the standard of this year’s submission. ARTworks Creative Space is now four years old, going from a little pop-up to a mature gallery (the only one in Kettering at present) showing and selling over 80 artists’ work. I exhibited my new work ‘Washday’ – oil on canvas. The Private View was opened by Katie Boyce, Curator of the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and Director of Northants Open Studios and East Midlands Art.