The Front Room


The Front Room is a collaborative temporary exhibitions space providing the opportunity for community generated exhibitions and activities to be displayed and celebrated. The Front Room is linked to excellent facilities and fantastic collections. It provides a space for us to work in partnership with community groups, creatives and cultural organisations to develop cutting edge, innovative work. We think that it is important for local people to have a voice and a viewpoint. The Front Room is an exciting and democratic space full of things to see and do. Please visit the events listings to see what's happening in The Front Room.

All the exhibitions and activities at the Beaney reflect the Beaney Vision. To make sure the Beaney continues to be relevant to all proposals will need approval from the Beaney programming group. The group meets every six weeks.

The Beaney Front Room Community Gallery - Summer 2013

Watch our YouTube video about community exhibitions and activities hosted by the Beaney Front Room throughout the year, featuring interviews with exhibitors from the University of Creative Arts, Photo Phinish, Canterbury Jewellery Festival and Total Pap.



Artist opportunities in the Front Room

Artist Opportunities

If we have any artist opportunities, paid or voluntary, this is where they will be. Make sure you check back regularly!


Find out how to hire the Front Room

Hire the Front Room

Would you like to hold an exhibition? The Front Room is available for hire. Please download the application form, guidelines, criteria and cost here.

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Make an enquiry

If you have an idea for an exhibition/activity that supports the work we do please get in touch - we would love to talk to you!


Events & Exhibitions in The Front Room

Sew Much More...

Sat 25 July - Sun 16 Aug
Free admission

Celebrating 45 years of stitching in Canterbury the East Kent Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild present an exciting exhibition of members’ recent work reflecting traditional and contemporary techniques. From fine silk thread to soldering irons – this is embroidery in the 21st century! Beautiful work, lovingly stitched, will be for sale, from small items to larger wall-hung pieces and so much more…


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