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Exhibitions

Mystery, Magic and Midnight feasts

Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts

Saturday 31 January to to Sunday 19 April 2015
Pay What You Can, The Beaney Special Exhibitions Room

 

Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: the many adventures of Enid Blyton is designed to be playful, interactive and immersive, for young audiences to enjoy. Children are invited to throw themselves into the worlds of the Famous Five and Secret Seven, Malory Towers, Magic Faraway Tree and Noddy’s Toyland.

Letting in the Light: Ben Sands, a retrospective

Letting in the Light: Ben Sands, a retrospective

Thursday 2 April to Sunday 31 May 2015
Free Admission, The Beaney Drawing Room

 

Special exhibition exploring the wonderful and distinctive work of East Kent printmaker Ben Sands and his Shoestring Press.

catching lives

Catching Lives – City Ciphers: an installation

Thursday 2 April to 31 May 2015
Free admission, Drop in
The Drawing Room, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge


For the City Ciphers arts project, clients at Catching Lives open centre for homeless people in Canterbury worked with community artists to create an intriguing city trail. On display at the Beaney their 'Life Boxes' feature ancient artifacts and dreamlike visions. 

Animal Magic: a celebration of birds, beasts and bugs!

Animal Magic: a celebration of birds, beasts and bugs!

Saturday 11 April to Monday 4 May
Free Admission, The Beaney Front Room

 

A celebration of birds, animals, insects and fish, in the wild or as pets, real or imagined featuring the work of over 50 selected Kent based artists and photographers. All the work is for sale.

Home and Away: Eduardo Paolozzi's General Dynamic F.U.N & photographs of S.E England by Tony Ray-Jones

Home and Away: Eduardo Paolozzi's General Dynamic F.U.N & photographs of S.E England by Tony Ray-Jones

Saturday 9 May - Sunday 23 August 2015
Pay What You Can
Special Exhibitions Room, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

 

Bringing together two bodies of work by British artists from the second half of the 1960s. General Dynamic F.U.N. is one of Eduardo Paolozzi’s great print series and Tony Ray-Jones was drawing on the example of the new American photography.

Sense of Place

Sense of Place

Saturday 09 May - Tuesday 07 June 2015
Free admission, Drop in
The Front Room, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

UCA’s students in Graphic Design respond to the themes of Home and Away with an exhibition about a sense of place. Students and staff from UCA Canterbury and ESADaR art school in Le Havre have created diverse graphic responses in a wide range of media to the contrasting urban environments of the high modernism of Le Havre and the medieval foundations of Canterbury.

Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta

Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta

Saturday 6 June to Sunday 6 September 2015
Free admission, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge


To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of one of the world’s greatest agreements, a new exhibition, “Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta”, will focus on Canterbury residents stories and lives during the age of Magna Carta. It will also include the Canterbury Cathedral copy of an original Magna Carta transcribed into the Priory register.

Our Great Charter

Our Great Charter (Skillnet Group)

Saturday 13 June - Sunday 28 June
Free admission
The Front Room, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge


Channelling current interest in the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the audio, visual and tactile exhibition will create a modern Great Charter, with visitors’ contributions to a journey towards the achievement of equality. Join in and have your say on the live Twitter feed #OurGreatCharter.

Magna Carta Rediscovered

Magna Carta Rediscovered

Thursday 2 July to Sunday 19 July
Free admission
The Front Room, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge


On the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta Kent unveils one of its hidden treasures! Visitors will have the thrill of seeing an original reissue of the document from 1300 on display in the Beaney. This specially designed interactive exhibition tells illustrated stories of kings and barons, woods and battles, ancient calligraphies and maps.

A Marriage of Style: Pop to Abstraction

A Marriage of Style: Pop to Abstraction

28 March to 6 June 2015
Free Admission
Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood


Curated in association with Professor Martin Hammer (University of Kent), this exhibition tells the story of the meeting of two movements in the 1960s, namely those of Pop Art and the ‘post-painterly’ abstraction strongly inspired by 1950s American practice.

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Family Activity Sheet

Enid Blyton Activity Sheet

Pick up a trail sheet on your next visit!

Join the Famous Five on a fun trail around the Beaney to solve mysterious clues and create a story inspired by the collections. Brilliant prozes to be won!

 
 

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