Cardboard Canterbury

Cardboard Canterbury: Canterbury through the eyes of those experiencing homelessness

Saturday 31 October to Sunday 31 January
Free Admission, drop in
The Front Room, The Beaney

Cardboard Canterbury is a collaboration between artist Sara Wicks and clients of Catching Lives, Porchlight and the Salvation Army. The artworks created reflect a portrait of Canterbury as seen by those who have experience of homelessness in the city.

The Homeless Film

The Homeless Film Festival comes to the Beaney

Saturday 31 October to Sunday 31 January
Free Admission, drop in.
The Front Room, The Beaney


The Beaney is working in partnership with the award-winning Homeless Film Festival to bring diverse and high-end short films into the Front Room gallery during the Cardboard Canterbury exhibition. For more information about the festival and venues across the UK, see

Firmin & Postgate

Firmin & Postgate: the making of Smallfilms

Saturday 21 November to Sunday 28 February
Please Pay What You Can
The Drawing Room, The Beaney

Peter Firmin & Oliver Postgate created children’s programmes such as Bagpuss & Clangers near Canterbury, in outbuildings including a converted pig sty & a barn. This celebration of the output of Smallfilms from rural roots gives fascinating insights into pre-CGI animation, & showcases Firmin’s output as a printmaker, with opportunities to buy his work.

May The Toys Be With You

May The Toys Be With You

Saturday 5 December to Sunday 6 March
Please Pay What You Can
Special Exhibitions Room, The Beaney

A stunning exhibition of vintage Star Wars toys & cinema posters from 1977-85. Brought to you exclusively by the Beaney, the exhibition celebrates highly collectable toys & poster art that accompanied the original movies. It is an unmissable chance to see one of the UK's finest Star Wars toy collections. The Force is strong at the Beaney!

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Dates for your diary

Our Christmas Craft and Makers Fair returns on November 27 – 28

Our next exhibition opportunity, Man made, in The Front Room. Look out for the invitation to submit on our website. Open to Kent based artists.


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