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Exhibitions

Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta

Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta

Continues 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.

Whitstable’s Rich Heritage

Whitstable’s Rich Heritage

Thursday 9th July to Sunday 27th September 2015

Included in museum entry fee

Whitstable Museum

 

Whitstable Museum’s archive has been raided to link early photographs, maps and artefacts with family memories in an extensive display. This is the first exhibition to be curated by the Whitstable Community Museum Group and reflects how Whitstable’s character has changed over three centuries.

The Spectacle

The Spectacle

Saturday 22 August to Sunday 13 September
Free admission
The Front Room, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

SKAR (South Kent Artists Reunited) are MA and BA Fine Art UCA graduates who have drawn inspiration from the Beaney's long tradition as a Museum, Gallery and meeting place. On display will be creative interpretations which visually encompass the idea of taxonomy and collecting via the medium of paint, sculpture, photography and installation.

Canterbury Catch Club: its music and musicians

Canterbury Catch Club: its music and musicians

Saturday 12 September to Sunday 8 November

Free Admission, drop in

The Drawing Room, The Beaney
Canterbury Catch Club met from 1779 to 1865, offering members a convivial evening of music, food, drink and tobacco, followed by the witty catches popular in England for centuries. The Club’s archive was donated to the Beaney in 1915, and this centenary exhibition uses new audio recordings, video, and visuals to bring a fascinating slice of Canterbury’s social and cultural history to life.

The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015

The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015

Saturday 26 September to Sunday 15 November 2015

Pay what you can

Special Exhibitions Room, The Beaney

The British Wildlife Photography Awards showcase the work of both amateur and professional photographers who have captured the beauty and diversity of British wildlife. Now in its sixth year, categories of work include animal behaviour, urban wildlife, habitat, animal portraits and marine life among others, as well as junior and school awards.

Canterbury Oast Trust

Canterbury Oast Trust

Saturday 19 September - Sunday 4 October

Free Admission, drop in

The Front Room, The Beaney

The theme of this eclectic exhibition is of a creative process developed
through friendship, ideas and materials. The work is produced by artists who attend Art at the Farm, an exciting and inspiring life skills project operated by Canterbury Oast Trust, a leading local charity that supports adults with learning difficulties. The Trust is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Kent Potters Association

Kent Potters Association

Saturday 10 - Sunday 25 October
Free Admission, drop in

The Front Room, The Beaney
Selling exhibition

The Front Room hosts the Kent Potters Association annual selling exhibition. The show features a selection of beautiful ceramics including decorative sculpture for the garden and home as well as functional dishes and vessels. Come in and find the perfect gift or just enjoy the fabulous
work on display!

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For all our latest exhibitions and events pick up a Sept- Oct 2015 What's On guide at any of our Museums or see the full list here

 
 

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Dates for your diary

Our Christmas Craft and Makers Fair returns on November 27 – 28. Open to artists or makers aged over 18 living or working in the South East (including London). Apply for a stall here


Our next exhibition opportunity, Man made, in The Front Room will be October 31 – November 22. Look out for the invitation to submit on our website. Open to Kent based artists.

 
 

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