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Workshops and Events

Knit and Natter at the Beaney

Knit & Natter

Every Tuesday, 9am to 11am
Free drop-in activity, the Kitchen

 

Bring your knitting along to this friendly, informal, self-led group, in the Beaney Kitchen every Tuesday. Everybody welcome, whether you’re a pro or just knitting your first rows.

Sounds Beaney at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

Sounds Beaney

Selected Tuesdays, 14th & 21st October, 11th & 25th November and 9th December, 2pm - 3.30pm
Free Admission, advance booking required, Learning Lab

 

A series of open access workshops with Grenville Hancox. Come and sing - no experience necessary! For more information and to book contact Grenville Hancox: 07723 767 624 or email Grenville Hancox

Beaney Best Bits Hightlights Tour at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

Beaney Best Bits Highlights Tour

Thursday 11 September, 3pm to 4pm
Free admission, advance booking required, various galleries


Enjoy a free highlights tour of the Beaney and its collections. Adults and children age 12+. Free guided tour as part of Heritage Open Days. Meet in the Atrium on the ground floor by the Visitor Information desk at 3pm.

KCA Walking for Health at the Beaney

KCA Walking for Health

Every fortnight from Friday 12 September
Free drop in, meet on high street entrance at 9.30am
www.kca.org.uk


Move to improve health walks caters for various levels of fitness and both experienced and new walkers are very welcome. The walk will begin promptly at the Beaney high street entrance. We walk for an hour and then meet for refreshments at the Beaney.

Wise Words Festival: A Poetry Pary - Victoria Field

Wise Words Festival: A Poetry Party - Victoria Field

Monday 15 September, 1.30pm to 3pm
Free admission, advance booking advised, Community Room
www.wisewordsfestival.co.uk


A celebration of poetry as a catalyst for wellbeing. With poetry therapist Victoria Field.

Wise Words Festival: Writing with Constraints - Neil Baker

Wise Words Festival: Writing with Constriants - Neil Baker

Wednesday 17 September, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Free admission, advance booking required, Community Room
www.wisewordsfestival.co.uk


One way to make writing easier is to make it harder - facilitated by writer and journalist Neil Baker.

Wise Words Festival: The Living Library - A workshop with Peggy Riley

Wise Words Festival: The Living Library - A workshop with Peggy Riley

Thursday 18 September, 2pm to 5pm
Free admission, advance booking available, Community Room
www.wisewordsfestival.co.uk


Books talk when no one's listening. Can you hear them? Take part in a half-day writing workshop at the magnificent Beaney House of Art and Knowledge to being the library books to life.

Wise Words Festival: The Living Library = A performance

Wise Words Festival: The Living Library - A performance

Thursday 18 September, 7pm to 8pm
Free admission, Community Room
www.wisewordsfestival.co.uk


During this one off and very special performance, participants will open the covers of the books they explored in the workshop, letting you in and sharing the stories hidden between each page…

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

Scribble, Sketch learn to Draw - Introduction

Tuesdays, 30 September to 21 October, 4 sessions
£45 per person, advance booking required, Community Room.
www.kentadulteducation.co.uk


Learn to draw more accurately from observation, explore different methods and media and extend your drawing skills with artist Judith Anketell.

Famous Paintings

Famous Paintings

Weds, 1 October to 26 November, 2pm to 3pm, 8 sessions (not 29 Oct)
£69 per person, advance booking required, Community Room
www.kentadulteducation.co.uk


Ned West-Sherring bring pictures alive in this engaging series of lectures, looking at a variety of different artworks from galleries around the world and in the Beaney collection.

Beaney Sounds - Grenville Hancox

Beaney Sounds

Saturday 4 October to Saturday 6th December, selected dates and times
Free admission, advance booking required, various galleries
www.canterburycantatatrust.co.uk


A series of open access music workshops with Grenville Hancox. Come and sing - no experience necessary! For more information and to book contact Grenvill Hancox.

Local author signing - Kevin Marsh, The Gordian Knot

Local author book signing

Saturday 1 November, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm
Free admission, the Library
www.kevinmarshnovels.co.uk


Your chance to meet and chat to author Kevin Marsh about his new book The Gordian Knot. Copies for signing and sale.

 

Portrait Drawing at the Beaney - Introduction

Portrait Drawing at the Beaney - Introduction

Tues, 4 November to 25 November, 2pm to 3.30pm, 4 sessions
£55 per person, advance booking required, Community Room
www.kentadulteducation.co.uk


Learn, explore and extend your portrait drawing skills with artist Judith Anketell. You will take inspiration from some of the artists whose work is displayed in the Beaney collection.

Christmas Fair at the Beaney, Canterbury

Christmas Fair

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November
Free admission, various galleries


An opportunity to find that unique present with a wide range of quality arts and heritage craft gifts available for that special person at Christmas.

 

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