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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.

KCA Move to improve health walk

KCA Move to improve health walk

Every fortnight from Friday 16 January 2015
Meet at the Beaney 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. We walk for an hour and then meet for refreshments at the Beaney. For more information please contact walk leader Charlotte Pattenden on 01227 781297

Poet in Residence: Canterbury Roman Museum - Gary Studley

Canterbury Roman Museum Poet in Residence, Gary Studley

Residency continues until Monday 31 August 2015
Selected dates including 17 July 12–4pm and 7 August 12–4pm
Canterbury Roman Museum

Gary is a writer and visual artist with long-term connections to Canterbury. Having a keen interest in the city’s present and historic past, he is looking forward to investigating the museum and as a vivid commentator on place and people, plans to use the museum’s atmosphere, artefacts and human interactions as inspiration for his writing and artwork. Read Gary’s blogs to find out more.

Armchair Artist in Residence - Rob Turner

Armchair Artist in Residence - Rob Turner

Residency continues until Monday 31 August 2015
Selected dates including 13 June
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Rob will be making a series of new maps to form a local travelogue or living history inspired by the maps in The Beaney and Local Studies Collections. He believes the role of the artist as a chronicler of change is important and by making local maps hopes to promote knowledge and gain new skills and a deeper understanding of his locale. Read Rob’s blogs to find out more about his experience.

Hands on History

Hands on History!

Thursday 3rd of September, 2-3pm

The Beaney, Explorers and Collectors Gallery

Free admission

 

Are you fascinated by amazing objects of the past? Visit the Beaney House for a FREE handling session of Egyptian, Greek and Roman artefacts. School groups excluded. Age 6 and over.

The Romans Beneath Your Feet

The Romans Beneath Your Feet

Thursday 10 September, 2-3pm
FREE guided tour as part of Heritage Open Days
Canterbury Roman Museum
Adults and children age 12+ Max 30 people per tour/session
Advance Booking required, Call: 01227 862162

 

Step back in time and beneath the streets of the modern city discover evidence of the bustling Roman town of Durovernum Cantiacorum.

Poor Priests and Painted Plaster

Poor Priests and Painted Plaster

Friday 11 September, 2-3pm
FREE guided tour as part of Heritage Open Days
Canterbury Heritage Museum
Max 30 people per tour/session
Advance Booking required, Call: 01227 862162

 

Discover the story of Canterbury from millions of years ago to the present in one of England's finest surviving medieval buildings...

Beaney Best Bits Highlights Tour

Beaney Best Bits Highlights Tour

Saturday 12 September, 2-3pm

FREE guided tour as part of Heritage Open Days
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
Max 30 people per tour/session
Advance Booking required, Call: 01227 862162

 

Discover highlights from the Beaney's collection, including Thomas Sidney Cooper's 'View of Canterbury from Tonford', and our very own mummified cat...

Canterbury Catch Club – in performance

Canterbury Catch Club - in performance

Saturday 12th September, 12 to 12.45 pm
Free Admission, drop in
The Drawing Room, The Beaney

 

The Canterbury Catch Club exhibition in the Beaney Drawing Room is further celebrated with a live performance by the successors to the Club musicians: the present-day Lay Clerks of the Cathedral Choir performing gems of the repertoire!

Peter and the Woolf – live performance

Peter and the Wolf – live performance

Saturday 26 September, 11am
Free Admission, drop in
Explorers & Collectors, The Beaney

 

Join us to celebrate the opening of the British Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award exhibition with a free live performance of Prokofiev’s children’s symphony Peter and the Wolf with Grenville Hancox. (Lasts approx 30 minutes.)

 Poetry & Art workshop and performance led by Chris Tutton

Poetry & Art workshop and performance led by Chris Tutton

Saturday 31 October, 2-4pm
Community Room, The Beaney
£2, Advance booking required from library staff
To book email canterburylibrary@kent.gov.uk or call 03000 413131

A discussion on an art movement and its links with poetry and literature. Participants are then able to look through art books or gain inspiration from the Beaney galleries before writing a poem. Chris is an excellent performer and a hugely experienced workshop leader. A Canterbury Festival Umbrella event.

Beaney Sounds

Beaney Sounds

Various Galleries, The Beaney
Details of performances and events TBC
Free Admission, drop in

Emeritus Professor Grenville Hancox MBE and resident musician at the
Beaney returns with a programme of music for everyone. Grenville
founded the Cantata Trust, an umbrella organisation offering people an
opportunity to sing on a weekly basis: groups involved include the Amici
Singers, Monday Music and Skylarks.

 

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What's On Guide

Download the Canterbury Museums and Galleries What's on guide

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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for details on the latest exhibitions and events

 
 
 
 

Dates for you 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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