The Beaney offers an exciting programme of events and activities for visitors of all ages from children’s workshops to guided tours for adults. See our event listing below for full details.
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Current Special Exhibition
Saturday 7 December to Sunday 5 January 2014
Special Exhibitions Room
Adults £4, Members free, children free (up to a maximum of two per paying adult)
Rachel Ella Taylor's new art installation 'Winter Wonder' for the Special Exhibitions Room will entice visitors and share the magic and spectacle of winter for children and ‘big kids’ alike.
Events and Activities September to December 2013
The Godwine Charter
Saturday 15 June to Sunday 12 January 2014
The Drawing Room
An exceptionally rare document, written in Old English between 1013 and 1018 AD, which records proceedings at a Canterbury court a thousand years ago. It was held at Canterbury Cathedral until the the 17th century and has recently been acquired from a private collection by Canterbury Cathedral Archives.
Feel Good Fridays: KCA Move to Improve Health Walk
Fortnightly on Fridays between 13 Sep and 20 Dec, 9.45am to 10.45am
Meet outside the Beaney
Free admission. For more info please contact Walk Leaders: Felicity Caryer and Charlotte Pattenden 01795 590212.
KCA Move to Improve Health Walk caters for various levels of fitness and both experienced and new walkers are welcome. Join us and walk your way to wellbeing! The walk will begin promptly at 9.45am from the Beaney High Street entrance. Walk for 1 hour and then meet for refreshments in The Front Room.
Wise Words for Wellbeing - Poetry Workshops
Fridays 20 September to 20 June 2014, 1pm to 3pm
Free drop in activity
We will read and discuss poems and stories that can help on life’s journey, and do some writing in response. No experience is necessary – you can participate as much or as little as you like. Service users welcome. Led by trained poetry therapist, Victoria Field, and colleagues. Any questions contact Victoria on email@example.com
Urban-Nature: Cas Holmes
Saturday 30 November to Sunday 12 January 2014
The Front Room
Cas Holmes trained in fine arts and works between the disciplines of painting, drawing and textiles. In this exhibition, salvaged materials will be torn, cut and re-assembled to create mixed media pieces which draw their inspiration from 'hidden' or 'overlooked' observations of daily life.
An Illustrated History of Christmas
Thursday 12 December, 6pm to 7.30pm
The Learning Lab
£6.00 per person, £5.00 Members
Discover some entertaining stories relating to the history of Christmas in Canterbury, Kent and the wider world. Illustrated with images and artefacts from Canterbury Museums collection. Martin Crowther, Museums Development Manager, Learning and Access.
Sounds Beaney Carol Singing
Thursday 19 December, 5.30pm to 7pm
The Learning Lab
Adults £3, children free to a maximum of two per paying adult then £1.50 per additional child. Advanced booking required.
Come and listen to the Sounds Beaney choir and join in with some festive carol singing! Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.
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Things to do everyday at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
Baby bounce and rhyme
Voyage of discovery treasure map challenge
Tactile painting of the Virgin and Child by Bernaert van Orley
Knit and Natter
Beaney Art Wall
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