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Thalidomide@50 The Exhibition

Thalidomide@50 The Exhibition


Conquest House Gallery

01227 472953


17 Palace Street,

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Conquest House Gallery newly opened in March 2016 by portrait and decorative painter Kathryn Rennie. Exhibiting traditional to contemporary works in this wonderfully preserved historic 17th Century house.

Exhibitions focus on a group of emerging and established artists from Canterbury, London and abroad, with the aim of developing careers and bringing different art practices onto the open playing field.

Conquest House Gallery aims to bring together artists who have a profound and intimate relationship with their medium and subject.

Current Exhibition: Thalidomide@50 The Exhibition

The story of thalidomide is not just that of the living: while around ten thousand of us are still here on planet Earth, an estimated ninety thousand didn’t survive pregnancy, birth or the delivery suite. Who knows how many ‘kindly’ midwives or doctors – on seeing a thalidomide new-born – simply left nature to take its course or even helped it on its way?
We hope that this exhibition stirs more than a little emotion in you. Whether it be joy, anger, despair, admiration or euphoria – this is a subject that rarely fails to move people.

Guy Tweedy & Nick Dobrik

Art courses and workshops:
Life drawing, Oils, Water colours, Print Making, Clay.
Summer time sketch & stroll; Art Club
Detailed information and prices

Events & Music:
Medieval banquets with music & storytelling; Early & Contemporary Music; Folk & Jazz; History talks; Craft fairs; Up and coming musicians nights and Medieval Club. Detailed information and prices on the website.

Credit cards accepted (with charge)Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed


Entry to the house is a voluntary gold coin donation.



See location of Conquest House Gallery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 150580  Lat: 51.28127 Long: 1.08154

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West station


  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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