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Workshop/Course, Mon 12 - Sat 17 Dec 2016, free entry


The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

© Guy Gardner


The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

01227 862162


18 High Street,

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 9 Dec Canterbury Town Walk
Sat 12 Nov - Mon 2 Jan Christmas Crafts
Fri 21 Oct - Sun 11 Dec Design a Deadly Dragon!
Sat 15 Oct - Sun 30 Apr Home Front Britain: 1914 to 18
Sat 3 Dec - Sun 29 Jan Sensing Culture! The Mark of the Maker
Wed 26 Oct - Sat 31 Dec Stitched-up Beaney: A Textile Trail


Kent Dance Network (KDN) are returning to the Beaney for a week long Residency. Three local dance artists will create dance work inspired by the Beaney collections and spaces in and around the building.

Here is a flavour of what you can expect to see from KDN’s Dance Artists during the Residency;

Laura King from Look Kloser

Laura will be bringing three quintessentially British characters who will dance round the museum; exploring how travel has changed what it is to be “british”.

Each characters’ journey will intertwine, connect and play together. She will create a vibrant, playful piece; full of character, charm and storytelling.

Harriet Parker-Beldeau

Harriet will be developing the fi nal stage of her work ‘Cling to the Scaffolding’ drawing upon The Beaney’s vast collections. This solo work explores chaotic order amongst the debris of life. Containing empty frustrations and full expectations.

Sarah Turner

Sarah is looking forward to challenging her creativity at The Beaney by experiencing, questioning and exploring the relationship between art and dance to create a piece of work for dancers in the community.

The Residency will culminate in a celebratory Day of Dance on Saturday 17 December with a sharing of work created during the week, along with some additional performances from other local dance artists, celebrating all things dance in Kent.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 12 - Sat 17 Dec 2016


Free entry



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Map reference: TR 148578  Lat: 51.27968 Long: 1.07946

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is located in Canterbury high street adjacent to Best Lane.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 5
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • The Best Lane entrance is step free (lift), it is well lit and has an automatic door.

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