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Featured Event, Sat 8 Oct - Sun 4 Dec 2016

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The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012

The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012

Contact

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

01227 862162

Address

18 High Street,
Canterbury,
CT1 2RA

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 12 Nov - Mon 2 Jan Christmas Crafts
Fri 21 Oct - Sun 11 Dec Design a Deadly Dragon!
Sat 8 Oct - Sun 4 Dec Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences
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

Details

The Vanity of Small Differences is a series of six large scale tapestries by Grayson Perry, created alongside the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 series, All in the Best Possible Taste. The series follows Perry as he embarks ‘on a safari amongst the taste tribes of Britain’ to gain inspiration for his work. Perry said: “Of all the pieces I have made this was the one I conceived from the outset as a public artwork. I hope that wherever it goes it not only delights the eyes but also sparks debate about class, taste and British Society”

The exhibition will be accompanied by a special programme of associated events and activities for all ages. The UK tour of the tapestries is supported by the Art Fund and the Sfumato Foundation.

Image: The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London and British Council. Gift of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery with the support of Channel 4 Television, The Art Fund and Sfumato Foundation with additional support from AlixPartners © Grayson Perry. Photography © Stephen White

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Oct - Sun 4 Dec 2016
Located in The Special Exhibitions Room.

Prices

Pay What You Can.

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Location

Directions

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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

Facilities

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Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Entrance

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

Food

  • 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

Notes

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

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