Workshops and Events
Knit and Natter
Every Tuesday, 9am to 11am
Free drop-in activity, the Kitchen, the Beaney
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 Walking for Health
Every fortnight from Friday 12 September
Free drop in, meet on high street entrance at 9.30am, the Beaney
Move to improve health walks caters for various levels of fitness and both experienced and new walkers are very welcome. The walk will begin promptly at the Beaney high street entrance. We walk for an hour and then meet for refreshments at the Beaney.
Wise Words Festival: A Poetry Party - Victoria Field
Monday 15 September, 1.30pm to 3pm
Free admission, advance booking advised, Community Room, the Beaney
A celebration of poetry as a catalyst for wellbeing. With poetry therapist Victoria Field.
Wise Words Festival: Writing with Constriants - Neil Baker
Wednesday 17 September, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Free admission, advance booking required, Community Room, the Beaney
One way to make writing easier is to make it harder - facilitated by writer and journalist Neil Baker.
Wise Words Festival: The Living Library - A workshop with Peggy Riley
Thursday 18 September, 2pm to 5pm
Free admission, advance booking available, Community Room, the Beaney
Books talk when no one's listening. Can you hear them? Take part in a half-day writing workshop at the magnificent Beaney House of Art and Knowledge to being the library books to life.
Wise Words Festival: The Living Library - A performance
Thursday 18 September, 7pm to 8pm
Free admission, Community Room, the Beaney
During this one off and very special performance, participants will open the covers of the books they explored in the workshop, letting you in and sharing the stories hidden between each page…
Scribble, Sketch learn to Draw - Introduction
Tuesdays, 30 September to 21 October, 4 sessions
£45 per person, advance booking required, Community Room, the Beaney
Learn to draw more accurately from observation, explore different methods and media and extend your drawing skills with artist Judith Anketell.
Weds, 1 October to 26 November, 2pm to 3pm, 8 sessions (not 29 Oct)
£69 per person, advance booking required, Community Room, the Beaney
Ned West-Sherring bring pictures alive in this engaging series of lectures, looking at a variety of different artworks from galleries around the world and in the Beaney collection.
Selected Tuesdays, 14th & 21st October, 11th & 25th November and 9th December, 2pm - 3.30pm
Free admission, advance booking required, Learning Lab, the Beaney
A series of open access workshops with Grenville Hancox. Come and sing - no experience necessary! For more information and to book contact Grenville Hancox: 07723 767 624 or email Grenville Hancox.
Saturday 4 October to Saturday 6th December, selected dates and times
Free admission, advance booking required, the Beaney
A series of open access music workshops with Grenville Hancox. Come and sing - no experience necessary! For more information and to book contact Grenvill Hancox.
Local author book signing
Saturday 1 November, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm
Free admission, the Library, the Beaney
Your chance to meet and chat to author Kevin Marsh about his new book The Gordian Knot. copies for signing and sale.
Portrait Drawing at the Beaney - Introduction
Tues, 4 November to 25 November, 2pm to 3.30pm, 4 sessions
£55 per person, advance booking required, Community Room, the Beaney
Learn, explore and extend your portrait drawing skills with artist Judith Anketell. You will take inspiration from some of the artists whose work is displayed in the Beaney collection.