DRAMA IN THE DOLLS’ HOUSE

Sonia Overall is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  Today I am drawn to the display of dolls houses and furniture in the Materials and Masters room. The bottom shelf of the cabinet is packed with household items, a bric-a-brac array of plates, serving dishes, cups, glasses,...

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Are you looking for a special (and FREE) way to woo your sweetheart this Valentine’s day?

Why not try a romantic stroll around the Beaney! We have put together a handy guide for you to memorise, so while you gander around the galleries you can impress them with these amorous highlights… Venus Flower Basket Find me in: Materials & Masters Room, Upstairs Did you know this curious-looking object was...

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PANCAKES AND THE PAST

Today is Pancake Day. It is a day in which four basic ingredients – eggs, flour, salt and milk – find expression in a glorious combination that accompanies celebrations all over the world. But Shrove Tuesday, also known as ‘Fat Tuesday’ in continental Europe, is more than simply gorging on carbs....

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GRAVE GAMES AND SERIOUS PLAY

Sonia Overall is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  I’m a frequent visitor of the Beaney collections, often notebook in hand. On my first residency visit, I returned to some items that have caused me to pause, ponder and want to scribble: three small Anglo-Saxon gaming counters....

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#MUSEUMSELFIES WITH BAGPUSS

Another year has passed, which can only mean one thing….it’s #museumselfie day! As our Canterbury Heritage Museum is closed until February Half-term we decided to wake one of its favourite residents, the legendary Bagpuss, to take a #museumselfie tour of The Beaney and Canterbury Roman Museum…. Armed with a pair...

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CHAIRFUL – SIGNING OFF

Halla Hannesdottir is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  Hello there, today I am writing from my hometown of Reykjavik, Iceland and this will be my last blog post about my residency at the Beaney. Those three months went by so quickly – but I tried...

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CHAIRFUL – THE FINAL WEEK

Halla Hannesdottir is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  Hello again! This was my last week at the Beaney as well as in Canterbury as I will be leaving to go back home to Iceland soon. I have had such a great experience here – both...

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STAR WARS IN THE CITY

Ready are you for the ultimate Star Wars countdown? From a galaxy far far away….to the streets of Canterbury, Darth Vader and his Stormtrooper have been sampling the local delights of the city…. In anticipation of the opening of May the Toys be With You on Saturday local businesses have been taking part...

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