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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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CHAIRFUL IN PROGRESS

Halla Hannesdottir is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  Hello again! It’s been a great week during my residency as the Chairful Project launched last week and I have already collected quite a few very inventive drawings of chairs. Last Saturday was a ‘Meet the Artist’...

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CHAIRFUL PROJECT

This past week I have been making miniature models made from some of the drawings I shared with you on the last blog post. While drawing I really let go of any thoughts of function and utility and let the creativity run free and as a result the sketches were...

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