IN THE CALM OF THE CANTERBURY ROMAN MUSEUM

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Buenos dias a todos and welcome to Blog Seven. As hinted at in Blog Six, one of the wonderful things about the Canterbury Roman Museum is that it appears to have made the decision to slow things down in the way...

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SITTING WRITING ON THE TRICLINIUM…

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Hello readers and welcome to another great day in the metropolis. Here’s Blog Six. Despite everything the press may try to tell us about how bad life is, the Earth is still approximately the same circumference as ever (about 25,000 miles...

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CANTERBURY VOLUNTEER GRADUATE LANDS DREAM JOB

Gillian Conabeer has demonstrated the value in volunteering after securing her dream job with the Museum of London. Keen to pursue a career in heritage, Gillian believes the experience she gained during her time at Canterbury Museums & Galleries helped her to achieve this goal. Gillian Conabeer started volunteering at...

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RECORD BREAKERS – SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2015

All the staff at Canterbury Library are gearing up for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – Record Breakers.  Every summer all public libraries in Kent join in with the Summer Reading Challenge which is a national initiative run by The Reading Agency.  This is the biggest reading promotion that we...

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STORIES GENERATED BY THE WANTSUM CHANNEL

Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  I made an artwork based on the Folk Tale called ‘The Wantsum Worm’ I mentioned this in my previous blog post. I liked the idea of maps and stories merging together. The result is difficult to describe, it’s...

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“FROM SUCH CARNAGE CAME GOOD…(AND THE) REMAINS OF A LARGE ROMAN TOWNHOUSE PAVEMENT WERE DISCOVERED”

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Guten morgen and welcome to Blog Five. “Guten Morgen,”  they greeted me, not quite in unison, the husband one foot further up the steps, reading the last bullet point, “AD 43 – the Romans invade…” as his smiling wife/girlfriend/partner turned to...

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A BIKE RIDE ALONG THE WANTSUM CHANNEL (PART 2)

Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  So I decided to ride along the Wantscum  Channel a journey with two layers, the past and the present! I had seen some free literature about various heritage trails and national walking routes across the area, so I...

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“THERE IS A SENSE OF CALM BELOW DECKS IN THE ROMAN MUSEUM…GIVING BOTH SPACE AND TIME TO CONSIDER AND EXPLORE”

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Hello people and welcome to Blog Four. Every chunk of daily life is filtered by perspective – firstly by sight – the quick targeted snap of your camera-phone; a breaking news item; whatever your eyes flit to as you scroll down...

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SIX BOOK CHALLENGE

Daren Kearl is the Community Development Librarian for Canterbury and Swale District and is based at the Beaney. His role includes working with partners and the local community. Last Friday (10th July) I visited a group of adults at Canterbury Adult Education Centre to congratulate them on completing the Six...

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THE WANTSUM CHANNEL (PART 1)

Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  Not the March just gone, the year before, that will be 2014 we had amazing floods and the river Stour and large swathes of lowland areas in Kent were flooded for several weeks. I now realise these low-lying...

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