School Learning Days: Beliefs and Superstitions

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Available Dates Tuesday 7 February or Tuesday 21 March, 10am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm
Cost per child £5.50
Various galleries, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Take part in an exploration of strange and marvellous beliefs and superstitions through selected objects on display at The Beaney. In addition to an interactive look at the museum artefacts, pupils will have the opportunity to examine their own responses to the theme in a creative session in the learning lab. KS3-5.

In conjunction with the exhibition of the ‘Methodist Art Collection’ and the schools exhibition ‘All Faiths or None’, schools are invited to take part in an exploration of strange and marvellous beliefs and superstitions through some of the objects on display at The Beaney. In addition to an interactive look at the museum artefacts you will have the opportunity to examine your own responses to the theme in a creative session in the learning lab.

This is specifically for schools who would like to bring smaller groups to The Beaney. A total of 45 places are available per session.

Advanced booking required. To book, email learning@canterbury.gov.uk

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World War One

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Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost per child £4
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Investigate what life was like for ordinary men and women living in Canterbury 100 years ago, and how the First World War changed attitudes regarding class and gender roles forever. Using real artefacts and photographs, delve into the history of the Faversham explosion and how the men and women of this town would never be the same again in this thought provoking session.

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Investigating and Creating Portraits

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Duration 2 hours
Cost per child £5
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Investigate the meaning of portraits in the collection, including works by famous artists such as Anthony Van Dyck and David Hockney. Find out what costumes, poses, expressions and symbols can reveal, and work with an artist to create your own masterpiece.
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Medieval Canterbury: Becket, Pilgrims & Chaucer

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Duration  1 hour 30 minutes
Cost per child £4
Canterbury Heritage Museum

Investigate the life and death of Thomas Becket, discover what it was like to be a pilgrim, and learn about life in medieval Canterbury in this fun, interactive workshop in one of Canterbury’s finest medieval buildings. Examine artefacts including medieval pilgrim badges and possible fragments of Becket’s shrine, and explore how Church and society were so closely linked in medieval society.
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Grayson Perry, The Vanity of Small Differences KS3-5 Workshop

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Duration 1 hour
Cost per child £3
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Led by an artist, be inspired by the thought provoking work of Grayson Perry. Explore the history of art that he references, and join in lively discussions about his work’s challenging themes. Create your own piece of artwork to take home!
Workshops will be available from Saturday 8 October to Sunday 4 December
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