Museum of You

Would you like to have your artwork showcased at The Beaney? Or do you have an interesting object at home that you would like to share a story about? We are inviting you to help us co-create our 'Museum of You' exhibition, celebrating your creativity, stories and experiences for our...

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Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) is free to join for anyone with an interest in creativity and culture and health and wellbeing. Members receive a monthly newsletter with the latest news and have the opportunity to network with other members.  There is also information about funding, case studies,...

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Esmée Fairbairn Collections Review

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge continues to develop and expand its award-winning Health and Wellbeing programme as part of an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. As part of this agenda The Beaney has completed a groundbreaking 18 month long volunteer project, designed specifically for students affected by...

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Wellbeing At Home

While The Beaney has been closed to support the Government’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we’ve been sharing digital activities to boost your mood and improve your health while you are social distancing. Research on The NHS England’s ‘6 Ways to Wellbeing’ shows that there are six steps...

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Sensing Culture

*Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, Sensing Culture! sessions are now taking place online and over the phone. Please visit our What’s On page for more information * The Beaney was part of an HLF-funded RNIB project Sensing Culture! to improve the museum and gallery experience for visually impaired...

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Health and Wellbeing Exhibitions

Our long-term aim at the Beaney is to engage people from all walks of life, ensuring they feel welcomed and keen to return. Many of our health and wellbeing projects that take place behind the scenes produce exhibitions in our Front Room gallery – a chance to celebrate the work...

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Mindfulness Mondays

Come and take part in a mindful journey through the museum.  Learn how to relax and take time to take in your surroundings and look slowly at pieces from  the museum’s collection. Enjoy this cross-curricular learning experience with elements of Literacy, Numeracy, Art, History, Geography, PSHE: Health and Well-being and...

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The Power of The Object Group

*Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, our The Power of the Object Group is now taking place online. Please visit our What’s On page for more information* People affected by dementia or social isolation (and their companions) are welcome to join The Power Of The Object Group for themed sessions with object...

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Sounds Beaney

*Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have had to cancel our Sounds Beaney sessions until further notice.* All Sounds Beaney performances are free of charge, drop in (but limited seating) and take place in our Explorers & Collectors Gallery (unless otherwise stated). We regularly host Sounds Beaney, music...

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Health and Wellbeing Commissions

In March and April 2019 Confidance led Creative Movement sessions for 2-4 year olds and their parents. Participants were invited to join Confidance to play, explore and create in a fun and nurturing space accompanied by an eclectic mix of music. In these sessions, space was made to share the...

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