GIVE WILDLIFE A HOME!

The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015 have finally arrived at The Beaney and our retail team have done it again with a wonderful wildlife-inspired display. Each item has been hand selected, so whether you want to brush up on your photography skills, share a post card from the exhibition or even...

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LUDUS LATRUNCUULORUM

Ciao a tutti (when in Rome, as they say) and welcome to Blog Ten. It’s not a sixth sense or anythingGary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. as dramatic, but if you thought about it, I bet you could tell if a visitor is into something or not...

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THE GREAT ROMAN BAKE OFF

In honour of Britain’s favourite baking show returning to our screens tonight, Canterbury Roman Museum brings you three recipes from Ancient Rome for you to try at home: a signature bake, a technical challenge and a showstopper. Ready, set…BAKE! Signature / Libum Source  Libum is an over 2000 years old...

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THE CANTERBURY PEOPLE’S MAP PART VI

Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  There’s a Grey Wagtail outside the window The annual rubber duck race was cancelled (due to excessive water weed) but rescheduled Where the Tour de France went I sat in this park hoping I would get this job...

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I DIDN’T KNOW YOU DID THAT… (PART 1)

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. A series of blogs on things you probably didn’t know The Beaney offered… Bag Books Bag Books are multi-sensory stories. Each book...

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DIG FOR HISTORY

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Blog Nine. Ok, so I guess I kind of lied all those months ago in Blog Two… …In creative writing  – whether for a poem, short story or Chapter One of a massive novel – they say that your first line...

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CORNELIUS JOHNSON: CHARLES I’S FORGOTTEN PAINTER

In 1632 Cornelius Johnson was King Charles I’s official ‘picture-drawer’ and a peer of Anthony Van Dyck (the most famous artist in his day). He was an incredibly talented artist but was pushed into the background by the arrival of Van Dyck. Johnson has subsequently to be relegated as an...

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THE CANTERBURY PEOPLE’S MAP PART III

A community walk to the Abbots Mill Project, an eco showcase in the heart of Canterbury. Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  The feeling or look of the map now seems to be establishing itself; one of my roles in its making has been...

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THE CANTERBURY PEOPLE’S MAP PART II

Made through a series of open workshops at the Beaney. Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  The second workshop coincided with another event at the Beaney that day and it was busy.  I don’t remember a point during the day where it wasn’t being...

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