THE RADFALL

Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  I didn’t know I was going to start this residency with the Radfall, it just jumped out at me. I was looking through a cabinet of old Ordnance Survey maps in the local studies section of the Library...

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ROBOT EGG CUPS, PAOLOZZI PRINTS & PIZZAS

This weekend saw the opening of the Beaney’s latest Special Exhibition, Home And Away: Eduardo Paolozzi’s General Dynamic F.U.N and photographs of SE England by Tony Ray-Jones. Created in the 1960s, General Dynamic F.U.N is one of Eduardo Paolozzi’s great print series, bringing together clashing images culled from magazines to...

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NEW WAYS TO EXPLORE

Nicky Thompson was Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. You can read her blog posts here and on her blog Pebble Press. The last time I was lucky enough to have a writing residency was a few years ago, at the Little Blue Hut in Tankerton. The Little Blue Hut was...

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MUSEUM DROP-IN AND MITHRAISM

Dan Simpson was poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. You can read more on Dan’s residency here. I ran a writing drop-in session at Canterbury Roman Museum last Wednesday, where people were free to join me in creating some Roman artefact-inspired poems. David Walsh (who joined me on the very first leg of my...

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FIRST ARMCHAIR VISIT

Nicky Thompson was the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. You can read her blog posts here and on her blog Pebble Press. I felt a bit like the proverbial kid in a candy store. As I began wandering around the rooms, the variety of the exhibits hit me hard and...

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THE BEANEY CHRISTMAS TREE STORY…

Written by Beaney artists in residence Holder and Lamoon It has been a while since we last posted a blog about our work at The Beaney, not because we have been sitting around doing nothing, because we have been working on bit of a secret mission.  Well not that secret,...

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