ONCE UPON A TIME, IN A LAND JUST FAR ENOUGH AWAY…

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Hello all.  Welcome to Blog One. It seems a very quick few months since I first discussed this project with the amazingly energetic, Mitch Robertson, but I have no started my role as Poet in Residence at The Roman Museum, so...

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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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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU DRANK BABYCHAM WITH AN ASTRONAUT?

Last Thursday if you came along to the opening of Home And Away. The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in Canterbury treated guests to a sixties themed party to celebrate the launch of their brand new exhibition. Visitors to the event were asked to arrive in sixties inspired fancy...

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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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‘WAR AND PEACE: SENBAZURU’ : A SCULPTURE BY ESTHER DREHER

If you have been into our library in the last few weeks then you would have spotted the mesmerising display, ‘War and Peace: Senbazuru’ by Esther Dreher. The sculpture has been created using the Japanese tradition of Senbazuru (one thousand origami cranes), which has become a widely recognised symbol of...

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