Event details

  • Sat 16 May 2020 to Sun 27 September 2020
  • All day
  • The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
  • 01227 862 162
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Focusing on mental and physical health and wellbeing, The Beaney will present a major community creative project in the context of Becket’s story and Canterbury pilgrimage.

Miracles after Becket’s murder, recorded in stained glass, led to Europe-wide spread of relics and images, making Becket a world celebrity.

As well as presenting this story, displays will explore Becket’s fame as a symbol of conflict between Church and state, conscience and duty.

Photographs, designs and cartoons will feature portrayals in theatre and film from Henry Irving to Richard Burton, and writers including Tennyson and Eliot creating Becket’s enduring legacy as a rebel.

Location: Special Exhibition Gallery, 1st Floor, The Beaney