Gerald Scarfe’s stage designs on show at The Beaney

The first major exhibition of stage designs by the celebrated cartoonist Gerald Scarfe has opened at The Beaney. ‘Gerald Scarfe – Stage and Screen’ offers visitors a rare opportunity to explore the extensive but little-known production designs by the political cartoonist, who had a 50-year career at the Sunday Times...

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Incredible creations on show at The Beaney

An exhibition of 30 stunning models of iconic moments in British history made entirely out of LEGO bricks comes to The Beaney in Canterbury this February.   ‘Bricks Britannia: A History of Britain in LEGO Bricks’ includes as its centrepiece a show-stopping eight metre-long model of The Flying Scotsman, the...

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UKC and CCCU Student Volunteering Week

Canterbury Museums and Galleries are all about wellness. We know that university isn’t easy for every student, and we’re kicking off a brand new volunteering project which is designed especially for students who have anxiety funded by the Museums Association Esme Fairbairn Collections Fund. The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund is...

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Beaney Schools Project Slows Down The Pace

From January 2019, the Beaney in Canterbury will be offering schools and other educational groups exclusive access to the museum for a new learning workshop ‘Mindfulness Mondays’.   Over the last few years, the Beaney has become a leading museum in the area of health and wellbeing through a variety...

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Spooktacular fun at the Beaney

A day of spooky half term fun for all the family is on offer at the Beaney on Friday 26 October as the museum gets in the Hallowe’en spirit. ‘Fright at the Museum’ runs from midday to 8.30pm and will see the entire Beaney turned into a haunted house with...

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Museum Volunteers Clock Up 865 Hours of Support

Volunteers who work on a range of activities in the city council’s museums and galleries service have been thanked for their efforts at special reception. In 2017, 34 individuals contributed a total of 865 hours of support in areas such as exhibitions, collections, marketing and education, working alongside the service’s...

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Exhibition tells the Ladybird artists’ stories

A special exhibition uncovering the story of the artists who illustrated Ladybird books for more than 30 years opened at The Beaney in Canterbury on Saturday 9 June. Ladybird books have been a familiar fixture on children’s bookshelves since the 1950s but few people are aware that they actually date...

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Dreams lead to prizes at the Beaney

Visitors to the latest exhibition at the Beaney in Canterbury – The BFG in Pictures – have been sharing their dreams in a special art competition. And at an event last Tuesday 8th May, the winners were announced, along with the unveiling of professional illustrations of their dreams created by local artist...

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