“FROM SUCH CARNAGE CAME GOOD…(AND THE) REMAINS OF A LARGE ROMAN TOWNHOUSE PAVEMENT WERE DISCOVERED”

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Guten morgen and welcome to Blog Five. “Guten Morgen,”  they greeted me, not quite in unison, the husband one foot further up the steps, reading the last bullet point, “AD 43 – the Romans invade…” as his smiling wife/girlfriend/partner turned to...

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A BIKE RIDE ALONG THE WANTSUM CHANNEL (PART 2)

Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  So I decided to ride along the Wantscum  Channel a journey with two layers, the past and the present! I had seen some free literature about various heritage trails and national walking routes across the area, so I...

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“THERE IS A SENSE OF CALM BELOW DECKS IN THE ROMAN MUSEUM…GIVING BOTH SPACE AND TIME TO CONSIDER AND EXPLORE”

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Hello people and welcome to Blog Four. Every chunk of daily life is filtered by perspective – firstly by sight – the quick targeted snap of your camera-phone; a breaking news item; whatever your eyes flit to as you scroll down...

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SIX BOOK CHALLENGE

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. Last Friday (10th July) I visited a group of adults at Canterbury Adult Education Centre to congratulate them on completing the Six...

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THE WANTSUM CHANNEL (PART 1)

Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  Not the March just gone, the year before, that will be 2014 we had amazing floods and the river Stour and large swathes of lowland areas in Kent were flooded for several weeks. I now realise these low-lying...

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CRAIG CARRIES… A 17TH CENTURY SWORD

We are back with our regular feature ‘Craig carries’ where our Collections Manager, Craig Bowen, showcases the objects he is currently transporting around our museums. This week Craig has been carrying… a 17th Century Sword. A Royal Charter in 1609, granted by James I conferred the right to appoint a ‘Sword...

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