Saying Goodbye to our Marketing Volunteer

This week we said goodbye to one of our Marketing volunteers, Patrizia Berchi, who is heading back home to Italy to begin what we are sure will be a very exciting career in Marketing (she can also speak five, yes FIVE languages!). Before we let her go, we asked her...

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Arts Passing: A poetic response to Stories in the Dark

Arts Passing It is with great sadness that we mark, the passing of Stories in the Dark No more bulbs blown, no more visitors thrown But let us not forget, that it was art, and in the cultural education of Canterbury it thus played its part Click clock, dull thwack,...

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Post cards from the Beaney: The Living Museum

The latest blog from Adam De Ville,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. For my second visit I am met with sounds and sweet airs that give delight: something chicken based is on the stove and the aroma of a particularly delightful coffee sensation tries its best to tempt me...

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Sensing Culture with The Beaney and Canterbury Cathedral

Do you enjoy heritage? Would you, or someone you know, like to learn new skills and be inspired by collections at the Beaney and Canterbury Cathedral? If so, The Beaney and Canterbury Cathedral are hosting a selection of FREE Textiles and Mixed Media creative workshops for adults with sight loss...

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Post cards from The Beaney: Talsimans of the Imagination

Adam De Ville is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. Wish you were here. It’s 9 am and The Beaney is waking up. I take the side entrance, through the automatic door,  across the way a soft lift lands on the ground floor with a ding. I’m not...

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Have writing exercises, will exercise writers

Sonia Overall is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. It’s nearly the end of my armchair residency at The Beaney. I’ve spent the past four months dipping in and out, sometimes on official duty with orange-ribboned lanyard, more often under the radar, snatching moments between other commitments. I’ve pressed...

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Shrines, illusions and heterotopias

Sonia Overall is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. The magic lantern exhibition Stories in the Dark is open, and it’s my first chance to spend some time there. Lights dance on surfaces. Apparatus cranks and whines. There are shutter clicks and repetitions, sounds emerging like chants...

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FREE creative writing sessions for people living with Dementia

People living with dementia are being invited to get involved in free creative writing sessions taking place at the Beaney in Canterbury from mid-April. The Cabinet of Curiosities project, run by the city council’s Community Services team, is open to anyone living with dementia and aims to help them write...

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UPSTART CROW

Sonia Overall is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. One of the chief attractions of the armchair artist opportunity for me was meeting previous residents Jill Holder and Bob Lamoon. Their oversized homage to the rook in the red coat, exhibited in the Front Room, continues to...

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INTRODUCING… STORIES IN THE DARK

In the 17th Century a device was invented to transform the projection of light into incredible shows which took people’s breath away. This device was the magic lantern. For many people it was the first time they saw projected moving images – what a spectacle it must have been! Aware...

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