I DIDN’T KNOW YOU DID THAT… (PART 1)

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. A series of blogs on things you probably didn’t know The Beaney offered… Bag Books Bag Books are multi-sensory stories. Each book...

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DIG FOR HISTORY

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Blog Nine. Ok, so I guess I kind of lied all those months ago in Blog Two… …In creative writing  – whether for a poem, short story or Chapter One of a massive novel – they say that your first line...

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CORNELIUS JOHNSON: CHARLES I’S FORGOTTEN PAINTER

In 1632 Cornelius Johnson was King Charles I’s official ‘picture-drawer’ and a peer of Anthony Van Dyck (the most famous artist in his day). He was an incredibly talented artist but was pushed into the background by the arrival of Van Dyck. Johnson has subsequently to be relegated as an...

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THE CANTERBURY PEOPLE’S MAP PART III

A community walk to the Abbots Mill Project, an eco showcase in the heart of Canterbury. Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  The feeling or look of the map now seems to be establishing itself; one of my roles in its making has been...

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THE CANTERBURY PEOPLE’S MAP PART II

Made through a series of open workshops at the Beaney. Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  The second workshop coincided with another event at the Beaney that day and it was busy.  I don’t remember a point during the day where it wasn’t being...

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THE CANTERBURY PEOPLE’S MAP

Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  I believe maps to be important documents reflecting cultural interests and changing social attitudes and I also think the personality, the views and the interests of a person drawing a map must always indirectly leek out however precise...

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IMMERSION

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Minasan konnichiwa, and welcome to Blog Eight. Today’s imaginary title is IMMERSION. If you were to daftly put aside any notion of looking at the artefacts and just walk around the Roman Museum at the sort of speed that makes you...

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IN THE CALM OF THE CANTERBURY ROMAN MUSEUM

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Buenos dias a todos and welcome to Blog Seven. As hinted at in Blog Six, one of the wonderful things about the Canterbury Roman Museum is that it appears to have made the decision to slow things down in the way...

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SITTING WRITING ON THE TRICLINIUM…

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Hello readers and welcome to another great day in the metropolis. Here’s Blog Six. Despite everything the press may try to tell us about how bad life is, the Earth is still approximately the same circumference as ever (about 25,000 miles...

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