ROBOT EGG CUPS, PAOLOZZI PRINTS & PIZZAS

This weekend saw the opening of the Beaney’s latest Special Exhibition, Home And Away: Eduardo Paolozzi’s General Dynamic F.U.N and photographs of SE England by Tony Ray-Jones. Created in the 1960s, General Dynamic F.U.N is one of Eduardo Paolozzi’s great print series, bringing together clashing images culled from magazines to...

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THE BEANEY BLYTON WINNERS!

Throughout the duration of our popular Enid Blyton exhibition we have been inviting children to enter our Beaney Blyton Story Competition, with three age groups in for the chance of winning some exclusive Blyton-themed prizes. The Under 5s were asked to write a few words about What Noddy did at...

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LAYING THE FIRST BEANEY STONE

When learning about the history of the Beaney many are devastated to learn that a pub called the George & Dragon Inn, was demolished to make room for the museum. However, with dozens of other drinking haunts down Canterbury High Street the devastation doesn’t last long, and they are reminded that the...

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10 FACTS ALL BOOK LOVERS OF KENT NEED TO KNOW

In celebration of #WorldBookDay, here’s a roundup of little known facts about our favourite authors with a connection to Kent and Canterbury… 1. In the 1920s Canterbury resident Mary Tourtel was asked by the Daily Express to invent a children’s character for the newspaper. Her creation was the iconic, and...

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NEW WAYS TO EXPLORE

Nicky Thompson was Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury. You can read her blog posts here and on her blog Pebble Press. The last time I was lucky enough to have a writing residency was a few years ago, at the Little Blue Hut in Tankerton. The Little Blue Hut was...

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CRAIG CARRIES… IRON AGE POTTERY

We are back with our regular feature ‘Crag carries’ where our Collections Manager, Craig Bowen, showcases the objects he is currently transporting around our museums before they go on display. This week Craig has been carrying… Iron Age Pottery Dating from 50 – 100 AD this assemblage of handmade pottery...

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LASHINGS OF FUN!

What an incredible first week we have had hosting Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: The many adventures of Enid Blyton at the Beaney!  So many visitors have walked through the doors to see Blyton’s famous typewriter, her diaries and of course, to drive Noddy’s car! Here are just a few of our...

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BLYTON, BOOKS AND BONBONS!

Tomorrow sees the opening of the Beaney’s latest exhibition, Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts: the many adventures of Enid Blyton. With a promise of lashings of fun for all the family, the exhibition is set to be popular with both children and those taking a stroll down memory lane. Amid...

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MUSEUM DROP-IN AND MITHRAISM

Dan Simpson was poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. You can read more on Dan’s residency here. I ran a writing drop-in session at Canterbury Roman Museum last Wednesday, where people were free to join me in creating some Roman artefact-inspired poems. David Walsh (who joined me on the very first leg of my...

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