“…BEG MARS’ PROTECTION TONIGHT, ‘COS WE’RE HEADING OFF TO WAR!”

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. G’day people, and welcome to Blog Three. Having uttered that cheery Aussie-ism I am instantaneously  reminded of some A Level Art students I taught recently telling me how they  rejected a rival teacher out of hand because he addressed them with...

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ONCE UPON A TIME, IN A LAND JUST FAR ENOUGH AWAY…

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Hello all.  Welcome to Blog One. It seems a very quick few months since I first discussed this project with the amazingly energetic, Mitch Robertson, but I have no started my role as Poet in Residence at The Roman Museum, so...

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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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BAGPUSS STAMP FEATURES ON POSTBOX IN CANTERBURY

The Bagpuss stamp was unveiled today on a postbox in Canterbury to mark the 50th anniversary of Royal Mail’s much-loved modern Special Stamps programme (#yearofthestamp). Bagpuss featured on a set of Special Stamps issued in 2014 celebrating much-loved characters from children’s TV, marking 40 years since he made his debut. ...

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CANTERBURY’S CLANGERS MAKE THEIR TV RETURN!

Today is a very exciting day at Canterbury Museums as some of our favourite residents are making their return to the small screen. Tonight sees the premiere of the new series of Clangers which will air on CBeebies at 17:30. Old and new fans of the original TV show are...

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THE RADFALL

Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.  I didn’t know I was going to start this residency with the Radfall, it just jumped out at me. I was looking through a cabinet of old Ordnance Survey maps in the local studies section of the Library...

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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU DRANK BABYCHAM WITH AN ASTRONAUT?

Last Thursday if you came along to the opening of Home And Away. The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in Canterbury treated guests to a sixties themed party to celebrate the launch of their brand new exhibition. Visitors to the event were asked to arrive in sixties inspired fancy...

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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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