Sensing Culture with The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge and Canterbury Cathedral

Sensing Culture – textile and mixed media workshops for adults with sight loss at the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge and Canterbury Cathedral.  If you enjoy heritage and would like to learn new skills inspired by collections at the Beaney and Canterbury Cathedral sign up for our free artist-led taster sessions to find out more!

The sessions, led by artists Wendy Daws (mixed media) and Claire Buckley (textiles) are open to adults with sight loss living in Kent and include a short accessible gallery or Cathedral tour.

The Beaney tasters at The Learning Lab:
Wednesday 25th May: morning 10am – 12:30pm OR afternoon: 2pm – 4:30pm

To book a Beaney taster please contact Wendy on
or Anna tel: 01227 862077

(For Beaney tasters please meet at the main desk – via Best Lane entrance – 15 mins prior to the start.).

Canterbury Cathedral tasters:
Friday 27th May morning: 10am – 12:30pm OR afternoon: 2pm – 4:30pm

To book a Cathedral taster please contact Cathedral Archives on
tel: 01227-865330 email:

(For Cathedral tasters please arrive 20 mins prior to start time – meeting point will be confirmed upon booking.)

After the taster sessions, you can sign up for free half-day textile or mixed media workshops in June and July – to help develop creative and tactile art for an accessible exhibition in the Beaney Front Room in December. Even if you miss our taster days, you can sign up for the workshops.

All venues are fully accessible and led by artists trained in running workshops with people with sight loss.

Please let us know when booking if you will be bringing a sighted guide or guide dog, are a wheelchair user or have any special access requirements. Limited parking may be available at the Cathedral, but must be booked well in advance. There is Blue Badge parking behind the Beaney.

Part of the HLF-funded RNIB Sensing Culture SE project.

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge
The Learning Lab,18 High Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2RA

Canterbury Cathedral, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH


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