Rob Turner is currently the Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney in Canterbury.
There’s a Grey Wagtail outside the window
The annual rubber duck race was cancelled (due to excessive water weed) but rescheduled
Where the Tour de France went
I sat in this park hoping I would get this job and work in Canterbury (came true)
The pea fritters they sell in this shop are great
We know where Sarah’s friends house is
Location 4751 Pound Lane Canterbury
Roger the Lodger is next doors cat who invisibly gets in and sleeps in my airing cupboard
My walk to work
We know where the trampoline club is
The Hollow Tree
And Adam runs the bike shop
Pizza Express is not in this car park
The place where I failed my driving theory test twice
Worked here in the Geography Dept for 30 Years
The Tate Gallery is in Canterbury
The site of my misery
Granddad where are we? No idea
We stay in the Parrot every time we visit Canterbury
Get off that bike
I am the Queen of Canterbury Castle
Greggs pasties rule
And There is a piano in Tiny Tims
The unknown area in Canterbury Cathedral grounds was solved serendipitously, with a story by a visitor to the Beaney who had that very specific location of Canterbury seared into her memory, and it is drawn on the map! She was singing in the Cathedral, a very high profile event and expectations were high and the occasion very formal with TV and the media all there. The organizers had not really thought things through, and a ‘ performers dressing room’ was hastily found as a new dress with a flag on had been made especially for this event, make up and preparation were all crucial for the performance.
The ad hock dressing room turned out to be stuffed to the gunnels with trombones, tubas, euphoniums and kettle drums and more. So another room was sourced but it was down steps, around corners past buildings across the grass, along tunnels and a long way from the Cathedral. How to get back was already a worry. The dressing room turned out to be a ‘dusty builders room’ with scaffolding and planks of wood and stuff all over the floor. Panic set in as she was LOST in a long dress with a flag on, wearing high heels, it had now turned dark……. and trying to following bread crumbs dropped on the ground back to……..NO, No no sorry..that’s another story someone read in the hair dressers.
I can’t remember if she was late for the start of her performance but I felt her pain.