Mexican Travel Blog 5.2: Experiencing the festival of ‘The Day of the Dead’…. part 2

Continuing this fifth instalment of my Mexico City travel blog, I outline and compare  the range of experiences of being in and around the city for the ‘Day of the Dead’ festival 2011. Episode 5.2: Experiencing the festival of ‘The Day of the Dead’  part 2 6)      The State Day of the Dead Of course Read the full article…

Mexican Travel Blog 5.1: Experiencing the festival of ‘The Day of the Dead’…. part 1

In this fifth instalment of my Mexico City travel blog, I collect a range of experiences of being in and around the city for the ‘Day of the Dead’ festival 2011. Episode 5.1: Experiencing the festival of ‘The Day of the Dead’ Being in Mexico in the run up to and beyond the Day of Read the full article…

Mexican Travel Blog 4: Experiencing the ritual of ‘Santa Muerte’ (Saint Death)

In this fourth instalment of my Mexico City travel blog I share the extraordinary experience of being invited into the very heart of the annual ritual offerings to the sub-cultural icon Santa Muerte. Episode 4: Experiencing the ritual of ‘Santa Muerte’ – Saint Death. This blog entry is very hard to write in a way Read the full article…

Mexican Travel Blog 3: Dressing the Cemetery for the dead

In this third instalment of my Mexico City travel blog I outline an experience of cemetery dressing, for the ‘Day of the Dead’ celebrations. Episode 3: Dressing the Cemetery for the dead. Prior to the ‘Day of the Dead’ festival (Día de Muertos) here, there are numerous extravagant events and preparations taking place – artists Read the full article…

Mexican Travel Blog 2: First Contact – El Faro

In this second instalment of my Mexico City travel blog I focus on a first visit to a visionary project, El Faro de Oriente, in Iztapalapa, an eastern suburb of the Federal District. A few days ago I had the chance to travel out east, to visit the furthest corner of the Mexico City eastern Read the full article…

Mexican Travel Blog 1: Cultural Acclimatisation

This is the first instalment of a CMH travel blog, documenting my research trip to Mexico City. The purpose of the trip is to investigate the practice of Mexican participatory artists, working in community and health projects, as an international comparator to the work of the equivalent artists in the UK. Episode 1: Cultural acclimatisation Read the full article…

From Mexico, with Love

Witnessing human compassion, connection and resilience, fostered in a harsh landscape of brutal inequality, and noting the contribution and impact of research. Mexico City is a world of parallel realities – perceived in the extreme by travelling on one of the main autopistas from grand, tree-lined avenues in the cultural centre, out to the fringes Read the full article…

Arts in Health

The Centre for Medical Humanities has made a world-leading contribution to practice and research in community based arts in health. Please feel free to search our Arts in Health archive or follow the links to find out more about: Common Knowledge:  a new consultancy established by Mike White and Mary Robson, offering best practice in arts in Read the full article…

CMH Researchers Shine at the School of Medicine and Health Postgraduate Research Day

On Wednesday 21st March the School of Medicine and Health held its annual Postgraduate Research Conference. As well as being a celebration of the achievements of postgraduate students, the event was also a strong reminder of the heterogeneity of topics studied and of methods used by research teams within the School. It was fabulous to Read the full article…