Children’s relationships, embodied social capital & disability: connecting scales of inclusion & exclusion (Conference, Loughborough, 8 July 2013)

Children’s relationships, embodied social capital and disability: connecting scales of inclusion and exclusion Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK. 10.00am – 5.00pm, 8th July 2013 Keynote speaker:  Professor Gill Valentine Panel members include: Professor Deborah Youdell, Professor Janice McLaughlin This one day conference is an end of project event. The project has explored how children’s social Read the full article…

A Dictionary of Feelings

James Allott’s latest post from Fremantle: While looking through my journal for blog content, I realised I’d written a lot about how I’ve felt throughout the exchange thus far. It’s good for both my professional and personal development. I then began to think about the Year 6 Self-Portrait Project back at Chickenley . The first Read the full article…

A Whirlwind Fortnight!

Well it has been a lovely two-and-a-half weeks in cloudy England! I am the Australian artist, Renae Coles, that has bent sent over to West Yorkshire for the professional development of a lifetime! I have so much to say that I’m not sure where to start. Maybe some dot-point highlights and then some reflective thoughts… Read the full article…

Cold hands, warm hearts in Canada

Mike White writes: Edmonton is a blue-collar prairie city.  Its suburbs are strewn with oilrigs and its CBD is mostly composed of underground shopping malls and corporate buildings whose smoked-glass facades reflect an immense sky.  At this time of year there are ice-bound ships in the frozen river, and the locals talk cheerily of a Read the full article…

Connecting 4 Kids (Conference in Edmonton, Alberta, February 16-17 2012)

Mike White writes: As CMH’s Arts and Health Research Fellow I’ve been invited to give the keynote address at Alberta Health Services’ Connecting 4 Kids conference in Edmonton this month (February 2012). This annual conference attracts leading thinkers in child health and psychology, but this is the first time it has focused prominently on the Read the full article…

Tilery Lanterns 2012 – Tales from the long weekend

The workshops were open for business Saturday and Sunday. As well as an array of small lanterns, there are some large, ambitious constructions this year. One family came in to continue work on their koi carp. They came with flasks and sandwiches, and  the fins, tail and whiskers they had made at home. Their children Read the full article…

Tilery Lanterns 2012

As reported last year, Tilery primary school is the nearest to Durham University’s Stockton campus, and the Centre has built a strong relationship with the staff, pupils and community. February 2nd will see the fourth Tilery Lantern Parade, created with a view to hold an annual community event that will become a local tradition, with Read the full article…

Finding Sustainability: University-community collaborations focused on arts in health – A new article by Mike White and Mary Robson

Mike White and Mary Robson, “Finding Sustainability: University-community collaborations focused on arts in health,” Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement Vol 4 (2011): 48–64 Abstract: This article describes a number of community-based arts in health projects in schools and disadvantaged communities in Northern England that connect with the interdisciplinary research interests of the Read the full article…

Reflections on the 2011 Bentham Lantern Parade

Peter Swan, a PhD student in the Geography Department, writes: The highlight of my research with Pioneer Projects in Bentham has to be experiencing the town’s annual lanterns parade, which occurs every year at the end of the October half-term holiday. The use of handmade lanterns for community celebrations dates back to the early 80s Read the full article…

Young Researchers

Earlier this year, the Centre for Medical Humanities had the great pleasure of hosting four pupils from Teesdale School. Rhian, Maddie, Alec and Jack came to the Centre to present a report of their observations of an arts in health project at their school. They did so with quiet confidence and great aplomb, seemingly unfazed Read the full article…