Mike White – All Aglow from the Lantern Parade Conversation

Mike White, Senior Research Fellow in Arts in Health at the Centre for Medical Humanities and St. Chad’s College, Durham, writes: Our Lantern Parade Conversation in January at The Wolfson Research Institute on Durham University’s Queen’s campus brought together a dynamic mix of community artists, academics, arts managers and leading health professionals, with teaching staff Read the full article…

The Lantern Parade: A Conversation (Invitation to participate, 16-17 Jan 2014, Queen’s Campus Durham University)

The Centre for Medical Humanities and The Institute for Advanced Studies, Durham University invite you to join THE LANTERN PARADE A Conversation 16-17 January 2014 Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing Queen’s Campus, Stockton-on-Tees The lantern parade is an occasion to view a community in another light. Sometimes it is a one-off event, but Read the full article…

Tilery Lanterns 2012 – The Event

Thursday began with the whole school Lanterns assembly, or as I call it, the world’s biggest production meeting. The Head and I carried the Star of Remembrance to the hall for all to see. Mr Repton began by talking everyone through the route and the playground plan, aided by Yr 6 pupils operating the visuals Read the full article…

Tilery Lanterns 2012 – The night before…

It has been a hectic two days down at Tilery; lanterns have been finished off and papered at quite a rate. There are now some mighty creatures at home in Portrack Lane. The carp is finally ready, with paper outlines on its fins and orange cellophane-tinted lights. Its makers have been debating the finer points 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 – That Friday Feeling

Tonight’s post is from Tilery residents Corrie, Janette and Zana. They’ve been involved in every lanterns event and are stalwarts of the workshops – making and helping others to make. It includes contributions from other workshop participants. I woke up singing ‘Glory Hallelujah’ this morning! – Janette We’ve had a very very busy day today, Read the full article…

Tilery Lanterns 2012 – One Week to Go

Workshops have been underway since last Saturday and there is a room in school filled with lanterns waiting to be covered with tissue paper. The first day was given over to families. In true Tilery Primary School fashion, there was a hearty soup provided, served up by head teacher John Repton. It was a great 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…