Tilery Lanterns

Update: Due to the weather conditions, the Parade has been postponed until Thursday February 10. Day Nine We began by assessing the job in hand – the logistics of which lanterns to cover first and where to put them. There were thirty minutes or so of calm before the activity Read more…

Tilery Lanterns

Day Eight “Smells like fish!” is the oft-heard cry. A large covering table was set up with bowls of  latex glue and piles of wet-strength tissue paper. We kept lots of windows open and most people in the room were sporting the lantern fashion garment of choice – a customised Read more…

Tilery Lanterns

Days Six and Seven Saturday’s community-run workshop went very well. A lot of folk came along. Over eighty were given a lunch of home made stew(corned beef or vegetable) with a crusty roll and a host of new lanterns were created. The mams were very pleased with their efforts. “It Read more…

Tilery Lanterns 2011

Day Five Everyone pulled together last night to prepare for today. Nine University students, parents, Gilly and I finished making four large frames, each the size of a trestle table. Year 6 work in groups of 6-8 to decorate the frames with stars and patterns of their choice. and transform Read more…

Tilery Lanterns 2011

Day Four There is to be an open lantern workshop on Saturday, from 10.00am until 3.00pm. Gilly and I aren’t going to be there. It is an opportunity to hand over the reins to the core group, with the support of school staff. So this morning, we began with a Read more…

Clive Parkinson Seminar 16 February

The Centre for Medical Humanities presents the first research seminar of 2011: The Brightly Coloured Bell Jar Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University 5:15pm to 7:00pm, 16 February 2011, Birley Room, Hatfield College Doctors in England in 2005 wrote 29 million prescriptions for anti-depressant drugs, Read more…

Tilery Lanterns 2011

Day Three Most of Year 3 are making their first lantern. They may have been party to a family effort, but this is their chance to make one for themselves. When asked why we make lanterns, the children proffered all kinds of reasons – New Year and God being but Read more…

Tilery Lantern Parade 2011

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 3rd will see the third Tilery Lantern Parade, created with a view to hold an annual community event that will become a local tradition, Read more…

Social Prescribing in County Durham

Mike White writes: I’ve just completed an evaluation of an arts on referral scheme for Durham PCT.  It’s a pilot scheme which, whilst successful in engaging participants with various long–term health conditions, was hampered by an over–complex ‘willing provider’ model that attempted to create a competitive market for artists delivering Read more…