Liminality and transformation in social and emotional wellbeing: arts-based intervention for primary school children

“Liminality and transformation in social and emotional wellbeing: arts-based intervention for primary school children” is an article by CMH Associate Director Sarah Atkinson and CMH Artist Associate Mary Robson, currently under review. The abstract is below; comments and questions are welcome! Abstract: Arts-based projects to enhance the social and emotional Read more…

Tilery Lanterns 2011

The Second Final Day Thursday February 10th and Plan B is in operation. The forecast is good – clear and crisp. I am hot-footing it to Thornaby from a day’s work in Dewsbury, and Gilly from Sunderland. She will get to school an hour or so before me, at 4.30. Read more…

Tilery Lanterns 2011

  The First Final Day… Thursday February 3rd was the date for the parade, but as we all now know, high winds put paid to that plan. We made the decision to postpone the event sooner rather than later. Gilly and I had discussed the matter en route to work. Read more…

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

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…

CMH at Teesdale High School

Teesdale high school in Barnard Castle and Creative Partnerships (Co. Durham) invited CMH to mentor the development in 2010/11 of an artists-led unit in the school that is to support the emotional well-being of pupils deemed to be ‘at risk’. Potential is identified for this project to extend into both Read more…

Catch The Light

Catch The Light is an annual lantern procession project (since 2003) at Southwick primary school in Sunderland.  In recent years, a large proportion of the local housing stock has been demolished, displacing hundreds of people and splitting up extended families that had for generations lived near to each other. The Read more…

Roots and Wings

Roots and Wings is a community arts in health and education project now in its ninth year, based in a primary school in Chickenley, a socio-economically deprived ‘sink estate’ on the outskirts of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. At the core of Roots and Wings is the art room, a space run Read more…