Author Archives: Tasha Winton

Festival of Archaeology at Salisbury Museum

Human Hengers will be joined by Professor Timothy Darvill and Dr Vanessa Heaslip to talk about Human Henge at the Festival of Archaeology at Sailsbury Museum this weekend – 22nd and 23rd July.

We’ll have a stand in the grounds of the museum all weekend and there will be a workshop on Sunday 1.30-2.30pm where you’ll have the chance to build ‘BrickHenge’, a scale model of Stonehenge, with bricks, a couple of sticks and a piece of string.

Festival opening times: Sat 22nd Jul 2017 10:00-17:00 — Sun 23rd Jul 2017 10:00-17:00

Entry fee: £2 donation

Below is a map of the site to help you find the Human Henge stand:

For more information about the event visit Salisbury Museum’s website

Getting there: For information about travel and parking click here 

Contact the museum Tel: 01722 332151 Email: museum@salisburymuseum.org.uk 

Human Henge at Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference

19th, 20th and 21st June 2017 Bristol UK

The conference will showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing. It will discuss the role of arts and creativity in healing, care and wellbeing across the life course. It will encourage discussion and shared learning, facilitating dialogue between researchers, policy makers and practitioners.

Livestream the conference here

Timetable for the conference – Human Henge features in Peer-led and co-production in arts, heritage and health on Monday 19th June at 4pm.

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The Stonehenge Lectures 2155 by Mr BPD

This was written for the Human Henge Project and was inspired by the experiences I had, all images are photos taken by myself including the one from inside the Stone Circle.

The Stonehenge lectures 2155

Authors Resource

Name Mr BPD

Website http://www.my-dark-lyrics.uk

About Author. I have Borderline Personality Disorder and as a writer and poet I explore my madness through the creative arts. I have a personal belief that even in darkness light exists and it is a personal responsibility to always seek the light and I find the light in creating something.

Human Henge at Salisbury Festival of Archaeology

Photo by Chris Hogg

Our Human Henge exhibition will be at the Salisbury Festival of Archaeology on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July at Salisbury Museum.

Come along and meet Human Henge participants, staff and volunteers, to discuss their experience of the project. View our exhibition, and maybe sing a  song or two. Then join Professor Darvill, world authority on Stonehenge, and Human Hengers to build BrickHenge, a scale model of Stonehenge, with bricks, a couple of sticks and a piece of string!

For more information about the festival visit www.salisburymuseum.org,uk

Amesbury Library exhibition

Our exhibition at Amesbury Library is on until 8th June and has been a great success so far. Here are some photos from the private viewing for participants, staff and volunteers, and from the picnic that took place to celebrate the exhibition.

Photo by Chris Hogg

Photo by Chris Hogg

Below is the leaflet from the exhibition which includes photos and poetry by participants.

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Human Henge on BBC Radio 4 Open Country

Stonehenge and mental health

Visit the website here 

The show was recorded on 22nd March at the final session of the project celebrating the Spring Equinox within the Stone Circle. Presenter Helen Mark hears how the idea for Human Henge began with the Restoration Trust, how it has been supported by English Heritage who operate Stonehenge, and interviews leading expert on Stonehenge, the archaeologist Professor Tim Darvill of Bournemouth University. Tim argues that the site may well have had a healing function in the past as a focus for rituals and ceremonies, and is glad to explore that aspect of it today.


The participants themselves describe how they’ve benefited from being out of doors, from getting to know each other and having a focus besides indoor drop-in support groups. More than one participant says what’s helped her is being treated as someone with a brain, glad to learn something new about her locality and its ancient past.

 Read the press release hereHuman Henge features on BBC Radio 4 Open Country

Human Henge also features on the English Heritage blog 

Human Henge: how can historic landscapes be good for you?

 

CONTACT INFO

laura@restorationtrust.org.uk

07740 844883

Human Henge Evening Talk

Cultural Heritage Therapy in Action with Professor Timothy Darvill and Dr Vanessa Heaslip

Monday 27th March at Stonehenge Education Room

Last Monday we had the opportunity to share how the project is going so far with National Trust and English Heritage members of staff and volunteers. It was an opportunity to learn about how Stonehenge is link to mental health in a therapeutic landscape. Tim Darvill and Vanessa Heaslip delivered a brilliant presentation focusing on the importance of health and well-being. Discussed how Human Henge is a breakthrough project creating engaging sessions, providing physical activities and having supportive social network. To end the lovely evening Tim demonstrated how Stonehenge was built by building a mini Stonehenge in the education room at Stonehenge.

Human Henge on BBC Points West

Watch the feature about Human Henge which appeared on BBC Points West’s evening program on Monday 27th March. 
It includes interviews by Rhiannon Fitzgerald of BBC West with participants Mel and Simon. Rhiannon also interviews our Director Laura Drysdale who manages Human Henge, Professor Tim Darvill, a renowned authority on Stonehenge as a place of healing.
 
The interviews are set in the world famous historic landscape of Stonehenge with the magnificent Stone Circle as a backdrop, and film of Cameroonian musician Alphonse Touna playing the balafon at King Barrows, courtesy of the National Trust.