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
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.