About Magic Lantern
Magic Lantern is an educational charity which uses visual learning in schools and a range of adult groups. We use art to help people observe and explore the world around them and to think creatively and critically.
Our interactive shows of famous artworks bring to life and enhance a wide range of subjects while stimulating confidence, encouraging an imaginative use of language and sparking a lifelong enjoyment of culture.
Who we are
We are a team of experienced communicators with backgrounds in education and the arts. Each member of the team has been chosen for their ability to present sessions in an engaging, entertaining style as well as their skill in listening and responding to the class.
The Magic Lantern Team
- Helen Anderson – London Boroughs of Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth & Westminster
- Pippa Bell – Durham, Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Newcastle
- Imogen Clements – Devon
- Margaret Edwards – Northumberland
- Susan Hungate – Hampshire
- Deborah Nash – London Boroughs of Croydon & Southwark
- Frances Rustin – London Boroughs of Barnet and Brent
- Matthew Sanders – Director of Magic Lantern; London Boroughs of Camden, Islington, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Kensington & Chelsea and Tower Hamlets
- Diana Schomberg – Founder of Magic Lantern and Trustee
Magic Lantern Trustees
- Sally Eastwell
- Jo Hookes
- Sarah Phipps
- Diana Schomberg
- Andrew Smith
- Louise Varley
- Judith Wood (Chair)
Registered Charity No.1048092
Our logo was kindly designed for us by acclaimed artist and graphic designer Jake Tilson. Find out more about Jake here: www.jaketilson.com
- The questioning was sensitive and done with a lovely manner. A great balance between letting the children come up with ideas and telling them about the paintings.
Teacher, London Borough of Hackney
- This was a lovely activity. The children were all engaged and invited to participate. They were asked to use positional language and really study and describe what they were looking at which is an area they struggle with.
Teacher, London Borough of Southwark
- It was brilliant. The children were totally engaged and were unwilling to stop asking questions. They wanted to carry on the session. The use of drama was fantastic!
Teacher, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham