About Magic Lantern

Magic Lantern is an educational charity that runs interactive art history workshops in schools and to 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 dynamic and inclusive workshops 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.

Winner! Action for Children’s Arts JM Barrie Members’ Award 2019.

Image Credit – Whaam! – Roy Lichtenstein (1963)

Who we are

We are a team of experienced communicators with backgrounds in education and the arts. Each workshop leader 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.

Magic Lantern Workshop Leaders

Helen Anderson – London Boroughs of Chelsea, Greenwich, Hammersmith, Kensington, Lambeth, Lewisham and Wandsworth; Surrey and Kent
Briony Brickell – Director of Magic Lantern; Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire
Jack Dunleavy – London Boroughs of Camden, Islington, Hackney, Haringey and Westminster
Daisy FitzPatrick – Northumberland and Tyne & Wear
Jane Foot – Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Lizzy Rowe – Oxfordshire
Frances Rustin – London Boroughs of Barnet and Brent
Amanda Westbury – Essex
Alison Young – London Boroughs of Southwark and Tower Hamlets
Sarah Beyh – London Borough of Fulham


Sarah Phipps
Matthew Sanders
Diana Schomberg (Founder of Magic Lantern)
Andrew Smith
Louise Varley
Judith Wood (Chair)


Our logo was kindly designed for us by acclaimed artist and graphic designer Jake Tilson. Find out more about Jake here: www.jaketilson.com

Image Credits

Images we’ve used on this site