Magic Lantern - General News

Vanity Unfair: The Real Value of Art History

September 20, 2021

Magic Lantern’s Matthew Sanders has written an article for the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) quarterly journal, AD.

NS355 AD Magazine Issue 32_10-12

Beyond the Frame: CPD Workshop

October 24, 2020

We are excited to be running an online CD workshop for primary school teachers in partnership with the Association for Art History. More info here.

Magic Lantern wins a JM Barrie Award!

November 9, 2019

On Thursday 7 November 2019, Magic Lantern’s director, Matthew Sanders, and founder, Diana Schomberg, accepted a JM Barrie Members’ Award from Action for Children Arts in the Delfont Room of the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. Their patron, children’s author and illustrator James Mayhew made a beautiful speech in their honour before presenting them with the award.

We are proud and thrilled to be recognised by such an important organisation as Action for Children’s Arts but also honoured to be sharing the afternoon with incredible fellow award winners as Sir Philip Pullman, Breathe Arts, Leeds Lieder and Amanda Glover.

Photos © Robert Piwko

Magic Lantern featured in Art UK

November 9, 2019

Magic Lantern’s director, Matthew Sanders, was interviewed by Art UK, the online home for every public art collection in the UK.

Magic Lantern feature in First News

December 18, 2017

…Magic Lantern is featured in this week’s First News, the UK’s biggest children’s newspaper, following its workshop on the Ancient Greeks at Rosary RC Primary School, LEA Camden. The children looked at a range of paintings and sculptures depicting Ancient Greek myths including Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne, Giordano’s Perseus Turning Phineas and his Followers to Stone (both National Gallery) and the Discobolus statue which they can be seen copying.

Magic Lantern Workshop

From the Archives: Magic Lantern’s 10th Anniversary, 2004

November 23, 2017

A nice article about Magic Lantern in The Guide which ran in 2004 on the occasion of our 10th anniversary. Hard to believe that in two years it will be our 25th…


A Happy Customer!

June 22, 2017

A parent has taken the time to let us know how inspired his child was after attending a recent Magic Lantern session. Makes it all worth it!

Dear Magic Lantern,

I’m just writing a quick and inadequate note of thanks for the recent work you did at Walnut Tree Walk primary school in SE11 where my son is a pupil in Year 3.

He has being talking non stop about Turner (or Mr Turner and his artistic license as he calls him) ever since and is making me take him to the National Gallery to see his works “in person” to check the veracity of your teaching.

He’s a lucky lad to have experienced your teaching and now he’s full of enthusiasm for the subject.

Thank you again.
A Year 3 parent, Walnut Tree Walk Primary School, SE11

New Magic Lantern video

February 12, 2017

Our new video is live!

New Magic Lantern video

Magic Lantern at Our Lady and St Joseph Primary School, Hackney

January 5, 2017

Magic Lantern had the pleasure of making one if its regular visits to Our Lady and St Joseph Primary School in Hackney, north east London where the children explored Science in Art.

Magic Lantern at Our Lady and St Joseph’s

New Magic Lantern Flyer

October 7, 2016

Magic Lantern launches its new flyer.