Out of Darkness into Light: Human Henge online evaluation report

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Willis J

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Willis Newson

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Human Henge Online deployed remote creative engagement with the ancient landscape of Stonehenge during COVID-19 to reduce isolation and loneliness and improve mental wellbeing. The evaluation identified a number of key criteria to successful online delivery and concluded that the Human Henge Online model might be developed and applied to other heritage sites across the UK as part of social prescribing.

The evaluation captured the experience of participants in the form of a Pantoum – a Malaysian poetic form consisting of a set pattern of repeating lines – compiled from participants’ words shared during the Human Henge Online Evaluation Focus Group.

Qualitative accounts of participants’ experience suggest that the project increased participants’ knowledge and engagement with ancient heritage, led to a reduction in loneliness and isolation, and an increase in wellbeing.


Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Mental Health

Research Purpose: Process Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Adults

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Willis, J. (2021). Out of Darkness into Light: Human Henge online evaluation report. Bristol:Willis Newson.