by Adam Pursell, North of England Region Honorary Secretary
This year saw continued success on the back of last year’s Leeds Light Night, with the SDC holding two events on the Friday night. SDC’s Colour Experience team were at the Merrion Centre ‘painting with light’, meanwhile the North of England region held a lecture titled ‘Colour, Light and Health’ at the University of Leeds.
by Adam Pursell, Hon Secretary of SDC’s North of England region.
The Mike Crabtree Memorial Lecture was a big success again this year, building on everyone’s enjoyment of last year.
The evening started off with a hot buffet which was enjoyed by everyone in attendance, over 50 people sharing a meal over stories and experiences. A broad spectrum of people had gathered to listen to Dr Christine Holdstock’s fascinating talk on “a history of dyes, from ancient Egypt to cancer treatment”. After the meal, formalities had to be undertaken, and it was time to present a couple of awards. North of England Chair Dr Muriel Rigout took the floor and introduced SDC Past President Trevor Larkins.
As an educational charity, SDC is committed to supporting people in their colour education journey. Occasionally students may need a helping hand financially and we have funding available to offer a limited number of bursaries each year.
Jo Horton is a Senior Lecturer in Mixed Media Textiles at De Montfort University – one of SDC’s college members – in Leicester. She is also an SDC bursary recipient and was recently highly commended in the Embroiderers’ Guild Beryl Dean Award for Teaching Excellence in Embroidery and Design for 2017.