Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Exhibition: Albert Street Artists:

November 11, 2016




May 17, 2011

introducing Corpor-Art: The latest of Brightspark’s  weekly art activities

A fantastic new weekly event that will run for one year, led by the very wonderful Gemma Baggley

Beginning Tuesday the 7th June

Corpor-Art will be aimed at producing a rang eof top qaulity materials for a range of organizations,

Tuesdays: 1-2.30pm,


St Peter’s Community Centre,

Storer Road,


LE11 5EQ

Click to view the poster below for more info…

CorporArt poster 9.5.11

As Always call Tim Sayers on 0795 687 9482 For More Info

Lauren Foster presents… an art exhibition

January 19, 2010

Image by Lauren Foster

  • Art exhibition and sale of works by the artist, Lauren Foster
  • Currently showing at: The Recreation Hall, Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9EJ
  • Viewing Tuesdays 12.30pm – 2.30pm or by appointment via Tim Sayers (phone 0795 687 9482)
  • Soon to be moving to the new gallery at George Hine House

Supported by BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group.

“ArtsCafe” at Glenvale Day Unit: Tuesdays 12.30pm – 2.30pm

June 17, 2009

Come along to the “ArtsCafe”, have a free cup of tea or coffee, view the Glenvale Gallery, and if you want, use some of the arts materials available.

Open to out-patients, in-patients, and family and friends every Tuesday from 12.30pm till 2.30pm.

At: The Recreational Hall, Glenvale Day Unit, Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Behind the Glenfield Hospital, Leicester.

For further information, please telephone Tim Sayers on 0795 687 9482.

“Identity” opens – NHS Open Art Show 2009

June 17, 2009

Featuring work by some of the most exciting artists in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.

Identity logo

17th-27th June

The City Gallery
90 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 1DJ
Phone: 0116 254 0595
Open: Tues-Fri 11am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm

9th-23rd July

The Ten 2 Gallery
102 Castle Street, Hinckley, LE10 1DD
Phone: 01455 636 339
Open: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

8th-16th September

Victoria Hall
39 High Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6AH
Phone: 01572 722 796
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sundays 2pm-4pm

2nd-31st October

Charnwood Museum
1a Granby Street, Loughborough, LE11 3DU
Phone: 01509 233 737
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sundays in October 2pm-5pm

Identity demonstrates how making and looking at art can be a great way to improve wellbeing. Visit the show at one of its four venues, be inspired, and vote for your favourite pieces.

For more information, download the press release, or email

‘Glenvale Gallery’ Opening – 13th May 2009

May 1, 2009
Glenvale Gallery Opening poster

Glenvale Gallery Opening poster

You are invited to the Grand Opening of

The Glenvale Gallery

to take place on Wednesday 13th May 2009 at 11am.

With an exhibition of the works of Hinckley-based digital artist, Martin Muir.

Alongside the official unveiling of the BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group mural project‘s “HOPE” mural.

All welcome. Free refreshments.

Opening speech by the renowned local poet Jo Swift.

HOPE mural

HOPE mural

All happening at:
The Recreational Hall
Glenvale Day Unit
Bradgate Mental Health Unit
(Behind the Glenfield Hospital)

For further information, telephone Tim Sayers (Creative Arts in Mental Health Co-ordinator jobshare) on 07956 879482.

Murals by BrightSparks artists

April 1, 2009

“Identity” – NHS Open Art Show 2009 is open for submissions

February 23, 2009

Following the fantastic success of “Future Bright” in 2008 (the first NHS Open Art Show in Leicestershire), the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is proud to announce it’s brand new show for 2009: submissions are invited for “Identity”.

Identity will be making an expanded tour of Leicester and Leicestershire. It will be hosted at four prestigious venues: The City Gallery (Leicester), Victoria Hall (Oakham), The Ten 2 Gallery (Hinckley) and Charnwood Museum (Loughborough).

The show theme of “Identity” was picked from a long list of ideas from members of the public. Ideas came from artists and non-artists alike, including some from mental health service users. The chosen title was submitted by Scott Bridgwood, an exhibitor at “Future Bright”, by commenting on this website.

Lydia Towsey (Creative Arts Coordinator, job share, LPT) said:

“Identity and creativity have a direct relationship. We’re really looking forward to seeing how people across Leicester and Leicestershire express themselves and interpret the theme.”

Read the Submission Criteria

Design a cover for “Kapow!” – an anthology of new writing

February 23, 2009

Would you like to have your very own artwork on the front cover of a collectable anthology of new writing and your creative talents acknowledged on the back cover?

If the answer is yes then get to it. You have until the 23rd February 2009 to email your submissions to the anthology committee at

The 120 page anthology will include original short stories and poetry of Nottingham Trent University’s MA students and their guest contributors. It will be professionally printed as an A5 paperback.

Images need to be emailed in JPEG (.jpg) or high resolution PDF (.pdf) format and must be original, finished pieces of work. The image should be inspired by the anthology title Kapow! and should be accompanied by a short description of the work to explain its relevance.

The anthology committee will decide which image best fits the collective consciousness of Kapow! and inform the lucky winner no later than 9th March 2009. Unsuccessful entries will not be returned but all artists will be informed of the outcome. The committee’s decision will be final. Please make sure your name and address and contact details are included with each entry – you may submit more than one. The deadline for entries is Monday 23rd February 2009. No entries will be accepted after this date.

How simple could it be?

Submissions invited for “North of the Wall Art Prize”

February 10, 2009

Logo of the North of the Wall Art Prize 2009

North of the Wall Ltd is delighted to sponsor and organise the
inaugural “North of the Wall Art Prize”, an exciting new annual art
competition with total prize money of £6,000, including a specific prize
for registered disabled artists.

Full details, together with instructions on how to enter,
can be found on

This new competition has the joint objectives of stimulating the creative arts in general and promoting the work of disabled artists.