Archive for the ‘Opportunities’ 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

Artspace Relaunched..

October 18, 2010

We very proudly present the relaunched Artspace..

Yes folks, our Weekly Wednesday Arts Drop in has been relaunched,

now featuring at the very lovely Independent Arts Centre, Fabrika.

1-3Pm, the Independent Arts Centre, so, Pop In  to:

68 – 70 Humberstone gate LE1

Brightsparks Comedy Asylum 2011 – New Dates to be announced

September 28, 2010

The Time has Come..

Once again,

Brightsparks will be presenting theComedyAsylum’ as part of the Leicester comedy festival. Once again hosted by the amazing Rob Gee,

and appearing for the first time, at the Independent Arts centre,60 – 70 Humberstone gate, Leicester on Saturday 19 Feb, with the show starting at 7pm prompt.

Details of the Workshops leading up to  the main Event will be announced shortly!!

For directions to the IAC,

Please Click here:

Come along for a wonderful night packed full of chortles and chuckles.

to view the wonderful independent arts centre, please Visit the IAC, Here:

RawArt! Mondays, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

March 1, 2010

BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group presents RawArt!

An opportunity for Mental Health Service Users to get together to indulge in artistic activity.

To take place Mondays 3.30pm – 5.30pm at Rawlins College in Quorn, starting 1st March 2010.

No charge.

Rawlins Community College
Loughborough Road
LE12 8DY

Tel: 01509 622800

To travel there by bus, catch numbers 2, 54, 126 or 127.

For further information, contact Tim Sayers by telephone 0795 687 9482

With support from Charnwood Arts and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

RawArts Sculpture Workshop

February 11, 2010

As part of Rawlins Community College events for World Community Arts Day, Charnwood Arts and BrightSparks invite you to a RawArts drop-in
sculpture workshop for people with mental health problems.

The first workshop will take place between 11am and 3pm on Wednesday 17th February 2010 at Rawlins Community College.

The session is free and all materials will be provided. Come along on the 17th to find out more about RawArts, enjoy the sculpture session and have a cup of tea with us.


Rawlins Community College
Loughborough Road
LE12 8DY

Telephone: 01509 622817
Main school reception: 01509 622800
Mobile: 07815 630567

RawArts will run weekly on a Monday between 3pm and 5pm from the 1st of March and will be for adults with long term and enduring mental health problems.

For more information, please contact:
Lydia Towsey
mobile: 07888 847840

or Jemma Bagley
South/Central Charnwood Arts Development Officer
phone: 01509 821035
Charnwood Arts, 31 Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU

BrightSparks Comedy Workshops

November 6, 2009

A series of twelve free comedy workshops to be facilitated by renowned comedian Rob Gee with the support of Tim Sayers.

The workshops will prepare our participants to take part in a ‘Comedy Cabaret’ show to take place at The Guildhall, Leicester as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival 2010. The show takes place on Saturday 20th February 2010 from 7pm till 9.30pm.

The workshops are each Friday from 1pm till 3pm, starting on Friday November 20th 2009 and leading up to the show. They take place at 27a Access Artspace, 60 Northgate Street (The Old Chrysler Garage), Leicester, LE3 5BY.

The workshops will involve: exploring a variety of different comedy styles, support in preparing acts for the show, and support with developing performance skills.

For further information, contact Tim Sayers on 0795 687 9482.

Art Competition – Seasonal Magazine Covers

September 21, 2009

The CPAA is holding an art competition to design seasonal covers for their magazine. The closing date is 1st December 2009.

Please download the entry form for more information.

Submissions invited for our “Living Dreams” art exhibition

September 2, 2009

Living Dreams submissions poster

Living Dreams submissions poster

BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group presents our ninth annual exhibition of artworks by users and survivors of mental health services in Leicester and beyond.

The first forty pieces are automatically accepted (size limited).

The exhibition will be held at The City Gallery, Leicester
from 6th to 17th October 2009
to coincide with World Mental Health Day.

To submit your art work or for more information, telephone Tim Sayers on 0779 547 5806.

Supported by: The Charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital

Comedy Slam – Tuesday May 19th 2009

May 1, 2009

Comedy Slam poster

Comedy Slam poster

Are you the funniest person in Leicester? If so, you’d better phone and book your place asap!

An opportunity for comics to get together in a light-hearted competition. Three times two-minute rounds, and the one who gets the most laughs wins £50.

  • BrightSparks Comedy Slam
  • Tuesday May 19th 2009
  • 7.30pm – 9.30pm
  • At The Pavilion, Victoria Park, Leicester.
  • Free entry

Telephone Tim Sayers on 07956 879482.

Supported by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.