Posts Tagged ‘Annual Shows’

BrightSparks Comedy Asylum! February 20th 2010

February 1, 2010

Comedy Asylum poster 2010
The culmination of twelve comedy workshops facilitated by our very own Rob Gee.

An extravaganza of sketch comedy, stand up, magic, music and so much more!

With Free Buffet

Saturday February 20th 2010, 7 – 9pm

Admission: Only £3 / £1 Concessions / Free for Mental Health Service Users and family and friends

At The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester

For further info or to book your tickets, phone Tim Sayers on 0795 687 9482

Part of Leicester Comedy Festival.

Thanks to Leicester City Council, The Freemason’s, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, 27a Access Artspace, and The Charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital.

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Bedlam! Comedy Benefit, 16th February 2010

February 1, 2010

Mental Health Benefit Comedy Show

Featuring the wonderful Matt Hollins

Alongside Rob Gee and a plethora of Mental Health Service User comics with compere Damie Winehouse

All proceeds from this show will be donated to BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group

Tuesday 16th February 2010, 7.30pm – 10.00pm

Entrance: £3/£1/Free to Mental Health Service Users and Friends

At The Musician, Clyde Street, Leicester, LE1 2DE

Tel: Tim Sayers on 0795 687 9482 to book tickets

Part of Leicester Comedy Festival.

Thanks to Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust CAIMHC.

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.

“Living Dreams” – our annual art exhibition: 6th-17th October 2009

September 21, 2009
Living Dreams art exhibition poster Sept 2009

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

To be held at The City Gallery, Leicester, from 6th to 17th October 2009.

Free admission.

Coincides with World Mental Health Day on 10th October.

Submissions were invited. For further information, please contact Tim Sayers on 0795 687 9482.

Supported by The Charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital.

Open Mic: World Mental Health Day Celebration, October 9th 2009

September 21, 2009
World Mental Health Day Celebration poster Sept 2009

World Mental Health Day Celebration poster

  • Friday October 9th 2009
  • 7pm till 9pm
  • With FREE Buffet
  • at The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester
  • Admission:
    • £3 – highly paid
    • £1 – lowly paid
    • Free – mental health service users, unemployed, students, OAPs etc.

Featuring comedians, poets, musicians and a plethora of other talents from the mental health community. This is an ‘open mic’ event so you can just turn up and perform if you wish or telephone first.

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

Supported by The Charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital.

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

“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 lydia.towsey@leicspart.nhs.uk


“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

“The BrightSparks Comedy Asylum” Cabaret

January 26, 2009

Poster for BrightSparks Comedy Asylum 2009

Poster for BrightSparks Comedy Asylum 2009

The culmination of twelve comedy workshops facilitated by our very own Rob Gee. An extravaganza of sketch comedy, stand up, magic, music and so much more!

With Free Buffet!

  • Friday February 13th 2009
  • 7pm to 9.30pm
  • at The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester
  • Admission: £3, or £1 concessions
    or free to mental health service users and their family and friends

Part of the Leicester Comedy Festival. Thanks to the sponsorship and help of “The Co-operative Membership Community Fund”, “Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust”, “The Charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital”, and “27a Access Artspace”.

For further information or to book your tickets, telephone Tim Sayers on 0795 687 9482.

World Mental Health Day Celebration: Oct 10th – open mic night

September 22, 2008

WMHD Celebration poster 2008BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group present “World Mental Health Day Celebration” featuring comedians, poets, musicians, and a plethora of other talents from the Mental Health Community.

It’s an Open Mic Night: Friday October 10th 2008, 7pm to 9pm, at The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester.

Admission: £4 (highly paid), £2 (lowly paid), Free admission for mental health service users, the unemployed, students, OAPs etc.

With Free Buffet.

Supported by the Charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital.

This is an “open mic” event so you can just turn up and perform if you wish, or telephone first.  For further information, contact Tim Sayers on 0795 687 9482.