Posts Tagged ‘Art’

“Visions” by Martin Muir – Art Exhibition

March 2, 2010

1st – 19th March 2010

Together with a temporary exhibition by Mental Health Service Users attending BrightSparks ArtSpace workshops in Leicester.

The Library Gallery, Lancaster Road, Hinckley

Free Private View: 2nd March, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

For further information, contact Katherine Brown, Gallery Administrator, at


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

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?