Posts Tagged ‘NHS Open Art Show’

“Identity” poetry workshops featured on a blog

June 24, 2009

Lydia is organising some poetry workshops alongside “Identity”, the NHS Open Art Show 2009. Contact her for more information: lydia.towsey@leicspart.nhs.uk.

One person, Siobhan Logan, attended a workshop and then wrote about the experience on her blog:
http://siobhanlogan.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-love-poetry-workshops-where-you-do.html

I look forward to reading Siobhan’s finished poem, and the other poems written by workshop participants, once they are displayed alongside the artwork in the exhibition.

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“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

Ideas for the theme for the next NHS Open Art Show

November 19, 2008

—- UPDATE: Congratulations to Scott Bridgwood – his idea was chosen as the theme for the NHS Open Art Show 2009 —-

After the success of “Future Bright”, the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Open Art Exhibition of 2008, the 2009 exhibition is being planned.

Any ideas for a theme?

Post your thoughts in the comments under this article. (NB This doesn’t mean these ideas will necessarily get considered – it’s just for fun at this stage!)

So what are your ideas?