BrightSparks is a community of mental health service users, volunteers and other interested people that use the arts to promote positive images of mental health and wellbeing.

We exist to support and showcase the creative talent that exists within the mental health community through a growing number of creative groups and projects.

BrightSparks News

  • Sweet n Smoothie Open Mic Special

    Sweet n Smoothie Open Mic Special

    • WHEN?: Thu, Feb 20, 2020
    • WHERE?: The Donkey, Welford Road, Leicester. LE2 6BH
    • Featuring Fred Stacks (singer/keyboards), Saviours of Music (Fluid hip hop), Launch of the new Smoothie ‘Sweet n Smoothie’ CD, Damien Tozer (Compere for the night) and you! . . . read more
    • (Posted Mon, Feb 3, 2020)
  • Emancipatory City Art Exhibition 2020

    Emancipatory City Art Exhibition 2020

    • WHEN?: Wed, Jan 22, 2020
    • WHERE?: The Westcotes Health Centre. Fosse Rd South, Leicester LE3 0LP
    • Artworks created by mental health service user artist members of the ArtSpace group based at The Attenborough Arts Centre, with the support of participatory artist Danielle Vaughn. . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • Comedy Asylum 2020 presents: LUCKY 13

    Comedy Asylum 2020 presents: LUCKY 13

    • WHEN?: Fri, Feb 7, 2020
    • WHERE?: Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester. LE1 7HA
    • Featuring mental health service users, who have worked with Rob Gee & Matt Hollins, in a series of comedy workshops to produce this wonderful show. . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • 20th annual exhibition of artworks

    20th annual exhibition of artworks

    • WHEN?: Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 1pm
    • WHERE?: Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Rd, LE1 7HA
    • The twentieth annual exhibition of artworks by mental health service users of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. . . . read more
    • (Posted Sat, Nov 23, 2019)
  • I Wanna Go.....

    I Wanna Go.....

    • WHEN?: Fri, Dec 6, 2019, 4-5pm
    • WHERE?: Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Rd, LE1 7HA
    • The theatre of the oppressed - 'strange goings on at the open mic night, do they wanna go or do they Wanna go....? . . . read more
    • (Posted Fri, Nov 15, 2019)
  • Comedy Workshops

    Comedy Workshops

    • WHEN?: Fri, Nov 15, 2019
    • WHERE?: Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Rd, LE1 7HA
    • A series of free comedy workshops facilitated by our very own Robert Gee and Matt Hollins. . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • CREATIVE MINDS - WRITING SESSION

    CREATIVE MINDS - WRITING SESSION

    • WHEN?: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 1:30 - 2:30pm
    • WHERE?: INVOLVEMENT CENTRE AT THE BRADGATE MENTAL HEALTH UNIT
    • CREATIVE MINDS ONE OFF WRITING SESSION WITH ROB GEE NEXT THURSDAY 3RD OCTOBER . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • Music at the Mill

    Music at the Mill

    • WHEN?: 2019
    • WHERE?: Mill Lodge mental health
    • the Music at the Mill, music in health project delivered at the Mill Lodge mental health unit during 2019. Great people, Great music and a great project! . . . read more
    • (Posted Thu, Sep 26, 2019)
  • Pride Rebellious Writing Workshop

    Pride Rebellious Writing Workshop

    • WHEN?: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 1-3pm
    • WHERE?: Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Rd, LE1 7HA
    • Come and explore the word pride its various meanings and how it has been embraced by gay and mental-health movements. . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • Submissions - 20th Art Exhibition

    Submissions - 20th Art Exhibition

    • WHEN?: Wed, Dec 4, 2019
    • WHERE?: Attenborough Arts Centre
    • Submissions are invited for the 20th Annual Art Exhibition by Mental Health service users of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. . . . . read more
    • (Posted Fri, Sep 6, 2019)