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

  • Painting for Wellbeing

    Painting for Wellbeing

    • WHEN?: Autumn 2019
    • WHERE?: The Bradgate Mental Health Unit Reception Area & The Evington Centre Reception Area
    • Artist Scott Bridgwood worked with in patients at Mill Lodge, Stewart House, the Agnes Unit and the Bradgate Mental Health Unit to produce the body of artworks which have formed this exhibition. . . . read more
    • (Posted Thu, Oct 15, 2020)
  • Art collection `Pride`

    Art collection `Pride`

    • WHEN?: Tue, Oct 27, 2020
    • WHERE?: Attenborough
    • Members of the Artspace arts groups worked with participatory artist Jemma Bagley to create this collection of artwork inspired by the word 'Pride' and its' various meanings. Unfortunately this collection is not accessible to the general public at the moment. . . . read more
    • (Posted Tue, Oct 27, 2020)
  • Every Brilliant Thing - Multi media project

    Every Brilliant Thing - Multi media project

    • WHEN?: Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    • During these difficult times, LPT and BrightSparks will be inviting people to compile artworks, creative writing, music, comedy, and anything else artistic.Summary text here will be shown on the news story lists. . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • Call for Art

    Call for Art

    • WHEN?: Fri, Jul 17, 2020
    • WHERE?: Online
    • INVITATION FOR SUBMISSIONS to the "Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Exhibition" - please note the closing date is 31st July 2020. . .If you would like support with submitting please ring Sallie Varnum on 07585 602 238 or email . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • Remote Art - throughout lockdown!

    Remote Art - throughout lockdown!

    • WHEN?: Tue, May 19, 2020
    • BrightSparks Arts in Mental Health are delighted to launch a new programme to support people through creativity throughout the lock down.Summary text here will be shown on the news story lists. . . . read more
    • (Posted )
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