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

  • 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)
  • Award winning article from Tim and Theo

    Award winning article from Tim and Theo

    • WHEN?: Tue, Aug 20, 2019
    • Congratulations to our very own Tim Sayers and Theodore Stickley for their article “Participatory arts, recovery and social inclusion” published in the Mental Health and Social Inclusion journal. . . . read more
    • (Posted Tue, Aug 20, 2019)
  • Comedy Asylum is through to the final 25...

    Comedy Asylum is through to the final 25...

    • WHEN?: Fri, Aug 15, 2019
    • WHERE?: Online
    • Comedy Asylum is through to the final of the National Lottery's 25th birthday awards! This means that we've been shortlisted from over 700 projects :-) . . . read more
    • (Posted Fri, Aug 9, 2019)
  • Its RIVERSIDE Time!

    Its RIVERSIDE Time!

    • WHEN?: Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Jun,2019
    • WHERE?: Riverside Festival
    • With all sorts of mentally and physically healthy activities taking place throughout the weekend. . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • Gig at the DONKEY!

    Gig at the DONKEY!

    • WHEN?: Wed, May 29, 2019
    • WHERE?: The Donkey, 203 Welford Road, Leicester, LE2 6BH
    • Fosse Music Collective and Friends playing at the donkey - All Free with snacks. 7 - 9:30pm . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • Riverside comedy Club

    Riverside comedy Club

    • WHEN?: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 - 1 til 3pm
    • WHERE?: The Exchange Bar, Rutland Street, Leicester. LE1 1RD
    • Create sketches, stand up and songs for BrightSparks Arts in Health Festival at the Riverside Festival 1&2 June. . . . read more
    • (Posted Mon, Apr 1, 2019)