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

  • 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 )
  • Superheros Arts Competition for KIDS!

    Superheros Arts Competition for KIDS!

    • WHEN?: Fri, May 29, 2020
    • WHERE?: The Bradgate mental health unit
    • Children are invited to submit artwork to our Leicestershire partnership NHS trust competition to find out who our real superhero children are. . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • Every Brilliant Thing - Multi media project

    Every Brilliant Thing - Multi media project

    • WHEN?: Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    • WHERE?: ONLINE!
    • 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
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  • Beautiful World

    Beautiful World

    • WHEN?: Mon, Mar 23, 2020
    • WHERE?: The Glenvale Gallery, Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Leicester LE3 9EJ.
    • The twentieth annual exhibition of artworks by mental health service users of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. . . . read more
    • (Posted Mon, Mar 23, 2020)
  • The Shed - Gig 2020

    The Shed - Gig 2020

    • WHEN?: Wed, Mar 18, 2020
    • WHERE?: The Shed - 5 Yeoman St, LE1 1UT
    • A mental health night .to remember, featuring 'The Fosse Music Collective', 'Smoothie Sound System', 'Cars that ate Paris' & Kick in the Bits. . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • 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 )