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

  • "IN-VISIBLE VOICES" Exhibition

    "IN-VISIBLE VOICES" Exhibition

    • WHEN?: On Display from Tue, Jun 5, 2018
    • WHERE?: Glenvale Gallery, Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Leicester, LE3 9EL
    • IN-VISIBLE VOICES is an exhibition of painting, drawing and printmaking by members of our homeless community now on display in the glenvale gallery. . . . read more
    • (Posted Fri, Jun 8, 2018)
  • Comedy Asylum Gig

    Comedy Asylum Gig

    • WHEN?: Wed, May 16, 2018 at 7pm
    • WHERE?: The Exchange, 50 Rutland Street, Leicecster
    • The Comedy Asylum Gig at the Exchange - Starts at 7pm. .Join us for an evening of laughs with performances from the Comedy Asylum stars plus sets from Matt Hollins and Kirsty Munro. . . . read more
    • (Posted Tue, May 15, 2018)
  • Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

    Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

    • WHEN?: Sun, May 20, 2018 from 3 - 11pm
    • WHERE?: Duffy's Bar, Pocklingtons Walk, LE1 6BU
    • Leicester Time to Change invites you to celebrate mental health awareness week with the best of people from Leicester and Leicestershire. A range of bands, singers and comedians will be performing. Come and have fun! Free event, donations welcome on the day. Free food s . . . read more
    • (Posted Fri, May 11, 2018)
  • A Visitor Calls

    A Visitor Calls

    • An Exhibition of Artwork and Poetry - Also available in a book - For details, . . . read more
    • (Posted Mon, Apr 16, 2018)
  • 70 years of the NHS

    70 years of the NHS

    • WHEN?: Wed, May 2, 2018 onwards
    • WHERE?: Studio 3, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
    • During Spring 2018, members of the ArtSpace group worked to produce an exhibtion celebrating 70 years of the NHS . . . read more
    • (Posted Thu, Aug 24, 2017)
  • Building Bridges

    Building Bridges

    • The eighteenth annual exhibition of artworks by mental health service users of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. . . . read more
    • (Posted Sun, Jul 30, 2017)
  • Word! Bradgate Writers

    Word! Bradgate Writers

    • The Bradgate writers group will be performing ar WORD! Spoken word night alongside Kayo Chingonyl. At the bradgate unit (Rec Hall) . . . read more
    • (Posted Tue, Aug 1, 2017)
  • Message in a bottle

    Message in a bottle

    • The People of Leicester and the people of Nottingham are reaching out to each other with gestures of solidarity. . . . read more
    • (Posted Sat, Aug 12, 2017)