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

  • Everybody`s Reading Open Mic Special

    Everybody`s Reading Open Mic Special

    • WHEN?: Thu, Oct 4, 2018 - 7 til 9:30pm
    • WHERE?: Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA
    • Featuring Ralth Dartford & The Bradgate Writers & Mandy Brook . . . read more
    • (Posted Wed, Sep 26, 2018)
  • Labelled - Rebellious Writing Workshop

    Labelled - Rebellious Writing Workshop

    • WHEN?: Thu, Oct 4, 2018 - 2 til 4pm
    • WHERE?: Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA
    • Use creative writing to explore labeling, stigma and discrimination and get things off your back! . . . . read more
    • (Posted Wed, Sep 26, 2018)
  • WORD! Workshop with Deanna Rodger

    WORD! Workshop with Deanna Rodger

    • WHEN?: Thu, Sep 27, 2018
    • WHERE?: attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA
    • Don't miss WORD! at Attenborough Arts - when we'll be hugely excited to present the Internationally established writer, performer and facilitator, Deanna Rodger . . . read more
    • (Posted Tue, Sep 25, 2018)
  • Green Reads: 'SOUNDBITE' Special

    Green Reads: 'SOUNDBITE' Special

    • WHEN?: Tue, Oct 2, 2018. 12:45 'til 1.45pm
    • WHERE?: ATTENBOROUGH ARTS CENTRE, LANCASTER RD, LEICESTER
    • Join Mark Gwynne Jones, Psychicbread and The Green Room Writers - for this one off, verdant verge of voices . . . read more
    • (Posted Tue, Sep 11, 2018)
  • House of Circus

    House of Circus

    • WHEN?: Mon, Sep 10, 2018
    • WHERE?: The Y theatre Sports Hall, 7 east st, leics LE1 6EY
    • Open sessions for one and all to learn or share circus skills & specialist masterclasses. . . . read more
    • (Posted Fri, Sep 7, 2018)
  • Exhibitions Update

    Exhibitions Update

    • WHEN?: From: Tue, Sep 11, 2018
    • WHERE?: Various - See Posters or description
    • An update on exhibitions on display at present. . . . read more
    • (Posted Fri, Sep 7, 2018)
  • The Comedy Asylum Sings!

    The Comedy Asylum Sings!

    • WHEN?: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 1pm 'til 3pm
    • WHERE?: The Exchange Bar, Rutland Street, Leicester. LE1 1RD
    • Summary text here will be shown on the news story lists. 1pm - 3pm on Thursdays . . . read more
    • (Posted Wed, Aug 22, 2018)
  • Emancipatory City – The Exhibition

    Emancipatory City – The Exhibition

    • WHEN?: Wed, Jul 4, 2018 'til Monday 9th July
    • WHERE?: Now in the Attenborough Arts Centre
    • Now On Display in Studio 3 of the Attenborough Arts Centre - call 0116 252 2455 to confirm access . . . read more
    • (Posted Thu, Jun 21, 2018)
  • Summer Madness Open Mic Night

    Summer Madness Open Mic Night

    • WHEN?: Sun, Aug 5, 2018 - 7pm
    • WHERE?: The Excvhange Bar, Leicester,
    • To book a 10 min slot, call Tim (07795 475 806) or turn up on the night. . . . read more
    • (Posted Tue, Jul 24, 2018)
  • Word! in the Garden

    Word! in the Garden

    • WHEN?: Thu, Jul 26, 2018, 12 noon until 9pm
    • WHERE?: Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester LE1 7HA
    • A greengage gala of a festival, celebrating the launch of Attenborough Arts Centre’s brand new ‘amphitheatre’ garden - The Green Room . . . read more
    • (Posted Thu, Jun 21, 2018)
  • ArtBeat Comedy Night

    ArtBeat Comedy Night

    • WHEN?: Tue, Jun 19, 2018
    • WHERE?: The Donkey, Leicester
    • ‘Open Mic’ Night. With, all the way from Birmingham City, M/C The Great Raymondo, headline act Jack Britton, and a plethora of exciting open mic performers this should be a, not to be missed, night of wonderful entertainment. . . . read more
    • (Posted Fri, Jun 8, 2018)