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.

You can also read News from Yesteryear on our Documents Page.

BrightSparks News

  • BrightSparks at Riverside 2022!

    BrightSparks at Riverside 2022!

    • WHEN?: Sat, Jun 4 & Sunday 5 June 2022
    • WHERE?: Leicewter Castle Gardens - Maypole area
    • Come down on Saturday and Sunday for music, creativity, comedy, poetry and much more. Hope to see you there :-) . . . read more
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  • Smoothie Soundbites

    Smoothie Soundbites

    • WHEN?: Tue, May 3, 2022 at 12.15pm
    • Featuring the Smoothie Crew + a plethora of other open mic performers. . . . read more
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  • SMOOTHIE IS BACK!!!

    SMOOTHIE IS BACK!!!

    • WHEN?: Mon, Feb 28, 2022
    • THE SMOOTHIE SOUND SYSTEM IS BACK... .FREE MUSIC WORKSHOPS, WITH LUKE BROUGHTON, TO IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING. INVOLVING RAPPING, SINGING, TOASTING AND DJ’ING. WITH SOME SOUND, LIGHT, VISUALS, AND RECORDING THROWN IN. . . . . read more
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  • Soundbites 2022

    Soundbites 2022

    • WHEN?: Tue, Feb 1, 2022
    • WHERE?: The Attenborough Arts Centre, LE1 7HA
    • Compered by Tim and featuring the Smoothie Crew & a plethora of other open mic performers. . . . read more
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  • The Comedy Asylum 2022

    The Comedy Asylum 2022

    • WHEN?: Thu, Feb 3, 2022....7-9:30pm
    • WHERE?: The Attenborough Arts Centre, LE1 7HA
    • Featuring the team of comedians, writers and mental health service users .behind the shows ‘Robots Vs Zombies’ and ‘Death in Dunton Gussett’. . . . . read more
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  • Brightsparks Remote Art Online

    Brightsparks Remote Art Online

    • WHEN?: WEEKLY!
    • WHERE?: Online - ZOOM
    • DELIVERING WEEKLY ON-LINE COMEDY, CREATIVE WRITING, AND ARTY SOCIAL FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY OF LEICESTER AND BEYOND. . . . read more
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  • Arty Social is Back!

    Arty Social is Back!

    • WHEN?: Every Thursday 2pm
    • WHERE?: Online - ZOOM
    • JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR 90 MINUTES OF CREATIVE TALK, FUN, AND ACTIVITIES. HOSTED BY THE WONDERFUL MARNIE ASTON WITH SUPPORT FROM TIM SAYERS + PARTICIPANTS THEMSELVES. . . . read more
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