• Times:
    Showcase - Mondays 3-5pm
    Smoothie - Thursdays 6pm 'til 8pm
  • Venue:
    Showcase - The Attenborough Arts Centre.
    Smoothie - StayFree Studios, 2-4 Frog island, Leicester, LE3 5AG
  • Group Contacts: Showcase: Lydia on 07766 847 840 or lydia.towsey@leicspart.nhs.uk
    Smoothie: Tim on 07795 475 806 or
    Tim.Sayers@leicspart.nhs.uk
  • Showcase Smoothie

    Showcase Smoothie is an award winning literature and music based project dedicated to promoting health, wellbeing and cultural unity. The project is divided into two halves, 'The Showcase Collective' - focused on creative writing and 'Smoothie' - focused on rapping, DJ-ing and music production. 

    Launched in 2008, Showcase Smoothie is particularly focused on young black men to recognise and address statistical inequalities within the mental health system, but open to men and women of all backgrounds, building cross cultural understanding and countering the misunderstanding that can sometimes surround mental health issues.

    Showcase Smoothie is Patronised by the internationally acclaimed writer and performer, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, MBE. It is championed by Lord Patel of Bradford, OBE; Dr Mohammed Al-Uzri and Peter Miller, CEO of LPT.

    The Showcase Collective.

    The Showcase Collective is the creative writing side of Showcase Smoothie. Weekly facilitation is currently led by poet and performer, Lydia Towsey - with a number of other professional writers and performers visiting on a project by project basis.

    Legacy artefacts and achievements include a string of high quality publications, films and performances - that have seen members of the Collective tour their work, locally, regionally and nationally. 

    Want to get involved? No experience necessary, both men and women welcome. All sessions free. For more information get in touch with Lydia.

    Smoothie Sounds

    Smoothie is a mental health service user sound system featuring free workshops with DJ Glamour involving Rapping, Toasting and DJing with all the associated sound, light and visuals.Smoothie is dedicated to producing original material, performing and recording.