• Times: Mondays 2-4pm
  • Venue: The Highfields Centre 96, Melbourne Rd, Leicester, LE2 0DS
  • Group Contacts: Tim on 07795 475 806 or
    [email protected]
  • Smoothie Sounds is the music and lyrics side of Showcase Smoothie: an award winning literature and music based project open to all. This music focused side of the project takes place on a weekly basis and is open to all abilities, including those with no experience of music and lyric writing - as well as those who do. Smoothie is currently presenting...

    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.



    Showcase Smoothie is led by BrightSparks Arts in partnership with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and WORD! and further partnered by a range of arts, health and educationally based projects and organisations.First conceived of in 2008 to build on the Department of Health’s ‘Delivering Race Equality’ (DRE) action plan, Showcase Smoothie particularly invites black men, as this group is statistically more likely to experience inequalities within the mental health system. The intention of the project is to recognise and address mental health inequalities; foster cross-cultural cohesion and understanding; nurture artistic ability; support creative and personal development and challenge the stigma and misunderstanding that can sometimes surround mental health issues.

    The project has been Patronised and assisted by the internationally acclaimed writer and performer, Dr Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, MBE. It is championed by Lord Patel of Bradford, OBE; Dr Mohammed Al-Uzri and Angela Hilary, CEO of LPT.

    Participating artists attend a weekly programme of creative workshops, divided over two project sides, Showcase and Smoothie - both open to adult men and women.