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Art on Prescription

Together with Little Bird, Beauty and Utility Arts recently collaborated on an Arts on Prescription evaluation project in North West Leicestershire. We are delighted to share our report conclusions with others in our sector, to further support the case for arts as a social prescribing tool for patients with low level mental health difficulties. Art …

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Project press release

Hello there, I’m delighted to say that a project where Beauty and Utility Arts and Participatory Artist Winsome Ruddock have been partners with Adullam Homes Housing Association is even closer to its final exhibition stage now. Here’s a link to the news section of Adullam’s website and below is the copy: http://www.adullam.org.uk/news.html Ex-offenders artwork to …

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Arts sessions with families experiencing homelessness.

Last Wednesday artist Rikke Digerud and I did an arts session at an East Midlands Housing Association venue over in Melton Mowbray with three families experiencing homelessness. The children involved were so excited about getting all the arts materials out and making their own version of a desert island and once again their talent and enthusiasm …

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Upcoming exhibition …

Please find below a poster designed by men with experience of the judicial system and/or homelessness involved in ‘My Living Voice,’ a series of workshops for Adullam Homes Housing Association, partnered by Beauty and Utility Arts and WB Arts. Its another of the amazing Innovation Challenge projects, funded by Leicestershire County Council and managed overall …

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National Poetry Day – October 4th

   Just a quick reminder that Emmy Award winning Kwame Dawes (http://www.livehopelove.com/#/home/) will be at the Everybody’s Reading Festival this coming Thursday (http://www.lyriclounge.co.uk/programmes/leicester-2012) just before ‘Showcase Smoothie’ launch their debut anthology (www.showcasesmoothie.com). It’s going to be an exciting day peeps, hope some of you can make it!