Leicester

Crafting Relationships

Crafting Relationships, our intergenerational strand of work, has been running since 2012. Most of our current work is as a delivery partner, together with emh homes, on our local Big Lottery Funded, Ageing Better project Leicester Ageing Together. Scroll through the photos below to get an overview of all the different projects!   Spinney Hills …

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Showcase Smoothie

  Showcase Smoothie was project managed by Beauty and Utility Arts for its first three years. Showcase Smoothie is a major new literature and music based project, led by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and partnered by a range of arts, health and educationally based organisations. It is Patronised by the internationally acclaimed poet and …

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‘Showcase Smoothie’ anthology launch as part of National Poetry Day

As I’ve mentioned before I am currently very fortunate to be project managing ‘Showcase Smoothie’, an Arts Council England funded,¬†literature and music based project, targeting predominantly young black men with experience of mental health problems. The project is¬†championed by John Short CEO of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Professor Lord Kamlesh Patel of Bradford and Dr …

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The aliens are coming …

Saturday 18th February saw another fantastic performance by the BrightSparks: Comedy Asylum team as part of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. Where else would you witness a farting meditation sketch, Tommy Cooper tribute, a death metal gardening song and aliens to name but a few. I managed to catch the alien in question for a quick …

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