Lewis at Soft Touch Arts


I began attending the STart project when I was in a bad place: I went through a period of depression through my final years of secondary school and, since leaving, had shut myself out from the world for about a year and a half. I’d worked with the lack of motivation that came with being depressed because school was compulsory; as well as being all that I knew. From the youngest age I’ve also had social anxiety, which I’ve been told is likely to have brought the depression on. I finished secondary school in 2011, earning the equivalent of 13 A*-C grade […] Read more »

Cank Street

Among the Yellow by Abby Smith

Leicester’s own Cank Street Gallery today opened its first Open Art Exhibition; containing work from myself, Abby Smith (another blogger here), and Kieran Walsh (who works with us at Soft Touch). The exhibit is expecting to take in visitors from around the world, because of the recent opening of the nearby Richard III Visitor Centre. On top of that, there is a grand prize of £500 to go to an overall winner; so this is a great opportunity for budding artists like myself and Abby. The exhibition closes on the 25th of October 2014, just under 3 weeks away. Cank Street Gallery can be found […] Read more »