Face Painting

Zombies, Models Lewis Buttery, Ed Thurlow and Abby Smith

I have recently found a new like in face painting; whilst on a Halloween project I attempted to paint Lewis’ face, as you can see in the first image captioned ‘creepy clown’ and received positive feedback as well as one of the young participants asking for me to paint his face! From then on I was engaged with this creative art form and continued. The next event to arise was Halloween itself where I quickly adjusted mine and Lewis’ face to suit the characters we were playing. After that I chose to use the upcoming Fright Night Soft Touch have […] Read more »

#LuvLeicester

Lego Pimpstress Abe

From the 5th of August ’til the 15th, a mixed exhibition of photography and stencil work will be on display in Leicester’s Highcross shopping centre. The photography portion of this exhibit, Luv Leicester, is based around what residents think is great about the city. This is a project that has been led by myself and Abby Smith; who participated in the running of last year’s Unrestricted exhibition. It consists of photography by a mix-bag of young people; both from Soft Touch’s STart group, and from Park Lodge hostel. As well as the young people’s work, there is going to be a photo booth […] Read more »

Garden Glasto

By Abby Smith.

The 12th of July saw the return of the Garden Glasto, which involves socialising in the back garden of an unassuming couple’s home. Attendees are permitted to camp for the night whilst during the day you enjoy listening to local bands play, cook some delicious food on the BBQ, entertain yourself on the bouncy castle or come and take part in the activities we provided. Lewis, Ruth and I went on behalf of Soft Touch Arts and let people know who were Soft Touch and what they do but we also took the Soft Touch bike along and created painted vinyls with […] Read more »