Bleeding HeART Outcomes


14th of February, 2015, love was in the air as Valentine’s day filled the hearts of many… we decided to try and captivate these hearts down a darker route for the love filled day. Bleeding HeART was an exhibition I and Lewis organised with the assistance from other young people; Mason, Emily, Nathan, Kim, Sam and Skyla. The exhibition involved interactive elements as well as presenting artwork for the public to see and gruesome but delicious food to try. The venue was at the Queen of Bradgate pub, who thankfully gave us the space for free and produced the food […] 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 »

Luv Leicester: Exhibition Outcomes


From the 5th to the 15th of August 2014, the Luv Leicester exhibition opened in the Highcross; and the general public came to look at our young people’s work. A few days before the launch, we had time to set up; clean up the place; and make it look like a presentable, worthwhile exhibit. Within the exhibit, my main role was along-side Lewis; taking photos of the public for our portrait wall, telling us why they love Leicester. We also ended up taking count of who came into the exhibit and other small chores, such as buying lunch. On most days we […] Read more »

Step by Step Stages


I would like to show you what I have currently been up to with my stencil, with it being pretty much complete except framed, I would like to show you the step by step I took in making this complete.   This along with many other young peoples self portraits will be exhibited in a local shopping centre unit for people to come and view and hopefully like. Read more »


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 »

Leicester comic con

Leicester Comic Con 2014

  So the 21st of June, 2014 the comic con was held in Leicester, the young people from the STart group at Soft Touch Arts were asked if they would help volunteer at the event with the craft workshop and just in general, five of us offered are assistance. Mason assisted with his manga drawings by doing a self portrait for the public who approached, Lynton did some spray painting on T-shirts, I took photos of the event and Josh and Kyle were general helpers if needed.   The event had a great turn out with many cosplayers dressed as […] Read more »

STart go to London- Abby’s Perspective.


So, the 28th of May 2014 the STart group from Soft Touch Arts went on a trip to London to the Tate Modern and got given tickets by the Mighty Creatives to also view the Matisse gallery displayed within. It entitled a 9:30am meet at the train station to help late comers not be late and at 9:59am all seated on the train off we went. 1 hour and 15 minutes of traveling we arrived at ST.Pancreas station where we were held up by a long wait for tube tickets to which Jim finally bought but returned rather cheesed off […] Read more »

Tanjima Khatun perspective

By Siham

we are doing a project showing the differences from the 1950’s and now. we are creating something for the which shows the dreams and expectations from the two time periods, it also shows how the genders differ and how people wanted different things. we want the project to be interactive and something which people can see from all angles. it would be vibrant and attractive so it appeals to all age types. we are making a dodecahedron which has collages on it which show the comparisons. the top half shows the dreams and the bottom half shows the expectations.   […] Read more »