Events

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Past Events


Tuesday 17 September, 10:00 -1:00 at the Exchange Arts Centre, 75 London Road, Twickenham (directly across from Twickenham station)

Art & Soul outreach projects are designed for individuals experiencing or recovering from mental wellbeing challenges and/or seeking to enhance their mental health. These sessions are often the first point of contact for individuals wishing to progress to Art & Soul’s weekly workshops. Outreach projects are designed to maximise experiences of creative success and provide a tangible introduction to the wellbeing benefits of creative activity. As the workshop process encourages participants to make their own creative discoveries, no artistic skills or experiences are required.

Grant-funded jointly by Richmond Parish Lands Charity, Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity and Richmond Civid Pride.

All materials provided

Outward Bound: Art & Soul Studio

Art & Soul is pleased to announce a new opportunity for our members: The Art & Soul Studio! These sessions will offer members the time and space to develop creative ideas in a safe and supported studio environment while still being part of the Art & Soul community.

It’s important to know that these sessions are self-guided so there won’t be set activities for members. A member of Art & Soul staff will be available for support should you need it, but otherwise come prepared to develop your work.

Members will be expected to attend all five sessions which run on the following dates:

20th May, 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th June 2019.

The venue is: Richmond Library Annex, Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH

Art House Exhibition

Friday, June 28th  6:00 – 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 -6:00:

Join us at the Richmond Library Annex for Art House where Art & Soul members will be showcasing and selling original artwork, prints and cards.

https://www.richmond.gov.uk/media/17221/richmond_art_house_open_studios_brochure.pdf

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2018  Exhibitions: 

Celebrating Art & Soul’s 20th Anniversary, Kaleidoscope ran at comes to the Stables, Orleans House Gallery, from 12th April to 1 July 2018.

The exhibition included a diverse range of work from individuals, groups and centres using creative activity to support mental health and wellbeing and a kinesthetic retrospective of Art & Soul’s roots and 20-year history.
Many thanks to the supporters and volunteers who made this exhibition possible.

Kaleidoscope, 2018

2017 Exhibitions

Our Colour Outside the Lines exhibition enjoyed a residency at The Old Town Hall in Richmond while a “pop-up” exhibition toured a range of libraries in Richmond borough. This pop-up exhibition is currently on display at the Exchange Arts Centre.

2016 Exhibitions:

Held at The Stables, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham, our 2016 exhibition Flow of Life,  attracted over 3700 visitors. The event included a short film directed by group member and Art & Soul Co-chair, Liz Sokoski. This film was shown at the International Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference in Bristol in the  spring of 2017.

Plans for Kalediscope, our 20th-anniversary exhibition are now underway.

Funding:

Over the past year, Art & Soul has been generously supported by The Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity,  The Richmond Parish Lands Charity, Community Learning and  NHS Healthwatch. Previous support has come from National funding bodies including  Time to Change and  Awards for All.

Kaleidoscope Free Family Event ~ Explore colour, light and shape with Art & Soul*

Design a range of creative and inspirational projects working with 3 artists in the beautiful setting of Orleans House Gallery

Sunday 20th May 2-5pm,

Orleans House Gallery

Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

*Includes an opportunity to share your views on the NHS

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Here’s what people said:

“Our kids love the activities. They made a coloured pinwheel and really enjoyed the painting and creativity. All the staff/volunteers were so helpful and friendly. Thank you so much.”

“That was the best part of the day!”

“A fabulous session for my 8 and 6-year-olds. So well run and very inspirational. Thank you very much!”

“Wonderful workshop. My 3 grandaughters were mesmerised. Loved it. Thank you” 

“It was fun!”

“Wonderful afternoon of arts!”

“I liked it so much I made 2”

“I had a lovely time making art with my daughters. I feel very relaxed and calm. What a wonderful day!”

“Relaxing and inspiring. Fun, fun, fun! Good range of activities.”

“Great day, great activities, great surprises. We had a good day.”

“Came for a look and stayed for ages. Very enjoyable for kids and adults! Thanks.”

“We loved this brilliant workshop! It was so therapeutic and the kids absolutely loved it! and we enjoyed joining in the creativity as well. Thank you so much!”

“Inspiring day for kids and adults alike. Brilliant event!”

 

Free arts and well-being taster sessions –

~ Pre-booking essential ~

We are again delighted to offer a short series of workshops for adults interested in explo

ring creative activity and poetry to enhance their mental health and wellbeing. We will be working on this project with http://sonorityturner.co.uk/projects.

When: (Thursdays) 22 February, 1st, 8th, 15th, March 2018, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Where: The Exchange Arts Centre (3rd floor, Studio 4), 75 London Road Twickenham, TW1 1BE. http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/ The Exchange is located directly across from Twickenham station.

Sessions are grant funded by Community Learning and include all art materials.  

A cafe is conveniently located downstairs.

Please email  info@artandsoul.org.uk

Pop-up Exhibitions 2017:

A pop-up exhibition is on show at local libraries during the following times

  • Teddington Library 30 Oct – 13 Nov
  • Hampton Library 14 Nov – 27 Nov
  • Twickenham Library 28 Nov – 11 Dec
  • Richmond Lending Library 12 Dec – 2 January 2018

Directions and opening hours for libraries (and the Old Town Hall) can be found here.

Colour outside the lines, an exhibition of current artwork by Art & Soul members in celebration of World Mental Health Day, Tuesday, 10th October –  31st December 2017. The Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue Richmond  TW9 1TP.

Past Events:

Free arts and well-being taster sessions

We are delighted to offer two taster sessions on Monday 23 October and Monday 6th November,  10:30 am – 1:30 pm. The sessions are designed to target adults who are interested in exploring the use of creative activity to enhance their mental health and wellbeing.

Where: The Exchange Arts Centre (3rd floor, Studio 4), 75 London Road Twickenham, TW1 1BE. http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/ The Exchange is located directly across from Twickenham station.

These sessions are grant funded and include all art materials.  A cafe is conveniently located downstairs.

Workshops generously funded by The Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity and The Richmond Parish Lands Charity.