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BrightSparks: Comedy Asylum

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Blog |

BrightSparks: Comedy Asylum

Autumn 2015 We’ve just submitted our evaluation report for the 2014/15 BrightSparks: Comedy Asylum and looking forward to seeing what’s next for the project. In the meantime, Comedy Asylum 2015/16 workshops have already started!

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Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Blog |

I’ve worked with Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival on two Arts and Health projects since 2006 and have recently taken part in a podcast talking about my experiences. Here’s the link if you would like a listen. I’m on about minute 41, but do listen to the whole podcast if you have the time, because it’s a fabulous reflection of what The Comedy Festival means to the city, its performers, audiences and those visiting. http://m.soundcloud.com/roger-clegg/dlcf-podcast The BrightSparks: Comedy Asylum best of show will be at The Guildhall in Leicester on Saturday 16th February between 7 and 9pm. We very often sell out, so get in touch on 07908 750187 if you’re interested in coming along. Tickets are only a few pounds. ttfn...

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The aliens are coming …

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Blog |

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 photo opportunity before he went off to take over the world …    If the aliens don’t strike, the new set of mental health Arts and Walking workshops start tomorrow. ‘Points of Interest’ will run for seven weeks, based at Beauty and Utility Arts’ office space on Druid Street, Hinckley. We’ll meet in the office at 1pm, go through the planned routes (one shorter and one longer, catering for all abilities) and then head off either on foot from here or into the minibus and off out to a location within the Borough. After the walk there is the choice to come back to the workshop and take part in an Arts based activity, inspired by the walks. So …. When? 1 – 4pm every Friday for the next 7 weeks (not including Good Friday) Where? Starting at Beauty and Utility Arts on Druid Street, Hinckley and then off out walking with the option to do an Arts activity later on. Cost? £2 per person per week What do you need? Sensible walking shoes, a weather appropriate coat, a camera if you would like to take photographs and a snack and drink to keep you going while we’re out. How do I get involved? Call or email Katherine Brown on (07908) 750187 or beautyandutilityarts@hotmail.co.uk to book a place and get directions to the office.  How do I find out about other Arts and Health activities? Follow this blog or the Facebook and Twitter links at the side of the page for fortnightly project updates. Also see the events calendar for upcoming activities. ttfn...

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