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The last three months has been a whirlwind time of winning awards and showcasing the work of our charity.

On Wednesday 2nd November ’16 we held a special event to launch our celebratory 30th year exhibition 86:16

Soft Touch Arts and Arch Creative celebrate yet another year of a creative partnership.

Vulnerable to trouble, these young people are welcomed as part of the ‘Soft Touch family’ through various creative outreach programmes

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Leicester based charity, Soft Touch Arts, who've been helping disadvantaged young people in Leicester since it was founded in 1986.

Soft Touch Arts is one of eight partners working with Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) on a new £1.94m project that will support some of Leicester and Leicestershire's most at risk young people.

The Inside Outside Prison Art Exhibition is a culmination of months of hard work by a dedicated group of young men at HMP Glen Parva, who create artwork for themselves, for loved ones and to brighten up the prison surroundings.

Soft Touch Arts are very proud of our ongoing partnership with Glynis Wright as we come to the end of our innovative and groundbreaking business/charity partnership project Pulled Both Ways.

Three young people from Soft Touch teamed up with VAL (Voluntary Action Leicester) to celebrate the third sector,

As a result of working with Sustrans on a consultation project in December 2015; an opportunity to improve a small car park area on Braunstone Gate arose.

Dorothy Francis, Chief Executive of CASE (Co-operative and Social Enterprise Development Agency), received a Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion on Thursday 21st April, the Queen's 90th birthday.

RE-FAB is an upcycling, skill-based project which teaches unemployed young people aged between 14-25 how to make funky furniture, household and fashion items out of recycled materials.

We are looking for local companies and individuals to join our current sponsors and help with our final push to complete the refurbishment of Leicester's flagship Youth Arts and Heritage Centre.

Each month we feature a business that has chosen to work with us to help create brighter futures for disadvantaged young people in Leicestershire.

Each month we feature a business that has chosen to work with us to help create brighter futures for disadvantaged young people in Leicestershire.

Each month we feature a business that has chosen to work with us to help create brighter futures for disadvantaged young people in Leicestershire.

Generation ART, a touring exhibition of young people's art, that exhibited at Soft Touch Arts and New Walk Gallery from 15th January - 6th March 2016. The aim of Generation ART is for children and young people to be involved in a high quality exhibition at all stages, as curators, artists, audiences and champions.

Each month we feature a business that has chosen to work with us to help create brighter futures for disadvantaged young people in Leicestershire.

On Thursday November 5, the White Peacock worked in association with Soft Touch Arts to hold 'A Touch of Community dining event. All proceeds went to equip the new sMASHing kitchen at 50 New Walk, as part of the refurbishment of Leicester's first youth arts and heritage centre.

Each month we feature a business that has chosen to work with us to help create brighter futures for disadvantaged young people in Leicestershire.

Lauren is a young artist and arts project worker for Soft Touch and as part of Leicester's Diwali celebrations, we commissioned Lauren to produce a digital projection piece which incorporates imagery and lights inspired by Diwali.

Each month we feature a business that has chosen to work with us to help create brighter futures for disadvantaged young people in Leicestershire.