Art exhibitions, live music, comedy, dining, children, family and adult workshops, conferences, cooking classes, creative team building. We offer a range of our own special events and work with business partners to help them organise their own bespoke events.

  • Tue 4 Apr

    Smith Partnership and Soft Touch Arts have joined together to host a monthly morning of informal networking for local businesses in Leicester.

  • Sat 20 May

    2017 marks Steamin’ Billy’s 18th birthday (old enough to drink in our own pubs), Soft Touch Arts' 30th anniversary and Arch Creative are celebrating a belated 10 year anniversary.

sMASHing Pop-Up Thursday Cafe

Don’t forget our sMASHing Pop-Up cafe is open every Thursday!

Our sMASHing programmes give vulnerable and disadvantaged young people the opportunity to gain self confidence and skills through catering and cooking.


Come and get delicious lunch for under a fiver! 12-2.30 every Thursday @ 50 New Walk


Quality sandwiches, soups and cakes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients with new weekly menus.

Creative Studio is an alternative education scheme funded by schools and local authorities