UpSTart Exhibition 2019

8th – 30th August

Monday – Friday / 11:00-16:00

A showcase of artwork by young people who have attended our UpSTart project over the last 12 months. This exhibition celebrates the creative and personal achievements of the young people from Beaumont Leys, New Parks, Stocking Farm and Mowmacre Hill who have engaged with Soft Touch Arts at our centre on New Walk or our outreach sessions.

Individually and as a group, they have used artistic styles such as sculpture, music, photography, digital manipulation, animation and painting to produce their annual exhibition.

UpSTart offers unique personal development options within the arts that help with young people’s motivation, self-confidence and communications skills, that lead into tailored support to move on and achieve their goals in life. UpSTart activities promote independence and team work, giving young people the opportunity to engage in peer mentoring, complete the Arts Award and receive support and guidance from our experienced staff.

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UpSTart uses fun creative activities to engage young people from New Parks, Beaumont Leys, Stocking Farm or Mowmacre Hill who need support.

STart began in February 2012 and has been ongoing ever since; however due to the funding running out we are looking for new sponsors!