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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…

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.

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 September 18, Soft Touch Arts held an event at the Quorn Grange Hotel to unveil the sculpture created by talented ladies from New Parks. Participants from Style Your Space project came together to create a sculpture made from scrap metal.

Matthew Wise produced this artwork by hand drawing layers into Photoshop, somewhat similar to a screen print process.

On Monday 22 June 2015 we officially opened our new youth arts and heritage centre to the public.

On Tuesday 2nd July a team of 9 energetic volunteers from EON Energy kindly took a day out of work to help Soft Touch with some painting at the new building.

For the past three years we have been undertaking regular stakeholder surveys to make sure that the quality of our work is kept consistently high for participants, partners and other people who engage with us.

The ladies raised an amazing £670 for us, during their recent Women in Business Event through entry fees, a raffle and a nail bar.

Soft Touch were awarded a grant from Youth Music's Spotlighting Fund to develop a trial app to evidence and report on the music outcomes from our music mentoring and elevated risk projects.

The wonderful staff at Kaplan East Midlands have been supporting Soft Touch Arts during 2014 with a series of fundraising activities and events.

Symphonize, a pioneering partnership project between the Philharmonia Orchestra and Soft Touch Arts took place in January 2015.

Budding teenage artist Liam Burt has created a stunning large-scale artwork for city centre restaurant The White Peacock. The work, which is a paper stencil in white, will be on permanent display in the restaurant in a prominent position on the main staircase.

2014's BIG-UP New Parks Hallowe'en event was held at New Parks Club for Young People.

A very big thank you to all who donated to support the Soft Touch Runners team at Leicester Marathon on October 26th.

In August 2014, Soft Touch Arts held an exhibition at Highcross Leicester in collaboration with graphic design agency, Arch Creative, and sponsored by Kaplan Financial.

Here is the video of the Bloom in New Parks Flower Festival event held on June 28 2014.

Sitting in a workshop, surrounded by easels and paint pots, a smile extends across the face of Lewis Buttery as he describes the artwork he's produced.

Joe Crofton, co-director of Soft Touch, has written about his recent music work with children on his blog