Social enterprise run by Soft Touch in partnership with Leicestershire Red Cross. Supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Leicester to make new friendships, get involved in their community and learn cooking and catering skills.
Soft Touch Arts worked with young people from the Saffron Lane Estate, where Orton grew up, and other parts of Leicester to produce an exhibition inspired by the life, work and legacy of the Leicester-born playwright.
Symphonized is a partnership project between Soft Touch Arts and The Philharmonia Orchestra. Funded by Youth Music and Children in Need. The project which happened in January 2017. Involving 3 Leicester schools and various young people from Highfields.
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.
MiXT-UP Travellers is a strand from our MiXT-UP three year music programme. The Travellers sessions work with young people from travelling communities, and participants range from aged four to fifteen.
With funding from Awards For All, Kieran Walsh and Lewis Buttery from Soft Touch Arts go to Glen Parva prison to work with inmates every week with help from staff from The Therapeutic Drug and Alcohol Support Team (TDAS).
We set up pART-of with funding generated through our Catalyst Arts programme supported by the Arts Council. It was an incentive scheme to encourage new funders and donors to support our work with a match donation given for every £1 donated through new supporters.
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