Soft Touch Arts Celebrate 30th Birthday
2016 marked the 30th anniversary of Leicester based charity, Soft Touch Arts. Based on New Walk, Soft Touch Arts have been helping disadvantaged young people in Leicester since it was founded in 1986.
To celebrate this landmark year and to showcase the talents of young people, they hosted a special multi-media 80s inspired design exhibition with associated public and VIP events, all made possible with brilliant support from the local business community.
Rg+p Architects, Overbury PLC, Arch Creative, Morgan Gleave Art and Design, Newby Castleman, Betty Brown, Ventola Projects and Mocha Marketing all pulled together to offer their services and funding to support the exhibition.
Sally Norman and Vince Attwood, founders of Soft Touch Arts, set up the charity from Sally’s front room on Upper King Street. They commented:
“We’re so proud of what we have achieved not only for ourselves, but more importantly, for all the young people we have worked with over the years. Now it’s time for the next generation of young people to take over the reins for the next thirty years.”
During the launch event, the charity’s patron, Lady Gretton, Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire and the charity’s chair Gill Brigden, spoke to invited guests from the public sector and business and academic community.
For further information visit www.soft-touch.org.uk