Soothe the soul with our latest art exhibition

Release Date: 21 November 2017

We have some art that will soothe the soul coming to a library near you over the coming months.

A touring pop-up exhibition, Art & Soul, which celebrates arts for wellbeing is being shown at libraries across the borough. It uses creative activity and positive engagement to support mental wellbeing in our communities.

Art & Soul runs weekly arts and wellbeing workshops for adults and young people with mental wellbeing challenges; outreach workshops with local NHS mental health centres, hospitals and residences; pop-up art exhibitions, and a biennial exhibition of member artwork. 

The exhibition is on show at:

  • Hampton Library until Monday 27 November
  • Twickenham Library from Tuesday 28 November to Monday 11 December
  • Richmond Lending Library from Tuesday 12 December to Tuesday 2 January

Cllr David Linnette, Cabinet member for Culture, Sport and the Voluntary Sector said:

“Art & Soul is a fantastic programme which shows how being artistic and creative can have a real impact on our mental wellbeing.

“This is a wonderful exhibition for you all to enjoy. So I hope you come along to your local library and have a look!”

This project was funded by Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity and Richmond Parish Lands CharityFind out more about Art & Soul on their websiteFacebook or contact

Library locations and opening times can be found here.

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Lyle Skipsey on 020 8487 5182. 

Reference: P542/17

Updated: 1 December 2017