IT’S HELL OUT THERE – New LP from John Moore

IT’S HELL OUT THERE, the new album by John Moore is out now on AWAL. “Death, depression, heartbreak and madness never sounded so good. A dark masterpiece from The King of Light Entertainment. Warning, contains dark matter. “Makes T.S. Eliot sound like D:Ream”” In his own words, John Moore is a “Singer, songwriter, guitar player,…

Roxana Halls donates work to Brighton ‘Safe As Disco’ – EVENT!

Incredible painter, and friend of Mental Spaghetti, Roxana Halls is donating her painting ‘Natalie Laughing’, plus an A3 framed Limited Edition print of ‘Laughing While Leaving’ (one of our personal favourites), to be auctioned at the Safe as Houses disco fundraiser in Brighton this weekend. To be an owner of one of Roxana’s magical paintings…

Artist: Laura Free

“I am a self taught artist from London and work mainly with acrylic paint to create abstract-expressionist pieces that centre around themes of love, obsession and loneliness. I often create pieces that are quite bold and vivid in nature to symbolise a sense of inner turmoil. I find that my relationship with painting helps when it…

Susan Spangenberg

“Art allows me to express the thoughts and feelings that terrify me. The act of creating is painful but healing at the same time.” –Susan Spangenberg Susan Spangenberg is an untrained, self-taught artist. The majority of her artwork is about her struggle living with mental illness. Susan started painting and self-harming at the age of…

Lottie Matthews

  “I focus on using a creative outlet as a way to challenge my own ideas of my mental health and perceptions of the world around me. I’ve struggled with my mental health from a very young age, and focus a lot on reclaiming my own experiences, identity and thoughts through finding beautiful, cracked and…

Rowan’s Cosmos

What: Art Installation Opening and Memorial for Rowan Morrall When: Friday 20th July 2018, 1pm Where: Recovery College, Wellbeing Centre, 3 Woburn Road, Bedford MK40 1EG In July 2017, Mental Spaghetti, in partnership with MIND, ran a series of workshops aimed at young marginalised artists to create a collaborative outdoor art installation in memory of Rowan Morrall….

Jacob Sharpe – The Hanging Badger

Jacob Sharpe, ‘The Hanging Badger’. Fine artist and illustrator, working mainly with vinyl cut relief printing. Themes of history, mythology, horror and folklore run through Jacob’s work; my favourite pieces are his portraits, above. For more of his work, check out Jacob’s website >> www.thehangingbadger.com. “I was diagnosed with a mental heath condition after I left…

Festive Folklore Puppet Making Workshop

Puppet making workshop exploring alternative characters of Christmas.  Learn how to make and fully decorate a ‘jumping jack’ puppet of a festive folkloric character of your choosing. The workshops last three hours each. All materials provided and no artistic experience necessary. We will spend a little time in the workshop briefly getting to know characters…

Wen Wu: Literary Paintings at CCCA, Coventry

Wen Wu opens Scratch the Surface Festival 2017 @STSfestivalCov, on Sunday October 1st. Scratch the Surface is a mental health arts festival that has been co-curated by Mental Spaghetti, amongst others, with festival organisers, Collective//Pod. Be part of an ‘audience with…’ Wen Wu, on Sunday 1st October at 1:30pm, Fargo Village, Far Gosford St (Map). Wen…