A Mental Spaghetti 2016, here’s to the future!

2016, despite its infamy as a problematic and troublesome year, brought us many positives and much pleasure in the form of large scale group exhibitions, our first ‘Spaghetti School’ residency at Free Space Gallery, and working with some of our favourite comrades on exciting new projects designed to spark debate and question closed answers. We…

World Mental Health Day: FLIGHT

What: Workshops and Installations When: Saturday 10th October, 1:30-5:00pm Where: Tate Modern, London FLIGHT – Celebrating World Mental Health Day Join Outside In and other creative organisations working with artists who have experience mental health issues on Saturday 10 October in Tate Modern’s East Room to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The afternoon will feature…

Mental Spaghetti Roadshow at Studio 3 Arts, Barking, London.

What: Workshops and exhibition Where: Studio 3 Arts, Boundary Road, Barking, IG11 7JR. Tel: 020 8594 7136 When: See workshop information, below. We’re hitting the road again, Jack, and this time we’re in Barking, East London, at the bloody marvellous community arts hub, Studio 3 Arts! From Monday 6 July until Friday 24 July 2015…

Thoughts on our Outside In visit

Mental Spaghetti took a rather scenic South Downs-traversing train trip to Chichester last week, to meet our friends at Outside In, hear their latest news, and to finally check out the fine collections on display at Pallant House Gallery – more on that later. If you’re reading this right now, it means you’ve found our…

The profound value of arts in homelessness

Guest article by Francesca Baker. Image credit: SkidRobot Source: Huffington Post It’s a narrow-minded assumption that the only thing that is needed to alleviate homelessness is homes. Becoming homeless is a complex experience and is rarely just financial, with relationship breakdown, substance abuse, mental health issues and trauma often within the mix. As a result,…