Some of the team and our amazing supporters!
On Saturday the 30th of May ASLI had a fabulous day of engaging with our local community and our event was a great success. The whole premiss of our day was to raise awareness about our campaign MENTAL ILLNESS, HEALTH AND RECOVERY, to showcase some local artists who use their art to deal with their own mental health struggles, to give back to the community by having a FREE table-top sale and swap shop and by inviting local crafters and artisans to sell their beautiful creations along side us in solidarity. Oh and how could we forget CAKE, there was lots of cake!
The ASLI team and our ASLI volunteers pulled together so that our guests as well as ourselves, enjoyed a day of positive engagement and community.
We would like to thank:
The Oasis Centre – Not only was the centre and amazing venue, the staff were so accommodating and supportive. They gave us the entire venue for free, we asked if we could donate to their chosen charity and they chose a local animal sanctuary.
We will be featuring all these amazing people and their talents in separate blog posts so keep an eye out!
We made lots of amazing connections with our local community, including mental health charities and art projects and communities! We will be building on these connection in the coming month, more details to follow…
Plus we had lots of local artists sign up to get involved as well as local residents signing up to our blog and newsletter.
All in all a very happy event! And to top it off we raised just under £200 for ASLI to continue to do what it does best, using art as a tool to create change and save lives.
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Thank you xxx
This will be an engaging event spread across 3 rooms at the wonderful Oasis the Venue in Portsmouth city centre.
First room: There will be a art exhibition by artists affected by mental illness
Second Room: A performance stage with live acts and with art and crafts stalls from local artists
Third room: A swap shop, Cake sale and refreshment stand
So plenty to do, see and engage with!
The event is raising money for the non-profit organisation Art Saves Lives International to aid in their projects, events, mentoring of artists, campaigns and to help continue the important mission of creating change through art in all its forms.
Admission is a donation of your choice (suggested donation £1)
Bring a bag of items for the swap shop to then fill your bag back up with fab “new” items
Gallery exhibition is Free and Performances are free
Money taken at art and crafts stalls goes to the artists
See our last campaign “celebration of women” please visit our ASLI Magazine
If you are a local artist in the Portsmouth/Southampton areas and want to get involved there is still some room for craft stall holders, performances and we are always looking for volunteers get in touch with us at email@example.com
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