You are invited! - Connect Open Day / Arts Festival

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the first ever Connect Open Day/Arts Festival, to be held on Friday 29th August, 12 - 4 pm.

The Connect Project is a community resource centre that provides a social framework in which vulnerable people affected by poor mental health and/or learning difficulties, can live as fulfilled lives as possible. We work to combat the personal and social consequences of mental illness, to promote innovative, client-led approaches to recovery, and to facilitate mental well-being through a diverse range of therapeutic activities and accredited courses.

The purpose of the open day is twofold. Firstly, it is intended that the festival provides a showcase for the range of creative talent and ability among our clients. Artworks including pottery, paintings, creative needlework, papier mache, jewellery, cards, and woodcraft will be exhibited throughout the project.

All proceeds from the sale of these works will go towards funding new art and craft equipment and material, and to developing new art related activities. Our Band, Re-Connected will provide live music throughout the day, and there will be a number of poetry readings by members of the creative writing group. 

In addition, we will be providing teas, coffees and a light buffet lunch in our newly installed kitchen. 

Secondly, and in keeping with the Time to Change campaign, we hope that the event will provide an opportunity for the wider community to come and see what we do at Connect. We believe that by inviting members of the public to visit the project, not only will they will gain an insight into how people with mental ill health are supported to live with dignity and independence, but also understand how we are working to break down the barriers associated with mental health, thus bringing together our local community.

You can contact Connect at:


Telephone 01792 465383