Winning pitch at #NottsSoup

We listened to four brilliant pitches for funding for money from Hard Heads and Hang Ups with Nottingham Soup, all of which used arts activities to address mental health issues. The winner was Beth and Lizzie with their project, Lets Talk about Loss, the UK’s first support network for bereaved young people aged 16-30. It was started in Nottingham in 2016 and has been growing ever since. They will create an exhibition of photos submitted by young people aged 16-30 who have experienced bereavement. These photos - each submitted by a young person who wishes to participate - will tell the story of experiencing loss as a young person. It will be an option for young people to submit either a photo, or a postcard-sized drawing or doodle to the exhibition. The exhibition will be held at THiNK and will be open to all members of the public. A letter box will be made and left at the end of the exhibition for people to leave their thoughts and stories should they feel moved to share their own story of grief.


Beth and Lizzie are pictured here with our panel, artist Kelly Ann Holmes, Karen Clegg artist and representative of Lubrizol staff who donated to the fund and Sharon Scaniglia, former Principal Arts Officer with Nottingham City Council. The next opportunity to pitch will be in Mental Health Awareness Week in May 2019. Many thanks to Ben Rawson of Rawson Photography for filming the night.

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