Who We Are

Inkwell is a safe, creative and accessible space where passion and skills entwine, challenging the stigma of mental health and celebrating the diversity of its participants. It seeks to engage, stimulate and absorb all abilities through creative activity. Users develop life skills such as teamwork and problem solving leading to increased confidence and improved wellbeing. We are part of Leeds Mind, an independent charity whose aim is to enable individuals with mental health problems to flourish.

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We believe individuals can and do flourish through creative practice and thought

We offer a whole range of classes and activities at Inkwell. Some are on a referral only basis while others are open for anyone to join. Painting, life- drawing, ceramics, creative writing, Salsa, Yoga, gardening and a weekly Craft Cafe session, as well as our creative community weekend Arts Cafe. Monthly events include acoustic evenings, Jazz afternoons, cinema and poetry evenings and Art exhibitions.

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Sat 12

Saturday Cafe

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 12

Abstract Painting Workshop

£5 Adults
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July 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat 12

Steve Phillips (Blues Fest 14)

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July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Leeds Mind

Inkwell is a Leeds Mind Project, a national registered Charity supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties. Leeds Mind provides services throughout the Leeds area and believes that everyone can lead a full, active and rewarding life. We support people to discover their own resources to ‘recover’ and to live life independently with their mental health condition.

Fundraising

Help us build a brighter and better community. We hold large annual events such as May Day, Midsummer and Bonfire Night that celebrate diversity and community spirit. Our events also help us raise funds to maintain and improve our services while building awareness of mental health and breaking down stigma associated with it.

Partnerships

Collaborating with other organisations helps us to provide better services. We are proud to be working alongside Arts and Minds, TCV, Cloth Cat, Poesiaindignada  and Food Cycle to bring monthly events such as Instrumental and the poetry evening or twice weekly activities such as the Green Gym gardening group.

Exhibitions

We host regular exhibitions giving all our artists and local artists the opportunity to show their work in our professional main gallery space. Exhibitions run approximately every six weeks with a preview evening where anyone is welcome to attend.

Friends Of

Inkwell receives invaluable support from the local authority and charitable donations but would not be able to function fully or grow without the active involvement of people like you. People raise monies for us through a variety of activities and by making personal donations. One of the ways you can help us is by becoming a Friend of Inkwell.