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Art breaks down barriers
Article date: 24 Sep 2013

Wetherspoon shift leader Mindy Goose is pictured centre with Time to Change project volunteer coordinator Tricia Thorpe and artist Sandra Flitcroft (left to right) at The Hedley Verity, in Leeds.

The group is admiring artwork by David Keighley which formed part of an art event in support of the Time to Change Leeds campaign, which aims to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental ill health.

Mindy, who works at the Leeds pub, organised the event which featured a craft fair, with local artists selling handmade jewellery, crafts and artwork, as well as a live music evening – Mic’d Up.

The top floor of the pub was converted into a gallery space and featured work from artists across Leeds and the surrounding areas, with the exhibition remaining in the pub for a month.

Mindy, a graduate from Leeds College of Art and a volunteer with Time to Change Leeds, said: “The exhibition theme highlighted the joy and expression which can be found in all art forms, showing that anybody can take part – and without barriers.

“Mic’d Up, which takes place in the pub monthly also demonstrates our commitment to support art in all forms and allow people to enjoy, play, listen and simply take part.”

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