HeadstART is a small, friendly Art Group for up to ten adults who may find it difficult  to join a mainstream  Art Group.  It was started in 1997 by two young men, Steve and John, who had both suffered serious head injuries in car and motor bike accidents.  

 Some members have never painted before but find it helps them to concentrate and relax. The sessions are sometimes quiet, sometimes noisy, always creative and invariably fun. Our aim is that people leave the session feeling better than they did when they arrived. 

Each session currently costs £6.00 per person. This helps towards the cost of room hire, tutors costs, materials and refreshments. The group is run by a group of volunteers and receives no public funding. The first session is free so that prospective new members can come along and see if it’s the right thing for them. You will always receive a warm welcome, a cup of tea and a biscuit. 

What our members say about HeadstART 

“Having a teacher who is aware of my illness makes me feel more relaxed. The atmosphere in the classes is always uplifting and I always leave the session feeling inspired” 

“The class gets me out of the house and gives me something to look forward to. Sometimes when I’m a bit down on a Sunday night, my partner reminds me that I have art group tomorrow which cheers me up” 

“I love the group. It has helped me so much with my rehabilitation. The group is really good fun. If we want to talk with other members for the whole session, we can. “If we want to paint or draw, then we can. If we want to sit in the corner on our own, we can. Everyone understands. It’s so good to be around other people who understand what you’re going through.” 

A typical art class with all members showing their wonderful work.
This beautiful painting is the work of a member of the HeadstART group. One of our Trustees fell in love with it and it now has pride of place in her hall.