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1-2 Perry Road, Bs1 5BQ

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4.30 – 6.30pm, Wednesday October 27th

This one-off project will explore the connection between creativity and wellbeing through an evening of collaborative painting with Bristol icon, Big Jeff.

During lockdown, Big Jeff, renowned for having attended over 4,000 gigs in Bristol, began painting as a way of managing his mental health. He says:

He now has over 30 paintings! You can see more of them on Big Jeff’s website.

Big Jeff is interested in exploring creativity and wellbeing with 8 young people from OTR through this one-off workshop. Together, along with Arts Works facilitator, Tilda, you’ll have the opportunity to experiment with expression through different painting techniques with the aim of creating a big collaborative collage piece.

1:1 with Tilda is offered after the workshop too, if wanted.

Please note, this project aims to primarily reach young people who identify as:

    • Disabled
    • Neurodivergent
    • Person of colour
    • LGBTQ+
    • Young men
    • Care experienced or in care
    • Refugees
    • Asylum seekers

If you have any questions, please email

Painting With Big Jeff is part of OTR’s Art Works – a series of wellbeing projects exploring arts and acting to ensure that creativity is accessible to all young people.

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