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Linton: exploring where we live
a creative mapping project

This is an exciting NEW collaboration with Linton Library (funded by Linton Parish Council) bringing local residents together to meet new people and explore the village through arts-based activities.

The project will launch on Wednesday 26th July at Linton Library, 10:30-12:00. Drop-in to the library to find out more about the project and create a map of how you connect to Linton!


If you have any local artefacts, including photographs, maps and objects that you would like to show or donate to the project, please bring them with you, or email to arrange collection (within Linton).

The project will run for 6 weeks, on Wednesdays from 13th September to 18th October 10:30 - 12:00 at Linton Library. Join as many sessions as you like - just drop-in! See attached flyer for full details

Notice of the Arts and Minds Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Tuesday 28th November 2023 - 4.00-5:00 pm

Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX

AGM Agenda

1   Welcome and apologies

2   Chair’s update

3   Trustees Annual Report

4   Financial Report

5.  AOB

AGM agenda and papers will be emailed to attendees in advance of the meeting (with a number of printed copies available on the night). If anyone wishes to raise an issue for debate or discussion at the AGM they are asked to contact Chair of trustees Bob Bragger at a week before the meeting date.

Arts and Minds 15th Birthday Celebration & AGM

We look forward to welcoming all friends of Arts and Minds including participants past and present, staff, volunteers, partners funders and others.

5.30 pm – 7.30 pm, Wednesday 23 November 2022

Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX


Birthday Celebration Agenda

5.30   Arrival and birthday drink

5.45   Annual General Meeting

6.15   Fifteen years of Arts and Minds including the cutting of the birthday cake

6.45   Art exhibition and demonstration

Annual General Meeting Agenda

1   Welcome and apologies

2   Chair’s update

3   Treasurer’s Report

4   Annual report and Accounts

5   Board of Trustees

6   Any Other Business*

* If anyone wishes to raise an issue for debate or discussion at the Annual General Meeting they are asked to notify the Chair at least one week before the date of the meeting.

Arts and Minds Welcomes a New Chair and Trustees

In January 2023 Arts and Minds welcomed a new Chair of the Board of Trustees, Bob Bragger and two new trustees, Jess Payne and Sarah Massie. Find out more about them below.

Chair - Bob Bragger

Bob works closely with the NHS and is a Peer Leader and Healthwatch Health Champion. He brings an amazing passion for collaboration & community engagement to the board.

Trustee - Jess Payne

Jess is the founder of a graphic design studio and also works as a Senior HR consultant. She is a wonderful addition to the charity, with a background in both people management and design.

Trustee - Sarah Massie

Sarah is a senior leader at The Point of Care Foundation and owns a consultancy that supports people using coaching and mindfulness. She has a wealth of knowledge from her clinical background & a passion for creativity.

Announcements following our 2021 AGM

Appointment of Christina Rowland-Jones as Honorary Ambassador

Following our AGM on 3rd November, we are delighted to announce that Christina Rowland-Jones (a former trustee) and founding member of Arts and Minds was elected as Honorary Ambassador of Arts and Minds - a charity which grew out of a a Millennium Arts Project Christina created with Fulbourn Hospital. This appointment is in recognition of Christina's creativity and unstinting service to Arts and Minds and to mental health charitable support across Cambridgeshire.

Board of Trustees updates

The AGM also saw Richard Taylor, another founding member of Arts and Minds stepping down as trustee. Arts and Minds would like to record its gratitude to Richard for his service to the charity, as a former Chair, trustee and volunteer over many years. We are delighted that Richard will be continuing as a volunteer, with his wife Kath, with the Michaelhouse Singers.

Helen McCallum, our Chair since 2014, also indicated her intention to stand down as her time in office had come to an end. We will be initiating a recruitment process shortly. Arts and Minds would also like to thank Helen for her longstanding commitment to, vision for and leadership of the charity over the past 7 years. Helen will remain in post until a replacement has been recruited and a suitable handover period has taken place.

AKA: A New Type of Gallery that gives 10% from each sale to Arts and Minds

We are delighted to be working with AKA Fine Art (a new online and event holding gallery) which launched this month with the clear aim of being a top contemporary art gallery whilst raising money for charity at the same time.

AKA Fine Arts i s the idea of Ali Porter of Conserve Paintings and Kevin Youngman of Wildwood Gallery who between them have over 40 years experience in the art world through gallery ownership, picture conservation and framing.

“Our vision for the business is to promote the most exciting artists building a team of talented individuals. We’re using traditional means of promotion: exhibitions, and art fairs and artists' talks" commented Ali, "whilst attracting the next generation of artists and art lovers by building a strong online presence."

“Mental health has always been an important issue and lockdown has only increased the strain on people's lives” said Kevin. “AKA is our opportunity to help, that’s why we are giving 10% percent of each sale to Arts and Minds. We’re very pleased to be working with Emily and her team for this crucial issue”.

AKA are excited to be chatting to Alex Elbro on Cambridge 105 with Emily (broadcast 12.30pm, 5 March 2021).

AKA will exhibit at:

  • Art Fair East in Norwich, June

  • the Clore Learning Studio, Kettle’s Yard Cambridge in October (fundraising event independent from Kettle's Yard's public programme)

  • a further pop up event yet to be disclosed is also being planned


Artists include: Charlotte Cornish, Corinna Button, Mr Penfold, Lillias August RI, Lydia Corbett, Kevin Southgate, Sigurdur Olafsson, Debora Gardner, Louise Chapman, Matt Phelps, Isabel Coulton, Eileen Hogan, Lord John Bird, Michael Ward and the Estate of Peter Denmark.

For further details please visit:

Arts and Minds 15th Birthday Appeal

Help us celebrate 15 years of using the arts to support the positive health of our local community by donating £15 – or whatever you can afford.

All donations – large or small – would be very much appreciated! Don't forget to add Gift Aid if you're eligible – and we'll get an extra 25p for every £ you give (at no cost to you)! Arts and Minds 15th birthday appeal

"What we do is just give an outlet" 

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, our Chair, Bob Bragger, spoke to That's TV West Anglia about our programmes, ethos and our Creative Café model.

Check out the clip on our Vimeo channel.

Launching our NEW strategic plan

We're excited to be launching our new strategic plan, which has been developed in consultation with a range of local stakeholders (including our participants, staff, trustees, volunteers and other local partners).

Our strategic plan will be used to guide our development over the coming three years. To download your copy, please click on Arts and Minds Strategic Plan. If you would prefer us to send you a printed copy, please email and ensure you provide your full postal address.

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