Friday, 20 March 2020

Charity status

We are delighted to announce that Painting for Pleasure is now a charity, having received the news this morning!

"We are pleased to tell you that we are satisfied PAINTING FOR PLEASURE is established for charitable purposes for the public benefit. It has therefore been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1188676."

We would like to thank CAVA for all the help and advice they have given us with our application.

Saturday, 28 December 2019

Christmas Wreath Making

On our last day of term before Christmas, after the Christmas Party, we all made some fabulous wreaths for our front doors.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Press release with photos

Painting for Pleasure is a Leamington-based community group for disabled people and those with difficulties or in danger of becoming isolated, and has successfully completed their project 'Our Community - Where we live'.

This was kindly funded by the South Leamington Community Forum Grant Fund with a grant of £1,422.00.

The group celebrated the end of the project with an open day where the participants' family, friends, and the local community came to see the work produced in an art exhibition and enjoyed coffee and cake.

We also displayed boards painted by participants for the Warwick Folk Festival.

Painting for Pleasure provides painting and drawing sessions on a Wednesday during school term-time, at the Westbury Centre, South Leamington.
New members are very welcome.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Our Community - Where we Live

We would like to thank Warwickshire County Council for granting "Painting for Pleasure" a South Leamington Community Forum Grant.

We will be working on a project called "Our Community - Where we Live". Please visit again to see the artistic interpretations of our members. We have started painting some boards for Warwick Folk Festival, on the theme of "Mythical Beasts" to line the entrance to the festival.

We have space for new members. Please get in touch to find out more if you would like to join us.


Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Poetry by Anna Harper

This project has lead to the general realisation that we have a wonderful poet in the group.
Her poems have become a valuable part of each canvas.

Patch me up and send me home

Patch me up and send me home
Once forgotten, haunted by the past.
Patched me up, sent me back to fight.

Not a care for how I felt as I could kill.
Worshiped by many, I'm treated like a king.
Patch me up, but don't send me back!


Remember the stories, the larks we shared,
The ones you carved hidden from the world,
Of drunken nights, we wish not to evoke.

Remember the noise, that crashing godly
Sound, of slaughtered men crying in agony.
Killed by heroes, believing they're right.