Over two weeks in August young people joined Soft Touch Arts at the Leicester University Arboretum to create sculptures for the 2013 ‘A Change of Heart’ exhibition which runs until Sunday 27 October 2013.

Leicester young offenders have created a spectacular mural at Leicester’s Victim Support Centre, as part of their Reparation Orders from the city’s Youth Offending Service.

A groundbreaking partnership between youth charity Soft Touch Arts and law firm Spearing Waite LLP is helping four young people to set up their first photography exhibition.

A graffiti artwork by 30 young carers from New Parks and Beaumont Leys has gone on display at the Beaumont Shopping Centre.

Soft Touch has been awarded £75,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project about Leicester in the 1950s. 

Soft Touch aims to turn a derelict building on New Walk into a “buzzing new arts and heritage centre for young people” over the course of the next year.