Turning Point substance misuse service hosts Art Trail in London

News item posted: 19 June 2017

Turning Point and Blenheim’s Recovery and Wellbeing Network joined forces with Kensington and Fulham Open Art Spaces, transforming the local substance misuse service into a pop-up gallery.

The art show, which took place on the evening of Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June, was an opportunity for service users supported by Turning Point and Blenheim to display their work alongside emerging and established local artists.

Lisa Harston, Community Development Coordinator at Turning Point said: ‘Art is a great way for people we support to develop their creative talents and overcome substance misuse. To have their work displayed alongside people who do this for a living was a real confidence booster!

‘One local Fulham resident said she hadn’t known the substance misuse service existed, but had just wandered in after seeing it advertised. She said the event had touched her and that it was wonderful to have access to such beautiful artwork on her doorstep.’

Billie, a contributing artist, said: ‘I found the exhibition at Munster Road awe-inspiring – it demonstrated that there is life beyond recovery and a way out of the darkness.’

Turning Point provides substance misuse support in partnership with Blenheim in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster.