Annual exhibition

Our first exhibition after lockdown will enable Centrepieces artists to show examples of artwork they have been creating while at home. It is scheduled for 12th September-14th October 2020, in the Stables Gallery, Hall Place, but is subject to the reopening of the gallery and any social distancing measures that are in place.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week was from 18th-24th May and this year’s theme was Kindness. Watch our beautiful video created by Centrepieces artists.

Could you volunteer with Centrepieces?

We are looking for a new admin volunteer to help out in the office at The Lodge. Tasks might include helping to prepare for exhibitions and events, writing publicity materials, photographing and logging artwork, keeping the membership records up to date and dealing with enquiries on the phone. You would need good office and IT skills and be confident talking to people. If you are interested and have at least one day a week to spare, please contact Geoff Norris or Karen Larkin on 01322 554589 or email


Do you shop at Amazon?

If you shop online with Amazon, you can also help Centrepieces by using the Amazon Smile website. If you nominate Centrepieces CIO as your preferred charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of everything you buy to Centrepieces. The goods and prices are exactly the same as on the main website. So why not take a look at and help Centrepieces every time you shop

Books about Art Therapy and Centrepieces

Britta Von Zweigbergk, one of our Trustees, has written another book, an anthology of poems, writings and pictures from the Art Therapy Department at the old Bexley Hospital between 1973 and 1976, called Words From The Edge. It costs £8-99. Her two previous books are Tales of Bexley Hospital based on her ‘Asylum Diaries’ of her years as Head of Art Therapy at Bexley Hospital, £9-99, and Centrepieces, A Story of Mental Health and Art in Bexley Part 1  about the evolution of Centrepieces and art therapy from the mid 1970’s to the mid 1990’s, £14-99 or £12-99 for Centrepieces artists and volunteers. Copies of all can be bought from The Lodge or the Pop Up when they reopen, or phone 01322 554589.