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A Letter in Mind Exhibition, The National Brain Appeal

  • London, South East
  • crafts, combined arts, film, libraries, literature, museums, photography, music, theatre, visual arts


It's not too late to sign up for this year's A Letter in Mind! The theme for this year’s exhibition is ‘Everyday Things’, reflecting on how the simple things in life have become so much more important in the past few months.

More than 700 people have already registered to take part - and if you are one of them, thank you. The National Brain Appeal has never needed your participation more than at this very challenging time for charities.​ It's a fantastic way to show your support for the #NHS with all proceeds from artwork sales funding vital projects at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

We are fortunate to have the support of a number of internationally-renowned creatives this year including designer Zandra Rhodes; artists Grayson Perry, Chantal Joffe, Ishbel Myerscough, Morag Myerscough, Mark Dion, Gill Rocca, Bill Mundy and Mark Entwisle; illustrators Chris Riddell, Tim Hopgood and Polly Dunbar; architect Laurie Chetwood; comedian and presenter Jo Brand; journalist and presenter Andrew Marr; actors Stephen Campbell-Moore, Kevin Eldon and Sophie Thompson; and musicians Terry Hall and Justin Robertson. We'd love you to be a part of this line-up, too!

To take part, you simply need to register. The deadline is 25 September 2020.

It would really help us if you could spare a minute to share that you're taking part in A Letter in Mind on social media to encourage artistic friends to take part as well. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, tag us and use the hashtags #ALIM20 and #EverydayThings. But please don’t share an image of your artwork!

If you have any more questions about the exhibition, please go to our FAQS or email us at

Thank you for your support.

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Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

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