The Exhibition

9th February - 9th June 2018 : Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery

Inspired by his Christian faith, James Fegan started supporting and housing boys living on the streets in 1870.  Follow the incredible journey of Fegans, the children’s charity, as it has evolved and developed over the years. From children’s homes, child migration, and finding family, the Fegans’ story is one of great historical and cultural value. To learn more about our heritage online, please click here.

Fegans today supports over 400 children a week through counselling and many more families through our recently launched Parents Supporting Parents initiative. Together with the help of donors and volunteers, we reach out and transform and protect childhoods throughout the South East. We have a wide range of family and professional events throughout the exhibition, and many ways in which you can, donate, or join our team, in our quest to help children nationwide.

bbc south east

Below is a short clip from BBC South East about the exhibition ‘Seasons of Change: The Fegans’ Story’, including an interview with Fegans’ Old Boy George Savage. To view the gallery of images from our launch of the exhibition please click here.


The exhibition has also been featured on KMTV, watch the video for more on the exhibition as well as an interview with curator Suzie Plumb, as well as Fegans’ CEO Ian Soars. To visit the KMTV homepage for more local news click here.


As part of the ‘Seasons of Change’ exhibtion, Fegans are reaching out to support the local community in a series of Parent Talks, Arts and Crafts sessions, and school assemblies. Below you will find all the information on what’s on at Fegans’ this Spring, if you have any queries about any of our events please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Parent Talks

The confident child: Wednesday 14th March

Building confidence and resilience in your child

Your child online: Wednesday 9th May

Practical techniques for online safety

After the split: Wednesday 23rd May

Successfully strategies for coparenting after separation


All Parent Talks will be held at St John’s Church Tunbridge Wells

Drop - In

Parent Drop-Ins will be a more intimate workshop for parents to come and meet the Fegans’ parenting team. This will be an opportunity to ask questions, and learn more about relevant parenting topics such as self esteem, building resilience, online habits, family breakdown and exam stress.

PARENT DROP IN with Rebecca Leal
Monday 19th March  – 9.30 – 11.30am

PARENT DROP IN with Suzanne Benson
Thursday 17th May – 6pm – 8pm

PARENT DROP IN with Nicola Balwin
Monday 4th June – 9.30am – 11.30am

For more information and to book please click here

Arts & Crafts

Fegans will be hosting a number of Arts and Crafts sessions at the exhibition space. We look forward to welcoming families to play, create and learn together in a relaxed atmosphere.

Garden of Greatness

Saturday 10th March

10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm

Create a beautiful, colourful flower with all the great things about you

Easter bonnets

3rd – 5th April

10.30am -12.30pm & 2pm – 4pm

For Easter we will be making bonnets, and decorating them with all things lovely

Who Are You?

Saturday 21st April

10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm

Exploring identity and feelings through mask making

Caring Crayons

Friday 27th April

10.30am – 11.30am

Exploring positive relationships through stories and art

You Are Loved

Saturday 19th May

10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm

Create a heart of Buttons to remind you of every special person in your life

Only One You

Friday 25th May

10.30am – 11.30am

Celebrating what makes each of us unique

Crafting Calm

29th -31st May

10.30am -12.30pm & 2pm – 4pm

Create a calming treasure bottle for those moments when you need to feel calm



our children, our future

Fegans are dedicated to leading the way for significant positive mental health change in the South East. As part of our calling to help address key issues surrounding our children’s mental health safety, we are hosting Our Children, Our Future, Mental Health Conference, on the 30th April 2018.

With the support of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council this event will be held at Tunbridge Wells Town Hall. The event is invitation only, for mental health professionals, teachers, doctors and local safeguarding teams. Together we can face modern challenges together.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference please email


Assemblies and Workshops

In the last year Fegans has doubled in size.  Despite counselling twice as many children, sadly our waiting lists continue to rise.  The youth mental health crisis appears to be as prevalent in Tunbridge Wells as it is nationally. In response to this Fegans is investing in more preventative action to try and deal with the fruit of the issues before children end up in our therapy rooms.

As part of the Fegans’ exhibition taking place in Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery from February to June 2018 we are reaching out to secondary schools in Tunbridge Wells, with a series of assemblies, literature and online support, for more information visit our Headspace Webpage here.

How to find 'Seasons of Change'

Tunbridge Wells Art Gallery and Museum, Mount Pleasant Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1JN

Seasons of Change