Bright Shadow

Bright Shadow

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  • Arts
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Older people / later life

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Bright Shadow is a creative organisation where people living with or affected by dementia live well and thrive across Kent and Medway.

Our charitable objectives are to:

  1. To advance the health and well being of people living with Dementia, and people who care for them, in particular by promoting the use of creative arts.
  2. To promote social inclusion among people diagnosed with Dementia who are socially excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of their Dementia through the development and delivery of arts based activities and experiences including but not limited to dance, music, drama and puppetry.
  3. To advance the education of the public in the subject of Dementia by providing education and training that increases the understanding of how arts and creativity can enable excellent Dementia care, engaging with people with Dementia and their support network of families and carers.


What does Bright Shadow deliver?

Zest Groups are our flagship programme; regular groups who meet in locations across Kent and Medway weekly, and are visited by professional artists delivering high quality creative activities, across a range of artforms. 

Zest at Home, offering stimulating and bespoke creative sessions on a one-on-one basis in the homes of those who Zest Groups aren’t the right fit. 

Short creative courses for those living with dementia. Most recently, this has taken the form of a 6-week photography and writing course, Picture This. 

Creative training for professionals working alongside people living with dementia on a bespoke basis

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