Clare Thomas

Clare has always had a passion for the arts, particularly theatre, graduating from Goldsmiths College, University of London with First Class Honours in 1999. From there she was drawn into the exciting and enriching world of Disability Arts, working as Administrator for renowned organisations Oily Cart Theatre Company and Heart n Soul. Clare spent ten years in total with Heart n Soul in a range of roles, becoming Deputy Chief Executive in 2009. She has acted as a Consultant to Southbank Centre and Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company and is delighted to now be leading Bright Shadow at this exciting time in its development. She says “I believe in the power art has to connect us, enable us to reach our full potential and to tell our stories in ways that spark new meaning. Bright Shadow has an important role to play in supporting those affected by dementia to access these creative possibilities and to project their voices for our shared understanding.”