Bright Shadow

Training: Arts & Culture

Making arts and culture venues friendly and inclusive places for people living with dementia.


Bright Spaces

Our Bright Spaces programme equips arts, culture and heritage venues to be welcoming and enjoyable places for older people, including those with dementia and their carers. This programme will help you and your staff to understand the challenges associated with ageing and dementia and to find creative solutions to remove barriers and increase access. We also provide consultancy to help you make your cultural and outreach offer appropriate and accessible for people with dementia and their carers to enjoy.


What others say

"Thank you so much for the training and your help with creating new sessions yesterday afternoon. It was really great to work with you and I think the staff are really inspired to help ensure our museum is dementia friendly…thank you." Rebecca Gazey, Quex Museum.

"We hadn’t been to the cinema for 25 years before today - but we really enjoyed it!" Dementia Friendly Screening at Vue Cinema, Thanet

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The different sessions

We design each Bright Spaces programme bespoke for each organisation, ensuring that the content and length of programme are suitable for everyone we work with. To build your programme, you can choose from the following sessions:

Dementia awareness: a basic understanding

Interactive training session covering the symptoms and impact of dementia, wellbeing, needs and communication through creative learning. Also has the option to include Alzheimers Society Dementia Friends session.

Making your venue and customer experience dementia-friendly

Interactive training session to discover simple but effective changes, adaptations and additions to make a person with dementia’s experience of attending your venue and events a positive one. Also has the option to include an audit of your venue by people living with dementia.

Planning outreach sessions and activities for people with dementia

This consultancy session will be led by one of the directors at Bright Shadow who will work with you and your learning/outreach team to either adapt existing activities and workshop plans for people living with dementia or to create brand new ones.

Whether you are inviting people into your venue or going to meet them where they are, we can work together to create sessions to meaningfully engage people with dementia in the cultural offer of your venue.