Shine! arts programme

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Sanctuary Care residents benefitted from a wide range of creative workshops and activities as part of a two-year national arts programme Shine! that launched in May 2014.

During the course of the programme, Shine! aimed to shine a light on the individuals living in our care homes, encouraging their participation in and expression during arts based sessions including theatre, movement, music and film.

Teaming up with a wide variety of arts partners including:

  • Green Candle; a registered charity providing community dance workshops using a variety of props and musical tastes
  • Ignite Imaginations; an arts organisation encouraging vibrant and creative communities in Sheffield
  • Jabadao, movement specialists creating opportunities for people of all ages and energies
  • Ladder to the Moon; a social enterprise supporting a film and reminiscence project that results in residents producing their own film
  • Project Phakama UK; a youth arts organisation using residents’ stories and memories to produce a performance for all the community to enjoy
  • Salmagundi Films; a film production company specialising in stop-frame animation
  • Vamos Theatre;  a company providing full mask theatre, empowering education and training workshops along with an entertaining walkabout theatre
  • Westminster Arts; a London-based community art charity creating poetry books from residents’ stories and memories.

Shine! was funded by our parent company Sanctuary Group, as part of its commitment to support projects and initiatives which benefit Sanctuary residents and the communities they live in.

Shine! aims to leave a lasting legacy and ensure staff are trained to deliver the principles of the programme, as part of everyday support in our care homes, long into the future.

For further information, please read our Shine! news stories:

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