Shine Arts & Well-Being

We are a not-for-profit Community Company set up in Sept 2022 for the benefit of people with Moderate Additional Needs especially the Neurodivergent (ND). We learn Art & Craft skills, produce Creative writing, collaborate with various other local SEND supporting organizations and explore well-being activities. We encourage SEND/ND people to try new things whilst still exploring our own interests as individuals. 

We build self-esteem and enjoyment of everyday life for people with Additional Needs, social anxiety or any other barrier which might hold them back. Many Attendees are on the Autistic spectrum though not all. We are fully inclusive, wheelchair accessible and open to those with sensory impairments. BSL (British Sign Language) is incorporated into some sessions. 

We explore creativity through creation, discussion, trips out together, craft stalls and other events and we socialize, prep & eat food together, have a great time. It’s very informal & fun. Folks can attend with or without a Carer, depending on thier needs and sessions are just £10 including lunch (1 Carer per attendee – always free) 

Our latest project: the Shine! Neuro-verse magazine is a celebration of the talents & interests of Neurodivergent folks lives. It is out in June, Sept, Dec & March every year and is available to buy (just £3) at 

Magazine heaven, Rushden Lakes

Geek Retreat, Kettering

Rooftop Art Gallery, Corby

Burton Latimer Community Library

Galleria Art Workshops/Gifts – Burton Latimer

Sugar Barn, Burton Latimer

The Hut cafe, Ise Lodge

Beehive College, Northampton

The Place to Bee cafe, Northampton

and more people added monthly

We hope it brings you joy & makes you reflect upon the full potential of anyone & everyone regardless of, and sometimes even because of; their additional needs.

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