Living Words is a pioneering Folkestone-based arts and literature organisation, created in 2007 by Susanna Howard. The main part of our work is care home residencies, taking place over 8 - 15 weeks and working one-to-one with people living with advanced dementias. Our office is in digital:glassworks.
Our writers and artists work co-creatively and one-to-one with people experiencing a dementia and those who feel isolated or without a voice.
We enable individuals to feel heard and understood, even when communication seems lost. We run bespoke staff workshops and projects and fully support free speech and expression.
Inspired by our participatory work we create books, performances, films, podcasts and events.
We collaborate with other artists and organisations and are one of the founding and lead organisations behind Normal? Festival of the Brain working closely with Creative Folkestone and Folkestone Fringe.