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Wednesdays are Citi-Dis-Arts day at the Citadel – see below for the list of arts sessions that you can attend for free or for a small fee.

The sessions are for anyone who ‘considers themselves to have a disability’. We know that many people who experience distress do not describe themselves as having a disability, but don’t let that stop you from attending.

A disability according to the Disability Discrimination Act is:

‘A physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out day-to-day activities.’

Impairment was not specifically defined by the Act – but it was clear that it was not about medical diagnosis, but about impairment of functioning. This can include people who have mental ill health diagnoses including schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and many more.

Information from the Citadel about Citi-Dis-Arts:

Citi-Dis-Arts is funded by Big Lottery and St Helens Adult Social Care & Health. It is designed to engage adults from the St Helens community who have a disability or who are aged 60 & over. Starting January 2011.

  • Daytime Arts – Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon FREE
  • Daytime Writers – Wednesdays 1pm – 3pm – FREE
  • Daytime Drama – Wednesdays 3pm – 5pm – FREE
  • Sing Out Choir – Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm  – Concession prices £2.50

For further information please call Marie Rowlinson McGarry on 01744 762302
or email marie@citadel.org.uk


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