The sell out Stand up to Stigma project rounded up on Friday 16th January at St Helens Central Library with professional stand-up comic, Sam Avery as well as local comedy newcomers. This event was the finale to a six week comedy course involving people with lived experience of mental health issues. Further details on the Stand up to Stigma project can be found here. A huge thank you to all involved in Stand Up To Stigma and to everyone who came along on the night!
The sell out Stand up to Stigma project rounds up on Friday 16th January from 5pm – 7pm at St Helens Central Library with professional stand-up comic, Sam Avery and local comedy newcomers. This event is the finale to a six week comedy course involving people with lived experience of mental health issues. Further details on the Stand up to Stigma project can be found here.
Collective Encounters are running an arts project using music, writing and drama to create a performance early next year. It’s aimed at anyone who finds it hard to get opportunities to participate in the arts. It’s open to anyone, regardless of previous experience, ability or confidence, and the first sessions we run will be aimed at building confidence and trying out simple techniques, so we hope they will be enjoyable. You’re welcome to come and find out whether the project is for you, you don’t have to commit to coming to every session, and it’s not necessary to be committed to performing to participate in the workshops.
The sessions began on Friday 16th November at Thatto Heath Library, and are running every Friday from then (except the 14th and 21st December). The Library is small and friendly, and is easily reached by train and bus, and we can cover travel expenses where necessary. The sessions begin at 1.30 and runs until 3, but people are welcome to come at 1 for tea, coffee and biscuits. New members are welcome.
We’ll also be running some creative music sessions at the Central Library – these will be starting on Wednesday, December 5th, from 5.30 to 7.30.