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Alcohol Awareness and Commission Brief Call Out

Citadel Arts Children & Families Agency and Cultured, St Helens Local Cultural Education Partnership and St Helens Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Team are jointly commissioning an alcohol awareness project to tackle the issue of teenage alcohol consumption in St Helens. Citadel Arts: Previously operating The Citadel Arts Centre, ... More

Citadel re-launches with programme for children and families

After sadly closing the Citadel Arts Centre in June, Citadel has relaunched with a new name, CITADEL ARTS and a new remit to present an outstanding arts programme for children and families in St Helens.  This means that Citadel Arts will be popping up in unexpected and non-traditional spaces across St Helens with a programme that has ... More

The St Helens Youth Theatre needs your votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the St Helens Youth Theatre have been shortlisted to receive a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags for Help Initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awarded to local community projects. We are one ... More

The Citadel is Changing

Fay Lamb, Chief Executive of the Citadel Arts Centre has revealed it is with a heavy heart that the Citadel building will close on 30th June 2019. The announcement will shock many, but Citadel Management and Board have known for some time that the numbers don’t add up when it comes to ever decreasing arts funding and have tried everyth... More

Half Term Family Fun at the Citadel

October Half Term is just around the corner, so if you're looking for ways to keep the whole family entertained, don't worry because the Citadel's got it covered. With an interactive, scientific adventure and a family music gig that brings tunes from both sides of the Atlantic we've definitively got something to keep everyone happy. Tickets ... More

St Helens Youth Theatre set to begin exciting new project

The St Helens Youth Theatre are about to start work on their next project thanks to generous donations raised from our recent crowdfunding campaign. We set our selves a target of £500 and thanks to your generosity we have raised an astonishing £800!! This money is being used to fund our next project celebrating 150 years of St ... More

Big Imaginations Festival Has Come To Town

  At the weekend we had our first Big Imaginations Festival show, and what a show it was!     Catapluf's Musical Journey had the entire audience dancing in their seats and shaking their Shaker Music Makers in time to the beat.    Adriano Adewale and his band of exceptionally talented musicians had the ... More

Pay What You Decide for Catapluf’s Musical Journey

This weekend the Big Imaginations Festival comes to St Helens with Catapluf's Musical Journey. Come and Join Adriano Adewale on Sunday 22nd October as he explores the rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf, whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything. For the first time we're putting the audience in ... More

A Spooktacular Treat is Coming to the Citadel this Halloween

           The Big Imaginations Festival is coming to St Helens from 22nd - 29th October and with it comes these Fairytales Gone Bad!!     We all have our favourite tales of princes, princesses, wolves and magical creatures...but do you know the true stories behind the happily ever afters? Perhaps they're not ... More

Families Get Creative to the Music of Catapluf’s Musical Journey

Families came together to enjoy a wonderful workshop this week at Chester Lane Library.   Using the music from Catapluf's Musical Journey children and adults painted along to the music, exploring the themes and moods of the show.         Artist Joe Ford helped participants create some ... More