Mencap start art and drama classes in Fenland

A CAMBRIDGESHIRE charity held a taster art session in March to give people with mental disabilities a chance to develop their art skills.

Artworks, run by Mencap, is running a pilot scheme in the Fenland town one day a week to get members to take part in singing, painting and drama classes.

Antonia Cristallino, who runs the sessions every Friday at the High Street branch, said: “We are hoping that we will have people popping in and seeing what we do. We have been colouring in a big picture and we will be adding glitter and some 3D stones.

“All the activities are directed around what our members want and the ideal future will be to move into a studio for all the members to enjoy.

“And fingers crossed that we will be performing a Christmas pantomine at Emanuel Church, in Cambridge, next month.”

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Christie Davies cares for the first member of the group, Leonie O’Kane. She said: “These types of classes are very important for people with disabilities. It gives them an opportunity to try new things and to also get to know other members.”

Artworks runs from 10am-3pm every Friday. Sessions are �25 for half days and �40.80 for full day.

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