• Black History Month at CoolTan Arts

    Celebrate creativity and wellbeing at Black History Month this October...

  • Unmasked Women X CoolTan Arts

    A partnership exploring black british female mental health through creatives

  • CoolTan Arts: A Trip Down Memory Lane…

    Looking back through the archives with a digital book and exhibition


CoolTan Arts exists to inspire and transform the lives of people with mental-distress/disabled and with long term conditions though creativity and self-advocacy. CoolTan Arts enables people to re-connect with their aspirations, develop professional skills, stay well and have an improved quality of life.

Zine workshop stimulates discussion of participants’ own black histories

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On a beautiful sunny Wednesday afternoon, CoolTan participants and members of the public gathered around a large table in the gallery space, strewn with card, coloured paper, pencils, markers, magazines and other craft paraphernalia in anticipation of a one-off Zine workshop for Black History Month.  A Zine is a small, often homemade magazine written by people who aren’t professional writers about an unconventional or specialised topic.

This was to be facilitated by two members of Black British Girlhood  Bekke and Olivia, whose aim was to share and archive our stories as Black women as well as celebrate ourselves.  We were also … Read More »

September – Open Afternoon

September - Open Afternoon

Wednesday 28/09/2016

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CoolTan Arts

Event Details

The monthly Open Afternoons give mental health professionals an opportunity to see what CoolTan Arts offers. Our Wellbeing Advisor as well as tutors and staff are on hand to discuss the various programmes on offer, answer any questions and provide tours of CoolTan as well as taster workshops. Please register...

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