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Largactyl Shuffle@Science Museum LATES – Book & DVD Launch

CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle would like to request the pleasure of your company at the launch of our new film and book from the Largactyl Shuffle @Science Museum LATES project.

After almost a year of dedicated work, the Largactyl Shuffle @ LATES project has come to an end. We have delivered 5 guided tours and activities in the Science Museum based on various visits and research on the history of mental health. If you have been to our events, this is your chance to see all the different tours together and if you have missed out completely, this is your chance to see what the project was all about!

On Monday 28th April from 6:00pm – 9:00 pm we will celebrate the completion of the Largactyl Shuffle at Science Museum project by launching the book and DVD with all our talks and footage of the walks.

The launch will take place at:

The Science Museum’s Dana Centre
165 Queen’s Gate
South Kensington
London
SW7 5HD

http://www.danacentre.org.uk/aboutus/location]

Light refreshments will be served on the evening.
Places are limited so please RSVP to olivia@cooltanarts.org.uk

We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!

CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle @ Science Museum LATES researched and led a series of guided gallery tours on mental health at the Science Museum during 2013-2014. The tours explore objects in the museum with a connection to mental health heritage, inspired by collections in the Medical, Psychology and Science Galleries. The resulting book and film are a record and celebration of this work.

For more information, get in touch with Kaya, on largactylshufflemuseum@gmail.com

 

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Largactyl Shuffle@Science Museum LATES – Book & DVD Launch

Invite Science Museum LATESCoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle would like to request the pleasure of your company at the launch of our new film and book from the Largactyl Shuffle @Science Museum LATES project.

After almost a year of dedicated work, the Largactyl Shuffle @ LATES project has come to an end. We have delivered 5 guided tours and activities in the Science Museum based on various visits and research on the history of mental health. If you have been to our events, this is your chance to see all the different tours together and if you have missed out completely, this is your chance to see what the project was all about!

On Monday 28th April from 6 – 8.30 pm we will celebrate the completion of the Largactyl Shuffle at Science Museum project by launching the book and DVD with all our talks and footage of the walks.

The launch will take place at:

The Science Museum’s Dana Centre
165 Queen’s Gate
South Kensington
London
SW7 5HD

http://www.danacentre.org.uk/aboutus/location]

Light refreshments will be served on the evening.
Places are limited so please RSVP to olivia@cooltanarts.org.uk

We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!

CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle @ Science Museum LATES researched and led a series of guided gallery tours on mental health at the Science Museum during 2013-2014. The tours explore objects in the museum with a connection to mental health heritage, inspired by collections in the Medical, Psychology and Science Galleries. The resulting book and film are a record and celebration of this work.

For more information, get in touch with Kaya, on largactylshufflemuseum@gmail.com

 

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CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle – Welfare and Architecture Walk

Join CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle for our Welfare and Architecture Walk, a guided, stigma-busting cultural walk, designed to encourage mental health and physical wellbeing through art, exercise, humour and history.

Saturday April 19th 2014 11:45am –4pm.
Start location: Outside the main entrance of Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ.
Finish Location: Elephant and Castle, SE1 6TE

Cost: free/voluntary donation

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For April’s Largactyl Shuffle we will explore the main thoroughfares, backstreets and green spaces of Southwark.  On the way stopping for talks on the architecture and hidden social history.

There will be talks about the Heygate Estate,  whose neo-brutalist architecture towers over surrounding buildings, local asylums, St Peter’s Church, designed by Sir John Soane and now providing facilities for the local community, and many more fascinating buildings.

Please meet us outside the entrance of Maudsley Hospital from 11.45am to register. The walk leaves at 12pm prompt and the full length walk will end at approx. 4pm at the Elephant and Castle.

Largactyl Shuffle walks are suitable for all levels of walking and are accessible to wheelchair users and people with disabilities.

You can join us for whatever tickles your fancy feet, whether it is half a mile, one mile or the full distance.

The walk leaders wear orange high-viz vests and rucksacks. Call CoolTan Arts on 07985 658443 if you cannot find the walking group on the day.

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The walk is free but voluntary donations will be much appreciated www.justgiving.com/cooltanarts

All welcome!

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CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle – Summer Solstice Midnight Walk

When: Saturday June 21st 2014, 11.45pm – 5am, Sunday June 22nd 2014
Start: Tate Modern (outside The Turbine Hall entrance), Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Ends: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ
Cost: free/voluntary donation

Celebrate the summer solstice with a guided midnight walk through South London. We will stop along the way for talks on night walking, mad buildings, surrealism and the anxious city!

midnight walks around London organised by charity cooltanarts suitable for disable people

CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle is a guided, stigma-busting cultural walk, designed to encourage mental and physical wellbeing, through art, exercise, humour and history.

The full walk is 4.8 miles. Largactyl Shuffle walks are suitable for all levels of walking and are accessible to wheelchair users and people with disabilities. You can join us for whatever tickles your fancy, whether it is half a mile, one mile or the full distance!! Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your own water.

The walk is free but voluntary donations will be appreciated. All are welcome!

The walk leaders wear orange high-viz vests and rucksacks. Call CoolTan Arts on 07985 658443 if you cannot find the walking group on the night.

How to get there:

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By Tube: Southwark (Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx.)
By Bus:   Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road, Routes RV1 and 381 stop on Southwark Street, Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road

Maudsley –
By Tube: Oval and Elephant & Castle.
By bus: Routes 40, 42, 68 (24 hrs) 176 (24 hrs), 185, 468, 484, service the Hospital.

For more information, contact emmathatcher@cooltanarts.org.uk or 020 7701 2696

Part of the The Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014.

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CoolWalks – Architecture – From Country Estates to Council Estates

Join CoolTan Arts CoolWalks: a free, guided Walk for mental well-being and to learn new things; make friends, get fit and have fun. 

Our next walk will start at Grove Vale Library at midday on Thursday, April 17th and will finish at Denmark Hill train station at about 3.00pm.

Our theme for this CoolWalk is Architecture – From Country Estates to Council Estates. Explore the ways land use has changed around Denmark Hill over the past 200 years, visit the sites where spectacular country estates once stood, see one of London’s first garden estates and best preserved Georgian streets.

For more information please contact Project Coordinator, Georgina Rodgers at: coolwalksinfo@gmail.com or call 020 7701 2696._21A0590-lr

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NEW: CoolTan Creative Workshops from 12th May 2014

lr-poetryworkshopCoolTan are running a new series of free 12 week  workshops from the 12th May 2014. Workshops are open to all people 18+ with experience of mental distress who are not receiving a personal budget.

Come along, gain new skills, meet new people and explore your creative side. Friendly and relaxed environment, with small groups and professional tutors.

**Exciting new programme, book your place now**  Call 020 7701 2696 or email olivia@cooltanarts.org.uk

Workshop Dates

Women’s Poetry – Tuesdays 11-1pm – Start May 13th. An informal experimental workshop to get you going with that spark you always knew you had. Open to all self defined women. Beginners and published
poets welcome.

Film – Tuesdays 11-1pm – Start May 13th. Learn how to do your own film-making and editing. Use some of the latest cameras and sound microphones to make your own creative piece of work for internet or
DVD.
Along the way you will gain a good working knowledge of the Final Cut Pro editing programme. No previous experience necessary except basic I.T skills.

Creative Writing – Wednesdays 11-1pm – Start May 14th. Explore techniques, find inspiration and learn how structure your writing to make it exciting and engaging. Come along, learn, create and enjoy!

Textiles – Thursdays 2-4pm – Start May 15th. Learn how to make your own piece of clothing, from creating a design to pattern cutting to making up your finished piece. Gain skills in batik, embroidery and
beading. Suitable for beginners as well as those who want to build on existing skills.

Photoshop – Thursdays 11-1pm – Start May 15th. Edit and retouch your photography to a professional standard. Learn how to cut out and combine images. Use layers, filters, text and drawing tools to
create artistic effects. No previous experience necessary except basic I.T skills.

Location: CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Road, SE17 1JE.

 

With thanks to our funders:

 

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New WordPress Workshops

developing-reliable-websites2Join CoolTan’s new Workshops in WordPress which will give you a good understanding of how to create a simple website. Free and open to all with basic computer skills. 

Web Design using WordPress: 1:30-3:30. Sessions start May 1st.

These workshops, will gently guide you step-by-step through the process of how to create a customised mini website, using WordPress, the popular and versatile free blogging platform.

We’ll be covering the basics of WordPress installation, how to use the WordPress dashboard, how to create and modify menus, content pages and posts, handling digital media, such as images and videos to embed in your site content, as well as exploring the many options available to customise the appearance and functionality of your WordPress site according to your own personal needs and design preferences.

There will also be the opportunity to be involved with contributing design suggestions and adding content to CoolTan Arts’ ongoing new website design project.

This course will be aimed at learners with some basic level of computer literacy (comfortable with using a mouse, creating and saving files, web browsing, familiar with using common software such as MS Word, uploading digital photographs, etc). Although beneficial, no prior knowledge of web languages such as HTML or PHP is required, as these will be gently introduced as and when required.

Copywriting: Starts Wednesday January 15th 1:30-3:30.

Copywriting is the art of  writing copy (text) for the purpose of marketing or promotion. Within this informal workshop you will learn how to create copy for web page content, press releases, social media including blog posts, tweets, and social-networking site posts. We will look at how copywriting is used to promote an organisation and use this skill to create content for CoolTan’s new website.

For more information or to register please contact Olivia on 020 7701 2696 or email olivia@cooltanarts.org.uk.

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CoolTan Forum – 25th April 2014

forumVolunteer Forum -1pm -3pm. Training and Support: How can CoolTan Arts support you in your role.

Following feedback from the last forum held in January, April’s forum will focus on the type of roles and activities other volunteers at CoolTan Arts undertake. This will be your chance to come along and talk about your achievements, what you have experienced and learn more about what else you could do.
When
Friday 25th April, 1pm-3pm
Place
CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Road, SE17 1JE.
To get involved
Open to all CoolTan volunteers. For more information or to book a place get in touch with Rachel Ball on 020 7701 2696 or email rachel@cooltanarts.org.uk

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Let Me Stay – A performance by Julie McNamara

On Thursday April 3rd we had a fantastic performance by Julie McNamara of her brilliant one-woman show.

Let Me Stay is a tender and unique exploration of the impact of Alzheimer’s on family relations. Julie McNamara has recorded her Mother’s songs and stories, filmed and photographed her in all her glory, over many years. The result is a compelling piece of theatre, an extraordinary love letter straight from the heart welded with a wicked underlying humour.

Have a look at some photos from the event below…


Photographer Credit: Andrea Abril

For more information about Julie, click here to go to her website.

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New Referrals Information Session

Are you interested in the arts and would you like to find out more about CoolTan Arts?
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  • Are you, or somebody you know, experiencing mental distress?
  • Are you looking for activities to help your recovery?
  • Do you want to break isolation, meet new people and explore your creativity?

Come along to CoolTan Arts New Referrals Information Session:

Wednesday 9th April 2014, 1-3pm
at CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224 – 226 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JE

Drop in any time between 1 and 3pm to find out about our current workshop programme, Self-Advocacy Skills Training and more!At 1:30 there will be a talk about workshops currently running, eligibility for those courses, and the registration and referral process, followed by a Q&A session.**You can also take part in a free Tai Chi Session at 3:00-4:00pm.**For more information, please contact Karen Unrue: karen@cooltanarts.org.uk or tel: 0207 701 2696
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Upcoming Cooking Club Talks and Masterclasses

CoolTan Arts Cooking Club have 3 upcoming talks on nutrition by professional nutritionists/dietitions which are open to ALL CoolTan Arts users and staff and are free to attend. No booking neccessary: Just turn up at the CoolTan Community Kitchen at the time given. Please come, free and all welcome!

Food and Mood – Tuesday 25th March 1pm-2.30pm:  Steve Desborough, an experienced free-lance nutrition advisor will be telling us about foods which affect our mood, both positively and negatively. We will learn what to eat to support our mental health and nervous systems.

Weight & Emotional Eating – Thursday April 3rd 1pm – 2.30pm:  Susan Burry, a qualified Dietition who has a lot of experience helping her clients manage their weight will be talking about healthy weight and emotional eating and providing practical exercises.

Walk and Talk – Tuesday 8th April 1pm – 2.30pm:  we have local Herbalist and Educationalist Amanda Rew taking us on a “Walk and Talk” around Walworth Garden farm to look at culinary herbs and their medicinal benefits. We will pick some to make tea after in the CoolTan Community Kitchen.

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