Community Legacy Walks

Community Legacy Walks

During 2012 CoolTan Arts ran a series of accessible Community Legacy walks in the run up to, and during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in partnership with Centre for Better Health and Hackney Museum.
The Community Legacy Walks, run by and for people with mental distress, celebrated the legacy of the 2012 games throughout the host boroughs of Hackney and Newham, allowing local people to re-discover their local area, re-claim green spaces, and share stories old and new. We uncovered the hidden history, art, and culture of the area.
CoolTan Arts was awarded a Transformers grant, funded by the National Lottery, through … Read More »

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Join our last two Community Legacy walks!

Join our last two Community Legacy walks!
Uncover the secrets of the Olympic and Paralympic boroughs, the best walks so far, come along and share a year’s worth of research and discoveries by our East London walk volunteers. From the infamous modern myth of the ‘Moleman of Hackney’ to the former workhouse and mental hospital with a mysterious past…find out more and explore with us!
FREE, ACCESSIBLE WALKS – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Enjoy green spaces and discover secret histories whilst walking, wheeling, and engaging with new friends! Come share your stories of the East London that rubs shoulders with the Olympic Park, … Read More »

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Walk, talk and be mentally healthy


Hackney once would have been far from the madding crowd. It was farmland, which produced food for the Roman settlement of Londinium. Now it’s part of London and, like other boroughs, has a wealth of architectural history from medieval churches, Tudor manor houses, Georgian streets and even hidden rivers! I get excited about this kind of thing because I’m fascinated by buildings and subterranean cities. But most of all, I love the history of London. I also what you might call a people person; so when I saw an ad on Guardian Jobs looking for research … Read More »

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Community Legacy Walks – Upcoming Training Dates

Volunteer for the Community Legacy Walks project and get some great training!

To undertake the Community Legacy Walks Training you must be willing to sign up to help with at least 3 walks between now and December. Some walks are at weekends and some are during the week, you can choose which to help with. Also, you will need a £5 refundable deposit for your place to be confirmed.
Meetings and walks are Tuesdays 12-3pm in Hackney. Some walks take place at weekends.
Contact clara@cooltanarts.org.uk or ring 0207 701 2696 to find out more.

Walk Leader Training
Wednesday 3rd October, 6–8pm at CoolTan … Read More »

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