Participant Voices

Read about CoolTan Arts’ participants’ experiences surrounding creativity, mental health and wellbeing.
CoolTan have developed many different blogs over the years to share ideas and artwork and showcase work from different projects.
We would love to have further contributions of writing, poetry, art or video, reviews or anything you would like to share!
If you would like to submit work to be published here, please email: elizabeth@cooltanarts.org.uk
Please explore below to find out more.

Camberwell Art Trail

 

The Camberwell Art Trail consists of 30 street markers embedded into Camberwell’s pavements, designed by Camberwell artists and the local community, including artists and poets from CoolTan Arts.

The trail will be unveiled in Summer 2017 – check the website for updates on the launch date!

Website: www.camberwellarttrail.co.uk

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5 places to enjoy the sun in South London – by Walk Leader Volunteer Arun

These are some perfect places to have a break, eat your lunch and catch some rays. Vitamin D is really good for you!

1. Myatt’s Fields

Myatt’s fields was awarded the prestigous ‘Green Flag’, denoting it as a quality green space in 2015. It includes a bandstand, summerhouse and café which are all well used, and it also has basketball and tennis courts along with a children’s play area and picnic spaces.

The jewel in the crown is the community greenhouse, which is overseen by head gardener Fabrice Boltho, who is passionate about the greenhouse and vegetables he grows from all around … Read More »

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Peter’s Corner: Who do you think you are?

The question “Who are you?” is usually a challenge to someone considered to be an intruder, while “Who do you think you are?” is not usually a question but an angry criticism of someone who appears arrogant and overbearing.

However, who do you think you are? has now become a way of asking someone “What kind of ancestors do you imagine you have?”, and this is one way of identifying yourself as opposed to giving your name, age, place of birth and occupation if any.

I was interested to find that Gary Lineker has an ancestor in the early 19th century who was a legal … Read More »

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