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Explore, Exercise, Exhale

CoolTan Arts presents a walking festival of urban exploration!

Running from 28 March to 2 April 2017, ‘Explore, Exercise, Exhale’ includes 7 walks, a walking workshop run with Bermondsey Artist Group and Inspiral London. There is an Open Afternoon at CoolTan Arts which includes a taster walk and chance to find out how to volunteer with CoolWalks. The festival celebrates and relaunch the walking programme, CoolWalks, based on CoolTan’s experience of running public walks for over ten years. Read on for more information on the walks and training programme:

CoolWalks has developed a range of tours, including seven walks about historical figures who lived … Read More »

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CoolTan Arts: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm

Admission: Free

Address: CoolTan Arts, 224-236 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JE (nearest tube: Elephant and Castle)

The winning design by Jeff Crownson

This year sees the 25th anniversary of the name of CoolTan Arts, and to celebrate we are launching ‘CoolTan Arts: A Trip Down Memory Lane’. The project comprised an 18-week workshop culminating in a digital book and exhibition of accompanying materials charting CoolTan’s 25 year history of supporting mental wellbeing through creativity. Participants and volunteers worked alongside staff, tutors and former members, gaining skills such as digital design, research, interviewing, writing and decision making, … Read More »

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Kim Noble at the Affordable Art Fair with CoolTan Arts

Kim Noble is an artist and author who was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (originally named multiple personality disorder) in 1995. D.I.D. is a creative way to cope with unbearable pain. Kim has 20 main alternative personalities, many fragments and 14 of the main personalities are artists. Having no formal art training, these 14 artists each have their own distinctive style, ranging from solitary deserts and abstracts to collages and paintings with traumatic content. Many of these ‘alters’, as she refers to them, are unaware that they share a body with other artists. Kim has had over sixty exhibitions internationally … Read More »

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CoolTan Arts: Charity Beneficiary Partner of the Affordable Art Fair

Charity Private View: Wednesday 9 March 2016, 5.30 – 9.30pm

Mental health charity CoolTan Arts will be the official charity beneficiary at the Affordable Art Fair’s Charity Private View. The partnership will raise funds for the award-winning charity that promotes mental wellbeing through the arts. This will be the third occasion CoolTan Arts has been the charity beneficiary with the London fairs.

CoolTan artists will present animations, film screenings and photography reflecting on their conditions, with topics ranging from identity to personal budgets.

We will also be joined by Kim Noble, an artist and author who has confronted mental illness through her practice. Her dissociative … Read More »

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