On the last Saturday in September, CoolTan Arts attended Walworth Festival at the new Elephant Park. The event was the fourth and final summer festival organised by the Walworth Society, for the purpose of promoting the heritage, creativity and diversity of the Walworth area.
Elizabeth, Gary, Aaron, Saffron, Jeff, Charlie and Peter all helped to showcase CoolTan’s poetry, photographs, paintings, postcards and other merchandise, which proved very popular. With its bright red stall near the entrance, CoolTan attracted a constant stream of intrigued passers-by, including Southwark’s new Mayor, Charlie Smith, who posed for a photograph with our volunteers.
As well as the … Read More »
Launched at Camberwell Arts Festival 2017, Nocturnes Wonder is a moonlit musical journey you can experience anywhere in the world, created with CoolTan Arts. Until July 2018, you can download Nocturnes Wonder here for free:
Download Nocturnes Wonder
Image by Nomi©2017
Nocturnes Wonder is a suite of downloadable musical movements produced by composer Isa Suarez about how music can affect our mind, heartbeat and wellbeing. It features UK female beatboxer KimmyBeatbox, The Camberwell Community Choir and CoolTan Arts members’ voices.
Creating Nocturnes Wonder with CoolTan Arts
Female beatboxer Kimmy Beatbox held a workshop for CoolTan participants earlier in the year, to come up with tunes and rhythms for the … Read More »
CoolTan Arts has been chosen by The Bath University Student Musicals Society to be the charity beneficiary of a show tackling themes of mental health and recovery this June.
The musicals society will be performing their new jukebox musical, entitled ‘The Ballads of Me and My Friends’ at the Bath Fringe Festival on 9th and 10th June. It follows the life and times of musicians, artists and other failed 21st century bohemians trying to make it in contemporary London. Taking inspiration from Frank Turner’s lyrics and live shows, the performance weaves together gig and theatre on stage in the Edge.
The mental … Read More »
Oh to be a Bee
In and out of flowers
On the breeze.
Loving rays of sun
Keeping busy pollinating
As nature’s ambassadors
Of life’s production line.
By Charlie Browne