This exhibition explores modern masculinity and how it affects mental health. It features over 20 poetry and visual arts by CoolTan Arts participants, all of whom have lived experience of mental health distress.
1. What made you decide to start volunteering here?
I was looking to volunteer where I could make use of my hobbies of Photography and Adobe Photoshop. Looking on the Do-It website I found CoolTan Arts who were looking for volunteers with these interests, so I decided to give it a try.
2. What is an average day like volunteering at CoolTan?
Since I’ve started volunteering at Cooltan I have been involved in a few different projects. When I first joined the book and exhibition about the history of CoolTan Arts: A Trip Down Memory Lane was being put together, which I immediately … Read More »
Due to popular demand, we will be running more Connect and Discover courses in Spring 2017
Starting in February, these five and six week courses are part of a research project into community learning, run in partnership with Morley College. Aimed at adults feeling low, anxious or fed up, they aim to enhance wellbeing and help people manage their moods. CoolTan will be offering a range of courses in visual and textile arts.
What is Connect and Discover?
Connect and Discover is a project offering free short courses in order to research into the impact of community learning on wellbeing. They are aimed … Read More »
A Concert for Winter is Southbank’s free annual showcase and celebration of the past, present and future of Southwark. Complete with song, dance, poetry and performance, the event celebrates the borough’s rich and diverse talents.
The Globe invites local community groups to perform, and this year, for the second time, CoolTan’s all male poetry group ‘Poetree’ performed original work written especially for the occasion, on the theme of winter.
Photography by Cesare Di Giglio