Making an exhibition of yourself
The Big Issue, Autumn 2012
A Big Issue vendor and vendor coordinator visits CoolTan Arts.
Pictures of Mental Health
The Social Issue, November 16 2011
Great article reviewing CoolTan Arts’ exhibition at Carnegie Library.
Comedian takes part in charity’s walk
Southwark News, October 13 2011
Article about Arthur Smith’s involvement with CoolTan Arts’ recent and highly successful sponsored Largactyl Shuffle walk.
Get involved with CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle walks
Cascade, Summer 2011
Article about CoolTan Arts’ forthcoming Largactyl Shuffle sponsored walk for World Mental Health Day.
Creative ways of working in mental health
Open Mind, July/August 2011
“Incorporating creativity into mental health practice can be therapeutic both for mental health service users and providers” as Ian A McMillan discovers at CoolTan Arts.
Review from CoolTan Arts LGBT Largactyl Shuffle on 19 February 2011
“We gathered outside the Maudsley on a drizzly February morning. A diverse group of walkers, we were ready to sashay on a tour of Southwark and learn more about the borough, mental wellbeing, and LGBT history, local and otherwise.” By Zoe King
CoolTan Arts feature
Southwark Carers Newsletter, January / February 2011
An overview of CoolTan Arts activities and opportunities.
Featured artist – creating & connecting – SLaM
Poetry Express, Winter 2010
SLaM arts development manager Helen Shearn talks about her work at SLaM and CoolTan Arts, with photographs by CoolTan.
The town halls’ past as an asylum
Southwark News, 9 December 2010
Discover the history of some of Southwark’s historic buildings. By Emma Ailes
Ruby sparkles at CoolTan Arts
A crowd of good 50 people made it to CoolTan Arts on Saturday 2nd October – Ruby Wax and Judith Owen performed a fantastic premiere of the rewrite of their latest show ‘Losing It’ at CoolTan Arts.
“In the space of an hour-and-a-bit, I laughed more than I have over the last couple of months. Far from being the intimidating characters that I’d imagined, Ruby and Judith made me and my companions feel like we were on the same level as them, giving a warm, empathetic and insightful view into their experiences. An evening of bittersweet comedy, with a serious message behind it, the show seemed to resonate with many of our own lives. Laughter being the best medicine, I’m tempted to suggest that ‘Losing It’ should be available on prescription from all good GPs.” (Zoe King).
Service cuts ‘could push mental health patients into crisis’
South London Press, 29 October 2010
Introduction to CoolTan Arts in CBT Today
CBT Today, September 2010
CBT Today arts correspondent Patricia Murphy invited CoolTan Arts to talk about their work.
CoolTan Arts and Creekside Artists Review
A review of the evening at the Seven Dials club, by Molly Doyle
CoolTan Arts and Creekside Artists at the Alternative Fringe review
A review of the evening at the Seven Dials club, by Tessa Ditner
Creekside Artists and CoolTan Arts Poets review
A review of the evening at the Seven Dials club, by Martin Walsh
Voicebox Self Advocacy Skills Training
Voicebox, July 2010
Voicebox Magazine ran an article about CoolTan Arts’ self advocacy training.
South London Press Our Heroes Awards 2010
South London Press, 27 July 2010
CoolTan Arts has been nominated for a Community Project award for South London Press local heroes awards. Read this article that describes CoolTan Arts’ work and how we help people.
Largactyl Shuffle in Community Action Southwark Magazine
Cascade Summer 2010
This article is from Cascade, a magazine published by Community Action Southwark, It discusses the work of CoolTan Arts and how it is helping people discover London, through their midnight walk and monthly walks. This is great news for those who work at CoolTan Arts and those who participate in the daily workshops within CoolTan. Please feel free to read and download this article and hopefully we will see you at a workshop or a sponsored walk. You can find more information about all walks and workshops at CoolTan’s website.
COMMA BUT NOT A CLOSED ONE Amita Patel obituary
CoolTan Arts joins with many others to extended its condolences to Amita’s family, and to highlight Amita’s inspiring work.
Debjanee Chatterjee MBE, has gifted CoolTan Arts as well as other organisations her kind permissions to re-print the obituary in the link highlighted.
CoolTan Arts – enhancing well-being through the power of creativity
Mental Health and Social Inclusion, May 2010
‘This article is a profile of CoolTan Arts, a pioneering arts and mental health charity based in South London that believes mental well-being is enhanced by the power of creativity.’
Southwark News, 29 April 2010
‘A Walworth charity has promised to give fashion designer Vivienne Westwood a run for her money as they take part in Alternative Fashion week.’
The Largactyl Shuffle film review
Mental Health Today, March 2010
‘CoolTan Arts, a London based organisation promoting mental wellbeing, is making a name for itself.’
CoolTan Arts premiers three films at the British Film Institute
Disability Arts Online, 22 February 2010
‘CoolTan Arts, the London-based arts project working with mental health service users, launched three new film projects at the British Film Institute on 8 February, 2010.’
Largactyl Shuffle, BFI Southbank, Feb 8
South London Press, 5 February 2010
‘CoolTan Arts the Walworth based charity that seeks to alleviate mental distress by encouraging sufferers to alleviate their creativity, is releasing a film about one of its flagship projects.’
On the Record
Mental Health Today, December 2009
‘Looking at ordinary people’s tales of living with their mental illness.’
Do the Largactyl Shuffle
Community Care, October 2009
‘Mark Drinkwater joins CoolTan Arts on a mental health themed amble through south London. Join the walk this Saturday on World Mental Health Day.’
The Asylum Seeker
Time Out, 12-18 March 2009
‘The Largactyl Shuffle is a stroll through Southwark with a difference – tracing the area’s colourful history and ongoing relationship with mental illness.’
Living South Magazine, March 2009
‘Living South discovers the local community while soaking up some quirky history with wellbeing walks by Walworth charity CoolTan Arts.’
Walk the Walk of Southwark Pride
Disability Now, February 2009
‘Mental health and the past walk hand in hand as Kelly Mullan takes a toddle through the history of histrionics in south London’
What a Difference a World Mental Health Day Makes
Guardian Society, 3 October 2007
Clare Allan writes, ‘Like siblings in a huge and impoverished family, non-statutory organisations, charities and other voluntary groups face a constant battle for survival.’
The Summer Solstice Largactyl Shuffle: From Madhouse to Modern Psychiatric Hospital
Mental Health Practice
‘A guided walk from Tate Modern at Bankside to the Maudsley Hospital in Camberwell, June 20′
Women with Mental Distress get Creative
Women in Prison
‘We present our favourite images from Women Make Art, an exhibition held at CoolTan gallery in London earlier this year.’