I’d lost a long-time job, which proved quite hard to bear.
The mornings were the worst, with moods of near-despair.
A brilliant August day. A Sunday. Mood – not best,
but could have been much worse. Deep down I felt depressed.
Kew Gardens – walked about, and such a sunny day.
If only there had been a cloudier sky with grey.
It helped me when I saw a label on a tree.
I liked a light large lounge in which I had some tea.
I’d seen the Palace too. A King and Queen stayed here.
An unused room upstairs – or so it did appear.
And later on I … Read More »
On 4 March 2018, CoolTan’s volunteers Jonathan, Daniel and staff member Alison will be taking on The Big Half and The Little Half, London’s new half marathon.
The event’s organisers aim to celebrate London’s diverse demographics by inspiring entries from participants of all backgrounds and are working with many community groups in several London boroughs to foster participation and engagement.
Jonathan, whose family members have been affected by mental illness, enjoys volunteering with CoolTan Arts and participated in our walks volunteer group last year. He runs five times a week and says “it helps boost my mood [and] clears my mind”. Jonathan adds “it definitely helps with anxiety … Read More »
In the summer of 2017, CoolTan Arts moved from 224-236 Walworth Road into the former site of the Newington Library, at 155 Walworth Road.
CoolTan’s new home is a buzzing artists’ hub of activity, as the beautiful Grade II listed building is shared with South London’s independent art school, The Art Academy.
The front of the building houses a large gallery space, which is open for community use. Art Angel was the first organisation to use the space, with their production of “Natural Selection”, an exhibition by contemporary artist Andy Holden. The show received rave reviews, including from the Guardian, who declared … Read More »
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.