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CoolTan Arts E-bulletin April 2011

CoolTan Arts E-bulletin April 2011

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CoolTan Arts latest newsletter with events, activities, workshops. Have a look and get involved!
CoolTan Arts latest newsletter with events, activities, workshops. Have a look and get involved!

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Published by: CoolTan Arts on Mar 31, 2011
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Events take place at CoolTan Arts Unit B 237 Walworth Rd SE171RL unless otherwise stated.
Open Mon-Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-5pm.
Twitter:@cooltan4Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cooltanarts 
Free Workshops for Southwark Residents *Sign up now*
Sat 16 April, 12noon at Maudsley Hospital: CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle: Mad Hatters WalkTue 19 April 3pm-4.30 pm at CoolTan Arts: Community Advocacy MeetingWed 20 April, 6pm-8pm at CoolTan Arts: Health Q&ASat 21 May, 12noon at Tate Modern: Largactyl Shuffle: May Day WalkSat 11 June, 1pm-5pm at CoolTan Arts: Mad Hatters Tea Party and Open DaySat 18 June, 12midnight: Midnight Largactyl Shuffle WalkSat 15 October, 11.30am at Maudsley Hospital: World Mental Health Day Sponsored Walk
Free Workshops for Southwark Residents! Starting in April *sign up now*
We a short programme of free arts and multimedia workshops open to all Southwark residents aged 19 andover. Workshops are taught by professional artists and tuition is free for one workshop of 10 hours (five 2-hoursessions). It's a great opportunity to enhance your creative skills or have a go at a new art form. Sign up now!Have fun, meet new people, gain new skills!Workshops include:
Portrait Drawing
: Tuesday 12/04 - 10/05/2011, 3pm-5pm
Visual Arts / Painting (1)
: Thursday 14/04-12/05/2011, 4pm-6pm
Visual Arts / Painting (2)
: Wednesday 13/04/-11/05/2011, 4pm-6pm
Visual Arts / Drawing
: Tuesday 17/05-14/06/2011, 3pm-5pm
Basic IT
: Wednesday 04/05-01/06/2011 11am-1pm
Sewing Machine for Beginners
: Wednesday 01/06-27/06/2011, 6pm-8pm
Digital photography
: Thursday 02/06-29/06/2011, 4pm-6pm
: Monday 06/06-04/07/2011, 2pm-4pmParticipants need to commit to all five sessions and complete the course. Places for the workshops areallocated on a first-come first-served basis.Interested? For more information
, check CoolTan Arts’s website
http://www.cooltanarts.org.uk ,contact us on020 7701 2696, email clara@cooltanarts.org.uk.To book, please download the enrolment form from CoolTan
 (also available at CoolTan Arts offices), and return the form to CoolTan Arts along with a depositof £10 (unemployed) or £20 (employed). Cheques need to be made payable to CoolTan Arts. The deposit willbe returned upon completion of the course and attendance of all 5 sessions.
CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle: Mad Hatters WalkSat 16 April 2011, 12noon; Meet at Maudsley Hospital
Join CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle from Maudsley Hospital to Tate Modern, a fun guided cultural walk formental and physical wellbeing, using art, exercise, humour and history and destigmatising mental distress
The Mad Hatters Walk is an intergenerational event with a traditional Easter egg hunt and fun in the park!Bring your grandchildren and join CoolTan Arts for a family day out, learn new things, meet like-mindedpeople, make friends.Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. The walk is accessible to wheelchair users andpeople with disabilities.Come along and add to the discussion and exploration, share your thoughts and ideas, enjoy the company ofothers and have fun.The walk starts at 12noon at the Maudsley Hospital,Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ, and ends at Tate Modern.Call CoolTan Arts on 07985658443 if you cannot find the group of walkers on the day.The walk is free but voluntary donations will be appreciated.
Health Q&AWed 20 April, 6pm-8pm at CoolTan Arts
How will the cuts to NHS and Mental Health Services impact on Southwark residents? People's Republic ofSouthwark have invited those who know, the policy makers and the professionals to take part in a Q&Asession with those on the receiving end of the cuts. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions from theaudience.Confirmed speakers:Benjamin Spencer, Conservative, psychiatristEleanor Margolies, GreenAll welcome! Join the debate, ask questions, share opinions!Venue: CoolTan Arts, Unit B, 237 Walworth Road, London SE17 1RL.Please check http://www.peoplesrepublicofsouthwark.co.uk for more details or contact info@peoplesrepublicofsouthwark.co.uk. 
Community Advocacy Meeting Tuesday 19 April 3pm-4.30 pm
Come along to our next community advocacy meeting, meet like-minded people, get your voice heard and
discuss what’s happening in mental health and disability services both locally and nationally.
We will have Yvonne Linton from Cambridge House Advocacy as a guest, and topics for discussion includean update on Freedom Passes and Personal Budgets.More updates are available from Rosie Agnew on rosie@cooltanarts.org.uk or call 02077012696. We look forward to seeing you!
Paper Art and Product-Making Group
Are you interested in doing something creative and helping raise money for CoolTan Arts at the same time?Our product-making group design and make products to sell, such as paper, cards and small gifts. The groupis facilitated by professional artists and is free! Come and join us on Thursday mornings from 11am -1pm. Tobook a place, call Rosie on 0207 7012696 or email rosie@cooltanarts.org.uk
Theatre Creation Group
Would you like to get involved in our Theatre Creation group, develop improvising skills, and meet like mindedpeople? Workshops are every Monday night from 6pm-8pm, and cost £6 for 2 hours. To book a place, callRosie on 0207 701 2696 or email rosie@cooltanarts.org.uk.
Filmmaking/Podcasting project about Personalisation *New project*Fridays, 11am-1pm at CoolTan Arts
Would you like to be a part of a unique and exciting art projects aiming to explore the process any individualneed to go through to access a personal budget?Are you interested in filmmaking, want to meet new people, learn new skills?CoolTan has a new Filmmaking project about personalisation! Personalisation is a major shift in the way careand support is provided and it will affect all of us. Get involved and join the workshop on Fridays 11am-1pm atCoolTan Arts. Interested? Please e-mail Asia on asia@cooltanarts.org.uk or call 020 701 2696.
Self-Advocacy Training Skills Programme Spring / Summer 2011
Self-advocacy skills training can assist in knowing and accessing your rights and getting your voice heard in many situations.
The full Programmes 2 and 3 Self-advocacy Skills Training courses are underway! The next
“Introduction to Advocacy/Self 
Advocacy” is on Wednesday morning, 13
April 11am, and
there’s full programme listings via CoolTan
websites soon - please do check out.11 confirmed topics, for example Mental Health Law, the Equalities Act and tacklingdiscrimination, the benefits system, consumer rights areas, non-verbal communication, amongst a wide rangeof relevant and topical subjects. All underpinned by exploring self-advocacy skills. Plus, chance to participatein a range of linked subjects like self-esteem, assertiveness skills over the next 4 months.Please get in touch to find out more, get a booking form, and join in!!More details and updates available at CoolTan Arts, or phone, email or write to us and ask for
Phil Ruthen
,Advocacy Training Coordinator.
T: 020 7701 2696 or
M: 0798 565 8443

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