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CoolTan Arts believes mental wellbeing is enhanced by the power of creativity

Celebrate 100 years of International Women’s
Day with CoolTan Arts’ Conference and new
art exhibition ‘Women’s Stories’

Wed, 09 March 2011 at 11am – 4pm

CoolTan Arts Independent Gallery
Unit B 237 Walworth Road
London SE17 1RL

Arts and mental health charity CoolTan Arts celebrates 100 years of International Women’s Day with a
conference celebrating women of the last century and their narratives, personal, historical or artistic.
We will explore and celebrate the lives and works of inspirational local women from the past 100 years,
and personal stories of women we know. There will be particular emphasis on stories of women from
marginalised and excluded groups, including disabled women, women with mental distress and refugee

It will be an exciting afternoon with speakers and discussions about women and
their stories, hands-on arts activities, workshops in Self-confidence and self-
worth, visual arts, poetry, screening of the acclaimed film ‘In the Studio with
Maggi Hambling’ and a social event for all to enjoy.
Showcasing CoolTan Arts’ new art exhibition ‘Women’s Stories’ with artwork by
CoolTan artists, with powerful images including the personal, political and iconic
figures, taking inspiration from art, literature and personal lives.

Entrance to the conference, film screenings and exhibition is free, but there will be a small charge for
refreshments and £1 for each workshop.

Get creative, have fun, meet like-minded people and make friends. All welcome!

As part of our International Women’s Day Celebrations CoolTan Arts’ Largactyl Shuffle Walk on 19 th
March will focus on women in mental health and women’s rights. Walkers meet at 12noon at the Imperial
War Museum and walk to Tate Modern.

Additional information
Image 1: CoolTan workshop.
Image 2: ‘Tyesha’, acrylic on canvas by Lorna Rose.
International Women's Day is recognised by the United Nations and is celebrated by many countries
across the world. It honours the social and political achievements of women since 1911. 2011 sees 100
years of International Women's Day having been celebrated around the world.

CoolTan Arts exists to inspire the well-being and creative participation of a diverse range of people
through the production of quality art, it’s a charity run by and for people with mental distress.
Reg. Charity Nr. 1064231.
We are proud to have as Patrons: Maggi Hambling, Sokari Douglas Camp, Ali Smith, Clare Allan and
Rosemary Shrager.
Further information is available from: Kathrin Kirrmann, Communications Officer, CoolTan Arts,
020 7701 2696

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