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5. Elephant & Castle: Cool Tan Arts celebrate their new building CoolTan Arts, the mental wellbeing charity, was formed over 20 …



5. Elephant & Castle: Cool Tan Arts celebrate their new building

aaron_pilgrim_skyscape_small1CoolTan Arts, the mental wellbeing charity, was formed over 20 years ago in Brixton, taking its name from the Brixton building it was originally housed in: the CoolTan sun lotion factory on Coldharbour Lane.

Having moved, and got by in their very old building on Walworth Road since 2006, the charity recently upgraded to a new building – just up the road – four months ago. Now they’ve settled in, they’re throwing a house-warming party next Tuesday. Along with a tour of the new space, there will be poetry readings, an art exhibition themed around Southwark skies (including the painting, above, by Aaron Pilgrim), a raffle and refreshments as well as – ta-da! – a presentation by Dr Jonty Heaversedge, CoolTan’s local GP and also TV’s own Street Doctor.

The launch of the new CoolTan Arts building is next Tuesday, 16 July, from 6-9pm. Find them on the third floor at 224-236 Walworth Road, SE17. Tel: 020 7701 2696. Email: info@cooltanarts.org.uk

Next: Landor Road’s swishy new supper club


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