5. Elephant & Castle: Cool Tan Arts celebrate their new building
CoolTan 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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