CoolTan Arts Mad Hatters Tea Party

Saturday 14th June 1-6pm

Part of Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014
CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Road, SE17 1JE.

Come along for a fun filled afternoon of creativity and inspiration. Take part in free workshops, sample our tasty refreshments and attend the official opening of CoolTan’s new exhibition Summertime Blues.


Food and Mood, 1-2pm: An interactive, hands-on, drop-in workshop looking at foods that have both positive and negative impacts on our nervous systems, sleep cycles and brain functions.

Understanding ‘Panic Attacks’, 2.15-3.45pm: “What is a panic attack? And how come it can make you feel like you’re going mad or having a heart attack?” Karen will be answering these questions and any others you might have about this unpleasant experience that affects so many people in our stressful world.

Postcard Art-‘A Message 2U’ , 2.30-3.30pm: From Object to Word(s) an Image Emerge! Come along and bring something dear to you or even discarded, such as a newspaper clipping, photograph, past postcard, extract of text, or a poem. To explore travelling alongside objects, ideas, text and memories, to create your very own postcard and message for you or someone else.

Anxious to get Painting, 4.-5pm: Get creative in this fun art workshop! Join us for an exciting look at the Mad Hatters Tea Party where we will be painting our way into rediscovering the story interactively.

Summertime Blues: Art Exhibition Opening, 5-6pm: A private viewing of CoolTan’s new exhibition Summertime Blues. All artwork is created by CoolTan participants in creative workshops, and the theme is ‘anxiety & summer’. The exhibition is open from 11 June-11 August but this event marks the official opening.

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is part of the Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014, which runs throughout June in London venues. The Festival challenges the stigma and discrimination that surround mental health by looking at the creative and productive force of anxiety, and showcases an exciting programme of art, film, performance, music, dance, theatre and talks.

Getting Here: The nearest tube station is Elephant & Castle which is approximately a ten minute walk. Buses from the Elephant & Castle end of Walworth Road are12, 40, 68, 148, 171, 176, 35, 45 & p5.Buses from the Camberwell end of Walworth Road are 68, 468, 148, 171, 35 & 45.

TFL’s Journey Planner can help you plan your journey:

There is no need to book, everyone is welcome to turn up and take part! For more info call 020 7701 2696 or email


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