Join CoolTan Arts at a launch party for our exciting new audio walk – At the Crossroads with Vincent – a journey of discovery to see London through Van Gogh’s eyes!
Come and try out the audio walk first hand, headphones provided. Refreshments available. All welcome.
At the Crossroads with Vincent invites listeners on a journey through the city and their own subconscious, exploring the life of Vincent Van Gogh and his connection to South London. Van Gogh lived from 1873 to 1874 at 87 Hackford Road in Brixton.
The audio walk can be experienced in any town or city anywhere in the world and lasts approximately 40 minutes.
The walk narrative was created by CoolTan participants during weekly workshops, led by artist R.M. Sánchez-Camus. Inspiration was gained from both Van Gogh’s own letters and how his mental distress might have affected his perspective of the world.
A CoolTan Arts and Art Angel collaboration.
For more information or to RSVP please call 020 7701 2696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lovely audio blog by Matthew of his visit to the Impact Art Fair – well worth a listen!
Please do come along to the Impact Art Fair
Showcasing the work by highly talented artists whose opportunities can be limited by mental ill health, disability or other social circumstances.
Open this Friday and weekend only! 26th – 28th July 2013
11am – 6pm
At Block 336
336 Brixton Road
For more information please visit impact-art-fair.org.uk
How to get to us
July 26, 27, 28 2013
336 Brixton Road
Open 11am-6pm daily
Tickets £2 each
Nearest tube Brixton (7 min walk)
The Impact Art Fair has a definite South London connection, being hosted at Block 336 in Brixton, with stalls of amazing art by many of our local solo artists and partner organisations: Bethlem Gallery, CoolTan Arts , Three C’s, and SE London Art Network. And on the SLaM stall we are displaying 84 selected and framed art on postcards by service users from across the Trust.
The Impact Art Fair, led by Creative Future, in partnership with SLaM’s Arts Strategy has been generously supported by the Maudsley Charity.
The Impact Art Fair provides affordable stalls and specialist support to help artists participate and offers the public an array of distinctive, rich and unique artworks from 150-200 practitioners.
Hope to see you there and please advertise across your networks!
Head of Arts Strategy www.slam.nhs.uk/arts
My name is Ben Spencer and I am a psychiatry registrar at the Institute of Psychiatry working on a research project that is looking into people’s views of genetic testing in clozapine.
Schizophrenia is a common illness that can affect how people tolerate stress, and their experience of the world. Some people who have schizophrenia do not get better on standard medication, and treatment with clozapine is offered. Clozapine can affect the immune system and so people who take it have to have regular blood tests, and sometimes get side effects.
At the moment, researchers are looking into whether it might be possible to use a genetic test to predict if people with schizophrenia would benefit from clozapine, or would get side effects. This research may mean that people would have to have blood tests less often when they are treated with clozapine.
No one has looked into people’s views on this, and I am keen to find out what people think. To do this I have written a questionnaire about it to give to people. I need to find out though if it’s asking the questions that service users think are important.
I am looking for people who have experience of mental health services, and who would like to look at a questionnaire we have written to find out about people’s views and attend a focus group discussion on it. Ideally if you have knowledge or experience of clozapine or psychosis.
If you wanted to take part I would send you an information sheet about the study, and a copy of the questionnaire for you to complete in your own time. I would also send you a feedback form so you can write about your experiences of it.
Then I would invite you to come along to a focus group to discuss with other similar people you thoughts on the questionnaire itself (is it too long, short, too simple). Also at this group we would discuss the research itself and the issues or questions you think we should be asking.
You would be given your travel costs (up to a maximum of £10) to attend the focus group, and a £10 Marks and Spencer’s gift voucher for your involvement.
Please note the focus group session will take place on Thursday 25/07/2013 in Brixton.
Please get in touch if you are interested in being involved in this project by emailing : email@example.com with your name, phone number, and address to post the study information to.
The deadline to respond by is Wednesday 10/07/2013.