Friday, 13 April 2012
Held at Spitalfields Market in East London April 16th – 21th, Alternative Fashion Week showcases the best and brightest of emerging fashion talent. CoolTan Arts are one of only 80 designers selected to show, out of thousands of entries from all over the world.
CoolTan’s collection can be seen on 20th April. Doors open at 1.15 and admission is free.
CoolTan Arts’ theme of ‘rags tags and a velvet gown’ inspired by Dickens and Victorian dress, promises to be a highlight, with unique, handmade, up-cycled, batiked and bedazzled garments.
The textile group meets on Tuesdays from 2-4pm and has been running since 2004. The group gives participants the opportunity to learn skills such as batik, knitting, embroidery, pattern cutting and sewing and to take their designs from an original idea through to a finished garment.
The group is currently open to new participants who have a personal budget. We are also looking for volunteer tutors with teaching experience and textile skills, particularly batik.
If you would like to get involved, please contact Clara: email@example.com or phone 020 7701 2696.
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Date: Saturday 19th November 2011
Starting: Tate Modern, Riverside (main entrance) SE1 9TG Finishing: Bunhill
Times: 12noon – 4pm Cost: free/voluntary donation
Join CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle, a free guided cultural walk starting in Southwark, promoting mental health and physical wellbeing, using art, humour and history and de-stigmatising mental distress.
This walk focuses on William Blake, an English poet, painter, and printmaker (1757 – 1827). Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. During the walk, we will explore themes of Poetry, Art, The City of London, Blake’s influence on artists, Religion, Politics, Revolutionaries, Abolition, Riots and Mental Health, not to mention Non-Conformism!
Come along and add to the discussion and exploration of Blake, share your thoughts and ideas, enjoy the company of others and have fun.
All are welcome!
The walk is suitable for people with a disabilities and wheel chair users. Our friendly CoolTan guides will be there to help you. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks, wear suitable clothes and sensible footwear.
All contributions are much appreciated www.justgiving.com/cooltanarts
Contact: Lu Firth/Susan McNally Telephone: 020 7701 2696/0798 565 8443