CoolWalks are walking tours exploring the diverse cultural heritage of South London, run by local volunteers. They invite you to discover the invigorating and vibrant stories of the places you live, work and visit, to have fun and get fit. Connect to the neighbourhood with walks on David Bowie's Brixton and Southwark's Suffragettes; Charlie Chaplin and Charles Dickens, or Black Heritage and LGBT Rights.
CoolWalks are delivered by volunteer members of the public who receive training in how to research, plan, and lead their own walks. Having run for over ten years, we want to transform CoolWalks into a social enterprise by Spring 2018, and become self-sustaining. This will support existing guides, 40 new volunteers, develop 6 more walks and reach new audiences.
CoolWalks is run by CoolTan Arts, an award-winning Southwark-based charity with 25 years’ experience in supporting adults with mental health conditions to improve their wellbeing through the arts.
Brixton Inclusive is seeking to create a viable community Arts space to secure our future and that of the arts provision we deliver. The Garage is perfectly built and suitable for conversion into a perfect Black Box space for performance and rehearsals, it is also well situated between two of Brixton's most iconic housing estates, Stockwell Park and Angel Town with easy access for the local communities of Brixton, Lambeth and the wider surrounding Boroughs We believe that the local communities who suffer from high levels of unemployment, poverty and social deprivation as well as a severe gun and knife crime problem amongst the young deserve to have their own safe spaces and places. Brixton Inclusive is a Lambeth based Inclusive Arts Charity, who run regular Interdisciplinary Art projects for 5 – 25+ year olds, from Diverse, Black and other minority groups in; drama, dance, music, spoken word and performance Arts which emanate from the diverse cultural communities of Lambeth.
We are based at Stave Hill Ecological Park in Rotherhithe, where we organise a soundcamp and produce Reveil.
Reveil relays live sounds of forests, prairies, urban centres, mountains and the deep oceans, transmitted by a streamers who get up before daybreak and use phones, laptops and Raspberry Pi's to send in real time sounds of their locations. We mix the programme at a popup studio in the SHED, it's hosted by Wave Farm in Acra, New York, and broadcast in full on WGXC 90.7FM, Resonance Extra, and other stations.
Visitors can follow the show live on site in a listening tent at Stave Hill, where we also organize a free programme of workshop and walks, including a dawn chorus walk with an ornithologist on Sunday morning. There is good food, cakes, drinks and coffee through the weekend, and space for about 30 tents where you can sleep out in the Stave Hill meadow.