Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cool Tan Largactyl Shuffle

CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle walks have become a bit of a South London institution, rambling through the city at all hours, exploring lost histories (particularly relating to mental health) and promoting well-being through gentle exercise.

This weekend, to mark World Mental Health Day, they are having a special Largactyl Shuffle Sponsored Walk joined by comedian and writer Arthur Smith.

Meet outside the main entrance of the Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, 15 October 2011 to join the 'Largactyl Shuffle Trail' from Camberwell to the River by Tate Modern. As this is a sponsored walk to raise funds for CoolTan Arts (mental health arts project), walkers are encouraged to register with them in advance - details here.

Earlier this year I joined their May Day walk (actually on May 21st). It started at Tate Modern and ended up with impromptu Maypole dancing with ribbons round a tree on Camberwell Green (pictured). Along the way, various May Day customs were discussed including a visit to the possible site of the former maypole by the Elephant and Castle.

As it was the week of IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia), members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence performed a blessing at the gates of the Cross Bones burial ground on Redcross Way SE1.

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