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CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle

May Day Walk around Southwark

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A free guided cultural walk around Southwark, promoting mental health and physical wellbeing, using art, humour and history and de-stigmatising mental distress.

This month will be an exploration of the origins of May Day and a celebration of the return of spring.

Learn more about the history of the ancient festival and its connection to Southwark. Learn about Walworth May Queens, the Bermondsey Maypole, Morris dancers, Jack in the Green, Sid Barrett, Folk songs and much more.

The walk ends at Camberwell Green in time for the Grand Unveiling of the CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle Bench at 3pm, next to the Ginkgo Tree planted to commemorate World Mental Health Day 2011.

The sculptural bench, designed by Rossan Daskalov, was made possible by Camberwell Community Council's Cleaner Greener Safer fund awarded to CoolTan Arts and creates a place of calm contemplation for all to enjoy.

The walk leaders wear orange high-viz vests and rucksacks. Call CoolTan Arts on 07985 658443 if you cannot find the group of walkers on the day.

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  • 12 noon-4.30pm
  • FREE donations welcome

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