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Encouragement Through the Arts and Talking 

ETAT is a community based charity which brings together lonely and isolated people for arts and crafts activities.

E.T.A.T. sits at the heart of the community and provides a family environment not only for its members but for the wider community by putting on regular events and by joint working with other local organisations such as the Tate Britain and the Abbey Centre. The groups through the Encouragers, aim to relieve isolation and stimulate new ideas by participating in art, purposeful reading and listening and expressing their views of the individual on these and on sculpture.

Friends & Encouragers

Activities are run by “Encouragers”, most of whom are volunteers, and the beneficiaries are known as “Friends” our Friends come from at least seven local housing estates that are amongst the most diverse and underprivileged in London.


“Before I found ETAT I had not left my flat for four years"


"My heart lifts as soon as I go in the door and everyone says hello and looks so pleased to see me"


"I look forward to going to ETAT all the rest of the week. It makes the other days bearable"

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