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E.T.A.T. (Encouragement Through the Arts and Talking) was the brainchild of Dr Mary Catteral  whose vision it was to set up a group for isolated lonely people who would be encouraged to be creative and share skills.

The group meets twice a week at the Thamesbank Centre on the Peabody Estate in Pimlico and its members live on and around the estate.

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.

Once a week I am one of those who is encouraging to be creative.

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