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colouring

6
Jan
2017
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Enter our #GBColouringMap competition

Hands up if you were the lucky recipient of a copy of The Great British Colouring Map this Christmas? Or if you decided to treat yourself to a spot of mappy colouring in? We’ve loved seeing some of you sharing your photos on Twitter and Instagram of your pristine new books, and of progress as you get started with the colouring. And it gave us an idea for a competition…

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19
Oct
2016
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Promoting mindfulness with the #GBColouringMap

We launched The Great British Colouring Map with our publishers Laurence King last week and have been thrilled with all of the lovely things you’ve been saying about it. As well as being beautiful to look at (we would say that), the #GBColouringMap can actually have health benefits, as colouring has strong links to mindfulness.

The Solent Mind team and users receiving their donation from Laurence King and OS

The Solent Mind team and users receiving their donation from Laurence King and OS

Our corporate charity, Solent Mind, run regular art therapy sessions at their wellbeing centres. Users of their service can draw, paint, colour and tap into the relaxation benefits. Neil Wilson at Solent Mind said:

Colouring is a simple and effective way to calm the mind and occupy the hands – it’s a wonderful option for creating a state of peace. This gentle activity where you choose the colours and take your own time to create your picture, can help focus the mind on the present, and promote wellbeing, blocking out negative thoughts.

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10
Oct
2016
3

Win a copy of The Great British Colouring Map

GB Colouring Map COVER FINALYou may have heard that we teamed up with publishers Laurence King to release a new book, The Great British Colouring Map: A Colouring Journey Around Britain. And it’s out today!

One year on from our release of a series of downloadable colouring-in maps created using OS OpenData, comes a full book of OS maps to colour. The book will take you on an immersive colouring-in journey around Great Britain, from the coasts and forests to the towns and countryside. Expect to see iconic cities, recognisable tourist spots and historical locations across England, Scotland and Wales via the 55 illustrations. It also includes a stunning gatefold of London. Read More