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January 2016

Narrow groove

By | 'Off the shelf', Film, Fine Art, Music, new years' resolutions, Photography, Sheffield, Textiles, Vicky MacKenzie, Visual Communications, writers' walk, Writing

The start of a new year challenges all creative practitioners to think about what we can do better. Here are the usual suspects for writers. ‘I will write every single day, even if it’s just for five minutes!’ ‘My commonplace…

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Strange Fruit

By | Fine Art, Galleries

Many of the projects and exercises in the visual arts courses with the OCA leave a great deal of room for you to experiment and develop your own responses to the issue of subject matter…

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David Bowie 1947 – 2016

By | Music

The music legend David Bowie lost his eighteen month struggle with cancer today. With him dies an era of popular music the likes of we shall probably never see or experience again.

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The Loss of a Legend: Lemmy Kilmister

By | Music

Just days after his 70th birthday, and after a long and arduous battle with cancer over the past year, bass guitarist Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister passed away on the 28th of December. To most people he was the gruff voiced, alcohol…

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The Truth About Getting Your Work Published: Part 2

By | Writing

In my last blog post I detailed my bumpy, eye-opening and occasionally turbulent route to publication, and how having found a publisher I built a relationship with them. Strangely enough, people rarely seem to ask about finding a publisher, and more often they enquire about the process of finding an agent, a subject I thought I would turn to here.

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