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June 2016

Show your workings

By | BA Hons creative writing, Creative Writing, We Are OCA

I was delighted to hear, on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, that the British Library is to make available online its archive of contemporary writers. It means any one of us, regardless of geography, has the privilege of peering into the workings of a writer’s mind.

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Show your workings

By | BA Hons creative writing, Creative Writing, We Are OCA

I was delighted to hear, on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, that the British Library is to make available online its archive of contemporary writers. It means any one of us, regardless of geography, has the privilege of peering into the workings of a writer’s mind.

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Study Visit: Winifred Knights

By | Fine Art, study visit, Study Visits, We Are OCA

There are still spaces available for the study visit this weekend at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. Winifred Knights was the most promising painter of her generation at a time when it was difficult for women to have a career in art. Her work embraced the new modernism of the early 20th century together with the traditional concerns and draughtsmanship taught at the Slade School of Art.

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What kind of writer are you?

By | BA Hons creative writing, Creative Writing, We Are OCA

Some writers are planners and know how each story, poem, script will start and end before they begin writing. Other writers are explorers and have an idea, a situation, a character, a place they want to write about but have little inkling of where the writing is going until they are in the middle of it when they might find they are actually still at the beginning or just as likely at the end.

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Masters of their universe

By | Film

Weekends are special. Forget the sports pages, the first I read are film-reviews. Sunday delivered a serendipitous piece by Patrick Kingsley in the Guardian who interviewed Gianfranco Rosi about his latest masterful film Fire at Sea. It was Rosi’s mention of Michael Moore and the difference in their approach to film-making that determined my cinema-going this week as I was able to see both films at the same venue in a self-select double bill.

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Susan Askew

By | drawing, Fine Art, Student Work, We Are OCA

Many students at first can be a bit tentative about using mixed media. Lack of confidence, a fear of the unknown perhaps or else they are just not sure how it will all turn out. Susan Askew, a student on the Drawing 1 course, has no such doubts and instead has dived straight in, fearlessly combining collage with various drawing and painting media.

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