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OCA events: Hexham Book Festival
This year, some festivals are staying online, to prevent having to cancel at a later date. But the established Hexham Festival, established in 2006, is planning to go ahead next month in beautiful Northumberland. We’re delighted that three of our creative writing tutors will be running workshops at the event.Read More
OCA Student Association study event: Paul Harfleet, artist’s talk
OCA students are invited to join Artist Paul Harfleet via zoom on Saturday 12 June at 2pm to hear him talk about his work.
Harfleet plants pansies at the site of homophobic abuse; he finds the nearest source of soil to where the incident occurred and generally without civic permission plants one unmarked pansy.Read More
OCA Music: The virtual choir project
With in-person study visits, especially those involving singing, off the cards due to the pandemic, we had to think somewhat outside of the box to get a composition workshop together in 20/21! With a handful of singers within the student body of the music department, we decided to give a ‘Virtual Choir’ project a try.Read More
Focus Live – What is it?
Focus Live As part of a series on group work developments across the college, we invited the Focus Live group to blog about their current activity and direction. Focus Live — What is it? Focus Live is a student-led bimonthly meet on Sunday evenings at 6pm UK time. Meets are friendly, open and informal, focusing on […]Read More
A (virtual) study visit with interview and Q&A
A tour of the project Climacteric with OCA student Jane Weinmann In a live discussion, final year photography student Jane Weinman and OCA tutor Derek Trillo will talk about the strategies and approaches Jane used to develop her major project. The focus will be on topics that students at any level might encounter, with specific […]Read More
Short Film Collaboration – a painter and photographer talk
Andrew Fitzgibbon (photography level 3) and Paul Butterworth (painting level 2) met up to discuss their recent collaboration on Andrew’s short film, Leeds and Liverpool. Paul, who is a professional actor, liked the idea of swapping modelling for some headshots and posted his suggestion on OCA Discuss. Andrew was near completing his BoW project and […]Read More