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A trip to the 2021 London Design Festival
In late September 2021 a small group of OCA Interior Design students met to visit the London Design Festival together. London Design Festival is an annual event that celebrates, and promotes, London as the design capital of the world. An ambitious task, and certainly some of the projects and installations on display were very impressive, but is London the design capital of the world? We spoke with two of the students who went, to see what they thought of the festival.Read More
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