Tricia is an artist, a brewer and a baker. She came to Brighton from Canada between 2015 – 2018 and ran ONCA’s kombucha classes and fermentation station. She was also the life force behind Brighton’s monthly Morning Jams. She now writes for our blog remotely and we’re proud to stock some of her wonderful creations in our gallery shop. Read more about Tricia’s work and creations here.
My first experience volunteering with ONCA was at Blackbirds Film Festival in 2016. I loved it. I was finding life hard in Brighton, but being in ONCA’s space felt right. I remember telling Alice (the gallery co-ordinator at the time and now good friend) that ‘I feel like I am in a living room. It just feels so comfortable and accepting, even though I don’t know anyone here.’ ONCA was my place. Since then, I have worked with ONCA to deliver kombucha workshops, empowering dozens of people to take control of at least a small part of their health and food. I also helped with several evening events, the renovations for the re-branding in 2017, participated in several beach cleans and worked as a graphic facilitator at the Dream Your School conference day.