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Maathai Meeting room, Upstairs at ONCA Gallery

14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

September 2018

Introduction to BSL | 12 Week Course

10 September 201810 December 2018
Maathai Meeting room, Upstairs at ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
BSL Wow!

This will be a 12 week short course offering an introduction to BSL (British Sign Language), providing you with Deaf Awareness training and the confidence to begin communicating using BSL, lead by Louise Gibson. The course fee is £150 and the dates are as follows: Week 1: Monday 10th September, 6 - 8pm Week 2: Monday 17th September, 6 - 8pm Week 3: Monday 24th September, 6 - 8pm Week 4: Monday 1st October, 6 - 8pm Week 5: Monday 8th October, 6 - 8pm Week 6: Monday…

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Changing Everything Carefully: Ecopoetics course | 8 Week Course

25 September 2018
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Maathai Meeting room, Upstairs at ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

We are pleased to announce ‘Changing Everything Carefully’*- a new autumn Eco Poetics course by Clare Whistler and Kay Syrad, which will begin at on Tuesday 25 September and continue for 8 weeks, 6.30 - 8.30pm, with two experiential breakout days at Vert Institute in Laughton (on Sunday 21 October and Sunday 18 November). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obZh1eGolyI Kay and Clare will be working with Donna Haraway’s idea of ‘tentacular’ or connective thinking; attempting to de-centre the human in favour of a greater awareness of the elements…

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February 2019

Nature, travel and life writing workshop with Joe Minihane

6 February 2019
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Maathai Meeting room, Upstairs at ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

Join us, Upstairs at the Nature, travel and life writing workshop with Joe Minihane Run by author and travel journalist Joe Minihane, the session will give participants a chance to read relevant extracts from writers such as Peter Matthiessen, Amy Liptrot and Roger Deakin, before giving them time to develop their own practice, sharing ideas and spending time writing short scenes which they will be free to read to the group at the end if they so wish. About the facilitator Joe Minihane is an author,…

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September 2019

ECOPOETRY COURSE: CHANGING EVERYTHING CAREFULLY 3 | 6 Week Course

24 September 2019
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Maathai Meeting room, Upstairs at ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

Fabric- ation Slip back to source: a journey of natural materials Kay Syrad & Clare Whistler Ecopoetry is a poetry that aspires to be conscious of what we are doing when we describe, record, interact with or take from what we call ‘nature’. This 6 week course will attempt to re-wild wearing – imagining, through embodied and connective writing, the return of fabrics from human use to their non-human source. Although there will be plenty of writing exercises, this course…

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November 2019

Graduate Monthly Winter Drop-in

28 November 2019
6:00 pm
6:45 pm
Maathai Meeting room, Upstairs at ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
Free

Graduate Monthly is informal peer led network that offers emerging artists the support and learning opportunities necessary to continue developing their creative practices in Brighton. This can take the form of crits, reading groups, advice sessions, skill sharing and visiting speakers. Alongside the monthly meet-up there is also an online forum for sharing resources and continuing discussions. and Graduate Monthly are hosting our first planning session where we hope to generate programme ideas for the next three meetings in the…

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January 2020

Fools and Magicians – tarot study group workshop #1

14 January 2020
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
Maathai Meeting room, Upstairs at ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

This is an opportunity for participants to re-vision and claim the tarot beyond inherited ideas. Why this study group? This will be a space for nurturing and inspiring intuitive practice. The aim of this study group pilot project is to explore new dimensions of the Fool's Journey using queer and non-traditional notions of archetypal images and story. This is an opportunity for participants to re-vision and claim the tarot beyond inherited ideas. It will be a nurturing and experimental space…

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O N C A Winter Volunteer Open Evening

29 January 2020
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
Maathai Meeting room, Upstairs at ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
Free

Join us at gallery to find out about our various and exciting volunteer opportunities. We’re currently looking for volunteers for our gallery and barge – We need people to join our core team as ongoing medium to long-term part-time volunteers. This informal evening will be an opportunity to find out more about and talk to current volunteers about their experiences. We’ll also be discussing what skills people have or would like to learn while volunteering at . See you there!

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February 2020

Fools and Magicians – tarot study group workshop #2

4 February 2020
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
Maathai Meeting room, Upstairs at ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom
photo of Wild Unknown tarot card with image of butterfly

This is an opportunity for participants to re-vision and claim the tarot beyond inherited ideas. Why this study group? This will be a space for nurturing and inspiring intuitive practice. The aim of this study group pilot project is to explore new dimensions of the Fool's Journey using queer and non-traditional notions of archetypal images and story. This is an opportunity for participants to re-vision and claim the tarot beyond inherited ideas. It will be a nurturing and experimental space…

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