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2 December 201931 January 2020

Feeling charitable this new year? Then please support by making a gift to our 2020 crowdfunding campaign #ONCAcrowdfunder and help us reach our target of £20,000! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VbE7g8Yt1Y Donate Where your money will go Empowering children and young people.  45% of children and young people live in poverty, and we know that children living in poverty are more likely to feel a sense of failure, feel unsafe and feel hopeless about their future. (East Brighton Neighbourhood Action Plan). With your support,…

Cthuluscene: Launch Event

22 January
6:00 pm
8:00 pm

David Blandy & Claire Barrett have been working together through research, video and installation to examine the contemporary condition, exploring the history of science and the roots of the climate cataclysm. 'Cthuluscene' addresses the climate crisis and our collective future, through a close examination of our relationship to the concept of 'nature'. Blandy & Barrett’s films use essayist voiceover, folk tales and poetry to create a meditation on the history of scientific enquiry and the parallel evolution of ideas, and…

David Blandy & Claire Barrett: Cthuluscene

23 January15 February

'Cthuluscene' brings together a group of works made by Blandy & Barrett that address the climate crisis and our collective future, through a close examination of nature. Their finely crafted films use essayist voiceover, folk tales and poetry to create a meditation on the history of scientific inquiry and the parallel evolution of ideas, and what we do now that the paradigms of the post-industrial world are breaking down. Filming at University College London’s Grant Museum of Zoology, the film…

ONCA Arts @ Macmillan: Laser Cut Jewellery Workshop

25 January
10:30 am
12:30 pm

With the support of Sussex Cancer Fund  have been facilitating art sessions at Brighton’s Macmillan Horizon Centre for people affected by and living with cancer. Workshops are for all abilities and each session will be delivered by one of  Inclusive Artists, in collaboration with a local arts facilitator. Come along, meet new people, learn a new skill and have a brew or two! To sign up for a workshop please email: ABOUT THE ARTIST Rebecca Tucknott is a creative…

The World After in the Cthuluscene: Roleplay gaming event

29 January
6:00 pm
9:00 pm

Join artist David Blandy for an evening workshop to build new elements based on Brighton's myths, legends and ecosystems for open world game 'The World After', where danger lurks in magically enhanced flora and fauna and a shadowy 'Corporation' are seeking to exploit its untapped riches. Developed through sessions with Roleplay gamers across the UK from diverse backgrounds, Blandy invites players to build further details into these new societies through discussion, drawing and writing. Suitable for ages 18+ FREE ABOUT…

O N C A Winter Volunteer Open Evening

29 January
6:30 pm
8:00 pm

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!

Nature2020 Launch event – Undercliff Walk

31 January
11:00 am
3:00 pm

Join us for the official launch of Nature2020, a year long celebration of biodiversity in the Biosphere marking the end of the International Decade on Biodiversity. Meet us at 11am at Saltdean Library and walk to Brighton Marina along the Undercliff Path, next to the designated Site of Special Scientific Interest that are our famous chalk cliffs. Led by The Living Coast and Healthwalks teams, this will be a moderate walk, suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, with plenty of stops…

Kids Roleplay World Building & Storytelling Workshop

1 February
1:00 pm
3:00 pm

In this workshop for children aged 8-13yrs, young people will create new fantasy worlds, designing individual characters based on combinations of humanoids with plant and animal features. These characters will be given life stories and a narrative will be built around a world that combines the ideas of all involved. We will then play a game based on the imagined space we have designed, weaving together local flora, fauna, myths and legends. Suitable for ages 8 - 13yrs FREE ABOUT…

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Fools and Magicians – tarot study group workshop #2

4 February
7:00 pm
9:00 pm

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…

O N C A Kids Valentine Mosaics Workshop with Caroline Budden

15 February
10:30 am
1:00 pm

Join Mosaic Artist Caroline Budden on the Barge for a fun morning making Valentine-inspired heart mosaics. In this one hour workshop for beginners, children will learn how to design and create a personalised mosaic made from reclaimed materials. Each participant will come away with a small heart decoration made for their self, and one for someone they love! (Other shapes are also available.) This workshop is for children aged 6+. There are two one hour slots: 10.30 - 11.30am and…

Shining a light on extinction

19 February26 February

Brothers Ed & James Harrison, founders of creative entity 'Under The Skin', bring their first solo exhibition to Brighton to shine a light on some of the world’s most endangered species and the efforts being made to rescue them. 'Under the Skin' prints are hand-crafted pieces of art with a powerful underlying message: under UV light, the phosphorescent skeleton of each animal is exposed, a reminder of all that remains when a species falls into the darkness of extinction. Each…

Shining a light on extinction: Private View

19 February
5:00 pm
7:00 pm

Join brothers Ed & James Harrison, founders of creative entity ‘Under The Skin’, for the private view their first solo exhibition. This exhibition also sees 'Under The Skin' launch a series of short films, created by Luke Ripley and Max Smith, which provide a unique insight into their creative process and the invaluable work that their artistic venture supports. Under the Skin encourages visitors to broaden their awareness of the current environmental issues facing our planet and use the skills…

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