Christmas comes early at HCA

HCA Christmas Cards 2019

Christmas comes early at HCA

In October, Hazel our Community Arts Manager was joined by special guest, Adrian Lee. Adrian is the Studio Manager at Cockpit Arts Holborn. Cockpit Arts is the UK’s only creative business incubator for craftspeople; providing tailored support for early-stage and well-established craft practices. He is a practising artist, exhibiting and performing internationally, and is also an Associate  Lecturer at Central Saint Martins on its ‘Performance: Design and Practise’ Course.

Together Adrian and Hazel looked through all of the wonderful entries to this years Christmas card competition. It it was a really tricky decision, with lots of amazing designs, but after lots of debate they chose the following four designs as our winners:

‘The Game of Chess’

Agathe – age 13

A game of chess HCA Christmas Cards 2019


Anuj – age 11


Margaret – age 92

Robin HCA Christmas Cards














‘Ho Ho Holborn’

Benoit – age 10

Ho Ho Holborn HCA Christmas Card 2019

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, we know lots of hard work and energy went into all of your designs.

The Christmas card competition has been kindly sponsored by Mishcon de Reya, meaning that all proceeds from sales will go to supporting the work of HCA in 2020. 

Our Christmas Cards are now available to buy on our Etsy shop (including postage) now or in person at Millman Street / 1A Arts / Under 5’s / Gymnastics, Dance and Taekwondo and at our AGM from Friday 8 November 2019.    

Following the advice set out by government on 16th March we have sadly taken the decision to close the majority of our activities for the moment.   Our care provision for members at Millman Street will continue for now.  Our Befriending Scheme will start linking people by phone
The following activities will cease as of today
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Gymnastics, Taekwondo and Ballet sessions
Pottery sessions
Daily Under 5’s sessions
Media Arts Club
Sport Meets Art
Creative Communications Sessions
Carers Art Group
Over 60’s pottery and creative writing
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Digital Storytelling
Make and Mend group
Like many of you we are thinking hard about how to support the community over the next few months.  We will be in touch with details of what our offer looks like, how you can help and how you can get help.  In the meantime you can also join local ward based whats app and facebook groups organising support – follow this link to see how you can help