HCA News

Telephone Befriending – Kate

We have continued our Befriending scheme during Covid-19, adapting it to regular phone calls and working in partnership with Doorstep Help.  We caught up with...
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Carers getting creative

Our Carers Art Group got busy in the studio on Wednesday morning experimenting with a range of mediums, from oil paints to watercolour.     ...
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Food Explorers Recipe Book

We present to you the Food Explorers recipe book! Over six weeks we invited local foodies to share their favourite recipes with a very welcoming...
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Holborn: Stories Of Our Streets

Last year at Millman Street local architectural firm Stantec hosted a reminiscence event for local people to attend, as part of their Stantec in the Community Week....
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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...
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Just launched! #activeHCA

HCA this Autumn is launching our #activeHCA theme, showcasing the brilliant ‘active activities’ we run and celebrating the amazing people who take part in them.    ...
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Carers Art Group

Our new Wednesday morning art group for carers got off to a great start last term. From painting to sketching, and even applying transfers, we...
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Millman Street Embraces the Heat

This summer Millman Street Community Centre has been keeping active and staying cool with a number of social activities for its older-people members.    At the...
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Open Studio 2019

There was a riot of colour, chatter and creativity at 1A Arts last Thursday when we opened our doors for our annual Open Studio.  There...
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The Millman Street Singers

The Millman Street Singers runs every week from HCA’s Millman Street Community Centre.  Started eleven years ago, the group consists of Millman Street members and...
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Sunday Social Animation: This is Ball

This February our Sunday Social for the 60+ gave 8 members of our local community the opportunity to create their very own short animated film in under two hours. Titled "This is Ball" the video uses basic animation techniques to create a day in the life of a ball with wonderful results.

Half Term Trip to Somerset House

As part of our Digital Media Project, 1A Arts took a group of 11-16 yr olds to see the "Good Grief Charlie Brown!" exhibition at Somerset House. They also took part in an exciting workshop with one of the professional artists in the exhibition.

Noor takes over: a young persons work experience at HCA

This February 1A Arts hosted talented young person Noor for a week's work experience. Here she shares her experience of her week at HCA, including twitter takeovers, camera skill sharing with our older person, a trip to Somerset House and much more!

Vote for AMATA VALE in Lift-off Sessions 2019

We are excited to announce that AMATA VALE, a short film produced by Reflekta films on our Summer Film project 2018, has been selected for this months' Lift-off Sessions 2019. This is an online event that showcases amazing indie films - after 2 rounds of voting the winning film will be shown at Pinewood Studios.