HCA News

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.

Yoga For Women Classes

Holborn Community Association held a successful term of free women only yoga sessions at Bedford House.

STEM Classes For 8-12 Years

Holborn Community Association has been working in partnership with Tybalds Estate and 3 fantastic student volunteers to host twelve weekly STEM classes for children aged 8-12 years.

Festive volunteering at Millman Street

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Millman Street thanks to our festive corporate volunteers from Lloyds who spruced up our space with tinsel and gingerbread.

Our Annual Report and AGM

We held a successful AGM in November, with over 50 local people in attendance. Guests also got to look at our new Annual Report 2017-2018.

Getting creative with pots and poems

A group of over 60's have been getting creative with Pots and Poems at 1A Arts thanks to funding from Ageing Better in Camden and the Big Lottery Fund.

Open Studios at 1A

Our annual Open Studios event, part of Children's Art Week, was held on Thursday 14th June. We had a day of activities, with sensory storytelling for nursery children in the morning and Open Studios for older children and adults in the afternoon.