Weekly Bulletin, events and opps 27.4.20

New Feature – Short story by Keith Temple: ‘1970’

I’m thrilled to share some staff work with you this month. With his usual modesty, Keith sent a piece of his recent writing to me last week just to share – I then spent a very happy lunch break reading this beautifully written personal memoir which draws the reader into understanding the powerful characters of Keith’s childhood, causing us to reflect on a character who was feminist ahead of their time, the impact of depression and tragedy, and the complexity of the everyday.

And, of course, there’s a strong sense of the 70’s and Doctor Who…

Thank you so much, Keith, for sharing this wonderful piece of writing with HCA during the lockdown.

HCA Makers discussion group

Debbie Parker’s HCA Makers group will meet virtually this Friday, starting at 11.30. This is a friendly and supportive group keen to share ideas and inspiration – all new members (current students or recent grads) are very welcome. To find out more please contact Debbie.

To join the discussion, use this link. The meeting ID is: 710 9751 9885.

Information on how to use zoom.

Secret Writing Society

The Secret Writing Society meets online this Friday (Friday 1st May) between 12.30 and 1.10. All HCA recent grads and current students with an interest in creative writing welcome. I will post a link on the front page of the website on Friday morning or email one out to you if you drop me a line to let me know that you’re interested in joining in. No set topic but I reckon at least two of us will be keen to discuss our work writing a poem a day during National Poetry Writing Month!

Enterprise Online Course

Our first Enterprise Online Course, Reflecting on a personal digital professional profile,  launched last week, and will run for the next two weeks. All Graduate Associate Members are welcome to join (you’ll need your college log-in to self-enrol through Studentnet).

The course is optional, and runs for two weeks, during which time you can complete activities in your own time. I’ll be popping in and out to facilitate and comment on Tuesdays and Fridays. More details.

External Support for Creatives during COVID-19 – last chance to apply for Arts Council funds

Please continue to look at New Art West Midlands opportunities board, which has lots of online opportunities for artists and creatives.

There are two chances to apply for funding support during COVID-19 from the Arts Council. So, if you’re a graduate or current struggling because of income from creative work lost through the COVID crisis, please visit their pages and find out more. You have until the 30th April to apply.