Author: Elizabeth Underwood

Kill your darlings

There are rich picking to be had for creative writers who spend time in museums. That’s what visitors to OCA tutor Liz Cashdan’s Memory and Memoir writing workshop discovered at Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words last weekend. Roaming the…

Festival writers

OCA tutor Liz Cashdan is leading a creative writing workshop on the theme of memory and memoir at Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words next month. OCA is one of the sponsors of the festival, which is celebrating its 25th year. The workshop takes place on the first day of the festival, Saturday 8 October.

The Eleven MA Fine Art degree show

The degree show of the 2013 cohort of MA Fine Art students opens to the public next week at The Civic, Barnsley, bringing together work created during three years of international collaboration. From England, Asia, Mauritius, Oman, Scotland, Spain and the USA, the artists are coming together for the first time in the real world to exhibit in South Yorkshire.

Still there

What is the role of the photographer in preserving that which is to be destroyed? How can photographers reveal stories that lie buried in buildings and in the ground? Is photography as an art form particularly adept at capturing the character of people living on the fringes of society?

Narrow groove

The start of a new year challenges all creative practitioners to think about what we can do better. Here are the usual suspects for writers. ‘I will write every single day, even if it’s just for five minutes!’ ‘My commonplace…

The Diary of E W Erlam

Jéréme Crow graduated from OCA in painting with a first class honours degree last year. Next month, he is holding a one-man exhibition at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre in Whitstable, Kent. The Diary of E W Erlam: paintings by…