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Upon This Rock by Sparky Media

On 6 September 2013, Metal organised Upon This Rock in Peterborough, a lantern parade involving hundreds of local school children and community groups.

Video by Sparky Media.

Heritage Open Day at Metal at Edge Hill Station

On Saturday 14th September Metal opened their doors to people from the local community and visitors interested in arts, heritage, local and railway history as part of Heritage Open Days.  One highlight of the day was the unveiling of our new community garden gate, designed by Robyn Woolston and pupils from local primary schools, as a memorial project to the Blitz attack of November 1940 on Durning Road, the largest loss of life in Liverpool during the Blitz. People could visit Metal’s community garden, which from an abandoned piece of land has been turned with the help of the dedicated volunteers into a lovely and peaceful place along the railway platforms, as well as the chance to explore inside the buildings and meet the artists currently in residence in our studios.

To get a fuller picture of the Heritage Open Day event on the 14th of September see the video of Sparky Media here:

On Saturday 14th September Metal opened their doors to people from the local community and visitors interested in arts, heritage, local and railway history as part of Heritage Open Days.  One highlight of the day was the unveiling of our new community garden gate, designed by pupils from local primary schools, as a memorial project to the Blitz attack of November 1940 on Durning Road, the largest loss of life in Liverpool during the Blitz. People could visit Metal’s community garden, which from an abandoned piece of land has been turned with the help of the dedicated volunteers into a lovely and peaceful place along the railway platforms, as well as the chance to explore inside the buildings and meet the artists currently in residence in our studios.
To get a fuller picture of the Heritage Open Day event on the 14th of September see the video of Sparky Media here: http://vimeo.com/7483379


Future Park 26 September


The Next Future Park meeting in Southend is:

Date:
Thursday 26 September 2013 
Please note change of venue: Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park
Time: 7pm - 10pm

Programme:
7-8pm - How to set up an Event. Advice on production, licensing, stewarding, security, Health & Safety and all aspects of putting on a cultural event both indoors and outdoors. With Metal’s Senior Production Manager, Sean McLoughlin.

8pm – 8.30pm – 3 Minute Wonders. An open-mic for artists of all disciplines to take the floor for 3 minutes to promote events, work and other activities. This time we have presentations by Focal Point Gallery, WOA Gallery, artists Heidi Wigmore, Laura Trevail and Lee Moon, and others.

8.30pm – Guest speaker: Macoto Murayama is a Japanese visual artist - current artist-in-resident at Metal. He has been in the UK for 4 months painstakingly creating exquisite digital imagery of the wild flowers of Essex. Click here for more info.

9pm – Refreshments and networking

Future Park is Metal’s networking and information sharing evening for practicing artists, working in all disciplines, from across South East Essex. Click here for more information.

Arts Award 16 September


Arts Award Course on Monday 16 September

Another great couple of hours - getting to know the students and finding out more about what interests them creatively. Local artist Sally Chinea gave an inspiring presentation: her work challenges our preconceptions of male/female boundaries with the innovative and amazing use of found/recycled objects. Many questions were asked, forming a lively debate.

Roll on next week: our current artist-in-residency at Chalkwell Hall, Macoto Murayama, to present!

To find out more about our Arts Award courses and how to apply, click here.

Time and Space Residencies

For more information and to apply, click here.

Upon This Rock Film by Sparky Media

For more information about Upon this Rock click here.

Arts Awards Silver and Bronze


Last night was the start of the new Arts Award courses for 11-16 years old at Metal, Chalkwell Hall – a great introductory session, where students began to get a feel of what Metal is all about and are looking forward to taking their Bronze or Silver Awards.

Next week will be the proper start where we begin to explore options for individual creative challenges... can’t wait!

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information and to book your place.

Katona Twins at Future Station

Future Station is a quarterly, informal evening hosted by Metal for artists working in all disciplines to come together to discuss ideas, meet others and learn new skills.

On Wednesday 4th September in Liverpool we heard from guest speakers the Katona Twins about their practice and experiences growing up learning classical guitar, as well as three minute wonders from, Daniel Thorne, Andy Millar, Martina Vermorel, and Shelagh Cullity of the Art Club.  There was also a practical, fundraising surgery on Grants for the Arts led by Metal’s Artistic Director Colette Bailey.
The next meeting is on Wednesday 6th November with a practical surgery on Final Cut Pro, and a guest speaker tbc.
If you would like to sign up for a slot in our three minute wonder ‘open mic’ please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Thanks to Leon Skensberg for these images of the evening.


 

Upon This Rock Invite

‘Upon This Rock’ is a unique participatory performance for Peterborough, featuring specially commissioned music, songs and hundreds of lanterns in a spectacular twilight procession.

The stars of this performance are local people, representing a cross section of Peterborough society from children to elders, supported by local musicians, choirs and a professional ten - piece band. Parades will wind their way through the streets converging on Cathedral Square to tell stories of how Peterborough became ‘home’ to them and thousands of others. As the lanterns are brought together in a beacon of light the interwoven stories unfold through spoken word and song, culminating in a rousing chorus sung by the crowd.

Commissioned by Metal Peterborough, ‘Upon this Rock’ is devised by a world class production team including artistic director Emma Bernard, composer Jonathan Baker, The Liverpool Lantern Company, and the creative participation of hundreds including local schools, young people, musicians, artists, choirs, community groups and residents. There are hundreds of people we need to thank.

Parades start from Peterborough Museum, Stanley Recreation Ground and St. Peters Road at 7pm on Friday 6th September.

This project has been devised and managed by Metal Peterborough, in partnership with Vivacity and Arts Council England as part of the Peterborough Arts Festival. Read more.

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