In Liverpool, Metal work out of Edge Hill Station, the world’s oldest active passenger railway station. Metal completed a major renovation of the previously empty, historic buildings in 2009. The original 1836 Engine House, Boiler Room and Accumulator Tower now serve as a cultural and creative hub for artists, the neighbourhood and Merseyside, carrying on the building’s proud history of innovation, aspiration and technology.
We curate an exciting programme of international and UK artists in residence, host week-long, residential talent development labs for artists from mixed disciplines and run a wide range of events, exhibitions and participatory projects that connect artists to audiences and audiences to artists.
Our regular programme includes free movies at Film Station, participatory projects in our local area, residencies with artists like Matthew Herbert, Laurel Halo and Marcus Coates, and Future Station, our artists’ development network . We also create projects in partnership with Liverpool Biennial and other partners across the city, and maintain a garden created by volunteers.
Major projects in 2016 included:
- Different Trains, a site-specific performance by the legendary Steve Reich
- Beach Huts, a series of public artworks to animate the Liverpool Waterfront
- Liverpool Provocations, a series of public-realm artworks that appeared in the city centre during the January sales season
- The Day the World Got Smaller, an artist-led heritage project researching the advent of the Liverpool to Manchester railway
- Assemble residency, working with the Turner Prize-winning collective on their Granby Four Streets project
- Meanwhile Space, a project about reactivating disused urban space.
Our buildings also house a number of artist’s studios and incubation space for start-up creative businesses.
Directions to Edge Hill
Edge Hill Station is one stop from Liverpool’s mainline station, Lime Street. Step off the train straight into Metal’s buildings on Platform One. Trains run approx. 4 every hour.
Buses No. 26 and 27 run to Tunnel Road. No. 14, 61, 78, 79, 79c and 79d run to Wavertree Road from Queens Square Bus Station.
Up to date travel information can be found at www.merseytravel.gov.uk.
There is limited free parking available on the cobbled approach leading to the station.
Download directions here.
Latest Liverpool Events
Venue: Liverpool Date: August 24 @ 12:00 pm Event: The Garden of Resistance
Venue: Liverpool Date: September 1 @ 6:30 pm Event: Film Station Scalarama Season: Brighton Rock (PG)
Venue: Liverpool Date: September 15 @ 6:30 pm Event: Film Station Scalarama Season: A Throw of Dice (U)
Venue: Liverpool Date: September 27 @ 7:00 pm Event: Different Trains 1947 – Live at Edge Hill Station
Venue: Liverpool Date: October 10 @ 2:00 pm Event: Permaculture at Metal – Free Course
- ‘Still Be Here’ – with Laurel Halo, Darren Johnston, Mari Matsutoya
- Artist Studios at Metal Liverpool
- Assemble Residency
- Different Trains
- Edge Hill Archive
- Edge Hill Station Garden
- Film Station
- Future Station
- Liverpool Beach Huts – an ideas walk
- Liverpool Provocations: A series of artistic interruptions
- Matthew Herbert Residency
- Meanwhile Space
- The Day The World Got Smaller
- The Doorways Project