Category Archive: Archive

SOUTHEND ~ ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL LAUNCHES IMPRESSIVE 2018 PROGRAMME

The Essex Book Festival today launched its impressive programme for 2018, announcing none other than our very own Syd Moore as their Writer in Residence and the legendary folk troubadour who graced our Village Green stage in 2016, the Bard of Barking Billy Bragg as the lighter of the touch-paper on 28th February. As ever […]

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SOUTHEND ~ FIRST HINT OF TOMA’S INTERIM SHOW

ART GOSS FROM THE MOUTH OF TOMA… “TOMA are becoming regulars at The Old Waterworks, making the most of their print room. We’ll be using this, alongside the dark room + exhibition space come April 2018 for an interim show from the 2017 artist cohort of ten who will be on residency their before showing […]

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SOUTHEND ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TOMA

2018 looks set to be another busy vibrant year from our Alternative Art Education model, TOMA – flourishing here at Metal Southend.   Here’s their New Year message and a bit about what we can expect in the coming year… HNY Y’ALL! We’re excited for FUTURE TOMA with 2018 shaping up to be expanding + […]

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SOUTHEND ~ Kana Waikwaiku: A Sonic Space Where Beauty & Chaos Collide

Photographer Kana Waikwaiku has been making some important work on mental health in the house as part of his Time & Space Residency. “Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They’re wrong…” A Sonic Space Where Beauty & Chaos Collide – TRAILER A Sonic Space Where Beauty & Chaos Collide […]

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SOUTHEND ~ ECHO FEATURE: AUTHOR SYD MOORE APPEARS AT OLD TRUNK’S DAMN WRITE

If you like your storytelling you’re in for a treat. Southend author Syd Moore, beloved for her thrilling novels such as The Drowning Pool, Witch Hunt, and Strange Magic, will be reading a blood-chilling extract from her new book Strange Sight – the second in the Essex Witch Museum series – at Old Trunk theatre company’s […]

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SOUTHEND ~ INTERVIEW WITH NETPARK WELLBEING VOLUNTEER, JADE DODD

We had the brilliant Jade Dodd working with us for many months, getting stuck into all facets of the Netpark Wellbeing Project. She’s off to new exciting climes following her experience here, and she’ll be sorely missed. GOOD LUCK, JADE! Here’s a little about her time here. The answers made us feel all warm & […]

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SOUTHEND ~ INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE HASLAM – WORK EXPERIENCE STAR

We had the fantastic George Haslam helping us out for a few weeks before he started his Marketing course. He’s been a brilliant help in particular on our Clever Essex project. Here’s what he had to say about his time here… Why did you decide to come to Metal? I decided to apply for work […]

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Southend ~ SoSlam Young Musicians LAB

We’re really excited to again be hosting the brilliant SoSlam as they hold another Young Musicians LAB here at Chalkwell Hall during October half term. They’re looking for 12-18 year olds with a passion for writing their own music, who want to explore and learn with new friends in a supportive environment. The last one was a […]

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