Category Archive: Archive

SOUTHEND ~ FOR THE CURIOUS: ALL NETPARK WELLBEING PROJECT GROUPS

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We are constantly bustling with visitors who come to enjoy the park and our Netpark facilities, as well as the wonderful warm welcome from our highly trained award-nominated Netpark Wellbeing team, headed up by Art Therapist Emma Mills. Here’s a list of current groups and those which will be starting in the new year: Dementia […]

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SOUTHEND ~ INTERVIEW WITH NETPARK WELLBEING VOLUNTEER, JADE DODD

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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

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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

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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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SOUTHEND ~ ARTS AWARDS STUDENTS PASSED WITH FLYING COLOURS

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Huge congratulations to our Arts Award Bronze students, who passed with flying colours! We had 11 successful moderations, many of whom will be staying with us to continue onto Silver. This follows on from our Discover in a Day at Village Green, where we had 38 young artists completing the Award. If you are looking […]

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SOUTHEND ~ SILK RIVER PHOTOS

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We were very proud to host Kinetica’s Silk River project as their intrepid walk along the Thames reached its end right here in Southend. Here’s what it looked like!

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SOUTHEND ~ VILLAGE GREEN VIDEO

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Thanks to Charlotte Skidmore of Charlotte’s Films for sending us this lovely video glimpse into Village Green this year. It was lovely to receive just as the leaves turn brown and summer feels far away!

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SOUTHEND ~ TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY ARTIST CAROLINE BERGVALL WINS BERNARD HEIDSIECK-POMPIDOU CENTRE PRIZE

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Congratulations to Time & Space Residency & Estuary artist Caroline Bergvall! Caroline spent time here at Chalkwell Hall developing her powerful vocal work Raga Dawn for Estuary Festival. Following on from her success earlier this year with the Society of Authors’ Cholmondeley Awards for Poets, Caroline Bergvall was presented with the inaugural Prix Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou, funded […]

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SOUTHEND ~ SILK RIVER EVENT

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We’re looking forward to welcoming the big Silk River walking group to Chalkwell Hall for some much needed refreshments and a little Netpark break before they continue their journey… Part of Totally Thames 2017. SEE ALSO MARIA ARCEO: FUTURE DUST

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SOUTHEND ~ TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY ARTIST MARIA ARCEO INSTALLED ALONG THE THAMES

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Brilliant artist Maria Arceo has for some time been working on her large scale installation FUTURE DUST – regularly coming back to Metal Southend to stay at Chalkwell Hall on Time & Space Residency  – to develop her work and to comb the beaches for her material; the all-too common plastic detritus discarded by humans or washed up by […]

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MEET THE TOMA COHORT FOR 2017!

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Meet the second cohort of Metal’s TOMA – an artist instigated alternative MA founded by Emma Edmondson. The new group kick off on the educational programme in September 2017…   Laura Adamson Laura Adamson is a London based multidisciplinary artist exploring emotional states of being through collage, costume, video and performance. Her creation of imaginary creatures invites the viewer […]

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