Category Archive: News

Essex Writers House 2019 – Week 3

PTAIT_20090924_9970

Essex Writers House 2019- week 3! Here is a quick guide to what’s on this week, just follow the links to book your ticket. THU – FRI Cafe and Bookshop open from 12-5pm and for evening events DAILY 1PM READS FRIDAY 15 March 7pm IN CONVERSATION: Intan Paramaditha and Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie in conversation with Syd Moore Intan […]

Read more

Essex Writers House Workshops

8JD42DCyIUwxrvZvCzth/Sdx0X6b2YiwxkZjLQv4ISZyxhHA6/5G1waRJkfVFiEqcHdyk6dQXIVTOMsiv8rLN5bTYvhuCCeKwFds/RxpiqUo/m/5KGYQV0xMb6Umt+H7NOwe2fZwX4v8zfdWHan2rf/kAe6WqcR9V82VG86Rh8QBpt6C09j6vvQIntexvZzBG6KX++utEN79ZtH6d3Hz+ED00TMkPrB+/pRv8fKeVytpg4WbQvDlS8dVCioZj0rXGVCV9fwDKvJphICJ6B4bdcClgIbkAZMPuuqHrtwq4uj2In8O1cxnHcwarkxIUtmB

Essex Writers House Workshops As part of our Essex Writers House 2019 Pop-up at Chalkwell Hall, we’re offering the following workshops. Places limited, book soon to avoid disappointment. Life’s a Pitch Sat 9 March 1.30pm – 4.30pm “So, tell me all about yourself…” Does that sentence fill you with horror? Do you clam up? Or […]

Read more

Made in Essex: Secret Postcard Sale

Secret Postcard sale

Made in Essex:  Secret Postcard Sale Sat 26 January – Friday 1 February 70 The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea Thanks so much to the brilliant Made in Essex project for organising this Secret Postcard Sale –  a fabulous collection of mini masterpieces created by the best local artists around along with some super talented guest artists too.  […]

Read more

British Citizen Award for popular Metal volunteer

Ian Volunteer helping visitors to GoR - photo Simon Fowler

Ian Wilson, our brilliant volunteer at Metal, who has worked on our NetPark Wellbeing Project since it started 3 years ago is to receive a very well deserved and prestigious national award at the Palace of Westminster on 24th January 2019.  Ian is to receive the British Citizen Award for Services to Healthcare (BCAh). Netpark Wellbeing is a mental health […]

Read more

Cultural Development Fund grant announced for Thames Estuary!

Estuary2016_Photo_BenedictJohnson8499

Estuary 2020 is part of a unique cross-boundary partnership which has been awarded a major Cultural Development Fund grant, it was announced today: “The DCMS today committed to an ambitious long-term project that will make the Thames Estuary the world’s largest creative corridor; a world leader for the creative and cultural industries. The total award […]

Read more

Listening Bench – Winter programme

listeningbench

Our Listening Bench has just been updated with the latest audio content. Find out what our artists in residency been up to and a listen to a new song by young musician from Southend – Leo C. Interview with Figs in Wigs Interview with Charles Sharman-Cox Interview with Dean Atta Leo C’s new release – […]

Read more

Decorum films

Decorum films

Decorum is a series of projects by intergenerational arts charity Magic Me. The projects seek to explore what ‘good behaviour’ means for women in the 21st Century. In 2018 they’ve had 3 projects looking at this topic, in London, Southend and Peterborough. Each group, made up of school age girls and older women from the […]

Read more

SEVEN WEEKS OF SUMMER – Thursday 30 August – Sunday 2 Sept 2018

ABI WADE6936

SEVEN WEEKS OF SUMMER music, art, books, comedy, food, coffee, prosecco and more…. Thursday 19 July – Sunday 2 Sept 2018 Cafe Valise Open at Chalkwell Hall: every Thurs to Sun, 11am – 6pm (plus evening events) WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 30 AUGUST – 2 SEPTEMBER   SUMMER ART SCHOOL Every Thursday & Friday throughout […]

Read more

Call for submissions – COME AS YOU ARE Festival

CAYA_Scratch imge

When did you come out as male? Or female? Scratch Night at Metal (Peterborough) – Thursday 8 November   From 8-10 November, Metal Peterborough, Vivacity Key Theatre, and Camden People’s Theatre are programming COME AS YOU ARE, a festival of adventurous performance addressing attitudes towards and understanding of gender. We’re on the look-out for local […]

Read more

Listening Bench is installed at Chalkwell Park

Image with listener 1

The Listening Bench is Metal’s newest addition to NetPark – the world’s first digital art park. It’s a bench with changing audio – from poetry, archival material to conversations with artists we will programme new and interesting things to listen to while sitting and enjoying the park environment each month. Originally part of the Essex […]

Read more

Volunteers wanted! – Peterborough Pride Reading Room

Screen Shot 2018-06-19 at 12.16.15

About Pride: Metal has been working with the LGBTQIA+ community on Peterborough Pride 2018. Running from Friday 29th June to Friday 6th July, this week long citywide celebration offers something for everyone. Peterborough PRIDE is about providing a platform for coming together, celebrating difference, being proud and showing support for our Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, […]

Read more