Throughout lockdown, the team behind the Netpark Wellbeing Project have been hosting online creative sessions, reaching participants through Zoom and phonecalls. Emma and Ian have been sending free packs of art materials to participants, ensuring that everyone can take part in these artist-led sessions from the comfort and safety of their homes. On Monday 27 […]
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Our online audiences……
Feedback form – HERE We have a small favour to ask. Like many arts organisations across the UK, Metal has moved much more of our programme online – presented via social media platforms, zoom and from our website. With the help of the Audience Agency, we are carrying out this survey to help us understand […]
Friday 12 June 2020 – #BlackLivesMatter We shared a statement on Tuesday 2 June to express our support for and solidarity with Black people and communities everywhere in the fight against racism in all its forms. Following a week of reading, listening, learning and discussion, we now follow this statement up with the beginnings of […]
England’s Creative Coast postponed to Spring 2021
Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, England’s Creative Coast has been postponed to Spring 2021. Full details of launch dates will be announced in Autumn 2020. About England’s Creative Coast Seaside towns alive with creativity, breathtaking coastal landscape and some of the most thought-provoking contemporary art being produced today – England’s Creative Coast spans 1400km […]
COVID-19 – Advice and links for businesses and freelancers
Here are some useful links for businesses and freelancers shared with us by SELEP (South Essex Local Enterprise Partnership).
PROGRAMME UPDATE FROM METAL While we continue to follow government guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic, in the interests of the wellbeing of our employees, artists, partners and the public, we are taking precautionary measures and have postponed all our public programme until further notice. During this time we are also adopting an optional remote working […]
New AR app for NetPark
The artist Joanna Sperryn Jones came back last week for another few days of residency at Chalkwell Hall to work with a PhD student from the University of Kent, Sophia Ppali, on developing her new app for NetPark. The app will be a collaborative app using AR (Augmented Reality) exploring the trees in Chalkwell Park. […]
Liverpool’s One Tit Wonder
Liverpool’s One Tit Wonder Liverpool’s streets will be home to a series of posters depicting a breast cancer survivor’s unreconstructed body this month ahead of International Women’s Day (8th March 2020). The 50 posters, which will be dotted around Liverpool City Centre and Edge Hill, are by artist Claire Collison, and have been designed to […]
Village Green 2020 Announcement
Village Green 2020 Announcement After ten successful editions of Village Green, Metal are now looking to secure an independent future for the popular, community-focused festival. The opportunity for skills development for people of all ages – but particularly children and young people – has always been a key strength of how Metal have run Village […]
CALL FOR ARTISTS
LOCAL ENGAGEMENT ARTIST COMMISSION – ENGLAND’S CREATIVE COAST – DEADLINE: 17 JANUARY 2020 Summary:England’s Creative Coast (ECC) is a large-scale arts and tourism programme across Essex, Kent and East Sussex led by Turner Contemporary, working with some of the major arts organisations in the region. Metal are the lead arts partner in Essex. As well […]
Graduate Residencies in Peterborough
Graduate Residencies in Peterborough.
Graduating from University can be as scary as starting. Gone are the support mechanisms and you find yourselves up against your peers looking for a break. You may have a drama degree but don’t yet have the experience or track record. Metal are working with Eastern Angles Theatre Company and University Centre Peterborough to trial a residency programme for recent performing arts graduates.
England’s Creative Coast Commissions launched!
In light of the current Covid-19 situation, the England’s Creative Coast commission launches are currently under review. Full details will be announced in due course. We are delighted to be part of England’s Creative Coast project, seven site-specific art commissions by leading contemporary artists ANDREAS ANGELIDAKIS, MARIANA CASTILLO DEBALL, HOLLY HENDRY, JASLEEN KAUR, KATRINA PALMER, […]