Category Archive: News

Listening Bench is installed at Chalkwell Park

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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 […]

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Volunteers wanted! – Peterborough Pride Reading Room

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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, […]

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Last week of Essex Writers House

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This is our last week of Essex Writers House! WRITING THE SHORT FILM Workshop WED 28 MARCH 11am-3:30PM The short film is often overlooked as a storytelling medium, but it can be a great calling card for the new writer or those coming from other writing disciplines. This half day course run by Maria Solecki […]

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Writers House Events 12-18 March


POP-UP Essex Writers House 1 – 29 March 2018 As part of an exciting new partnership with Essex Book Festival, Metal is transforming Chalkwell Hall into a pop-up Essex Writers House for the whole month of March 2018 to host a wide range of literary events and activities. Our aim is to provide development opportunities […]

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Do you have memories of Liverpool in 1967?


From 3 – 17 March Irish artist Ruth McHugh will use the first stage of her METAL Time and Space Residency to research and develop Spectres of Modernity II in Liverpool.. Her project Spectres of Modernity ( recorded the demolition of the final remains of Ballymun, Ireland’s most recognisable high-rise housing. From ongoing engagement with […]

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We’re honoured to announce our involvement in this exciting new project from one of the UK’s leading Art galleries, a collaboration to create a unique new cultural ‘treasure hunt’ trail… England’s Creative Coast   Turner Contemporary has been awarded significant funding from Arts Council England to create a series of new artworks to showcase the South East’s […]

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Congratulations to TOMA (The Other MA) – our alternative art education model based here at Chalkwell Hall. They’ve secured a snazzy spot at the Royals Shopping Centre to create their own hive of artistic activity while the public can watch! There’s bound to be plenty to keep up with…   GRAND OPENING – SATURDAY 3RD […]

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