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Six museums and galleries across England part of new project celebrating the essential work of security staff during lockdown

Six museums and galleries across England part of new project celebrating the essential work of security staff during lockdown @caretakertales Launching 13 July 2020, a new six-part audio series The Caretakers will offer the public a rare glimpse into life for UK museum and gallery security staff and those maintaining buildings and collections during lockdown. […]

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Metal Remote Residencies – July

Metal are excited to announce the second round of artists for our July Remote Residencies: Laura Trevail, Sadie Davidson, BLM Southend – Southend Art Collective for Social Change, Charley Genever, Olivia Dedman, The Coach House, Marjorie Morgan, Projectile Vomit, Pierce Starre. Throughout the month of July these selected artists will carry out their residency working […]

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Metal Remote Residencies – June

Metal are excited to announce the artists for our June Remote Residencies: Amber Akaunu, Leah Jones and Jade French, Mark Massey, Madhu Manipatruni, Taylor Smith,  Wanja Kimani. Throughout the month of June the selected artists will be remotely in residence with Metal, creating work from their own home or studio but with access to the staff […]

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Amina Atiq interviews Gran-ma Hayla.

The creative development has been exciting and an overwhelming of emotions, every phase has been untangling conversations around belonging and a disconnect with the home that isn’t the same of the country and culture you identify with. It is the conversation of sacrifice and how much can you compromise to fit into a place that […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 & Netpark Wellbeing Project

From 18 – 24 May, Netpark Wellbeing Project are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week with participants across the programme.The theme of #MHAW2020 is Kindness. On this page, you can see some of the artworks created by participants and volunteers in response to this theme. Do you need urgent help?If your mental or emotional state quickly […]

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Artist In Residence Interview with Jane Hoodless

TIME AND SPACE FOR CREATIVE PRACTICE Each year arts organisation Metal invites a number of artists into residence. The artists spend time in the city undertaking research to inform new performances and art works. Working in the city, meeting people and exploring places, invariably ends up with the resulting art works being about Peterborough or […]

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COVID-19 – Support and links for artists, arts workers and arts organisations

See below for an up to date list of financial support, commissions and resources which are available to help artists and arts workers during COVID-19. For Metal’s opportunities (including funded Remote Residencies and funded online sharings) please visit our Artist’s Area. Metal will continue to update this list with current opportunities.To feature, or make a […]

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Consequences Activity Pack

Activity Packs: Consequences in your own home Download our activity pack here: Activity Pack 1 > Activity sheets Activity Pack 2 > Activity Sheets Activity Pack 3 > Activity Sheets Activity Pack 4 > Activity Sheets Activity Pack 5 > Activity Sheets We appreciate that people are at home looking for things to do together – […]

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Anime and Work Experience

This month, local year 10 student Izzy joined Metal Southend for two weeks of work experience. During Izzy’s placement, she supported the work that goes on behind Netpark Wellbeing Project, Essex Writers House, Time and Space Residencies and our marketing department. Izzy wrote our monthly newsletter (sign up here) and even took over our Instagram […]

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11 Questions for Artist-in-Residence Joanna Sperryn Jones.

During their work experience placement at Metal Southend, local year 10 students Maisie and Saffron came up with 11 questions for artist-in-residence Joanna Sperryn Jones. Here is a transcript of their conversation, held in the Attic Studio of Chalkwell Hall. WHO ARE YOU & WHAT DO YOU DO? I’m Jo Sperryn Jones and I trained […]

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