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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. Metal will continue to update this list with current opportunities.To feature, or make a suggestion to add to this list, please do get in touch by emailing paige@metalculture.com Arts Council […]

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Consequences Activity Pack

Activity Packs: Consequences in your own home Download our activity pack here: Week 1 > Activity sheets Week 2 > Activity Sheets We appreciate that people are at home looking for things to do together – or you may be more limited about who you can connect to at the moment. The original Consequences workshops were only […]

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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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Emerging Talent Scratch Night

Do you want to take part in a Peterborough scratch night? Are you looking for a space to share new performance work or writing? Is it less than 4 years since you finished a performing arts / creative writing course or degree? Do you want to meet up with other people in a similar position […]

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Netpark Wellbeing Project participant wins national Christmas card competition!

Written by Jo Armstrong. Follow Jo’s Instagram page @leigh_culture to keep up to date with local cultural events and happenings. A local dementia art group participant has won a national Christmas Card Competition specifically for people living with dementia, judged by singing legend Tony Christie. Gail Ditchburn, a member of Net Park Wellbeing Project’s dementia […]

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Callout for Volunteers – Metal Peterborough

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – Volunteer Opportunity: Metal are looking for enthusiastic people who would like to volunteer in our new exhibition.   About the Exhibition: Metal is working in partnership with Vivacity to bring you a special exhibition of work by Peterborough’s extraordinary art teachers. Teachers of Peterborough dedicate an enormous amount of time to […]

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Do you have memories of Liverpool in 1967?

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 (https://youtu.be/eEDFHk5LJA0) recorded the demolition of the final remains of Ballymun, Ireland’s most recognisable high-rise housing. From ongoing engagement with […]

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SOUTHEND ~ METAL ART SCHOOL PRESENTS SPARK ZINE FAIR!

The second instalment of  SPARK, our fabulous art course for young people, has seen some amazing Zine work from the young creatives under Lu Williams’ wing. So good in fact we’ve decided to have a Zine Fair to show it all off to their proud parents & friends! Find out more about SPARK and how […]

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Change Maker Blog: Allies….

CHANGE MAKERS BLOG October 2nd 2017 – Change Maker Blog: Allies….    Welly O’Brien and Kate Marsh – in rehearsal. Image by – the artists   What does it mean when we speak out for others? When we verbally or physically express our belief in or support for another person or group of people. The […]

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