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Artist Commissions: Planet B


Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is looking for artists of all art forms to deliver commissions of up to £5k as part of Planet B, Peterborough’s Green Festival initiative. The charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) exists to protect and enhance the environment, in Peterborough and beyond. PECT has organised a Green Festival in the […]

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Change Makers Blog


Feb 22nd 2017: We arrived at Critical path jet-lagged and jaded, not least due to the fact that we are in 3 day old clothes (we made it to Sydney the day before our luggage). I am struck by the equally jaded feel of the studio that will be our home for 2 weeks, unlike […]

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Development LAB – Open for Applications

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TO APPLY FILL IN AN APPLICATION FORM HERE We are looking for disabled and non-disabled practitioners to take part in an intensive research and development LAB. These four day workshops are aimed at artists (from all artforms) that work with the body, movement and dance; or are curious to explore with others these themes. The […]

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It’s been a big & beautiful three weeks across the Estuary 2016 sites in Tilbury, Gravesend, & Southend. Feedback from all quarters has been wonderful, and heart-warming testimonials are still rolling in. For a round-up of the media for Estuary 2016, please go here…  

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Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food Recipe Comp


As part of Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food Metal Peterborough asked you to send us your favourite recipes for using up food. Here are the six chosen winners recipes, illustrated by the wonderful Paper Rhino. Hard copies of the set of recipes are available at Metal Chauffeurs Cottage for a suggested donation of £2. Lynne Collins […]

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Lucy + Jorge Orta – Harvest In Your Own Home


Why not host your own 70 x 7 The Meal? For the duration of the exhibition you can enjoy the Lucy + Jorge Orta bespoke Harvest dinner service in your own home! During the exhibition Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food, we are offering people to borrow our dinner service, host a meal with friends and […]

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Time & Space Residency Artists Old Trunk punk up Latitude Festival


It’s always nice to see the recipients of Metal ‘Time & Space’ artist residencies doing well. Southend’s new writing theatre company Old Trunk previewed new work ‘Fran & Leni’ at Latitude Festival at the weekend, and one lovely reviewer was a little keen to put pen to paper while it’s still in its nascent stages… “A raw, anarchic celebration of punk, […]

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Volunteer Opportunity: Exhibition Host

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Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food – Volunteer Opportunity: Metal are looking for enthusiastic people who would like to volunteer in our new exhibition FOOD. About the Exhibition: This exhibition is the culmination of an 18-month residency the artists have had with Peterborough. In 2015, Lucy + Jorge created 70 x 7 The Meal Act XXXIX […]

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RESIDENT: Matt Lewis

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Matt Lewis is a musician and sound-artist based in London. Key areas of interest include the politics of sound, Foley, urbanism, notation and alternative methods of media distribution. His work is most often focused on particular physical sites, or around particular social issues, such as regeneration and street vending. As part of his residency Matt […]

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