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NetPark: Jamie Gledhill’s Talking Trees
Talking Trees is a playful new work by Jamie Gledhill commissioned for NetPark. Within the park, use the Junaio browser to find the Talking Trees of Chalkwell Park. Some of them have a lot to say and will appear as moving images on trees.
More info here.
Tuesday afternoon saw around 400 people of all ages trying out the 10 new artworks and stories that are the inaugural collection of digital artworks for Metal’s NetPark project – a new, permanent digital art park in Chalkwell Park – the first of its kind in the world.
Find out more about NetPark here.
Harvest Festival Time Lapse
Harvest Festival time lapse
Harvest Festival Film
Harvest Festival Film
The festival celebrated the relationship between the city and its rural countryside, connecting people to the land and its associated Harvest rituals, whilst promoting local food and its suppliers. More info here.
Village Green: Next Generation film by SHSG
A short film by SETSA/Royal Opera House Bridge cultural ambassadors from Southend High School for Girls who attended Village Green: Next Generation arts and cultural festival for schools on Friday 10 July 2015.
Village Green Arts & Music Festival 2015
Hurrah! Thank you all so much for coming to this year’s VILLAGE GREEN arts & music festival – all 25,000 of you grown-ups, teens, kids and babies! We had a fantastic day yesterday – with a great, friendly vibe in the crowd, on stage, backstage, in tents, out on the fields. Read more here.
Making digital work: mobile, featuring Netpark
“Making digital work: mobile” – a film by Nesta – featuring Metal’s NetPark digital park project (3:45).
Read more about NetPark here.
Village Green Next Generation 2015
Every year we invite Southend school children for a school only art & music day using Village Green infrastructure, the day before the main festival. This year over 3,300 children came to enjoy art, music, theatre and workshops at Chalkwell Park. See more about Village Green here: http://www.villagegreenfestival.com
Village Beach Arts & Music Festival
Over 6,000 people came to Metal’s Village Beach Arts & Music Festival in Grays on 18 July 2015.
Read more here.
Culture Change Case Study
Culture Change Case Study – Metal
Film by Julie’s Bicycle, about Chalwell Hall, Metal’s Southend on Sea home.
METAL presents: We Can Play – Performance and celebration
Metal Liverpool presents: We Can Play – Performance and celebration.
Video by Sparky Film.
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Feelgood Cafe: Vulgar Things: Lee Rourke and Tim Burrows In-Conversation
At this Feelgood Cafe event, Lee Rourke read from his latest novel, Vulgar Things (a book using the landscape of Southend, Canvey Island and the early hits of Dr Feelgood as key protagonists). He was joined ‘in conversation’ by Tim Burrows, a Southend-born writer and musician who sometimes drums in the band, Private Trousers.
They talked about the topography of Canvey Island, Dr Feelgood band, punk, love, TOWIE, and our varied perceptions of the Thames Estuary, among other things…
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