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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

  This week, it’s Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May 2017), followed by next week’s Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May 2017). Please check out the information on different projects run under our NetPark Wellbeing Programme HERE. We’re proud to share these stats with you: · Over 600 HOURS of NetPark /Digital Art Mental Wellbeing delivered over last 16 […]

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VILLAGE GREEN | LOVE LETTER TO SOUTHEND | POET BENEDICT NEWBERY ON BBC ESSEX

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Colette was interviewed on BBC Essex about Love Letter to Southend, our project to commemorate 125 years of Southend being a borough. People are invited to write or design a postcard expressing how they feel about their town. We’ve received hundreds of beautiful designs already and all will be proudly displayed at Village Green on […]

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Call Out: Question Time Cabaret

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‘Question Time Cabaret’, by Talia Randall: “a fun, rowdy and political knees-up” A commission for Planet B festival in Peterborough… –  A night of variety performances from artists responding to issues of feminism, immigration/migration & climate change, taking place on Aug 11th –  These performances will be mixed in with a Question Time style panel where well known and community experts […]

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ESTUARY SONGWRITERS LAB AT LEIGH FOLK FESTIVAL

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The songwriters who spent a week here at Metal creating new work for Estuary Festival’s Songwriters LAB are once again performing their collaboration at this year’s Leigh Folk Festival… Among the songwriters are Alasdair Roberts and Lucy Farrell whose group The Furrow Collective  won the award for Best Group at the 2017 BBC Radio Two Folk […]

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SOUTHEND: METAL & VILLAGE GREEN IN THE GUARDIAN!

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Well, this is lovely! Thanks, The Guardian! Metal has been picked out as Culture highlight of Southend, along with our friends at The Railway, Chinnerys, & Southend Film Festival. Village Green and its awesome line-up gets a special mention. Got your tickets yet, festival lovers?

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TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY: POET BENEDICT NEWBERY

Poet Benedict Newbery, on residence at Chalkwell Hall

The wonderful Benedict Newbery is back in the house for another week, working on new poetry. He’s a joy to have around and we can’t wait to see the fruits of his time here. Welcome back, Ben! One of the poems he wrote while on residency last April ‘My Dad’s Hospital Trip to Southend’ has […]

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SOUTHEND ~ PODCAST: SONGS & CHAT FROM SOSLAM YOUNG SONGWRITERS LAB

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LOVE THIS.    Great podcast featuring songs & chat from the Young Songwriters of the SoSlam LAB that took over Chalkwell Hall with their stunning talent a couple of weeks ago. We miss hearing them every day! CHECK THEM OUT – PLAYING LIVE AT PEGGY SUE’S SUNDAY 23RD APRIL – 4-7PM

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TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY SOUTHEND: OLD TRUNK INTERVIEW IN ECHO

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New writing theatre company Old Trunk feature in the Echo today ahead of their double-bill of critically-acclaimed plays Pramkicker and Fran & Leni at the Palace Theatre Westcliff next week. Fran & Leni – Wednesday 19th April Pramkicker/Fran & Leni Double Bill – Saturday 22nd April Both plays are by award-winning writer Sadie Hasler and directed […]

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