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British Citizen Award for popular Metal volunteer

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Ian Wilson, our brilliant volunteer at Metal, who has worked on our NetPark Wellbeing Project since it started 3 years ago is to receive a very well deserved and prestigious national award at the Palace of Westminster on 24th January 2019.  Ian is to receive the British Citizen Award for Services to Healthcare (BCAh). Netpark Wellbeing is a mental health […]

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Cultural Development Fund grant announced for Thames Estuary!

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Estuary 2020 is part of a unique cross-boundary partnership which has been awarded a major Cultural Development Fund grant, it was announced today: “The DCMS today committed to an ambitious long-term project that will make the Thames Estuary the world’s largest creative corridor; a world leader for the creative and cultural industries. The total award […]

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Listening Bench – Winter programme

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Our Listening Bench has just been updated with the latest audio content. Find out what our artists in residency been up to and a listen to a new song by young musician from Southend – Leo C. Interview with Figs in Wigs Interview with Charles Sharman-Cox Interview with Dean Atta Leo C’s new release – […]

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Decorum films

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Decorum is a series of projects by intergenerational arts charity Magic Me. The projects seek to explore what ‘good behaviour’ means for women in the 21st Century. In 2018 they’ve had 3 projects looking at this topic, in London, Southend and Peterborough. Each group, made up of school age girls and older women from the […]

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SEVEN WEEKS OF SUMMER – Thursday 30 August – Sunday 2 Sept 2018

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SEVEN WEEKS OF SUMMER music, art, books, comedy, food, coffee, prosecco and more…. Thursday 19 July – Sunday 2 Sept 2018 Cafe Valise Open at Chalkwell Hall: every Thurs to Sun, 11am – 6pm (plus evening events) WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 30 AUGUST – 2 SEPTEMBER   SUMMER ART SCHOOL Every Thursday & Friday throughout […]

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Call for submissions – COME AS YOU ARE Festival

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When did you come out as male? Or female? Scratch Night at Metal (Peterborough) – Thursday 8 November   From 8-10 November, Metal Peterborough, Vivacity Key Theatre, and Camden People’s Theatre are programming COME AS YOU ARE, a festival of adventurous performance addressing attitudes towards and understanding of gender. We’re on the look-out for local […]

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Office Space for Hire at Metal Liverpool

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We have space available to rent at our fully renovated office. As a tenant at Metal you will have your own dedicated workspace which you will have 24hr access to, a postal address and unlimited Wi-Fi.  The space comes with 2 fully fitted kitchens, one with a large AGA stove which is free for all […]

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Listening Bench is installed at Chalkwell Park

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The Listening Bench is Metal’s newest addition to NetPark – the world’s first digital art park. It’s a bench with changing audio – from poetry, archival material to conversations with artists we will programme new and interesting things to listen to while sitting and enjoying the park environment each month. Originally part of the Essex […]

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Future Station- Artists’ Bios

Future Station- Artists’ Bios

The next Future Station meeting at Metal Liverpool will be on Thursday 12 July, 6pm. It is curated by Kasia Sobucka, current Artist-In-Residence, a partnership with the International Curators Forum. Kasia Sobucka is a producer, curator and founder of Arts Territory, a London-based arts organisation. Her interests focus on the politicised dimensions of identity, the […]

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Volunteers wanted! – Peterborough Pride Reading Room

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About Pride: Metal has been working with the LGBTQIA+ community on Peterborough Pride 2018. Running from Friday 29th June to Friday 6th July, this week long citywide celebration offers something for everyone. Peterborough PRIDE is about providing a platform for coming together, celebrating difference, being proud and showing support for our Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, […]

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Last week of Essex Writers House

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This is our last week of Essex Writers House! WRITING THE SHORT FILM Workshop WED 28 MARCH 11am-3:30PM The short film is often overlooked as a storytelling medium, but it can be a great calling card for the new writer or those coming from other writing disciplines. This half day course run by Maria Solecki […]

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