A wonderful piece by Birte Twisselmann in the British Medical Journal about how she took inspiration from the theme of Dementia when she visited Chalkwell Hall and experienced the Garden of Remember App… READ IN FULL
SOUTHEND – SYD MOORE: STRANGE MAGIC READING @ THE FORUM
Metal’s very own Syd Moore, author of Drowning Pool and Witch Hunt, will talk about her work and read from her upcoming book Strange Magic at The Forum on Saturday 20th May. Exciting!
SPARK: INSPIRATIONAL COURSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
SPARK courses at Metal Art School Metal Art School’s latest creative opportunity – SPARK: an ongoing programme of short, inspirational, artist-led courses for secondary school and college students. SPARK courses have a contemporary focus that will develop a young person’s passion and potentially kickstart their own independent activities and a new direction on their creative […]
Re: development – Inside The Green Backyard A Collaborative Networked Exhibition
Re: development – Inside The Green Backyard A Collaborative Networked Exhibition Jessie Brennan, ‘Courgette’, cyanotype, from Inside The Backyard (Opportunity Area), 2015–6. After five years hard work by its volunteers and incredible public support, The Green Backyard, a community growing project in Peterborough run entirely by volunteers, is no longer threatened with redevelopment: the owners […]
TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY ARTIST SCOTTEE: REVIEW
Regular face at Chalkwell Hall, artist Scottee got a cracking review from Exeunt Magazine for new work Working Class Dinner Party – a collaboration in Brighton with other Metal Time & Space Residency artist Bryony Kimmings and Selina Thompson. We want one in Southend, Scottee! Get to it!
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 […]
JUDE KELLY: TED TALK – WHY WOMEN SHOULD TELL STORIES OF HUMANITY
JUDE KELLY ON EQUALITY IN THE STANDARD
Metal founder & Chair and Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre Jude Kelly in a great piece on equality – and how we need year-round pushback from all of us – not just on International Women’s Day. READ IN FULL
GARDEN OF REMEMBER TRAILER
THE GARDEN OF REMEMBER – LAUNCHING FRIDAY 10TH MARCH READ MORE ABOUT THIS BEAUTIFUL NEW NETPARK PROJECT HERE The Garden of Remember from Metalculture on Vimeo.
VILLAGE GREEN PICK OF THE UK’S GRASSROOTS FESTIVALS
The UK’s top events site Skiddle have picked Village Green as one of the best UK festivals to give a platform to new and unsigned acts. It’s lovely to be recognised in such a way. Did you know that over 80% of Village Green acts were local? READ MORE
TOMA: DISTURBING THE ARCHIVE EXHIBITION IN ECHO
CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON TOMA’S EXHIBITION DISRUPTING THE ARCHIVE… READ MORE ABOUT TOMA AND HOW TO APPLY FOR 2017…
WIKI WOMEN: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN ECHO
The Echo covered one of the cool events that will be taking place during the Metal staff’s Chalkwell Hall takeover on International Women’s Day… CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE 8th March, 6-10pm – Chalkwell Hall