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Feet on Cloud by Hector Dyer

Originally created for the Common Ground artists to respond to as part of the project lab, Feet on Cloud is a work in progress from Hector Dyer, looking at the environment and democracy. Who holds governments accountable for setting their own targets, and do governments still control the democratic system? The power of big tech, […]

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Interviews with Critical Workers (2020) by Harun Morrison

Our former artist in remote residence, Harun Morrison has created an e-zine. Interviews with Critical Workers (2020) is an e-zine comprising eleven interviews between artist Harun Morrison and a cross-section of individuals working within the UK public sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. They include surgeons, junior doctors, a social worker, a psychiatrist, a student nurse, […]

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Metal Remote Residencies – January

The selected artists are from our immediate communities and will be remotely in residence with Metal, developing work in their own home or studio, accessing support from our staff, networks and resources. Throughout their residency you can keep up to date with what they are doing over on our social media platforms @MetalCultureUK where you […]

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Metal New Artist: 16-19 Year Olds

Metal is trialling some activities aimed at creative young people aged 16-19. Whether you’re doodling during Zoom classes, or wondering what lies beyond your Drama course, we would love to know what activities you would like to take part in. What do we have in mind? We want to provide FREE workshops to young people […]

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Metal Southend and Cement Fields partner to deliver Estuary 2021

Yesterday, we announced the first part of the programme for Estuary 2021. Curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary, Estuary 2021 is led by a partnership between locally-based arts organisations Metal (South Essex) and Cement Fields (North Kent).  Estuary 2021 invites audiences to join us for 23 days of contemporary visual art, literature, film […]

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Estuary 2021: First Programme Announcement

Estuary 202122 May – 13 June 2021Multiple sites along the Essex and Kent shorelines We’re happy to announce the first part of the programme for Estuary 2021, curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary and the lives, landscapes and histories found there. Now in its second edition, Estuary 2021 will feature contemporary artworks, performance, […]

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The Water Replies : Lisa Stone

Estuary is a festival developed by Metal and Cement Fields as a cultural celebration of the spectacular Thames Estuary region across both the north and south shorelines and on the river itself. The Water Replies invites people from across South Essex and North Kent to get involved in creating a collective response to what life is like living […]

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Future Network Shorts : Hydrological Cycle, Harun Morrison

Future Network Shorts is a monthly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend).On the last Thursday of each month (across the course of a year), we invite 6 x artists to host 10 minute sharings of their work online, delivered across a mix of virtual platforms. Hydrological Cycle (35min) […]

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Sentient Socio-Ecologies

Ahead of Future Network Shorts #4 technologist Adam Sadiq writes about his research and practice with e2 Rome land cover 1970 – 2014 Social-ecologies refers to the interdependence and interconnection of social and ecological entities that exist in continuous space across the surface of the Earth. Sentience implies entities which have the quality of perception […]

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Animation with Netpark Wellbeing Project & Taylor Jack Smith

Throughout lockdown, the team behind the Netpark Wellbeing Project have been hosting online creative sessions, reaching participants through Zoom and phonecalls. Emma and Ian have been sending free packs of art materials to participants, ensuring that everyone can take part in these artist-led sessions from the comfort and safety of their homes. On Monday 27 […]

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Our online audiences……

Feedback form – HERE We have a small favour to ask. Like many arts organisations across the UK, Metal has moved much more of our programme online – presented via social media platforms, zoom and from our website. With the help of the Audience Agency, we are carrying out this survey to help us understand […]

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Metal Remote Residencies – August

Metal want to give a very big welcome to our third round of Remote Residency artists for August: Aisha Zia, George Barret (Xidus Pain), Aaron Shrimpton, Elsa James, Laura Campbell, and Hwa Young Jung.  Throughout the month of August these selected artists will be remotely in residence connecting with Metal, creating work from home with […]

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