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England’s Creative Coast Commissions launched!

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We are delighted to be part of England’s Creative Coast project, seven site-specific art commissions by leading contemporary artists ANDREAS ANGELIDAKIS, MARIANA CASTILLO DEBALL, HOLLY HENDRY, JASLEEN KAUR, KATRINA PALMER, PILAR QUINTEROS AND MICHAEL RAKOWITZ who will each create a new work on the Essex, Kent and East Sussex coastline. The cultural renaissance transforming the […]

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Liverpool people called on to share memories of Littlewoods building


History of iconic Littlewoods building to be captured in heritage project by Liverpool John Moore’s University and Metal, in collaboration with CAPITAL&CENTRIC. Invitation to the public to share memories of Littlewoods with launch event on 4th July at Liverpool John Moores University’s Redmond Building £50m plans by CAPITAL&CENTRIC to transform iconic building into Littlewoods Studios […]

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As part of I know I Wish I Will, Metal is able to offer 2 Peterborough-based emerging poets the opportunity to work-shadow lead poets Keely Mills and Charley Genever in Peterborough schools workshops in October and November 2019 and attend training led by poet Jacob Sam La-Rose. Deadline for applications: 5pm, 14th July 2019. You […]

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15 new Time and Space artists-in-residence announced!

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We are delighted to announce 15 new Time and Space artists-in-residence who will be spending time with us in Southend, Peterborough or Liverpool throughout 2019. For over ten years now we have been hosting Time and Space residencies for established and emerging artists. The residencies are designed to support artists working in all disciplines. As well […]

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Call for Dancer/Performer with Disability


BARCO is looking for a performer with disability based in the UK to join the ensemble for Dinis Machado’s new group dance work ‘MULTIFARIOUS’ that explores queer narratives, movement and bodies.   Following his move from Portugal to Sweden in 2012 during the southern economic crisis, artist and choreographer Machado became interested in the inequalities […]

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Essex Writers House 2019 – Week 3


Essex Writers House 2019- week 3! Here is a quick guide to what’s on this week, just follow the links to book your ticket. THU – FRI Cafe and Bookshop open from 12-5pm and for evening events DAILY 1PM READS FRIDAY 15 March 7pm IN CONVERSATION: Intan Paramaditha and Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie in conversation with Syd Moore Intan […]

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Callout for Volunteers – Metal Peterborough

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AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – Volunteer Opportunity: Metal are looking for enthusiastic people who would like to volunteer in our new exhibition.   About the Exhibition: Metal is working in partnership with Vivacity to bring you a special exhibition of work by Peterborough’s extraordinary art teachers. Teachers of Peterborough dedicate an enormous amount of time to […]

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Essex Writers House Workshops


Essex Writers House Workshops As part of our Essex Writers House 2019 Pop-up at Chalkwell Hall, we’re offering the following workshops. Places limited, book soon to avoid disappointment. Life’s a Pitch Sat 9 March 1.30pm – 4.30pm “So, tell me all about yourself…” Does that sentence fill you with horror? Do you clam up? Or […]

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Made in Essex: Secret Postcard Sale

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Made in Essex:  Secret Postcard Sale Sat 26 January – Friday 1 February 70 The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea Thanks so much to the brilliant Made in Essex project for organising this Secret Postcard Sale –  a fabulous collection of mini masterpieces created by the best local artists around along with some super talented guest artists too.  […]

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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!


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


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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