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11 Questions for Artist-in-Residence Joanna Sperryn Jones.

During their work experience placement at Metal Southend, local year 10 students Maisie and Saffron came up with 11 questions for artist-in-residence Joanna Sperryn Jones. Here is a transcript of their conversation, held in the Attic Studio of Chalkwell Hall. WHO ARE YOU & WHAT DO YOU DO? I’m Jo Sperryn Jones and I trained […]

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Liverpool’s One Tit Wonder

Liverpool’s One Tit Wonder Liverpool’s streets will be home to a series of posters depicting a breast cancer survivor’s unreconstructed body this month ahead of International Women’s Day (8th March 2020). The 50 posters, which will be dotted around Liverpool City Centre and Edge Hill, are by artist Claire Collison, and have been designed to […]

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Village Green 2020 Announcement

Village Green 2020 Announcement After ten successful editions of Village Green, Metal are now looking to secure an independent future for the popular, community-focused festival. The opportunity for skills development for people of all ages – but particularly children and young people – has always been a key strength of how Metal have run Village […]

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Emerging Talent Scratch Night

Do you want to take part in a Peterborough scratch night? Are you looking for a space to share new performance work or writing? Is it less than 4 years since you finished a performing arts / creative writing course or degree? Do you want to meet up with other people in a similar position […]

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Netpark Wellbeing Project participant wins national Christmas card competition!

Written by Jo Armstrong. Follow Jo’s Instagram page @leigh_culture to keep up to date with local cultural events and happenings. A local dementia art group participant has won a national Christmas Card Competition specifically for people living with dementia, judged by singing legend Tony Christie. Gail Ditchburn, a member of Net Park Wellbeing Project’s dementia […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

LOCAL ENGAGEMENT ARTIST COMMISSION – ENGLAND’S CREATIVE COAST – DEADLINE: 17 JANUARY 2020 Summary:England’s Creative Coast (ECC) is a large-scale arts and tourism programme across Essex, Kent and East Sussex led by Turner Contemporary, working with some of the major arts organisations in the region. Metal are the lead arts partner in Essex. As well […]

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Graduate Residencies in Peterborough

Graduate Residencies in Peterborough.

Graduating from University can be as scary as starting. Gone are the support mechanisms and you find yourselves up against your peers looking for a break. You may have a drama degree but don’t yet have the experience or track record. Metal are working with Eastern Angles Theatre Company and University Centre Peterborough to trial a residency programme for recent performing arts graduates.

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England’s Creative Coast Commissions launched!

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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EMERGING POETS OPPORTUNITY

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!

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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