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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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Decorum films

Decorum films

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


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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