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SOUTHEND ~ NETPARK WELLBEING PROJECT ARTWORK

Every week we see the beautiful art that comes out of our free, award-nominated Netpark Wellbeing sessions, which provide a peaceful place for people with dementia, low level mental health issues, and various groups from Southend who want to explore the therapeutic values of digital art and a supportive environment. Here’s a very colourful selection! Congratulations […]

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Southend ~ SoSlam Young Musicians LAB

We’re really excited to again be hosting the brilliant SoSlam as they hold another Young Musicians LAB here at Chalkwell Hall during October half term. They’re looking for 12-18 year olds with a passion for writing their own music, who want to explore and learn with new friends in a supportive environment. The last one was a […]

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NOTHING BUT THIEVES AT VILLAGE GREEN 2017

One of our favourite parts of the post Village Green glow is receiving the videos once people have gone away and done all the clever editing. Here’s one we just received of the mighty Nothing But Thieves, the Southend band who are taking the world by storm. The boys didn’t play many UK gigs last year […]

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SOUTHEND ~ ARTS AWARDS STUDENTS PASSED WITH FLYING COLOURS

Huge congratulations to our Arts Award Bronze students, who passed with flying colours! We had 11 successful moderations, many of whom will be staying with us to continue onto Silver. This follows on from our Discover in a Day at Village Green, where we had 38 young artists completing the Award. If you are looking […]

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SOUTHEND ~ SILK RIVER PHOTOS

We were very proud to host Kinetica’s Silk River project as their intrepid walk along the Thames reached its end right here in Southend. Here’s what it looked like!

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SOUTHEND ~ VILLAGE GREEN VIDEO

Thanks to Charlotte Skidmore of Charlotte’s Films for sending us this lovely video glimpse into Village Green this year. It was lovely to receive just as the leaves turn brown and summer feels far away!

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Change Maker Blog: Permission 

August 2nd 2017 – Change Maker Blog: Permission  Photo by Ruth Campbell – Rob Hesp, Luke Pell, Kitty Fedorec and Kate Marsh   In the two Labs that have taken place so far, I have been pretty vocal in my enthusiasm to get to the part where we all move together, make contact with each […]

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Opportunities for Young People at Metal Southend

We currently have several opportunities for young people: 1) NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COLLECTIVE WORKSHOPS Know any young musicians who’d like to develop their skills? Deadline to apply is MONDAY 2 October, so quick response is needed! BUILD CONFIDENCE EXPLORE RHYTHMS PLAY BY EAR COMPOSE & IMPROVISE BE AN ASSET TO A BAND • 22nd October […]

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SOUTHEND ~ NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COLLECTIVE WORKSHOPS

Know any young musicians who’d like to develop their skills? Deadline to apply is 2nd October, so quick response is needed! APPLY HERE BUILD CONFIDENCE EXPLORE RHYTHMS PLAY BY EAR COMPOSE & IMPROVISE BE AN ASSET TO A BAND The National Youth Jazz Collective is the country’s biggest network for teaching young musicians to play […]

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PETERBOROUGH ~ Cine-Sister: Call out for short films

Cine-Sister is a DIY film-programming organisation focused on promoting films made with female-identifying filmmakers in a leadership role. They aim to give a voice and a platform to a diverse range of women with amazing stories to tell and share them with the public in a range of locations around the UK. We are excited to announce […]

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SOUTHEND ~ TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY ARTIST CAROLINE BERGVALL WINS BERNARD HEIDSIECK-POMPIDOU CENTRE PRIZE

Congratulations to Time & Space Residency & Estuary artist Caroline Bergvall! Caroline spent time here at Chalkwell Hall developing her powerful vocal work Raga Dawn for Estuary Festival. Following on from her success earlier this year with the Society of Authors’ Cholmondeley Awards for Poets, Caroline Bergvall was presented with the inaugural Prix Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou, funded […]

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