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VILLAGE BEACH

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You may have heard by now that it is very unlikely that there will be a Village Beach and Village Beach: Next Generation this year in Grays Riverside Park. As we’re sure you are aware, money is tight for many and we have been unable to secure enough funds for the festivals to go ahead. […]

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Village Green 2016 Headliner Rag ‘n’ Bone Man wins BRIT Award

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MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to last year’s Village Green Headliner Rag’n’Bone Man on winning the Brits Critics’ Choice Award! It’s an amazing honour, previously won by Adele, Florence + The Machine, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Emeli Sande, Tom Odell, Sam Smith, James Bay, & Jack Garratt. If you want to catch his spine-tingling vocals again, Rag’n’Bone Man will perform on […]

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METAL: FROM PAST PROJECTS TO FUTURE

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Well, this has shaken out the Christmas cobwebs a bit! Here’s a beautifully edited film (complete with rousing music) of just some of the work we’ve done at Metal Southend, Liverpool, & Peterborough over the years. Here’s to many more! WATCH HERE   FILM BY ANDREW DELANEY

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CRAFT TRADE SCHOOL CALL-OUT

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Crafting the Future of Thurrock; Craft Trade School   MAKER BRIEF   The Crafts Council, Thurrock Council and Metal Culture are looking for traditional craft practitioners to plan and deliver workshops on the new education programme Craft Trade School.   The project is a new initiative to up-skill young people working in, or looking to […]

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TOMA IN ART MONTHLY

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    Nice mention about TOMA in Art Monthly. Just one of the many wonderful things running out of Metal Art School here in Chalkwell Park.    

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TOMA ON SHIP FULL OF BOMBS RADIO

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TOMA artists Richard Baxter + Emma Edmondson had a marvellous time on Ship Full of Bombs – Thames Delta Independent Music Radio Station. Hosted by the affable Alastair Johnson they talked TOMA past, present + future while picking some songs. Listen to them in action here. Emma chose: Lump – Presidents of the USA The […]

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TOMA AT ALTERNATIVE ART SCHOOL FAIR

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The Other MA – TOMA – are included in the programme for Alternative Art Fair this weekend. They’ll have printed ephemera and a selection of artist’s work in the form of research responses on display there. Over 50 alternative art schools from around the world will convene at Pioneer Works for a weekend of keynote […]

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ALT-ART-SCHOOL BROCHURE LAUNCH

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“How do I make a career in the Arts, right here in my hometown?”   After months of curating local organisations, we can now release the Alt Art School brochure – an at-a-glance resource for Creative Industries in Southend-on-Sea Developed in partnership with Focal Point Gallery   FIND THE FULL BROCHURE HERE    

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TOMA ARTISTS EXHIBITION

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Paul Robinson Solicitors are investing in emerging artists on TOMA by hosting a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the 2016 / 2017 academic year. Each of the TOMA artists will get the chance to exhibit in the newly converted and historic bank space on London Road in Westcliff. It’s a unique collaboration which will see […]

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