New writing theatre company Old Trunk feature in the Echo today ahead of their double-bill of critically-acclaimed plays Pramkicker and Fran & Leni at the Palace Theatre Westcliff next week. Fran & Leni – Wednesday 19th April Pramkicker/Fran & Leni Double Bill – Saturday 22nd April Both plays are by award-winning writer Sadie Hasler and directed […]
TIME AND SPACE RESIDENCY SOUTHEND: ARTIST MARIA ARCEO COLLECTS BEACH FLOTSAM FOR ARTWORKS
TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY: BENEDICT NEWBERY’S SOUTHEND POEMS PUBLISHED IN SOUTH BANK POETRY MAGAZINE
The lovely poet Benedict Newbery came to stay with us for a week last year and developed some fantastic new work based on the theme of the Estuary. He was a joy to have around. He’s just shared with us the fact his Southend poems have been published in the latest edition of the South Bank […]
SO-SLAM YOUNG SONGWRITERS LAB
We were delighted to host a Young Songwriters LAB by the brilliant SoSlam here at Chalkwell Hall last week. Selected participants aged 11-18 got to work intensively with songwriters and industry facilitators for four days culminating in a showcase of their impressive new work. It was a wonderful week, and we greatly enjoyed being treated […]
Selected Artists: Development LAB
Metal and Change Maker Associate Producer Kate Marsh are very happy to announce the selected Metal LAB participants. Following a national call-out and an unprecedented response of 177 applications, the selected group of 25 artists will attend intensive week long development sessions exploring through movement ‘the in-between’ that sits beyond the ’normative’ and ‘othered’ body. […]
GARDEN OF REMEMBER & WELLBEING PROJECT IN ECHO
A lovely thoughtful piece in the Echo…
TOMA IN ART MONTHLY
Congrats, TOMA on being featured in Art Monthly! Perfect little feature. Up the Alt Art School revolution! Further Call-Out & Open Day (Saturday 15th April) details can be found right here.
GARDEN OF REMEMBER ARTICLE IN BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL
A wonderful piece by Birte Twisselmann in the British Medical Journal about how she took inspiration from the theme of Dementia when she visited Chalkwell Hall and experienced the Garden of Remember App… READ IN FULL
SOUTHEND – SYD MOORE: STRANGE MAGIC READING @ THE FORUM
Metal’s very own Syd Moore, author of Drowning Pool and Witch Hunt, will talk about her work and read from her upcoming book Strange Magic at The Forum on Saturday 20th May. Exciting!
SPARK: INSPIRATIONAL COURSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
SPARK courses at Metal Art School Metal Art School’s latest creative opportunity – SPARK: an ongoing programme of short, inspirational, artist-led courses for secondary school and college students. SPARK courses have a contemporary focus that will develop a young person’s passion and potentially kickstart their own independent activities and a new direction on their creative […]
Re: development – Inside The Green Backyard A Collaborative Networked Exhibition
Re: development – Inside The Green Backyard A Collaborative Networked Exhibition Jessie Brennan, ‘Courgette’, cyanotype, from Inside The Backyard (Opportunity Area), 2015–6. After five years hard work by its volunteers and incredible public support, The Green Backyard, a community growing project in Peterborough run entirely by volunteers, is no longer threatened with redevelopment: the owners […]
TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY ARTIST SCOTTEE: REVIEW
Regular face at Chalkwell Hall, artist Scottee got a cracking review from Exeunt Magazine for new work Working Class Dinner Party – a collaboration in Brighton with other Metal Time & Space Residency artist Bryony Kimmings and Selina Thompson. We want one in Southend, Scottee! Get to it!