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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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Netpark Wellbeing Project Exhibition in Yellow Advertiser

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The launch of the Netpark Wellbeing Project‘s exhibition at the Beecroft Gallery had a great turn-out and drew some lovely attention from the local press. Coordinator Emma Mills, Jo Dickinson (Strategy and Commissioning Manager Mental Health and Dementia at Southend Council), Kevin Marsh (Curator Beecroft Gallery), & Artistic Director of Metal Colette Bailey all gave warm speeches […]

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Artist Village Film: Village Green 2016

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Here’s a fantastic short film about the beautiful folk of Artist Village – a big part of Village Green 2016. Featuring Curator Jonathan Kipps, Luke Gottelier, Alexis Zelda Stevens, Julia McKinlay, Cool Diabang, John Wallbank, Redhawk Logistica, Stuart Bowditch, & Josh Langan. We miss having them here at Chalkwell Park! WATCH THE FILM         

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ESTUARY FESTIVAL 2016: PRESS COVERAGE

It’s been a big & beautiful three weeks across the Estuary 2016 sites in Tilbury, Gravesend, & Southend. Feedback from all quarters has been wonderful, and heart-warming testimonials are still rolling in. For a round-up of the media for Estuary 2016, please go here…  

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