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Estuary’s Caroline Bergvall on BBC Radio 3

Caroline Bergvall's Raga Dawn

Artist and Writer Caroline Bergvall will be on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb on Friday at 10pm talking about Raga Dawn – her new work developed here at Metal Southend. The compelling vocal performance  – a composition for two voices (spoken and sung) combined with site-specific sound – will take place at sunrise (6:38) on Sunday 18 September […]

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Saturday Club Trust Launch

Saturday Club

Leading lights of Metal Art School Camilla Fox and Simon Monk are meeting Sir John & Lady Sorrell from the Sorrell Foundation today to celebrate the launch of the Saturday Club Trust. The event is hosted by Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture, Communications & Creative Industries. More news on this exciting project to […]

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Dementia Week: Netpark is recognised as important local resource

Netpark: Dementia Week

Lovely piece in the Echo about Netpark and Dementia Week. Emma Mills, our Mental Wellbeing Coordinator, worked her socks off to create an inviting environment last week. Netpark, the world’s first digital artpark which uses iPads to engage people to come to Chalkwell Park and interact with digital stories, is an invaluable resource for everyone […]

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Job: Exhibition Assistant intern (Metal Peterborough)

NetPark Southend on Sea

Job: Exhibition Assistant intern (Metal Peterborough) Arts organisation METAL is seeking an intern to support the delivery of two high profile exhibitions, the associated public engagement programmes plus the general programme of artist development. You will have the opportunity to work alongside national and international artists, understand project coordination, curation and audience engagement. You will […]

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Estuary Festival in The Times


The Times did a wonderfully thoughtful and thorough piece on Estuary Festival, and Colette’s quote about ‘place-making’ really seemed to resonate with the journalist and readers of the piece. FULL PIECE

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Village Green in Metro

Village Green in Metro

Village Green Festival featured in a big Festivals guide in the Metro. As you can imagine we’re rather chuffed at being recognised as a force on the festival scene…

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Metal Art School celebrated in local press

Metal Art School - ECHO

Word is getting out about the diverse array of courses, workshops, and opportunities for all being offered by Metal Art School. It’s great to see that all their hard work is trickling through for the benefit of the town.

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Metal Art School Developments

Metal Art School Life Drawing

The Art School at Metal Southend, Chalkwell Park is ever expanding its range of workshops, courses, and outreach work. It is offering some truly unique experiences to artists new & seasoned, old & young, in addition to catering workshops and facilities to people with low level mental health issues, dementia, and physical & learning disabilities in an […]

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