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The Dementia Project


The People Department at Southend Borough Council have just won a bid which will enable a Dementia Project to be run at NetPark/ Metal. NetPark is the world’s first digital art park and is based in Chalkwell Park. This project aims to provide older people who are living with dementia an opportunity to share stories […]

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Village Green 2016 – Initial Line-up Highlights

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We have announced the first of the programme for our much loved boutique family festival Village Green, which will take place on 9 July 2016 in Chalkwell Park in Southend-on-Sea. The brilliant mix of local and international talent, of literature, art and music, all presented in an urban park in Chalkwell, is one of the […]

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Open Call: Village Green Artist Village 2016

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Artist Village 2016 Open call – Culture Lab, residency and Commissions Deadline to Apply: 8 APRIL 2016 –  APPLY HERE. Artist Village is a project in which 8 visual artists will get the chance to spend time in Chalkwell Park, developing new ambitious work to be experienced within the outdoor festival context of Village Green 2016 – an […]

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Nene Park Artist Commissions


Overview of the project: Vivacity Culture and Leisure Trust, ‘Peterborough Presents’ (the Creative People and Places programme for the city) and Nene Park Trust are seeking to reinvigorate their substantial public sculpture collection at Thorpe Meadows by commissioning five artists to create new temporary art works and interventions. These resulting new commissions will be showcased […]

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Time & Space Residencies in the Echo


The Echo Newspaper in Southend published an article about our Time & Space Residencies programme for artists: Find out more about Time & Space Residencies here. The next deadline is 31 March 2016.

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Arts Award Courses – Spring 2016


FORTHCOMING COURSES: Bronze Award, 11-16 years / Silver Award, 14+ years / Gold Award, 16+ years Starting 4-6pm Wednesday 24th Feb / or Thursday 25th Feb (to be confirmed, number dependant) How to apply: Please download the Application Form and return to Camilla Fox on or post to Camilla Fox, Metal, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea SS0 […]

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Volunteer with Art Lending Library


Arts organisation Metal are seeking Volunteers for a new Art Lending Library visiting the city. The Art Lending Library is an evolving exhibition that takes the form of an experimental library and public procession. Art Lending Library invites the people of Peterborough to visit the exhibition at Metal’s base, Chauffeurs Cottage, and join Art Lending […]

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New workshops at Chalkwell Hall and Art School


New workshops at Chalkwell Hall and METAL Artschool CREATIVE JOURNAL COURSE – 6 weeks Tuesday evenings 7- 9pm £65/ course Starts 9 February 201 Metal Art School in Chalkwell Park. Suitable for all levels of experience; Creative Journal Course is a ‘visual dialogue with the self’ – each week you will be introduced to themed projects […]

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Assemble win the Turner Prize


Metal residents Assemble have won the 2015 Turner Prize for their ongoing collaboration with the residents of Granby Four Streets in Liverpool. The prestigious prize was awarded to Assemble on 4th December. Find out more here.

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Caroline Bergvall Residency

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Caroline Bergvall is at Chalkwell Hall this week as Metal’s artist in residency developing a new work, RAGA DAWN sunrise performance. RAGA DAWN is a sunrise vocal performance written by Caroline Bergvall to be performed outdoors from the last hours of night until the very early morning. The composition is for two voices (spoken and […]

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Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman


Marisa Carnesky came for a residency earlier this year to develop her new performance piece, Incredible Bleeding Woman. See it at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern tomorrow! Info: Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman Reinventing Menstrual Rituals Through New Performance Practices A work in progress Before Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern Saturday 5th December 2015 Doors 7pm […]

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Love British Food Harvest Heros

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Metal are delighted to announce that The Harvest Festival won the Love British Food Harvest Heros competition! Read the Love British Food article about Harvest here. Read the Telegraph article here. “A collaboration between local farmers, producers, artists, restauranteurs, allotmenteers and the local community in Peterborough are the winners of the Love British Food 2015 […]

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