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Metal Art School – Arts Award – Establishing Ethos

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Metal Art School have had the brilliant Libby Liburd, our Arts Award Support Consultant, spending time with Camilla and Simon talking about strategies to establish the ethos of the school. Her spirit and expertise are invaluable and she’s a joy to have around.

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Call out for participants to work with resident artists H2Dance


WANTED: Participants to take part in movement workshops and a sharing with dance/performance company H2DANCE. Choreographer Hanna Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard are organizing movement workshops at Metal, looking at meetings between different communities and cultures.  H2DANCE will work with you to develop a series of choreographic instructions that you will then respond to live during […]

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Nene Park Commissions – Artists Announced

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Peterborough Presents, Vivacity Culture and Leisure Trust, Nene Park Trust and Metal are happy to announce the selected artists for the Nene Park Commissions. The artists will kick-start their research in the city in late April attending an intensive development LAB at Metal, with the new artworks presented as part of a weekend festival on […]

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National Art & Design Saturday Club


Metal is supporting the fantastic National Art & Design Saturday Club and its Creative Journeys project, and hopes to have one here at Metal Art School very soon. Watch this space!  Here’s a film from some of the UK’s leading designers, architects, engineers and other creative professionals about how they got started.      

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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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