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VILLAGE GREEN MARKETPLACE – DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Due to the overwhelming response we’ve had from people wishing to still apply for a stall we have extended the deadline, so if you missed it the first time you still have a chance. We are welcoming creative/homemade/stylish ‘festival chic’/art-based contributions that will encourage play and interaction and support the ethos of this family friendly festival focused on the arts. More details […]

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Village Green mentioned in The Guardian

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Village Green is held up by The Guardian as an example of a festival which is looking to the future, following Village Green director Sean McLoughlin’s speech at Future Festivals in Brighton.            

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TOMA Interviews

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Artists and Metal Art School gurus Simon Monk & Camilla Fox are conducting the TOMA interviews today and are excited to meet the candidates. There’s been an outstanding response to the call for applicants for this truly unique alternative art educational model, to be led by artist Emma Edmondson. A truly democratic approach to continuing learning […]

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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