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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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Artist in Residency: Eelyn Lee

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Eelyn Lee at Metal Southend During her initial three-week residency, artist-filmmaker Eelyn Lee continues her two-year exploration of collaborative filmmaking through engaging with five sites along the South Essex estuary. She will be talking to groups of people who have connections to the estuary including the fishing community in Leigh; coast guards at Shoeburyness; houseboat residents in Benfleet; […]

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NetPark Launched!


Netpark launched! Tuesday afternoon saw around 400 people of all ages trying out the 10 new artworks and stories that are the inaugural collection of digital artworks for Metal’s NetPark project – a new, permanent digital art park in Chalkwell Park – the first of its kind in the world. Taking a stroll around the park, […]

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Arts Award Students receive Source to Sea bottle

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Update!!! We are proud and delighted to display the iconic Totally Thames water bottle in our new Art School:   ARTS AWARD STUDENTS RECEIVE SOURCE TO SEA BOTTLE On Wednesday 30 September, our Arts Award students went to the Pier to pick up Source to Sea River Relay project bottle. Southend being the last stop of this […]

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Harvest Commissioned Artists

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Matt Lewis Matt Lewis is a musician and sound-artist based in London. Key areas of interest include the politics of sound, Foley, urbanism, notation and alternative methods of media distribution. His work is most often focused on particular physical sites, or around particular social issues, such as regeneration or street vending. A strong participatory aspect […]

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Harvest Commissioned Artists


Charlotte Bosanquet Belfast based artist Charlotte Bosanquet performs, directs and facilitates actions, performances and events that generally question the pre-existing structures that constitute the relationship between ‘artist’ and ‘audience’. She aims to integrate the audience by making them proactive in the work itself and attempts to democratize their encounter by using site specific actions to […]

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Matmos at their 2015 residency at Chalkwell Hall TIME AND SPACE RESIDENCIES Southend / Liverpool / Peterborough Metal’s Time and Space residencies are open opportunities for artists working in all disciplines to access Metal’s spaces, the support of its staff and its local, national and international networks. With two application deadlines each year the selection […]

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Wanted: Mental Health Wellbeing Coordinator

Artist Rosie Poebright testing her app ‘Running to Flight'.

MENTAL HEALTH WELLBEING COORDINATOR – NETPARK Working in partnership between Metal and Southend Borough Council/Clinical Commissioning Group an exciting fixed term post has been created to engage with local people, especially targeted adult populations with low level mental health issues currently not accessing or participating in available services, and BAME communities. The aim is to […]

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NetPark Completed Soon!

Matmos and Rosie Poebright testing apps in Chalkwell Park.

Over the Summer we have been bringing all of the projects to completion for NetPark. We have also been developing the signage and thinking about how the whole project links up. We have worked with five local schools to develop new story apps. The children have worked with illustrators and designers to devise stories that […]

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Arts Award at Metal

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  Arts Award at Metal NEW COURSES: Bronze / Silver / Gold sessions for 11y+ – all free, with contributions towards trips / moderation and certification costs. Dates: new term starts – Weds 16 September 2015 – 4-6pm. Places limited. TO APPLY: Download the application form here and return to ASAP.   Arts Award is a nationally […]

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