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PROGRAMME UPDATE FROM METAL While we continue to follow government guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic, in the interests of the wellbeing of our employees, artists, partners and the public, we are taking precautionary measures and have postponed all our public programme until further notice. During this time we are also adopting an optional remote working […]

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Anime and Work Experience

This month, local year 10 student Izzy joined Metal Southend for two weeks of work experience. During Izzy’s placement, she supported the work that goes on behind Netpark Wellbeing Project, Essex Writers House, Time and Space Residencies and our marketing department. Izzy wrote our monthly newsletter (sign up here) and even took over our Instagram […]

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New AR app for NetPark

The artist Joanna Sperryn Jones came back last week for another few days of residency at Chalkwell Hall to work with a PhD student from the University of Kent, Sophia Ppali, on developing her new app for NetPark. The app will be a collaborative app using AR (Augmented Reality) exploring the trees in Chalkwell Park. […]

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11 Questions for Artist-in-Residence Joanna Sperryn Jones.

During their work experience placement at Metal Southend, local year 10 students Maisie and Saffron came up with 11 questions for artist-in-residence Joanna Sperryn Jones. Here is a transcript of their conversation, held in the Attic Studio of Chalkwell Hall. WHO ARE YOU & WHAT DO YOU DO? I’m Jo Sperryn Jones and I trained […]

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Liverpool’s One Tit Wonder

Liverpool’s One Tit Wonder Liverpool’s streets will be home to a series of posters depicting a breast cancer survivor’s unreconstructed body this month ahead of International Women’s Day (8th March 2020). The 50 posters, which will be dotted around Liverpool City Centre and Edge Hill, are by artist Claire Collison, and have been designed to […]

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Village Green 2020 Announcement

Village Green 2020 Announcement

Village Green 2020 Announcement After ten successful editions of Village Green, Metal are now looking to secure an independent future for the popular, community-focused festival. The opportunity for skills development for people of all ages – but particularly children and young people – has always been a key strength of how Metal have run Village […]

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Emerging Talent Scratch Night

Do you want to take part in a Peterborough scratch night? Are you looking for a space to share new performance work or writing? Is it less than 4 years since you finished a performing arts / creative writing course or degree? Do you want to meet up with other people in a similar position […]

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Netpark Wellbeing Project participant wins national Christmas card competition!

Written by Jo Armstrong. Follow Jo’s Instagram page @leigh_culture to keep up to date with local cultural events and happenings. A local dementia art group participant has won a national Christmas Card Competition specifically for people living with dementia, judged by singing legend Tony Christie. Gail Ditchburn, a member of Net Park Wellbeing Project’s dementia […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

LOCAL ENGAGEMENT ARTIST COMMISSION – ENGLAND’S CREATIVE COAST – DEADLINE: 17 JANUARY 2020 Summary:England’s Creative Coast (ECC) is a large-scale arts and tourism programme across Essex, Kent and East Sussex led by Turner Contemporary, working with some of the major arts organisations in the region. Metal are the lead arts partner in Essex. As well […]

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Graduate Residencies in Peterborough

Graduate Residencies in Peterborough.

Graduating from University can be as scary as starting. Gone are the support mechanisms and you find yourselves up against your peers looking for a break. You may have a drama degree but don’t yet have the experience or track record. Metal are working with Eastern Angles Theatre Company and University Centre Peterborough to trial a residency programme for recent performing arts graduates.

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England’s Creative Coast Commissions launched!

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, the England’s Creative Coast commission launches are currently under review. Full details will be announced in due course.  We are delighted to be part of England’s Creative Coast project, seven site-specific art commissions by leading contemporary artists ANDREAS ANGELIDAKIS, MARIANA CASTILLO DEBALL, HOLLY HENDRY, JASLEEN KAUR, KATRINA PALMER, […]

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