We’ve had a bit of fun in the park and have stashed some interesting trinkets for you. The only thing is – you have to find them! Intrigued by the wonderful world of Geocaching, we decided to join in. As the weather brightens, why not come and join us in Chalkwell Park, root out one […]
SOUTHEND ~ WRITERS OPPORTUNITIES: POP UP ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE
Have you checked out the masses of literary fun & inspiration we have on offer during our monthlong Pop Up Essex Writers House in March? Here are some particular opportunities we think writers should know about… BOOKING ESSENTIAL SO GET IN QUICK! Situated Practice Writing Workshop Join celebrated author Lee Rourke on a day-long course […]
SOUTHEND ~ ARTS AWARDS: APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FEBRUARY START!
We’re excited to announce our new Arts Award courses beginning soon – places are extremely limited – get in touch for more information Email email@example.com Metal’s Arts Awards offer a flexible framework of activities within an exciting, non-academic environment, where young people interested in any creative pursuit can combine this with the motivation of […]
SOUTHEND ~ ‘A CONSCIOUS REBELLION’ – TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY ARTISTS PRESENT NEW WORK
OUR JUDE IN THE GUARDIAN: “SAYING YOU’RE A FEMINIST IS NOT ENOUGH”
This is a brilliant piece explaining why Metal Founder and Chair Jude Kelly is leaving the Southbank to devote her time to WOW Festival…
SOUTHEND ~ PROCESSIONS – MASS ARTWORK MARKING THE CENTENARY OF VOTES FOR WOMEN
INTRODUCING PROCESSIONS… A mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote. We’re very excited to be working on this nationwide project with artist Heidi Wigmore and Artichoke, marking 100 years of women’s suffrage. Heidi will be working with groups […]
SOUTHEND ~ CALL-OUT FOR ESSEX WRITERS! Week-long Culture LAB at Chalkwell Hall – in Partnership with Essex Book Festival
Culture LAB: Essex Writers Mon 19 – Fri 23 March 2018 As part of an exciting partnership with Essex Book Festival, we are transforming Chalkwell Hall into a pop-up Essex Writers House for the whole month of March 2018! As part of the month, we are hosting a week long Culture LAB for up to ten […]
SOUTHEND ~ US SUCCESS FOR TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY ARTISTS OLD TRUNK
Time & Space Residency artists Old Trunk theatre company – who recently filled the house with Damn Write, an evening of Storytelling – have seen their critically acclaimed play Pramkicker by local playwright Sadie Hasler picked to be performed at the The Women’s Voices Theater Festival in Washington DC as part of International Women’s Voices Day. Pramkicker – a play about […]
SOUTHEND ~ WILD STORY THEATRE IN ECHO
Our current Time and Space Residency artists Wild Story Theatre have a lovely splash in the Echo today. Lovely quote from our Colette too!
SOUTHEND ~ WILD STORY THEATRE: TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY
Some great shots of Wild Story Theatre on Day 1 of their Time & Space Residency here at Chalkwell Hall. You can catch a preview of their new work The Lost Leigh Goose at Clifftown Theatre on Saturday 27th January. READ MORE Pics by Tate Creations.
SOUTHEND ~ NETPARK FEATURED IN VOICE MAGAZINE
Netpark – the world’s first digital art park right here in Chalkwell Park – has been getting a lovely response in the media after we showed it a little 2 year anniversary love. Following on from the interview on BBC Essex, here’s a piece in super cool Voice Magazine.
SOUTHEND ~ 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF NETPARK: BBC ESSEX INTERVIEW
The brilliant Emma Mills was interviewed on Ronnie Barbour’s ever-popular show on BBC Essex, where they discussed the phenomenal success of our Netpark Wellbeing Project and the impact it’s had on its participants and volunteers, as well as on the life of the park itself. LISTEN AGAIN. Tune in around 2 minutes 20.