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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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Liverpool people called on to share memories of Littlewoods building

History of iconic Littlewoods building to be captured in heritage project by Liverpool John Moore’s University and Metal, in collaboration with CAPITAL&CENTRIC. Invitation to the public to share memories of Littlewoods with launch event on 4th July at Liverpool John Moores University’s Redmond Building £50m plans by CAPITAL&CENTRIC to transform iconic building into Littlewoods Studios […]

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EMERGING POETS OPPORTUNITY

As part of I know I Wish I Will, Metal is able to offer 2 Peterborough-based emerging poets the opportunity to work-shadow lead poets Keely Mills and Charley Genever in Peterborough schools workshops in October and November 2019 and attend training led by poet Jacob Sam La-Rose. Deadline for applications: 5pm, 14th July 2019. You […]

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15 new Time and Space artists-in-residence announced!

We are delighted to announce 15 new Time and Space artists-in-residence who will be spending time with us in Southend, Peterborough or Liverpool throughout 2019. For over ten years now we have been hosting Time and Space residencies for established and emerging artists. The residencies are designed to support artists working in all disciplines. As well […]

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Call for Dancer/Performer with Disability

BARCO is looking for a performer with disability based in the UK to join the ensemble for Dinis Machado’s new group dance work ‘MULTIFARIOUS’ that explores queer narratives, movement and bodies.   Following his move from Portugal to Sweden in 2012 during the southern economic crisis, artist and choreographer Machado became interested in the inequalities […]

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Essex Writers House 2019 – Week 3

Essex Writers House 2019- week 3! Here is a quick guide to what’s on this week, just follow the links to book your ticket. THU – FRI Cafe and Bookshop open from 12-5pm and for evening events DAILY 1PM READS FRIDAY 15 March 7pm IN CONVERSATION: Intan Paramaditha and Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie in conversation with Syd Moore Intan […]

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Callout for Volunteers – Metal Peterborough

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – Volunteer Opportunity: Metal are looking for enthusiastic people who would like to volunteer in our new exhibition.   About the Exhibition: Metal is working in partnership with Vivacity to bring you a special exhibition of work by Peterborough’s extraordinary art teachers. Teachers of Peterborough dedicate an enormous amount of time to […]

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Essex Writers House Workshops

Essex Writers House Workshops As part of our Essex Writers House 2019 Pop-up at Chalkwell Hall, we’re offering the following workshops. Places limited, book soon to avoid disappointment. Life’s a Pitch Sat 9 March 1.30pm – 4.30pm “So, tell me all about yourself…” Does that sentence fill you with horror? Do you clam up? Or […]

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Made in Essex: Secret Postcard Sale

Made in Essex:  Secret Postcard Sale Sat 26 January – Friday 1 February 70 The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea Thanks so much to the brilliant Made in Essex project for organising this Secret Postcard Sale –  a fabulous collection of mini masterpieces created by the best local artists around along with some super talented guest artists too.  […]

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