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Arts Award Courses – Spring 2016


FORTHCOMING COURSES: Bronze Award, 11-16 years / Silver Award, 14+ years / Gold Award, 16+ years Starting 4-6pm Wednesday 24th Feb / or Thursday 25th Feb (to be confirmed, number dependant) How to apply: Please download the Application Form and return to Camilla Fox on or post to Camilla Fox, Metal, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea SS0 […]

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Volunteer with Art Lending Library


Arts organisation Metal are seeking Volunteers for a new Art Lending Library visiting the city. The Art Lending Library is an evolving exhibition that takes the form of an experimental library and public procession. Art Lending Library invites the people of Peterborough to visit the exhibition at Metal’s base, Chauffeurs Cottage, and join Art Lending […]

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New workshops at Chalkwell Hall and Art School


New workshops at Chalkwell Hall and METAL Artschool CREATIVE JOURNAL COURSE – 6 weeks Tuesday evenings 7- 9pm £65/ course Starts 9 February 201 Metal Art School in Chalkwell Park. Suitable for all levels of experience; Creative Journal Course is a ‘visual dialogue with the self’ – each week you will be introduced to themed projects […]

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Assemble win the Turner Prize


Metal residents Assemble have won the 2015 Turner Prize for their ongoing collaboration with the residents of Granby Four Streets in Liverpool. The prestigious prize was awarded to Assemble on 4th December. Find out more here.

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Caroline Bergvall Residency

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Caroline Bergvall is at Chalkwell Hall this week as Metal’s artist in residency developing a new work, RAGA DAWN sunrise performance. RAGA DAWN is a sunrise vocal performance written by Caroline Bergvall to be performed outdoors from the last hours of night until the very early morning. The composition is for two voices (spoken and […]

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Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman


Marisa Carnesky came for a residency earlier this year to develop her new performance piece, Incredible Bleeding Woman. See it at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern tomorrow! Info: Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman Reinventing Menstrual Rituals Through New Performance Practices A work in progress Before Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern Saturday 5th December 2015 Doors 7pm […]

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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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