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RESIDENT: Marc Atkinson

Marc Atkinson is a visual artist, originally from Peterborough and now based in Norwich. Working primarily with moving image, his work is concerned with place, landscape and identity. Marc has used his time at Metal to explore the marginal outskirts of Peterborough, the fastest growing city in the UK. He is interested in ‘uncharted’ territories […]

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NOTES ON BLINDNESS

“There is something so totally purging about blindness that one either is destroyed or renewed…”     Last year, film-makers James Spinney and Peter Middleton came on a residency to Metal Southend to develop their feature film Notes On Blindness It is now our immeasurable pleasure to see how their work developed. And what work it is…     […]

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ARTIST VILLAGE LINE-UP UNVEILED FOR VILLAGE GREEN

We are very excited to announce the fantastic artists who are part of Artist Village at this year’s Village Green Festival. Curated by exciting artist and Village Green stalwart Jonathan Kipps, the hand-picked artists will develop bespoke art for this one-day multi-disciplinary arts and music festival – a unique opportunity to present their work to the thousands of people who […]

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North Street School, Netpark, Bluetits & Peacocks

Hive of activity here at Chalkwell Hall here today. We’ve got the pupils of North Street School exploring the park using the fabulous Netpark facilities. Also in attendance some rather colourful birds…          

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Recipe Comp

Do you have a tried and tested recipe that has been passed down the generations? Is it on a slightly dog-eared piece of paper, wedged into a bulging recipe book stained with bits of ingredients or is it preserved in special plastic files? Is it a well-kept family secret or something you would share with […]

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Estuary’s Caroline Bergvall on BBC Radio 3

Artist and Writer Caroline Bergvall will be on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb on Friday at 10pm talking about Raga Dawn – her new work developed here at Metal Southend. The compelling vocal performance  – a composition for two voices (spoken and sung) combined with site-specific sound – will take place at sunrise (6:38) on Sunday 18 September […]

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Saturday Club Trust Launch

Leading lights of Metal Art School Camilla Fox and Simon Monk are meeting Sir John & Lady Sorrell from the Sorrell Foundation today to celebrate the launch of the Saturday Club Trust. The event is hosted by Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture, Communications & Creative Industries. More news on this exciting project to […]

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Dementia Week: Netpark is recognised as important local resource

Lovely piece in the Echo about Netpark and Dementia Week. Emma Mills, our Mental Wellbeing Coordinator, worked her socks off to create an inviting environment last week. Netpark, the world’s first digital artpark which uses iPads to engage people to come to Chalkwell Park and interact with digital stories, is an invaluable resource for everyone […]

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