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Metal Art School Developments

Metal Art School Life Drawing

The Art School at Metal Southend, Chalkwell Park is ever expanding its range of workshops, courses, and outreach work. It is offering some truly unique experiences to artists new & seasoned, old & young, in addition to catering workshops and facilities to people with low level mental health issues, dementia, and physical & learning disabilities in an […]

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Metal presents… Netpark Illustrators

Metal presents… NetPark Illustrators - Metal

We’re delighted to be exhibiting the original sketches, creative processes and final works by five illustrators commissioned in the summer of 2015 to work with a writer and five Southend primary schools to create a  series of new site-specific digital stories for NetPark in Chalkwell Park, Southend-on-Sea. NetPark is the first digital art park in the […]

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Marketplace - Village Green 2016

Due to the overwhelming response we’ve had from people wishing to still apply for a stall we have extended the deadline, so if you missed it the first time you still have a chance. We are welcoming creative/homemade/stylish ‘festival chic’/art-based contributions that will encourage play and interaction and support the ethos of this family friendly festival focused on the arts. More details […]

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Village Green mentioned in The Guardian

Village Green - "looking to the future of festivals"

Village Green is held up by The Guardian as an example of a festival which is looking to the future, following Village Green director Sean McLoughlin’s speech at Future Festivals in Brighton.            

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TOMA Interviews

Simon Monk & Camilla Fox

Artists and Metal Art School gurus Simon Monk & Camilla Fox are conducting the TOMA interviews today and are excited to meet the candidates. There’s been an outstanding response to the call for applicants for this truly unique alternative art educational model, to be led by artist Emma Edmondson. A truly democratic approach to continuing learning […]

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Metal Art School – Arts Award – Establishing Ethos

Libby Liburd - Arts Award

Metal Art School have had the brilliant Libby Liburd, our Arts Award Support Consultant, spending time with Camilla and Simon talking about strategies to establish the ethos of the school. Her spirit and expertise are invaluable and she’s a joy to have around.

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Call out for participants to work with resident artists H2Dance

WANTED: Participants to take part in movement workshops and a sharing with dance/performance company H2DANCE. Choreographer Hanna Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard are organizing movement workshops at Metal, looking at meetings between different communities and cultures.  H2DANCE will work with you to develop a series of choreographic instructions that you will then respond to live during […]

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Nene Park Commissions – Artists Announced

Peterborough Presents, Vivacity Culture and Leisure Trust, Nene Park Trust and Metal are happy to announce the selected artists for the Nene Park Commissions. The artists will kick-start their research in the city in late April attending an intensive development LAB at Metal, with the new artworks presented as part of a weekend festival on […]

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National Art & Design Saturday Club

Metal is supporting the fantastic National Art & Design Saturday Club and its Creative Journeys project, and hopes to have one here at Metal Art School very soon. Watch this space!  Here’s a film from some of the UK’s leading designers, architects, engineers and other creative professionals about how they got started.      

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The Dementia Project

The People Department at Southend Borough Council have just won a bid which will enable a Dementia Project to be run at NetPark/ Metal. NetPark is the world’s first digital art park and is based in Chalkwell Park. This project aims to provide older people who are living with dementia an opportunity to share stories […]

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Village Green 2016 – Initial Line-up Highlights

We have announced the first of the programme for our much loved boutique family festival Village Green, which will take place on 9 July 2016 in Chalkwell Park in Southend-on-Sea. The brilliant mix of local and international talent, of literature, art and music, all presented in an urban park in Chalkwell, is one of the […]

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