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NetPark Artists Application


  Download these Guidelines as a Word document here. Please note that the deadline for the first round of NetPark commission has now passed and we’ll be announcing selected artists very soon.   The Opportunity Metal are looking to commission three artists – working from a starting point in any artistic discipline – to create a […]

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Metal Billboard – Peterborough Playwrights

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BILLBOARD PLAYWRIGHTS: Write a short play, work with actors, see your play performed. #MetalBillboard The Brief: – You must live in or have a connection with Peterborough. Write a 10 – 15 minute play to be staged (no TV/Film scripts) Inspired by Metal’s billboard Questions Pick one of your choice and title the play accordingly […]

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Liverpool Art Prize


Since 2008 Liverpool Art Prize has been a core aspect of Liverpool’s art scene, offering artists the opportunity to exhibit their work to a wider public, the Liverpool arts community and gain vital profile across a range of press and media channels. In 2010 Metal took over the management and strategic direction of the prize […]

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Fertile Minds Creative Workshops

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Saturday 18 October – Saturday 3 December Join Tabitha Moses and Rebecca Sharp for a series of creative workshops for people with experience of assisted conception. Tabitha Moses and Rebecca Sharp will lead three days of creative play using poetry and visual art techniques to explore participants’ experiences of assisted reproduction. No previous art or […]

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Politically-charged Play at Liverpool Venues


For the past three weeks Ed Barrett’s Enthusiastic Theatre Company have been rehearsing their first fully professional production of Sus; a play by Barrie Keefe, at Edge Hill Station. Having received critical attention at the time for its depiction of police harassment under the controversial ‘Suspicious person’ (‘sus’) laws, the play is set on Election […]

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Billboard Imagery

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      Just a few of the billboards up in Peterborough. These billboards will be up for the rest of September, to take a walking tour download a map here.  Paula Benvegnu   Eden Barrena   Lee Mason   Lee Mason       Jason Duckmanton 

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The 10 Metal Billboard Images

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Crafts At Cafe Valise with Handmade In Peterborough and Jeni Cairns


Feeling crafty? Drop in and create some garden inspired crafts: 12 – 1pm: Make insect hotels for your garden or yard with garden designer Jeni Cairns 1 – 2pm: Create felt folk birds with knitted flowers with Ruth and Julia of Handmade in Peterborough 2 – 3pm: Make insect hotels for your garden or yard […]

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Metal Billboard Map

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The billboards are now up in 11 different locations around Peterborough. We will be holding a launch for the billboards on Sunday 31st August which will include artist led walking tours, more details here. The billboards will be up for the whole month of September if you would like to go on your own independent walking […]

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Metal Billboard Talks and Debates

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Billboard Programme   Sunday 31st August, 2pm: Artist led walking tours of Billboard sites. Meet at Chauffeurs Cottage Sunday 31st August, 5pm: Billboard artists in conversation with curator Simon Poulter at Chauffeurs Cottage Tuesday 2nd September, 8pm: ‘What makes a good role model?’ with Michael Reid, Peterborough Philosophy Group at Chauffeurs Cottage Wednesday 3rd September 7pm: Screening of award winning film ‘Black Fish’ […]

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A Space To Connect And Grow


Pictures from Hampton Court Palace Flower show, install and the final creation.                                

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Volunteering Opportunities – Peterborough


We have a number of opportunities for volunteers at Metal for Summer / Autumn 2014 and we would love you to join us. There is a short description of the options below but please do drop in to find out more. We will be holding a drop in event for Volunteers on Tuesday 22nd July […]

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