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VILLAGE GREEN 2015

Village Green Festival, Southend, England

Hurrah! Thank you all so much for coming to this year’s VILLAGE GREEN – all 25,000 of you grown-ups, teens, kids and babies! We had a fantastic day yesterday – with a great, friendly vibe in the crowd, on stage, backstage, in tents, out on the fields. Big thanks to our 2,000 strong army of […]

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NetPark Day

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NetPark update: On 16 June, the NetPark team met for a day of testing and sharing development on a glorious June day in Chalkwell Park. We were joined by Nesta’s Tim Plyming and Arts Council England’s Paul Glinkowski. The children of Chalkwell Hall Junior School presented their work in progress on their story app, developed […]

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Harvest Volunteer Opportunities

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We are lucky and proud to have had many wonderful people volunteering with us so far. We could not run things without the fantastic support we receive from dedicated volunteers, and would like to offer the opportunity for others to become part of this exciting on-going process. We currently have a range of exciting opportunities […]

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Volunteer at Village Beach festival in Thurrock

Volunteer at Village Beach festival in Thurrock

We are lucky and proud to have had many wonderful people volunteering with us so far. We could not run things without the fantastic support we receive from dedicated volunteers, and would like to offer the opportunity for others to become part of this exciting on-going process. There is always a chance to help out […]

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NetPark: Artists announced

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Metal have now commissioned the first four artworks, following an open competition during which we received entries from 90 artists from 7 different countries. Joel Cahen will create a series of vignettes that explore the memories of the park and encourage enquiry for people of all ages. Mark Grist and MC Mixy will work with […]

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Harvest Festival Food and Craft Market: Applications Now Open

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Harvest Festival Food and Craft Market We are planning a large scale, weekend-long Harvest Festival in Peterborough’s historic Cathedral Square. Over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of September, we are organising a food and craft market to sit alongside the other programmed Harvest events.  We are now looking for potential stall holders! The […]

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Matmos

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MATMOS will be visiting Metal as part of our international residency exchange programme in June. They are M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel, now based in Baltimore but also associated with the San Francisco music scene of the 1990’s. Matmos playfully conjure electronic pop that circumnavigates music concrete, found sounds and the far fringes of experimental […]

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Building Immersive Installation

Building Immersive Installation

The mixing and build has been taking place at Call & Response’s ambisonic space in London: It’s been really exciting hearing all the sounds that have been collected appearing in 3D. I’ve also been getting advice from the super knowledgeable Sense Technology Co-ordinator Donna Corrigan, Donna was an audiologist for the NHS before joining Sense. We’ve been […]

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Apply to volunteer at Metal

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We are lucky and proud to have had many wonderful people volunteering with us so far. We could not run things without the fantastic support we receive from dedicated volunteers, and would like to offer the opportunity for others to become part of this exciting on-going process. There is always a chance to help out […]

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10 Selected Harvest Artists Announced

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Aisha Zia Aisha Zia is a text-based artist, writer and playwright now based in London, originally from Peterborough. She writes for mainly site specific performance and film, and has also worked as photo editor and journalist. Her ideas are rooted in socialist politics, working class backgrounds and a keen interest in contemporary music, theatre, art […]

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no such thing as empty space

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Over the past 6 months I’ve been gathering audio recordings from around the region with people who suffer from sensory loss. We’ve been recording in an spaces including an ice rink, swimming pools, airports and stations. This week I’ve been working with Call & Response to build an installation that will tour during the summer The […]

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