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no such thing as empty space


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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Play Peterborough Now or Never


Play Peterborough Now or Never – participatory walks series Join Idit and Helen to walk the streets of Peterborough, discover playful ways to interact and tell us your stories about the city, as we work on Play Peterborough – the App, which will be launched in September at Peterborough Festival. The walk is free, will […]

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INTERN – HARVEST FESTIVAL National arts organisation METAL is seeking a full-time intern for six months to work as part of their local delivery team in Peterborough to co-ordinate and market a Harvest festival celebration weekend in September 2015 in Peterborough city centre. The role is to assist on the organisation, project management and marketing […]

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Gill Nicol ‘Who is your audience?’

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Following the Gill Nicol workshop at Metal Peterborough ‘Who is your audience?’ Gill has kindly left her powerpoint for attendees download. Download Gill’s power point here Who is your audience

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Free Village Green tickets for Advantage Card C holders


We have a limited amount of FREE Village Green festival tickets available to Southend Advantage Card Members (Category C). They can be collected from the Civic Centre in Victoria Avenue. Proof of current and valid membership will be required.

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Tabitha Jussa ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ at the Bluecoat


Exhibition launch event: Friday 10 April, 6 – 8pm Metal is delighted to announce the opening of the exhibition ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ by Tabitha Jussa at the Bluecoat, a solo exhibition which was awarded as part of her 2014 Liverpool Art Prize win. Focussing on social planning, Tabitha Jussa’s artwork will be contrasting Liverpool with […]

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Winners of Undiscovered Competition to play Village Green


We are excited to announced that the winners of the popular Essex Undiscovered band competition will play the main stage at this year’s Village Green festival at Chalkwell Park on 11 July. The competition has been running since November 2014 with over 32 bands playing in 8 heats across the region. The grand final is […]

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Metal Harvest LAB And Commissions Call-Out


  APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COMMISSION HAVE NOW CLOSED   Metal Harvest LAB and commissions call-out Overview of project Arts organisation Metal is working in partnership with international artists Lucy + Jorge Orta (Studio Orta) to realise an 18 month programme of public events, publications and exhibition based on the theme of Harvest. In September 2015, […]

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VILLAGE GREEN Food Concessions Applications

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Village Green 2015 is a multi-art form and music festival, produced by Metal Culture in the picturesque grounds of a beautiful Victorian park in Chalkwell, Southend on Sea. 2014 saw over 22,000 visitors enjoy a packed day of fun, intrigue, talent and participation in the park. Be part of 2015’s event and apply for a […]

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Hoarding Catalogue

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Hoarding is an exhibition that brings together two projects, Metal Billboard and 100 Journals, commissioned and curated by Metal. The Hoarding exhibition brought these two projects together and was an insight into the lives of the city, the sharing of passions and the creation of new friendships and networks. Visitors to the exhibition were encouraged […]

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Public Record Information


Artist’s statement, additional info and full credits: Public Record: Estuary Poetry of calamity at sea, set on the Essex shoreline. “The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck.” – Paul Virilio Public Record: Estuary is an audio poetry cycle inspired by archival reports of 19th-century sea disasters on the Thames Estuary […]

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