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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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Village Green – Application for bands

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APPLICATION FOR BANDS We are currently programming our music stages for the 2015 Village Green festival. We work with a number of other producers/promoters who help us curate the various music stages at Village Green and there are a number of slots open to applications from bands. The level of interest from musicians is a […]

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Time & Space Residencies announced!

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We are excited to announced a new round of artists selected for Time & Space residencies at Metal in Southend on Sea, Peterborough and Liverpool: Chalkwell Hall, Southend on Sea: Shabnam Shabazi Ailís Ní Ríain James Spinney and Peter Middleton Helena Hunter Jade Montserrat Chauffeurs Cottage, Peterborough: Barbara Dougan Kate Marsh and Welly O’Brien Richard […]

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Tabitha Moses: Investment Exhibition Extended

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We’re delighted to announce that the exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery by Liverpool Art Prize 2013 Winner, Tabitha Moses, has been extended until Sunday 15 March 2015. Investment is a continuation of the work presented at the Liverpool Art Prize exhibition at the Albert Dock in 2013, exploring her experience of infertility and IVF. For the […]

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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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