INTRODUCING PROCESSIONS… A mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote. We’re very excited to be working on this nationwide project with artist Heidi Wigmore and Artichoke, marking 100 years of women’s suffrage. Heidi will be working with groups […]
SOUTHEND ~ CALL-OUT FOR ESSEX WRITERS! Week-long Culture LAB at Chalkwell Hall – in Partnership with Essex Book Festival
Culture LAB: Essex Writers Mon 19 – Fri 23 March 2018 As part of an exciting partnership with Essex Book Festival, we are transforming Chalkwell Hall into a pop-up Essex Writers House for the whole month of March 2018! As part of the month, we are hosting a week long Culture LAB for up to ten […]
SOUTHEND ~ US SUCCESS FOR TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY ARTISTS OLD TRUNK
Time & Space Residency artists Old Trunk theatre company – who recently filled the house with Damn Write, an evening of Storytelling – have seen their critically acclaimed play Pramkicker by local playwright Sadie Hasler picked to be performed at the The Women’s Voices Theater Festival in Washington DC as part of International Women’s Voices Day. Pramkicker – a play about […]
SOUTHEND ~ WILD STORY THEATRE IN ECHO
Our current Time and Space Residency artists Wild Story Theatre have a lovely splash in the Echo today. Lovely quote from our Colette too!
SOUTHEND ~ WILD STORY THEATRE: TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY
Some great shots of Wild Story Theatre on Day 1 of their Time & Space Residency here at Chalkwell Hall. You can catch a preview of their new work The Lost Leigh Goose at Clifftown Theatre on Saturday 27th January. READ MORE Pics by Tate Creations.
SOUTHEND ~ NETPARK FEATURED IN VOICE MAGAZINE
Netpark – the world’s first digital art park right here in Chalkwell Park – has been getting a lovely response in the media after we showed it a little 2 year anniversary love. Following on from the interview on BBC Essex, here’s a piece in super cool Voice Magazine.
SOUTHEND ~ 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF NETPARK: BBC ESSEX INTERVIEW
The brilliant Emma Mills was interviewed on Ronnie Barbour’s ever-popular show on BBC Essex, where they discussed the phenomenal success of our Netpark Wellbeing Project and the impact it’s had on its participants and volunteers, as well as on the life of the park itself. LISTEN AGAIN. Tune in around 2 minutes 20.
SOUTHEND ~ POSITIVE REVOLUTION: PERMACULTURE COURSE COMES TO CHALKWELL HALL
Due to popular demand Sherry Fuller and Graham Burnett are repeating this highly successful 6 week course… The world’s full of big problems. You want to do something, but where to start? Start with something small. Something that makes best use of your unique set of gifts. Something that begins on your doorstep – that […]
SOUTHEND ~ TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY ARTISTS ANNOUNCED
Did you know that each year Metal have two opportunities for artists to apply for one of our Time & Space Residency places – to spend time at one of our sites in Southend, Peterborough, or Liverpool? This opportunity gives creatives of ALL disciplines much needed peace & quiet in a supportive artistic environment to work on new projects – […]
SOUTHEND ~ ROYAL OPERA HOUSE FEATURE: METAL SOUTHEND & SHSG ARTS AWARD COLLABORATION
The Royal Opera House asked us some questions about our Arts Award work with Southend High School for Girls, recognising the power of collaboration and its the impact on pupils through a tailored approach to working with schools. We greatly look forward to our dedicated Enrichment Day with SHSG in late January. Read our replies, and those […]
SOUTHEND ~ BBC ESSEX: NETPARK WELLBEING PROJECT INTERVIEW WITH COORDINATOR EMMA MILLS
The wonderful people at BBC Essex have been greatly supportive of our wide-ranging work on the Netpark Wellbeing Project, and want to know more! Join project coordinator Emma Mills as she chats to Ronnie Barbour live on air – Friday 5th January at 9:45am. TUNE IN.
SOUTHEND ~ ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL LAUNCHES IMPRESSIVE 2018 PROGRAMME
The Essex Book Festival today launched its impressive programme for 2018, announcing none other than our very own Syd Moore as their Writer in Residence and the legendary folk troubadour who graced our Village Green stage in 2016, the Bard of Barking Billy Bragg as the lighter of the touch-paper on 28th February. As ever […]