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SOUTHEND ~ POSITIVE REVOLUTION: PERMACULTURE COURSE COMES TO CHALKWELL HALL

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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 […]

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SOUTHEND ~ TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

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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 – […]

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SOUTHEND ~ ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL LAUNCHES IMPRESSIVE 2018 PROGRAMME

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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 […]

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SOUTHEND ~ FIRST HINT OF TOMA’S INTERIM SHOW

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ART GOSS FROM THE MOUTH OF TOMA… “TOMA are becoming regulars at The Old Waterworks, making the most of their print room. We’ll be using this, alongside the dark room + exhibition space come April 2018 for an interim show from the 2017 artist cohort of ten who will be on residency their before showing […]

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SOUTHEND ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TOMA

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2018 looks set to be another busy vibrant year from our Alternative Art Education model, TOMA – flourishing here at Metal Southend.   Here’s their New Year message and a bit about what we can expect in the coming year… HNY Y’ALL! We’re excited for FUTURE TOMA with 2018 shaping up to be expanding + […]

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SOUTHEND ~ Kana Waikwaiku: A Sonic Space Where Beauty & Chaos Collide

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Photographer Kana Waikwaiku has been making some important work on mental health in the house as part of his Time & Space Residency. “Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They’re wrong…” A Sonic Space Where Beauty & Chaos Collide – TRAILER A Sonic Space Where Beauty & Chaos Collide […]

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SOUTHEND ~ UPDATE: MARIA ARCEO’S FUTURE DUST

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Artist Maria Arceo came to stay at Chalkwell Hall in the summer and used her Time & Space Residency to develop her project, hold workshops,  and to comb the beaches for plastic for use in her installation. Read on about this powerful and important project…   After a year-long investigation on the River Thames and plastic litter […]

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SOUTHEND ~ METAL ART SCHOOL PRESENTS SPARK ZINE FAIR!

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The second instalment of  SPARK, our fabulous art course for young people, has seen some amazing Zine work from the young creatives under Lu Williams’ wing. So good in fact we’ve decided to have a Zine Fair to show it all off to their proud parents & friends! Find out more about SPARK and how […]

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