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JUDE KELLY ON EQUALITY IN THE STANDARD

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Metal founder & Chair and Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre Jude Kelly in a great piece on equality – and how we need year-round pushback from all of us – not just on International Women’s Day. READ IN FULL    

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GARDEN OF REMEMBER TRAILER

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THE GARDEN OF REMEMBER – LAUNCHING FRIDAY 10TH MARCH READ MORE ABOUT THIS BEAUTIFUL NEW NETPARK PROJECT HERE The Garden of Remember from Metalculture on Vimeo.

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VILLAGE GREEN PICK OF THE UK’S GRASSROOTS FESTIVALS

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The UK’s top events site Skiddle have picked Village Green as one of the best UK festivals to give a platform to new and unsigned acts. It’s lovely to be recognised in such a way. Did you know that over 80% of Village Green acts were local?   READ MORE  

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WIKI WOMEN: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN ECHO

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The Echo covered one of the cool events that will be taking place during the Metal staff’s Chalkwell Hall takeover on International Women’s Day… CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE 8th March, 6-10pm – Chalkwell Hall

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10 YEARS OF METAL: ECHO FEATURE

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Thanks to the Echo for wanting to celebrate 10 years of Metal in Southend. It’s gone surprisingly quickly, and we’re a little overwhelmed when we look back at the wealth of projects and the amazing people we have worked with to create and curate such a diverse programme of Arts. We are indebted to great […]

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LEMN SISSAY RETURNS TO SOUTHEND WITH MOVING PROJECT

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Wonderful human and past Time & Space Residency artist Lemn Sissay returns to Chalkwell Hall to plot the next phase of  The Christmas Dinner. We’re very excited to welcome him back, particularly for such a wonderful and important project.     Here’s a great piece about Lemn and the project in The Echo…  

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Village Green 2017 announced!

Nothing But Thieves

SATURDAY 8 JULY 2017 11am-9pm. For more information about this year’s Village Green, go to villagegreenfestival.com. Village Green festival comes back to Chalkwell Park on Saturday 8 July 2017 with the main music headliner announced as Southend’s finest, Nothing But Thieves. After a critically acclaimed album they are now riding the wave of a global […]

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Change Makers Blog

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Feb 22nd 2017: We arrived at Critical path jet-lagged and jaded, not least due to the fact that we are in 3 day old clothes (we made it to Sydney the day before our luggage). I am struck by the equally jaded feel of the studio that will be our home for 2 weeks, unlike […]

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VILLAGE GREEN 2017 IS LAUNCHED!

Nothing But Thieves

Our big annual Festival of Arts & Music VILLAGE GREEN launched to mass excitement as we announced homegrown superstars Nothing But Thieves and BRIT Award wining Kate Nash would be on the bill. For the full lowdown of initial #VG17 line-up announcements & opportunities to get involved, please click here.  

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