About Pride: Metal has been working with the LGBTQIA+ community on Peterborough Pride 2018. Running from Friday 29th June to Friday 6th July, this week long citywide celebration offers something for everyone. Peterborough PRIDE is about providing a platform for coming together, celebrating difference, being proud and showing support for our Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, […]
Last week of Essex Writers House
This is our last week of Essex Writers House! WRITING THE SHORT FILM Workshop WED 28 MARCH 11am-3:30PM The short film is often overlooked as a storytelling medium, but it can be a great calling card for the new writer or those coming from other writing disciplines. This half day course run by Maria Solecki […]
Writers House Events 12-18 March
POP-UP Essex Writers House 1 – 29 March 2018 As part of an exciting new partnership with Essex Book Festival, Metal is transforming Chalkwell Hall into a pop-up Essex Writers House for the whole month of March 2018 to host a wide range of literary events and activities. Our aim is to provide development opportunities […]
SOUTHEND ~ RISING STARS OF PERFORMANCE POETRY WORLD HOLD DAY-LONG WORKSHOP FOR 13-17S
Two fantastic young poets who are causing rumbles on the poetry scene will be sharing their tips and experiences on a day-long writing and performance workshop THIS SATURDAY as part of our Pop Up Essex Writers House in partnership with Essex Book Festival. Check out these fantastic videos – My Body by Abigail Cook and Ta Love […]
Do you have memories of Liverpool in 1967?
From 3 – 17 March Irish artist Ruth McHugh will use the first stage of her METAL Time and Space Residency to research and develop Spectres of Modernity II in Liverpool.. Her project Spectres of Modernity (https://youtu.be/eEDFHk5LJA0) recorded the demolition of the final remains of Ballymun, Ireland’s most recognisable high-rise housing. From ongoing engagement with […]
SOUTHEND ~ AUTHOR SYD MOORE ON BBC ESSEX TALKING POP UP ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE
We’re all getting extremely excited about the launch of Pop Up Essex Writers House, our month of literary goodness in March – and sounds like Syd Moore, Writer in Residence for Essex Book Festival, is also chomping at the bit to sink her teeth into our writerly delights as well as appear at her own events […]
SOUTHEND ~ SILK RIVER FLAGS RETURN TO THE ESTUARY FROM INDIA
Don’t miss the chance to see the amazing large-scale Silk River scrolls when they return to Southend from India. OPENING: 6-8PM FRIDAY 27TH FEBRUARY BEECROFT ART GALLERY READ MORE ABOUT THE SILK RIVER SCROLLS
SOUTHEND ~ TURNER CONTEMPORARY: England’s Creative Coast
We’re honoured to announce our involvement in this exciting new project from one of the UK’s leading Art galleries, a collaboration to create a unique new cultural ‘treasure hunt’ trail… England’s Creative Coast Turner Contemporary has been awarded significant funding from Arts Council England to create a series of new artworks to showcase the South East’s […]
SOUTHEND ~ EXCITING NEW PUBLIC POP-UP SPACE FOR TOMA: WATCH THE ART UNFOLD!
Congratulations to TOMA (The Other MA) – our alternative art education model based here at Chalkwell Hall. They’ve secured a snazzy spot at the Royals Shopping Centre to create their own hive of artistic activity while the public can watch! There’s bound to be plenty to keep up with… GRAND OPENING – SATURDAY 3RD […]
SOUTHEND ~ POP UP ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE IN ECHO
The Echo have given us some great coverage for our Writers events in the merry month of March. Go here for the lowdown, or go to the full listings…
SOUTHEND ~ FORGOTTEN BLACK ESSEX EXHIBITION BY ELSA JAMES IN ECHO
We’re delighted to host Forgotten Black Essex at Chalkwell Hall. Read more about this exciting new project by artist Elsa James. OPENING: 22/02/18 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SOUTHEND ~ HAVE A HUNT FOR OUR NEW GEOCACHE!
We’ve had a bit of fun in the park and have stashed some interesting trinkets for you. The only thing is – you have to find them! Intrigued by the wonderful world of Geocaching, we decided to join in. As the weather brightens, why not come and join us in Chalkwell Park, root out one […]