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SOUTHEND ~ SEPTEMBER FUTURE PARK LINE-UP

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We’re very much looking forward to our next Future Park which is not far away; just in sight beyond our summer break. We’ve got big talks from exciting artist Sophie Chapman who collaborates with Kerri Jefferis, and you’ll get to meet the new artists who will comprise the cohort of boundary-pushing Alternative Art Education Model TOMA 2017-18, who will all be doing […]

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SOUTHEND ~ TOMA TAKEOVER AT BEECROFT GALLERY IN ECHO

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        A wealth of experience & collaborative skill will be used playfully in the TOMA take-over of the Beecroft Art Gallery by the “budding” artists of the 2016-17 cohort. It’s been a jam-packed year, and 2017-18 looks set to be just as wonderful…

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SOUTHEND ~ IN THE HOUSE: ANITA DELANEY AT CHALKWELL HALL

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In the house on Time And Space Residency we have artist Anita Delaney… Having worked mainly in moving image, her practice is expanding to include sculpture and installation. She intends to use her time at Metal Southend to develop a script for a new moving image work as well as develop drawings and sketches for new […]

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Blog: Permaculture at Metal in July

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Metal was proud to host its first Permaculture course during a summers evening in July.  The first session was packed out with 16 local people attending who all wanted to learn what permaculture is, how it can benefit our lives and how the principles can be put in place in the station garden.  Tomas Ramierz, […]

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SOUTHEND ~ SUMMER ART SCHOOL

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    Some beautiful work being created on our Summer Art School here in Chalkwell Park… They made secret sketchbooks of drawings of Chalkwell Park nature, then turned the drawings into mono prints!  

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SOUTHEND ~ CRAFT TRADE SCHOOL

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This week we are working with the Gateway Academy in Tilbury for our Craft Trade School! We’re here for the whole week running workshops in ceramics, leather work, millinery, textiles and Ikat dying; working with the young people to up-skill them in traditional techniques and thinking about how to build a career in craft. MAKERS: […]

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SOSLAM YOUNG SONGWRITERS VIDEO: THE ROAD TO VILLAGE GREEN & BEYOND

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This has been an amazing process from start to finish – from talking plans with SoSlam, to hosting the week-long Young Songwriters LAB here at Chalkwell Hall, to attending the warm-up gigs where the Songwriters bravely previewed their new work live, to their amazingly professional performances at both Village Green and Village Green Next Generation. […]

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Open R&D Call: Edge Hill Station Garden

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  OPEN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CALL FOR ARTISTS EDGE HILL STATION GARDEN PROGRAMME   Edge Hill Station Garden was first re-developed by Metal in 2011. Earlier this year we secured some financial support from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative to develop a yearlong programme of art, food and gardening. The year’s activities explore how public green spaces […]

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IN THE HOUSE: KANA WAIWAIKU AT CHALKWELL HALL

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ON TIME AND SPACE RESIDENCY THIS WEEK: In demand photographer Kana Waiwaiku Kana is fascinated with the silent dialogue between the sitter and the photographer; with seen and often unseen strength and beauty. While here on residency he is developing an intriguing process of incorporating talk and intimacy with his subjects en route to creating […]

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METAL & VILLAGE GREEN IN THE GUARDIAN

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We are really thrilled to see The Guardian have written about Metal & Village Green being reasons to come to Southend, along with our friends Focal Point Gallery, Leigh Folk Festival, and The Railway Hotel. Lovely defence of the culture going on in the town. READ IN FULL

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IN THE HOUSE: HENRY STEAD AT CHALKWELL HALL

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This week on Time & Space Residency in Southend we have the brilliant poet, translator & educator Henry Stead working on his new version of Medea… “the dark magic of antiquity clashing with the blackest depths of modernity” READ MORE

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