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TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY: POET BENEDICT NEWBERY

Poet Benedict Newbery, on residence at Chalkwell Hall

The wonderful Benedict Newbery is back in the house for another week, working on new poetry. He’s a joy to have around and we can’t wait to see the fruits of his time here. Welcome back, Ben! One of the poems he wrote while on residency last April ‘My Dad’s Hospital Trip to Southend’ has […]

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SOUTHEND ~ PODCAST: SONGS & CHAT FROM SOSLAM YOUNG SONGWRITERS LAB

The Young Songwriters!

LOVE THIS.    Great podcast featuring songs & chat from the Young Songwriters of the SoSlam LAB that took over Chalkwell Hall with their stunning talent a couple of weeks ago. We miss hearing them every day! CHECK THEM OUT – PLAYING LIVE AT PEGGY SUE’S SUNDAY 23RD APRIL – 4-7PM

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TIME & SPACE RESIDENCY SOUTHEND: OLD TRUNK INTERVIEW IN ECHO

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New writing theatre company Old Trunk feature in the Echo today ahead of their double-bill of critically-acclaimed plays Pramkicker and Fran & Leni at the Palace Theatre Westcliff next week. Fran & Leni – Wednesday 19th April Pramkicker/Fran & Leni Double Bill – Saturday 22nd April Both plays are by award-winning writer Sadie Hasler and directed […]

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SO-SLAM YOUNG SONGWRITERS LAB

The Young Songwriters!

We were delighted to host a Young Songwriters LAB by the brilliant SoSlam here at Chalkwell Hall  last week. Selected participants aged 11-18 got to work intensively with songwriters and industry facilitators for four days culminating in a showcase of their impressive new work. It was a wonderful week, and we greatly enjoyed being treated […]

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Selected Artists: Development LAB

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Metal and Change Maker Associate Producer Kate Marsh are very happy to announce the selected Metal LAB participants. Following a national call-out and an unprecedented response of 177 applications, the selected group of 25 artists will attend intensive week long development sessions exploring through movement ‘the in-between’ that sits beyond the ’normative’ and ‘othered’ body. […]

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TOMA IN ART MONTHLY

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Congrats, TOMA on being featured in Art Monthly! Perfect little feature. Up the Alt Art School revolution! Further Call-Out & Open Day (Saturday 15th April) details can be found right here.  

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