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
GARDEN OF REMEMBER TRAILER
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.
VILLAGE GREEN PICK OF THE UK’S GRASSROOTS FESTIVALS
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
TOMA: DISTURBING THE ARCHIVE EXHIBITION IN ECHO
CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON TOMA’S EXHIBITION DISRUPTING THE ARCHIVE… READ MORE ABOUT TOMA AND HOW TO APPLY FOR 2017…
WIKI WOMEN: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN ECHO
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
TOMA ENTERS A NEW YEAR; APPLY NOW
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TOMA, VISIT THEIR FULL PAGE
10 YEARS OF METAL: ECHO FEATURE
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 […]
LEMN SISSAY RETURNS TO SOUTHEND WITH MOVING PROJECT
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…
Village Green 2017 announced!
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 […]
Change Makers Blog
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 […]
VILLAGE GREEN 2017 IS LAUNCHED!
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.
THE GUARDIAN AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
We are so proud of Emma Mills – our Mental Health Wellbeing Coordinator here on the NetPark Wellbeing Project – who has been shortlisted for the The Guardian Award for Innovation in Mental Health Services. Here’s a lovely article from The British Association of Art Therapists who are also very proud of her, and quite rightly! […]