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Trackbed

Trackbed is a composition and sound installation developed by electronic music duo Darkstar, in collaboration with Harthill Youth Centre in Wavertree. This experimental work was presented as an interactive sound installation at Edge Hill Station during September 2017 and as a live music performance premiering at Edge Hill in Liverpool on 27 September 2017, before […]

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Sgt Pepper at 50: With a Little Help from my Friends

As part of a citywide celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Metal presented two new artworks by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller. With A Little Help from My Friends formed part of Liverpool Presents Sgt. Pepper at 50, a citywide festival featuring 13 new events reimagining […]

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Humanise Community Film Club

There are times in all of our lives when we need other people to remember that we are human. You may be at the Home Office or the Post Office; talking to a bailiff or to a bus driver. How do we do it? and more importantly why and how is it that people are […]

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Culture LABs

Metal runs a programme of Culture LABS each year that brings together groups of artists and thinkers in exploratory, week-long, intensive residencies around different themes and subjects.

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Future Network

FUTURE NETWORK At each of our Metal sites, we run regular free networking and sharing evenings for creatives at all levels of their careers. Artists working in all disciplines are welcome to drop by. If there’s a particular topic you’d like us to cover or an inspiring speaker you’d like us to invite, we’d love to […]

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Beach Huts

Liverpool’s waterfront was lined with beach huts celebrating British culture, new technology and art, as part of the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016). This ambitious cultural project was curated by Metal, to animate the city as part of IFB2016.   Artists, makers, poets, performers and creative entrepreneurs occupied the beach huts creating temporary stations […]

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Independents Biennial 2020

Independents Biennial 2020 – Artist Open Call Metal is teaming up with Independents Biennial to provide 4 residencies for 6 months at Edge Hill Station. The opportunity is open to Merseyside based artists at all stages of their career, from recent graduates to established and mid-career artists. Collaborative and inclusive art practices are encouraged as […]

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Aneliya Avtandilova Residency

Across October and November, Metal is proud to be hosting the first of 6 residencies taking place between Russia and the UK supported by British Council and PRS for Music. The multi-talented Aneliya Avtandilova (member of CHKBNS) joins us for a month to embed herself within the city and undertake a period of exploration, research […]

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PROTEST LAB – ACT UP

  “My favourite word? It’s act.’” Ai WeiWei   Metal invites UK based artists to come together this autumn to investigate the role of art in the act of protest. Nine selected artists will take part in an intensive research and development LAB to explore how art can continue to effectively respond to social, racial or […]

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Littlewoods

Littlewoods Heritage Project: Inside the Dream Factory The Littlewoods building on Edge Lane, Liverpool, is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the City’. However, in spite of its prominence as a striking landmark, many are unaware of its amazing history. Beneath the bricks and mortar, the building reveals a fascinating tale about working life […]

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Picton Poets

If we do not change the way we live, future generations will inherit unprecedented levels of global warming, and a drastically different planet by as early as 2030. Young people have begun to respond to our collective inaction on climate change  – how can we creatively amplify their voices, and proactively support the next generation […]

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Four Words Future

            In 2016 Metal collaborated with Alan Dunn on FOUR WORDS: JANUARY as part of Liverpool Provocations. Interrupting the flow of commercials on the Liverpool Media Wall, the project invited people to present four-word statements about value, money and exchange. FOUR WORDS explore diversity and accessibility by bringing people together […]

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