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Edge Hill Station Garden

The Edge Hill Station Garden is a tranquil oasis sandwiched between the railway tracks at Edge Hill station, and maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers.  We apply permaculture principles in the garden; Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.  Our garden open days are a way to get active, be more social and connect in a relaxed and friendly environment. Please check our […]

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Film Station

Film Station is Metal’s regular film screening programme. From old classics to undiscovered gems, we show great movies of every kind in an intimate nostalgic atmosphere, that is accessible and welcoming. Films are usually introduced by a guest speaker and involve a discussion after the film. It’s a great way to enjoy cinema in a […]

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Independents Biennial 2020

Independents Biennial (@IndyBiennial) is a festival of contemporary art from Liverpool, Wirral, St Helens, Knowsley & Sefton. Running simultaneously with the Liverpool Biennial since its initiation in 1999, the Independents Biennial is currently organised by Art in Liverpool and aims to celebrate the region’s creative life and cast a fresh perspective on how people in […]

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Aneliya Avtandilova

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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MC Nelson Residency

  MC Nelson started his relationship with Metal through applying for our New Neapolis residency opportunity in collaboration with Rotterdam based art charity CBK Rotterdam. The three-month project, titled Residency… At the Waterfront, was set up for two artists from four European port cities: Liverpool, Marseille, Naples and Rotterdam. The residency is based on the ideas […]

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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 The 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 […]

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State of the City / New Neapolis: Rotterdam Residency

Metal, in partnership with State of the City (Rotterdam), have invited two Liverpool based artists to spend three months in Rotterdam hosted by artist Kamiel Verschuren.   The project is part of an international residency programme, supported by Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam, inviting artists into residence from the harbour cities of Liverpool, Naples and Marseille –  linking these […]

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Trespassing: Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble

Debuting at New Music Biennial, a new collaboration between Immix Ensemble and Forest Swords seeks to investigate our rapidly transforming cityscapes, and how we exist within them. Trespassing uses construction blueprints, field recordings and architectural data as a starting point to synthesise a new musical piece. Deconstructing the new-build developments emerging across British skylines – […]

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12 years LAB – a call to action in response to climate change

12 years LAB – a call to action in response to climate change   Metal believe that artists can affect change in society.  In light of the United Nations’ assertion that we have only 12 years to act against climate change  in order to avoid global disaster, we will investigate how artists can positively affect […]

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