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Andrea Luka Zimmerman: Art Class

Watch Art Class – available to stream until 18 December Advisory warning: some infrequent bad language Andrea Luka Zimmerman is an artist, filmmaker and cultural activist whose work unveils aspects of working class experience, and that of people living on the margins of society, that are seldom seen or discussed. Her work considers precarity, uncertainty, […]

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Metal New Artist Network

  About Metal New Artist Network Over the next few years Metal is looking to further develop a programme of support for early career artists, those in their first few years of defining themselves as an artist. Though not exclusively, we are particularly interested in how we can help early career artists who live or […]

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Season For Change: Common Ground

Running until April 2021, Season for Change’s Common Ground initiative supports four UK-based artists and makers to create collaborative works centered around underrepresented communities in the climate movement. Applications were welcomed from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (people of colour), refugee, D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, working class and LGBTQI+ creators. Ahead of the UK hosting the […]

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Future Networks Shorts

FUTURE NETWORK SHORTS   Future Network Shorts is a monthly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend). On the last Thursday of each month (across the course of a year), we invite 6 x artists to host 10 minute sharings of their work online, delivered across a mix […]

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Independents Biennial 2020

Independents Biennial (@IndyBiennial) is a festival of contemporary art from Liverpool, Wirral, St Helens, Knowsley, Sefton & Halton. 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 […]

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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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Different Trains 1947

As part of the 2017 UK/India year of culture, Metal – in partnership with Warp Records, Barbican Centre, and Boiler Room; plus Indian partners Wild City and What About Art? – presented Different Trains 1947. ‘Different Trains 1947’ project was created in collaboration between filmmakers/artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (directors of the celebrated Nick […]

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Different Trains

In partnership with Sound Intermedia, Liverpool Biennial, Southbank Centre and Culture Liverpool Metal staged a site-specific performance of Different Trains at Edge Hill station, composed by Steve Reich, performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra, and accompanied by a film in response to the piece by Bill Morrison. Guitarist Mats Bergstrom also performed Reich’s minimalist classic […]

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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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