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State of the City / New Neapolis: Rotterdam Residency

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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PRS New Music Biennial

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Metal is excited to announce our new commission with electronic music artist Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble, a new music piece inspired by the shifting sounds of our rapidly changing British city scapes as part of the PRS New Music Biennial. The New Music Biennial 2019 is a PRS Foundation initiative that supports and provides […]

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

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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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International Curators Forum Residency


In partnership with International Curators Forum, Metal will host three curators from the Beyond the Frame programme for the duration of Liverpool Biennial 2018. The three selected curators are Kat Anderson, Katarzyna Sobucka and Sunil Shah. The residencies will involve each curator developing a new project, alongside artists from their networks, in response to the Biennial festival theme and the city of Liverpool. […]

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METAL is delighted to announce our support for PROCESSIONS (, a mass participation artwork which marks 100 years since women were first given the right to vote in Britain.

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Edge Hill Station Garden

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At Edge Hill station, Metal and a host of brilliant volunteers have worked together to turn an abandoned part of the station into a beautiful community garden. We would love you to get involved.

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Metal is delighted to announce, Trackbed – a new composition and sound installation developed by electronic music duo Darkstar, in collaboration with Harthill Youth Centre in Wavertree. This experimental work will be presented as an interactive sound installation at Edge Hill Station this September, and as a live music performance premiering at Edge Hill in Liverpool on 27 September […]

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Different Trains 1947

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Marking 2017 as the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, Metal – in partnership with Warp Records, Barbican Centre, and Boiler Room; plus Indian partners Wild City and What About Art? – present Different Trains 1947.   Find out more here.

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Jeremy Deller: With a Little Help from my Friends

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Jeremy Deller: ​With a Little Help from my Friends.   Part of ​​Sgt Pepper at 50: Heading for Home.   Across Liverpool from 25th May – 16th June 2017.   As part of a citywide celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Metal presents a new artwork by […]

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Metal Presents – The Space In-between from Metalculture on Vimeo. The Space In – Between, curated by Kate Marsh and arts organisation Metal, took place on 6th September 2018 at the Southbank London. It was the culmination of a research and development programme for 20 artists through residencies at Metal sites in Peterborough, Southend and […]

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Connect/Exchange Residency


Metal is delighted to announce that we’re a host partner of Connect/Exchange – a national UK residency scheme for artists with a screen-based practice developed by Northern Film & Media.   Connect/Exchange supports artists with the initial research & development of a new project via a two-part residency, together with associated professional networking and events. […]

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Rehearsal space at Edge Hill Station

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Metal has a performance and rehearsal space inside Edge Hill Station that is available to rent. It is particularly suited to dancers and performers who work with the body. One-off hires are available, but we also offer preferential rates for long-term hires. The space is shared with other artists on a time-share basis. For rates, […]

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