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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


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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CHANGE MAKERS BLOG November 2nd – The rise of ‘cripping up’ Quite a lot has changed in my lifetime, my childhood tapes (free with boxes of cereal) are now unrecognisable slabs of plastic to a digital generation. Flares did, as my mum foretold, come back and then mercifully went back to where they came from. There […]

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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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Desk space at Edge Hill Station

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Metal has desk space available to rent at our fully renovated offices within Edge Hill Station. The space would be particularly appropriate for companies or sole traders whose work is creative or community focussed. For rates, further details and to arrange a viewing, contact us on  

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The Day The World Got Smaller


The Day the World Got Smaller is a free online learning resource for primary schools celebrating the history of the Liverpool to Manchester railway.   This  brand  new  resource  aims  to  inspire  Key  Stage  2  pupils  to  discover aspects of British and world history that are reflected in their local community, and question the impact […]

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Different Trains


Different Trains was a major project that saw legendary American composer Steve Reich perform his masterpiece Different Trains live in Liverpool, while filmmaker Bill Morrison presented a newly commissioned film as an accompaniment.   Taking place before a sold-out crowd at Edge Hill Station’s historic carriage ramp on 29th September 2016, the concert was also […]

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Marvin Gaye Chetwynd in residence


Marvin Gaye Chetwynd will be in residence at Metal in June as she creates work for Liverpool Biennial 2016. Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (b. 1973, London, UK) lives in Glasgow, UK. Chetwynd’s practice intertwines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. Her work incorporates elements of folk plays, street spectacles, popular culture and Surrealist cinema. Her performances […]

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Liverpool Beach Huts – an ideas walk

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Liverpool Beach Huts – a waterfront encounter between business and alternative thinking   Saturday 11 June – Sunday 3 July 2016  Along the Liverpool Waterfront the Beach Huts project animated the 2016 International Festival of Business for a three week period. Providing a celebration of British Culture, new technologies, art and DIY enterprise. the Beach […]

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