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Meanwhile Space

Meanwhile space June signs small

Meanwhile spaces are those unloved and vacant plots of land we see in all cities, that fall between the cracks of ownership and use.   Often owned by private developers or local councils, these spaces are deemed unsuitable for development and often become physical blights on the communities that surround them. Metal’s next project seeks […]

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The Doorways Project

Doorways featured

Metal are delighted to announce that artist Bekki Perriman will be installing her work The Doorways Project at Edge Hill Station. Doorways is now closed but will be touring other UK locations.   The Doorways Project is a touring, site-specific sound installation. It explores homeless culture through the personal stories of society’s most silenced people. […]

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Liverpool Provocations: A series of artistic interruptions


“It is easier to imagine the end of the world than an alternative to capitalism.” In January 2016 Metal Liverpool in partnership with 67projects curated Liverpool Provocations, a series of four new public realm art works based in and around the city centre. Liverpool Provocations is a series of interruptions that urge the public to […]

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Shrine by Forest Swords

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Originally commissioned by Metal as part of Liverpool Provocations, Shrine is a new solo dance piece devised and scored by Forest Swords, performed by Owen Ridley-Demonick and choreographed/costumed by Carmel Koster. “For me, the past six months has involved watching how bodies can fail and fix. I became acutely aware of the power of forcing ourselves to look […]

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Matthew Herbert Residency

Matthew Herbert - chris friel nude photo [small]

Metal is proud to announce its support of Matthew Herbert’s project ‘Nude’.   ‘Nude’ reimagines the formal and conceptual frameworks of ‘the nude’ in art and society, exploring its contemporary aesthetic, philosophical and ethical landscapes. Matthew’s residency at Metal comprised a week of musical production alongside dinner with local artists, academics and member of the […]

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Assemble Residency

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Metal are pleased to announce that our latest residency is Turner prize winning design collective Assemble.   Assemble will be working with Metal over the next three months to develop the Granby Workshop project, a new social enterprise in Granby, from which a team of local people will create products for homes: from door handles […]

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Vinyl Station


Metal & Bido Lito! are proud to present Vinyl Station, a place for Liverpool’s music lovers to come together in the shared experience of the vinyl album.   In 2015 Metal and Bido Lito! launched Vinyl Station, a new series of record listening parties in Liverpool. Vinyl Station is a new event where Liverpool’s music community […]

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Film Station

Blue Room - from front

Free film screenings take place every fortnight in Metal’s unique screening room within Edge Hill Station.

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Future Station

Future Station at Metal, Edge Hill Station

Metal Liverpool presents Future Station , a regular series of FREE events aimed at artists and creative practitioners in the Northwest.   Future Station is an opportunity for creative practitioners to come together and collectively break down the potential blockages to innovative new work and its potential to impact on audiences. Taking place four times […]

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Engine Room during lab small

Metal presents Process, a new series of events giving rare access to artists as they develop their next big projects. Each Process event will give you the chance to visit the artists in their working space at Edge Hill Station, where they will talk about their work and present elements of these works in progress. […]

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AV Show


In partnership with Ableton and in association with CTM festival Berlin, Metal Liverpool hosted ‘AV Show’ in October 2015.   Through AV Show Metal brought together a group of artists to develop the practice of the audiovisual performance, by participating in a week-long lab at Edge Hill station with the aim of pushing the boundaries of this artform. […]

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‘Still Be Here’ – with Laurel Halo, Darren Johnston, Mari Matsutoya

Still Be Here – Performance / Installation with Hatsune Miku. Image: LaTurbo Avedon. Copyright Crypton Future Media Inc. 2007, licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC

Metal hosted a residency in November with Laurel Halo, Darren Johnston, Mari Matsutoya, Martin Sulzer, and LaTurbo Avedon working on their ongoing project ‘Still Be Here,’ which sees the artists creating work around the fictional Japanese superstar Hatsune Miku.   Developed while in residence at Metal Liverpool, the project will premiere as a joint highlight of […]

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