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Beyond Queer – strategies for changing the world

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BEYOND QUEER – LAB In the face of continued austerity, over-population, mass migration, global warming, and famine we are told we are past the point of prevention, and now in the era of adaptation. So, in the face of catastrophe who might lead the way? Those on the outside and in the margins have always […]

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Come As You Are A festival of trans, non-binary and gender queer theatre. When did you come out as male? Or female? We’ve partnered with Metal and Camden People’s Theatre to host a festival of performances and workshops from gender-anarchists with more questions than answers. It’s not going to be pretty – but it might […]

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A whirlwind week for young poets and spoken word performers Metal is looking for young people aged 15 – 19 from Peterborough who are writing their own poetry, performing spoken word, who might be battle rapping or writing song lyrics. You might be simply writing in your bedroom, performing on YouTube or at school or […]

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Metal MasterClasses


A series of workshops led by experts aimed at inspiring creative practice. Previous workshops have included, Zine Making with Lu Williams of GRRRL Zine and Oral History for Creatives.

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The Outsiders Handbook, a free survival guide for queer and trans* young people, with writing by Scottee, Travis Alabanza, Selina Thompson and Emma Frankland. The Outsiders Handbook is now free to download as a PDF click here. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Peterborough Pride 2018. Metal worked with the LGBTQIA+ community on Peterborough Pride 2018. Which ran from Friday […]

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We’ve all probably heard people say ‘that’s not very lady-like’ but what exactly does this mean in the 21st century? Does this differ between generations?

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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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The Mill

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For centuries, cities have been built on and around the life of their rivers. Once a bustling place for industry more often than not they are now the focus of residential and leisure activity.

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Planet B

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Planet B encompasses a two-week programme of events, performances, film screenings, workshops, commissioned artworks, and a conference – all around encouraging discussion and debate on sustainability.

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Stomping Grounds

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We all have our favourite stomping grounds in the city, places where we like to visit regularly or hang out. From cinemas to city centres, parks to townships. What makes these stomping grounds memorable though and encourage us to return? Is it the people, the buildings or the activities we take part in there? Are […]

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New Henge Heritage

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Their aim with the Peterborough Stone project is to formally reintegrate the stone through public ‘ritual’ with its current site and with the local community.

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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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