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Future Network

Future Network is a quarterly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend). Throughout the year, we invite 4 x artists to host online sharings in response to a theme and also present accompanying material through a contribution to Metal’s website. Future Network expands on our previous programme, Future […]

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Art Makes Children Powerful

Metal Southend & Southend Education Trust invite young people and their teachers from 10 local primary schools to take part in a month-long artist-led programme in schools, taking place in Summer 2022, with additional CPD opportunities for local teachers and artists.   The outcome for successful schools (students and teachers) includes… 4 x artist-led sessions per school […]

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Metal New Artist Network

MNAN is a digital programme of support for early-career artists. Artist-led training sessions, creative workshops, networking and sharing opportunities.

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Future Networks Shorts

FUTURE NETWORK SHORTS   Future Network Shorts was a monthly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend). The programme, launched and lasted throughout 10 months of the UK lockdown. It was designed to support artists during this testing time, connecting them with our online communities through diverse, entertaining […]

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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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Future Network

FUTURE NETWORK At each of our Metal sites, we run regular free networking and sharing evenings for creatives at all levels of their careers. Artists working in all disciplines are welcome to drop by. If there’s a particular topic you’d like us to cover or an inspiring speaker you’d like us to invite, we’d love to […]

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NetPark

NetPark is the World’s first Digital Art Park and a new, permanent visitor attraction for Southend. “In all the years I have lived in the area – including the years I lived practically opposite the park – I’ve never just sat there in such a mindful way as that.” “NetPark – impressive, meaningful digital art […]

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Essex Writers House 2021

ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE 2021 JUNE – AUGUST   Essex Writers House pop-up is back for 2021!   In partnership with Essex Book Festival, we are bringing you a range of inspiring online and uplifting outdoor events and opportunities to raise the spirits and reconnect through writing and words.  Events for anyone interested in writing – […]

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ENGLAND’S CREATIVE COAST

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, the England’s Creative Coast commission launches are currently under review. Full details will be announced in due course.  We’re delighted to announce our involvement in this exciting new project from one of the UK’s leading Art galleries, a collaboration to create a unique new cultural ‘treasure hunt’ trail… ENGLAND’S […]

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Processions

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

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CHANGE MAKERS

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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SoSlam & Metal present: Young Songwriters LAB

The Project SoSlam and Metal proudly run a FREE Culture LAB for young singer / songwriters from across the Borough of Southend-on-Sea. Up to 14 young musicians who create their own original material, this LAB gives the opportunity to work with each other alongside industry professionals for up to 5 days at Chalkwell Hall in […]

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