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.
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 […]
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 […]
Essex Writers House 2020
While we continue to follow government guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic, in the interests of the wellbeing of our employees, artists, partners and the public, we are taking precautionary measures and will be cancelling all public programme for least the next three weeks (until Friday 3 April). During this time we are also adopting […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
NetPark – Wellbeing Project
Metal and Southend Borough Council public health team have come together to create an innovative project based at the new Metal Art School in Chalkwell Park and working with NetPark, the world’s first digital art park. Since 2016, the Netpark Wellbeing Project has offered a free support system for people living with mental health and wellbeing […]
TOMA: The Other MA
~ ABOUT TOMA ~ The Other MA (TOMA) is a 12-month artist-run education model based in Southend-on-Sea. TOMA is currently the only postgraduate level art programme in Essex after all others were stopped by their host Universities. It was set up in 2016 to offer responsive, affordable, accessible art education to artists. TOMA is unaccredited […]
Metal Art School
Metal have converted the old stable buildings in Chalkwell Park into a new centre for art and education where a wide range of activity for both young people and adults can take place. Facilities include a traditional art studio alongside a state of the art digital resource. The extra space for Metal in Chalkwell Park means we can […]
Village Green is Metal’s annual, family-friendly, boutique music and arts festival running since 2008.