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Beach Huts

Liverpool’s waterfront was lined with beach huts celebrating British culture, new technology and art, as part of the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016). This ambitious cultural project was curated by Metal, to animate the city as part of IFB2016.   Artists, makers, poets, performers and creative entrepreneurs occupied the beach huts creating temporary stations […]

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Film Station

Film Station is Metal’s regular film screening programme. From old classics to undiscovered gems, we show great movies of every kind in an intimate nostalgic atmosphere, that is accessible and welcoming. Films are usually introduced by a guest speaker and involve a discussion after the film. It’s a great way to enjoy cinema in a […]

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Mendip – Young Roots Project

Metal are one of the delivery partners involved in a Heritage Lottery Funded project, led by the alternative education group, Epic Quest Centre. The project involves short courses, events and activities for young people and adults to discover the history of Mendip Wildlife Community Garden through arts, crafts, cookery, gardening, nature conservation and more.  Mendip Wildlife Community Garden is a […]

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Culture LAB: Essex Writers

Culture LAB:  Essex Writers  Mon 19 – Fri 23 March 2018 As part of an exciting partnership with Essex Book Festival, Metal is transforming Chalkwell Hall in Southend-on-Sea into a pop-up Essex Writers House for the whole month of March 2018. As part of the month, we are hosting a week long Culture LAB for […]

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POP-UP Essex Writers House 2018

  FOR WRITERS HOUSE 2019 – click HERE.   2018 ARCHIVE:   POP-UP Essex Writers House 1 – 29 March 2018 As part of an exciting new partnership with Essex Book Festival, Metal is transforming Chalkwell Hall into a pop-up Essex Writers House for the whole month of March 2018 to host a wide range […]

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OPENING: 17/06/17 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | FREE

Launch: Sat 17 June 11am-3pm, with artist’s talk at 1:30pm

NetPark Open Day

Metal, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend-on-Sea SS0 8NB

Woodland: French & Mottershead

Woodland is an audio work that describes your body’s fade into the leaf litter of a forest floor.

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Spiky Black is a new site-specific audio artwork for NetPark – the world’s first digital art park.
A collaboration between artists Alison Carlier & Amanda Loomes in partnership with Metal Southend.

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SoSlam & Metal present: Young Songwriters LAB

Dates: Mon 3 – Thurs 6 April  (10am – 5.30pm each day – with live gig on Thurs evening) Venue: Chalkwell Hall (in Chalkwell Park) Chalkwell Avenue, Southend SS0 8NB.   The Project SoSlam are working with Metal to run a Culture LAB for young singer / songwriters from across the Borough of Southend-on-Sea. Up […]

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Love Grays 25 February, Grays High Street   Join us for the launch of Love Grays – the launch of a year of events in Grays, ranging from a food festival, outdoor cinema screening, art trail and lots more. The launch event on the 25 Feb is celebrating the town centre and the brilliant community and cultural organisations […]

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Crafting the Future of Thurrock; Craft Trade School   MAKER BRIEF   The Crafts Council, Thurrock Council and Metal Culture are looking for traditional craft practitioners to plan and deliver workshops on the new education programme Craft Trade School.   The project is a new initiative to up-skill young people working in, or looking to work in, construction, […]

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The Doorways Project

From 7th until 31st July 2016 Bekki Perriman was exhibiting her work The Doorways Project at Edge Hill Station.  The Doorways Project is a touring, site-specific sound installation. It explores homeless culture through the personal stories of society’s most silenced people.  Inspired by her experience of life on the streets, Bekki’s direct and unsentimental approach investigates the personal, social and political […]

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