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Mendip – Young Roots Project

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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

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  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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Jon Kipps is a Visual Artist from Southend who has organised Village Green’s Artist Village this year. Kipps’ artistic work spans sculpture, painting, photography and performance. He has always been interested in the relationship between artwork music and ways of experiencing the two together. For Artist Village Kipps has invited 8 artists, some local to […]

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Estuary 2016

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ESTUARY  2016 17 September – 2 October 2016 For more information, see Estuary website. Estuary is a new, biennial arts festival curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary and presented in culturally significant and historic venues along the Essex and Kent shorelines.  An exciting mix of new and existing works will pull together powerful […]

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NetPark – The Dementia Project

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  The People Department at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council have been awarded funds to enable a series of workshops with people living with dementia and their families at Metal.  The project will work with the digital art Apps and media studio at our innovative NetPark project and will be based in our new Metal Art School. […]

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