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Work On The Line

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CALL FOR ARTISTS INTERESTED IN CREATING WORK FOR STATIONS ALONG THE HISTORIC LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY. DEADLINE: 23 February 2015 An invitation for expressions of interest to be involved in an artist development opportunity with Metal Liverpool. We would like to hear from artists working in any medium who would be interested in creating artwork, […]

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Future Networks

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We run regular networking and information sharing evenings for practicing artists in all our locations. Artists, working in all disciplines who think they may benefit from engaging with a dynamic, ambitious, artist-led environment are welcome to drop by. Just ask if there’s a particular topic you’d like us to cover or an inspiring speaker you’d […]

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Public Record

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Public Record: Estuary (Scroll down to stream or download the audio piece.) Public Record: Estuary is a cycle of audio poems intended to be listened to on walks around the old fishing village of Leigh-on-Sea. The poems are inspired by archival reports of 19th-century Estuary sea accidents. Set against the sights of today’s Estuary, they […]

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Tabitha Moses: Investment


As part of her award for the Liverpool Art Prize 2013, Tabitha Moses presents a solo exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery. Investment is a continuation of the work presented at the Liverpool Art Prize exhibition at the Albert Dock in 2013, exploring her experience of infertility and IVF. For the Walker exhibition she has […]

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Feelgood Cafe

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Metal presents Feelgood Cafe Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea SS0 8NB Friday 26 September – Friday 12 December 2014 Outside of advertised events, Feelgood Cafe will be open by appointment. Please call 01702 470700 or email We welcome schools tours or group visits. To coincide with the first public outing of the […]

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Looking for things to do with kids this summer?
Metal are delighted to be working in partnership with Essex Libraries on the ImagiNation project

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Village Green: Youth Stage

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New for Village Green 2014, we created the Village Youth Stage which was curated, marketed and run on the day by teenagers between the ages of 14- 19. The group of 15 young people responded to a call out through Metal’s social media and through their schools to come together.  They met regularly at Metal […]

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Anthem 2012


Metal created the Anthem in response to the London Olympic Games and specifically to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay to Southend on Friday 6 July 2012 The project brought together a choir of 1500 school pupils and 500 adults from across Southend to sing a specially commissioned piece of choral music by Tolga Kashif. We […]

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On The Line


ABOUT ON THE LINE On The Line is an ambitious and unique arts project conceived by Metal, which took place in 22 schools along the South Essex banks of the River Thames from Thurrock to Shoeburyness. Each school was working with an artist, across a variety of artistic disciplines, to create artworks, literature and new artefacts that respond to […]

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Shorelines 2013


SHORELINES Dates: Friday 8 – Sunday 10 November 2013 Venue: Festival HQ – Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, SS9 1HT, Leigh on Sea. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for Shorelines updates. Download the programme as a pdf HERE. Metal’s Shorelines Festival in 2011 was the first of its kind – a celebration of sea-themed contemporary and classic writing in all […]

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Hansel and Gretel


To coincide with NIE Theatre’s production of Hansel and Gretel at the Key Theatre in Peterborough (14-16 February), Metal invited artist Robyn Woolston to create a visual art installation for the bar area.

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