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Who do you REALLY chat to? Is it the same group of people, maybe those with similar tastes as you, from the same area, the same views? Do you REALLY know them, or do you just know a bit about them? Or perhaps you’re someone who seeks out those with different, even opposing, views to challenge your own.

Metal has received money from the City Council’s Integrated Communities Fund for a new project called Consequences that aims to help people to get to know each other better and gently challenge assumptions.


What is Consequences?

Consequences is a project that brings together women* from across Peterborough to talk about what is important to them (houses, families, histories, culture, democracy, work, the environment, the future, and the present). It’s about getting to know a city through the groups of women* that meet and about not assuming we know each other. It’s also about sharing and passing these conversations between these groups to create a stronger picture and voice for the city.

The workshops are FREE and ware led by artist Kate Genever and Metal. Participants are supported to draw and doodle their responses to conversations on sheets of paper which will be passed between groups, adding and layering responses as we go. Participants don’t have to be good at drawing to take part. It’s about the conversations we have together as we draw, doodle and colour collectively.

Following these workshops Metal will work all of the participants to become part of an optional core group. This group will create a new artwork based on the workshop imagery and discussions.


How can I get involved?

Online workshops: Wednesday’s, 6pm on Zoom

Consequences ‘Chat and Draw’ workshops online. Now more than ever it feels important to come together (in whatever way that might be) and have these important conversations.

Join Metal and artist Kate Genever for a chance to come together, chat and draw in this online workshop. Within the workshop we will discuss the consequences of NOT coming together, about our lives, our families, our communities etc.

During the workshop participants will be supported to draw and doodle their responses to conversations. You don’t have to be good at drawing to take part. It’s about the conversations we have together online as we draw, doodle and colour collectively.

Our regular 6pm Wednesday workshops will now be online via Zoom . Anyone can take part although spaces are limited sign up by emailing


Activity Packs: Consequences in your own home

Download our activity pack here:

We appreciate that people are at home looking for things to do together – or you may be more limited about who you can connect to at the moment. The original Consequences workshops were only for groups of women, but these activities are for all ages and all genders and you can do them at home.

How it works:

  1. Download the different activity Pack (a new one will be regularly updated)
  2. You decide who you do the activity with – with your son / daughter, your aunt, carer, neighbour. This might be in person – if you live with someone – or over the phone or online. This can even be on your own – just thinking through the question as you doodle. All that we ask is that you consider how you discuss the question dependant on who you are with.
  3. Carry out the activity whilst discussing the question. The activities will just use materials you can find around the home, this could be, paper, a newspaper, a magazine, cereal box, pencils, felt tip pens or biros for example. Chat for as long as you need or how long feels natural. See where the conversation goes. If you are home alone or on the phone you can just doodle or do the activity with yourself.
  4. Optional: You can then share your results with us and we can share each other’s results so you feel a bit more connected. We would LOVE to hear from
    1. Write 3 words or statements linked to what you talked about
    2. Take a picture of your drawing
    3. Share with us, send it to or post it and tag us on facebook (@metalpeterborough) / twitter (@metalpeterb) and using the #WhatAreTheConsequences. Just send / tag us this by the end of Monday.
    4. Tell us how it went. This is an experiment so we’re keen to learn what works and what doesn’t

Join the conversation:

Follow us on twitter (@metalpeterb) Facebook and Instagram (@metalpeterborough) and join in on the #WhatAreTheConsequences discussions.

Every other day we will be releasing a question created from our chat and draw workshops. Share the question with friends, family or think about it yourself and respond.



Keep up to date:

To hear about updates you can check out Kate’s blog here or follow us on facebook.

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*any individuals who identify as female.


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