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Village Green: Next Generation
Metal’s FREE one-day festival, which celebrates and supports the creative talents of young people in Southend. We invite every school and young people’s group within the borough to attend!
Join us and discover art in all forms, including music, theatre, spoken word, dance, film, visual art, comedy, film-making, circus skills, journalism, technical skills and much, much more.

The event happens the day before the main Village Green festival event, utilising the large-scale festival infrastructure that Metal puts in place for the festival.

Everything on the stages is performed by young people, with the occasional help from a few very special guests!
We encourage school bands, dance groups, choirs and orchestras to come along and perform on a professional festival stage, showcasing their talents.

The audience is exclusively made up of young people too,  and is totally FREE to all that attend and take part.
This is a unique opportunity for children to immerse themselves in music, art and culture.

All attendees will have the opportunity to sign up to amazing workshops led by artists and creative professionals. If you’d like to find out more, either as an attendee or as a workshop leader / artist, we’d love to hear from you.

In 2017, we celebrated the day with over 5000 young people and their teachers. This year, we look forward to meeting even more of Southend’s young artists!

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