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LIVERPOOL

This list is not exhaustive and we will be programming more events throughout the year:
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ONGOING:

Artists in Residence

We have a number of artists in residence throughout the year, occasionally events and exhibitions will be programmed as a result of this. Click an artist's name for more info: Nicola Dale, Sumuyya Khader, Daniel Thorne, Jagjit Chuhan, Mat Fleming

Are you an artist working in any discipline? Interested in coming into residence with us? Click HERE

FILM STATION

Our fortnightly Film Station screenings in 2014 start on Friday 17 January with 'Lord of the Flies' (PG) (Director Peter Brook) at 6:30pm. Take a look at the programme for January-February 2014 here.

THE EDGE HILL ARCHIVE
The Edge Hill Archive project (Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) can be found online here. If you would like to add a story or memory to the Archive please get in touch.

Tuesdays 230 - 430pm
COMMUNITY GARDEN AT EDGE HILL STATION

We have a community garden amongst the sunny platforms and abandoned arches of Edge Hill Station, and we want you to get involved! 
Email or call This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 0151 7007 2277 for more info. Photos here.

MAY

Opening Wed 8 May: 6pm
Exhibition until 17 June, times TBC
Award Ceremony 18 June 6-8pm
LIVERPOOL ART PRIZE 2014
The Liverpool Art Prize is a competition of contemporary art open to professional artists based in or born in the Liverpool City Region of the United Kingdom. The competition which is administered and managed by Metal at Edge Hill Station is in its 7th year. This year's shortlisted artists are Brigitte Jurack, Tabitha Jussa and Jason Thompson.

JUNE

Until 21 June
LIVERPOOL ART PRIZE 2014


Botech Compositions: new work by Macoto Murayama.

Presented by Metal during Liverpool Biennial 2014

Exhibition runs:  4 July – 26 October 2014

Venue:  Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool L7 6ND

For 2014 Liverpool Biennial, Metal is delighted to be exhibiting the work of Macoto Murayama.  Based in Tokyo, Murayama spent six months of 2013 living and working at Metal’s space in Southend on Sea, dissecting, recording and rendering in digital form UK indigenous flowers.

The resulting works are presented at Metal’s Liverpool base, Edge Hill Station as a series of high definition, animated sequences of fastidiously produced information and detail that reveals the beauty, fragility and architectural structure of flowers.

Murayama’s work follows in the footsteps of ancient tradition in botanical illustration.  The earliest known drawings date back to Mesopotamia some 4000 years ago, made within a flourishing civilisation that was acquiring written language, metal working, medicine and art.

Although digitally rendered in 3D in their finished form, his early studies are hand drawn from specimens and his observational techniques, including dissection, do not differ in approach to those that have been used for hundreds of years.

Botech Compositions marks a new development in Murayama’s body of work to date introducing abstracted patterns, repeated forms and pulsating animations to the final presentation of the imagery.

It is the first time that Macoto Murayama’s work has been exhibited in the UK.

Outside of events day the exhibition will be open by appointment. Please call (0151) 7072277 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to arrange a visit. We welcome schools tours or group visits.

Please click here to download a programme.

Programme of events:

Tues 8 July: 6-8pm at Edge Hill Station

Macoto Murayama in Liverpool: View the exhibition, then meet the creator of Botech Compositions as he gives an insight into his unique working processes.

FREE - Book Tickets

Thurs 10 July: 6.30pm

Macoto Murayama in London:  For those who miss Macoto’s talk in Liverpool, here is an opportunity to hear him speak on Botech Compositions in London hosted by The Japan Foundation.

FREE - Book Tickets or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thurs 24 July:  7 – 10pm

Immix Ensemble:  Two composers Rachel Nicholas and Tom Cowcher perform new music written in response to Botech Compositions, with Daniel Thorne's Immix Ensemble.

Tickets £5/£3.  Book tickets 

Thurs 14 Aug:  6 - 8pm

Liverpool's Botanical Collection:  Donna Young, Curator of Herbarium at the World Museum Liverpool cares for  c.400,000 botanical specimens and items. She shares with us the specialised methods employed in the preparation and preservation of botanical collections.

FREE – Book Tickets

Thurs 4 Sept:  6 – 8pm

Botanical and Mechanical art :  UK based artists, Rob Kesseler and Junko Mori tell us about their work and how it resonates with Botech Compositions. Followed by Q&A.

FREE – Book Tickets

Wed 10 Sept: 7pm

Jyll Bradley – Documenting Process:  Jyll Bradley tells us about creating Mr Roscoe's Garden in 2008 using surviving plants from Liverpool's world renowned botanical collection. Programmed as part of the regular Future Station event series.

FREE – Book Tickets

Thurs 25 Sept: 6 – 9pm

Mutator Art: Computer art pioneer Prof. William Latham talks about his animations, blending art and science, organic forms, genetic mutations and collaborating with the Shamen in the 1990s.

FREE – Book Tickets

Fri 18 July:  6.30pm  /  Fri 1 Aug:  6.30pm  /  Fri 15 Aug:  6.30pm  /  Fri 29 Aug:  6.30pm

Film Station:  Metal’s regular film night, presents a series of films by Japanese directors during Botech Compositions.  Each evening there will be an opportunity to view the exhibition before watching the film.  For full film listings see www.metalculture.com/filmstation

FREE – Book Tickets

Wed 30 July:  6 – 9pm  /  Wed 10 Sept:  6 – 9pm

Future Station: Our regular evening of artists talks, presentations and 3 min wonders takes inspiration from the city’s Biennial activity – hearing from artists involved – and  looking at issues that artists face when presenting work in this way.  For full speaker listings see www.metalculture.com/futurestation

FREE - Book Tickets

Sat 5 July:  11am – 5pm  /  Sat 9 Aug:  11am – 5pm  /  Sat 23 Aug:  11am – 5pm  /  Sat 6 Sept:  11am – 5pm  /  Sat 20 Sept: 11am – 5pm

Open Saturdays: Throughout the exhibition we are hosting a series of Open Saturdays.  Come and see Botech Compositions with accompanying film screenings, drop-in drawing events, workshops, music and activities in our station garden.  Have a coffee at Café Valise, our artist designed, pop-up café.

FREE – No Booking Required



 




SOUTHEND-ON-SEA


PETERBOROUGH


This list is not exhaustive and we will be programming more events throughout the year:
Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to receive our Enews letters and find out about upcoming events
Join us on Facebook
Join us on Twitter
ONGOING:
Artists in Residence
We have a number of artists in residence throughout the year, occasionally events and exhibitions will be programmed as a result of this. Click an artist's name for more info: Jack James, Idit Nathan and Helen Stratford, Lucy Sherman and Bettina Furnee.
IDEA1 – www.idea1.org.uk
IDEA1 is a website for Peterborough, an online resource for artists, creative individuals and audiences to access a wide range of arts information about the city. There will be on going surgeries to learn how to input your event onto the site, if you are interested please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
MARCH
Tuesday 11th March, 6.30pm, Free
CYCLOPS CINEMA
A new alternative film night brought to you by Faceless Promotions and METAL Peterborough. CYCLOPS will be showing some hand picked short films followed by our feature presentation, Tarsem Singh’s The Fall.  The Fall will start at around 7.30pm.
Find out more HERE.
APRIL
Thursday 3rd April, 6pm, Free
FUTURE NETWORK
Future Network is a quarterly, informal evening hosted by Metal for artists, organisations and creative businesses working in all disciplines to come together to discuss ideas, meet others and learn new skills. Session: how to build a successful relationship with media with John Baker from The Peterborough Telegraph and Sara Varey. Guest Speaker: Poet Ross Sutherland.
Find out more HERE
Tuesday 8th April, 6.30pm, Free
CYCLOPS CINEMA
A new alternative film night brought to you by Faceless Promotions and METAL Peterborough. CYCLOPS will be showing some hand picked short films followed by the selected film by you the viewer. The chosen film will start at around 7.30pm. To suggest a film please visit this site.
Find out more about the event HERE.
MAY
Friday 16th May – Sunday 18th May
DEREK JARMAN CELEBRATION WEEKEDNER
Celebrating the brilliant life and work of director Derek Jarman on the 20th anniversary of his death, we will be holding a three day marathon of his films, including ‘The Garden’, ‘War Requiem’ and ‘Blue’. If you have any favourites you would like to see email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


This list is not exhaustive and we will be programming more events throughout the year:

Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to receive our Enews letters and find out about upcoming events

Join us on Facebook

Join us on Twitter

ONGOING:

Artists in Residence

We have a number of artists in residence throughout the year, occasionally events and exhibitions will be programmed as a result of this. Click an artist's name for more info: Jack James, Idit Nathan and Helen Stratford, Lucy Sherman and Bettina Furnee.

IDEA1 – www.idea1.org.uk

IDEA1 is a website for Peterborough, an online resource for artists, creative individuals and audiences to access a wide range of arts information about the city. There will be on going surgeries to learn how to input your event onto the site, if you are interested please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

MARCH

Tuesday 11th March, 6.30pm, Free

CYCLOPS CINEMA

A new alternative film night brought to you by Faceless Promotions and METAL Peterborough. CYCLOPS will be showing some hand picked short films followed by our feature presentation, Tarsem Singh’s The Fall.  The Fall will start at around 7.30pm.

Find out more HERE.


APRIL

Thursday 3rd April, 6pm, Free

FUTURE NETWORK

Future Network is a quarterly, informal evening hosted by Metal for artists, organisations and creative businesses working in all disciplines to come together to discuss ideas, meet others and learn new skills. Session: how to build a successful relationship with media with John Baker from The Peterborough Telegraph and Sara Varey. Guest Speaker: Poet Ross Sutherland. 

Find out more HERE


Tuesday 8th April, 6.30pm, Free

CYCLOPS CINEMA

A new alternative film night brought to you by Faceless Promotions and METAL Peterborough. CYCLOPS will be showing some hand picked short films followed by the selected film by you the viewer. The chosen film will start at around 7.30pm.

 To suggest a film please HERE


MAY

Friday 16th May – Sunday 18th May

DEREK JARMAN CELEBRATION WEEKEDNER

Celebrating the brilliant life and work of director Derek Jarman on the 20th anniversary of his death, we will be holding a three day marathon of his films, including ‘The Garden’, ‘War Requiem’ and ‘Blue’. If you have any favourites you would like to see email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it







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