Loading Events

What's on

Home > What’s On > Events

Time & Space : Artist Residencies

20/04/17 – 20/04/20 Free

Metal’s Time and Space Residencies are open opportunities for artists working in all disciplines to access Metal’s spaces, the support of our staff and our local, regional, national and international networks. The opportunity is open to artists who live locally to our spaces as well as from across the UK and further afield.

Read more »

Designing Printed Textiles with Patrick Moriarty

12/09/18 – 18/12/19 25

Try your hand at print design with Patrick Moriarty, owner and designer at Paisley Power! Transform hand-drawn motifs, photographic imagery, graphics, watercolour illustration, doodles or small objects into eye-catching textile prints in one creative evening, with 1-2-1 guidance. These classes are open to all levels, with various artistic techniques to explore each week. Create repeat patterns by hand and learn how to replicate these digitally for printing. At the end of your session, you can order a large FREE sample of your design on…

Read more »

NetPark Wellbeing: Dementia Groups

25/03/19 – 30/12/19 Free

METAL SOUTHEND PRESENTS ~ Netpark Wellbeing Project Dementia Drop-ins: Supporting positive mental health. Project coordinator Emma Mills.

Read more »

Netpark Wellbeing Project – Young Peoples Support Groups

08/04/19 – 30/12/19 Free

Working with the NHS & EWMHS Southend, this group is for young people who may need support. This ongoing digital art course incorporates using NetPark apps, walking in Chalkwell park and using IPads to create digital art, whilst also exploring traditional art forms including drawing, painting, collage and more. The course hopes to improve confidence whilst meeting new people and helping raise self esteem. If you would like to join contact emma.mills@metalculture.com Every Monday, 5pm – 6.30pm at Metal Art…

Read more »

Netpark Wellbeing Project – Project49

02/09/19 – 16/12/19 Free

Working with Project 49 this group is for people living with learning disabilities. The weekly course incorporates art, craft and wellbeing techniques with walking in Chalkwell Park and using iPads to create digital and traditonal art. The course hopes to improve confidence using technology, gentle exercising in the park whilst meeting new people and helping raise self esteem. If you would like to join, please contact emma.mills@metalculture.com or phone 01702 470700 Tuesdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

Read more »

Printmaking with David Lintine

06/09/19 – 13/12/19

Lino and Wood Block Prints, Collagraphs and Mono-Printing. Take a first step into printmaking, or develop your existing printing skills! Discover methods and techniques for relief printing in this 6 week course for all levels, with artist and teacher David Lintine. Make unique mono-prints and small print editions by hand, using contemporary and traditional materials to achieve artist quality prints. During the course, you will explore fine art approaches to printmaking using various printing papers, inks, tools, and cutting blocks.…

Read more »

Story Bites Writes

06/09/19 – 13/12/19 7.50

STORY BITES WRITES Fridays from 17:30 – 19:00 £7.50 per week Metal Art School, Chalkwell Park  Story Bites Writes is a weekly writing club lead by Jacqson Diego Story Emporium. The session is for children of all abilities who are passionate about writing. Our group of 8 and 12 year olds meet weekly at the Metal Art School, in Chalkwell Park, to grow ideas, share their writing and start new writing projects that have been inspired by a range of activities and…

Read more »

NetPark Wellbeing Project : Big Screen Southend

11/09/19 – 25/09/19 Free

Take a visit to The Forum to see original artworks shown on Big Screen Southend, created by participants of the NetPark Wellbeing Project.

Read more »

Metal Masterclass #12: Contemporary approaches to deception in performance –with Tom Cassani

21/09/19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 20

Contemporary approaches to deception in performance – a guide to authentic deception and foregrounding its mechanics both in making and presenting performative work

Read more »

Mentoring: the next creative generation

26/09/19 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM 150

Effective mentors can offer unbiased, vital formal and informal support to young people to nurture growth and raise aspirations. This course outlines the role of the mentor, and the necessary skills to build productive mentee-mentor relationships. Learn how to guide young people to self-reflect, identifying both their strengths and areas for development, set goals and shape behaviours and mindset.

Read more »


28/09/19 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Free

Saturday 28th September 2019 1pm – 4pm, FREE – Spaces limited, to reserve click here. Meet in the foyer of Liverpool Central Library, L3 8EW Artist, writer and breast cancer survivor, Claire Collison is your tour guide on this leisurely three-hour walk exploring multicultural mythologies surrounding breasts and looking at their commodification throughout history to the present day – from religious martyrs to political activists, fine art to Page 3, nipple slip to slippery nipple. Engaging in conversations and activities…

Read more »


03/10/19 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Future Network ‘Art Quiz’: a ‘pub quiz’ style twist of our regular networking evening for creative people working in any artistic discipline.

Read more »

Truth is Beauty

05/10/19 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Free

Claire invites all women, regardless of artistic experience, to join a life-drawing session, during which she will perform a monologue linking her own experiences to life modelling and story-telling.

Read more »

Netpark Wellbeing Project : Digital Art Wellbeing Course

08/10/19 – 16/12/19 Free

10 week digital art class for adults living with low to medium mental health issues and concerns. The participants create their own 12-part story using photographs taken in the grounds of Chalkwell Park and then illustrated using the Apple app Procreate. For further information please contact emma.mills@metalculture.com or phone 01702 470700 Tuesdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm at Metal Art School, in Chalkwell Park

Read more »

Netpark Wellbeing Project : Yoga, Mindfullness and Art

09/10/19 – 18/12/19 Free

11-week yoga, mindfulness and art group for those who have experienced trauma. This gentle group will start weekly with 50 minutes of yoga with Keeley Beech YA200hrs, ITEC, imft.  Keeley has been working with mental health in 2013 visiting day centres and care homes offering therapies to Dementia groups, adults and children with learning disabilities and additional needs.  As well as a Yoga teacher Keeley is a yoga therapist which enables her to use yoga techniques therapeutically for physical and…

Read more »

Netpark Wellbeing : Journaling & Art Wellbeing Class

09/10/19 – 18/12/19 Free

This 11-week journaling art wellbeing class is for adults living with low to medium mental health issues and concerns. The participants create their own journals whilst undertaking mindfulness and wellbeing explorative art exercises and image making. For further information please contact emma.mills@metalculture.com or phone 01702 470700 11 Week course. Every Monday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. All classes are free with refreshments provided.

Read more »

Amplified Edition by H2DANCE

10/10/19 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM 6 - 9

Amplified H2DANCE brings their celebrated performance work to Peterborough with a fascinating exploration of hierarchy, power relationships and co-dependency. Exploring contemporary notions of the illogical, Amplified Edition is a live performance rooted in movement and uses non-conventional ways of interacting with their daily environment of the black box theatre. Working with typical theatre objects such as stage lights, microphones, cables, lighting filters, ropes, curtains and a healthy dose of smoke, Hanna & Heidi set these not so random objects in…

Read more »

Meet the Artists : Foan & Fortune

11/10/19 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Free

You are invited to join artists Helen Foan and Marie Fortune in an informal sharing of their research and residency time at Metal Southend. Within their current project, Foan & Fortune aim to create conversations around the experiences of living with Young Onset Dementia. During their time at Chalkwell Hall, the artists aim to explore collected research and experiment with different ways of bringing the stories, concepts and ideas to life using puppetry, object manipulation, VR, text and movement. The…

Read more »

Outer Limits

12/10/19 – 13/10/19 Free

Old Trunk Theatre & Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Present : Outer Limits Hot news, arts lovers. Your very own Old Trunk are Southending up Outer Limits, the much-loved creative happening from the mega award-winning Queen’s Theatre. Just up the road in Hornchurch they open up their arms to Essex & East London Creatives, staging scratch nights & socials & generally putting their theatre where their mouth is. We’re honoured they’ve asked us to take a bit of their sweet art pie…

Read more »

Back In The Frame – in conversation with Jools Walker

18/10/19 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Back In The Frame – in conversation with Jools Walker Join Jools Walker at Metal Southend for a discussion of her new book, Back In The Frame: “a memoir of bikes, blogs and riding through depression from award-winning blogger, Lady Vélo.” Jools Walker re-discovered cycling aged twenty-eight after a ten-year absence from the saddle. When she started blogging about her cycle adventures under the alias Lady Vélo, a whole world was opened up to her. But it’s hard to find…

Read more »


19/10/19 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Free

A life modelling performance by Claire Collison, plus an opportunity to experience life modelling for yourself. Saturday 19th October 2019 1pm – 4pm FREE– Spaces limited, to reserve click here Metal at Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Rd, Liverpool  L7 6ND Since deciding not to have reconstructive surgery following her mastectomy in 2014, writer, artist, and breast cancer survivor, Claire Collison has been asking: ‘Why are the thousands of women like me so hidden? What anxieties do we share as a…

Read more »

Poetry Pamphlet Party – Say Cucumber

15/11/19 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Free

  Join us in launching Lucia Dove’s debut poetry pamphlet Say cucumber, published by Broken Sleep Books. Fragmented experiences and memories from Russia and Essex, Say cucumber leads you into a world that slips between the familiar and unfamiliar. Life in Russex, in all its sensory vividness, is grown, stuffed, picked and pickled until what you thought you recognised has been rearranged and changed into something new. You are invited to this pamphlet party on Friday 15th November to celebrate…

Read more »

Chalkwell Hall Winter Fayre

23/11/19 – 24/11/19 Free

Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov 10am – 4pm each day Free Entry Applications now open for traders. APPLY HERE! See Chalkwell Hall transformed into a winter marketplace this November, complete with independent makers selling bespoke gifts, locally made art, jewellery, homewares and much more. Browse with a mince pie in hand, or visit our in-house Cafe Valise for mulled wine, hot chocolate and other winter warmers. Expect seasonal surprises and that festive feeling. All located within the beautiful grounds…

Read more »
+ Export Listed Events