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How to Apply – Artist-in-Residence

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.

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SOUTHEND ~ METAL ART SCHOOL: ALL GROUPS & EVENTS

01/06/17 – 30/09/18

ARTS AWARD SPARK CHALK COLLECTIVE

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SOUTHEND: NETPARK WELLBEING PROJECT – WORKSHOPS

04/06/17 – 31/12/18 Free

Metal and Southend Borough Council public health team have come together to create an innovative project based at Metal Art School working with NetPark, the world’s first digital art park in Chalkwell Park. The NetPark Wellbeing Project bring the arts and the outdoors together to foster a greater sense of wellbeing for people living with mental health concerns or dementia.  Open to individuals and groups, we run a wide range of sessions every week from Monday to Wednesday. We can offer a one-off experience…

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Printmaking with David Lintine

13/07/18 – 19/10/18 10

Printmaking with David Lintine TASTER DAY: Friday 13 July  – 1pm – 3.30pm  – £10* SIX WEEK COURSE:  Every Friday from 14th September  – 1pm – 3.30pm  – £90* * Printmaking paper and ink are supplied.  Please bring your own sketchbook, pencils and pens.   An opportunity to refine your techniques – or learn from scratch – how to make hand printed monotypes, transfer prints, monoprints and a range of other techniques, all without the need for a printing press.…

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TOMA open crits : Monthly

30/08/18 – 02/12/18 Free

NEW OPEN CRIT DATES @ TOMA Project Space at Royals Shopping Centre Unit 13 nxt to Poundland / / / bring something 2 discuss or share \ \ \ #allwelcome 2 join our art education programme in #southend for a few hours RSVP toma@metalculture.com Our upstairs is free so we have bare walls + big space to hang a mini show of work @ start of each crit \ if ur work is hang-able / all work welcome for supportive critical feedback hosted by TOMA…

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Designing Printed Textiles with Patrick Moriarty

12/09/18 – 17/10/18 25

Try your hand at print design with Patrick Moriarty, owner and designer at Paisley Power! Design, upload and order a FREE sample of your very own printed fabric, all in the space of one creative Wednesday evening. For more information, please see our flyer below. To book, contact the artist directly via pmoriartydesign@hotmail.co.uk or call us on 01702 470700

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TOMA End of Year Show 2018

15/09/18 – 10/11/18

Second cohort of TOMA (The Other MA) End of Year Show Laura Adamson Fiona Bennett Kristina Bragg Blandine Martin Gabrielle Milanes Grace Price Ian Segrave Gemma Shaw Gloria Sulli Marie Walbey Private View 15 September 3-5pm / Live Events 25 Oct 4-8pm Open 15/9 – 10/11/2018 Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue, Southend, SS2 6EX

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Beverley Bennett presents ‘Amine’ and other shorts

19/09/18 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Current Time and Space artist-in-residence Beverley Bennett curates an evening of short films looking at the experiences of women of colour. Including ‘A Tribute To Black Women, They Don’t Get a Chance’ and her own film ‘Amine’, among others. ‘F Word’ (2016) dir. Savanna Leaf F Word is a self-funded, short-film reflecting on the feelings of a young adult addressing her biological father who abandoned her. Taking us on a journey across South London, we’re shown the affects of a…

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Liverpool: Future Station: Future Family

20/09/18 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Future Family Thursday 20th September, 6-9pm. Lauren McCarthy is an artist based in Los Angeles whose work examines how issues of surveillance, automation, and network culture affect our social relationships. At this Future Station she will be exploring the future of family. How do rapidly expanding technological possibilities and shifting understandings of gender, sexuality, identity, and intelligence shape the ways in which we think about family? What new family issues arise in the face of new reproductive technologies and gene…

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I’m A Joke And So Are You : Robin Ince 2018 Book Tour

21/09/18 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM 10

What better way to understand ourselves than through the eyes of comedians – those who professionally examine our quirks on stage daily? Join award-winning presenter and comic Robin Ince as he explores and introduces his new book I’m a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian’s Take on What Makes Us Human (Atlantic Books), introduced by a live comedy set from Pope Lonergan. In his new book, Robin uses the life of the stand-up as a way of exploring some of the biggest questions we…

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Metal Masterclass #3: Activist embroidery with Jess De Wahls

22/09/18 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 10

If you thought embroidery was a thing of the past then think again. Jess de Wahl has quickly established her name as the ‘enfant terrible of British textile arts’. Using embroidery, she tackles subjects as wide ranging as Feminism, Misogyny & Fetishism combined with creative textile recycling in her prolific output.

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Peterborough: Beyond Vocal Norms – Work In Progress Sharing & Discussion

26/09/18 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Free

Artists in residence Gemma and Gareth create eerie and seductive soundscapes of electronic textures and organic found-sounds using DAWs, hacked controllers, synthesisers and their own voices as they attempt to capture and celebrate the voice’s unique, slippery qualities

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The Venus Collective Presents: The Virgin Suicides

28/09/18 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM 6

The Venus Collective presents a special immersive screening of Sofia Coppola’s cult classic The Virgin Suicides as part of our Screen Queens series which celebrates and champions female directors. Taking inspo from girly teenage sleepovers we will be transforming the space to look like an early 00’s bedroom, think Groovy Chick, beaded curtains, bean bags and Dream Phone! By way of introduction to the film The Virgin Suicides, we invite Dr Sian Lincoln to talk about her work on teenage girls…

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Culture LAB: Inkhead

01/10/18 – 05/10/18 Free

APPLICATION FORM HERE   Metal, Laydeez Do Comics  &  ShelfAbuse.com present Culture LAB : Inkhead Mon 1 Oct – Fri 5 Oct 2018 Southend on Sea   Metal are working with artist Nicola Streeten from Laydeez Do Comics and Carl Doherty of ShelfAbuse.com to host a five day, residential, exploratory LAB with nine UK-based, graphic artists, alongside an artist and publishing house from India. The purpose of the LAB is to give artists the time and space to develop ideas…

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Future Network

04/10/18 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

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.

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Edge Hill Station Garden Upcycling

13/10/18 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Edge Hill Station Garden is a tranquil oasis sandwiched between the railway tracks, developed with the help of volunteers. Our garden open days are a way to get active, be more social and connect in a relaxed and friendly environment. Come alone or with a group of friends to our FREE open days exploring; basic permaculture principles, using waste materials as planters, arts and crafts activities as well as growing your own. All ages and experiences welcome. Materials provided but…

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Peterborough: Queer Performance and Devising Workshop

16/10/18 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Free

In preparation for the ‘Come As You Are’ theatre festival coming to Peterborough in November, Milk Presents are offering a 2 hour devising workshop for actors, writers and directors.

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Metal Masterclass #4: DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP USING TWINE with One to One Development Trust

20/10/18 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 10

Aimed at artists and writers, this workshop offers a hands-on chance to unlock the exciting potential of interactive fiction and digital storytelling – with no previous experience or technical knowledge required.

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Art + Craft at Edge Hill Station Garden

24/10/18 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Edge Hill Station Garden is a tranquil oasis sandwiched between the railway tracks, developed with the help of volunteers. Our garden open days are a way to get active, be more social and connect in a relaxed and friendly environment. Come alone or with a group of friends to our FREE open days exploring; basic permaculture principles, using waste materials as planters, arts and crafts activities as well as growing your own. All ages and experiences welcome. Materials provided but…

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Peterborough: CAYA Scratch Night

08/11/18 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

A night of explosive new work from local trans, non binary and gender queer artists.

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Peterborough: CAYA BULLISH

09/11/18 – 10/11/18 13.50

I am a bull. I am a bull…ish. I live between worlds. Slip between myths with dexterous leaps. Do I scare you? How about now

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Peterborough: CAYA Bound

09/11/18 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 10.50

This is a show about the slippery nature of identities the ones you give yourself, the ones forced onto you and the ones that were once strong and now you are just clinging on to.

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Peterborough: CAYA Non-Binary Electro Hour

10/11/18 7:45 PM – 11:00 PM 13.50

Non-Binary Electro Hour brings together noise about queer life, and desire for queer/trans bodies, with a brief punk history of drag outside the boxes – from queer stars of stage and screen to the gender-bending icons of today.

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Winter Ready at Edge Hill Station Garden

08/12/18 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Edge Hill Station Garden is a tranquil oasis sandwiched between the railway tracks, developed with the help of volunteers. Our garden open days are a way to get active, be more social and connect in a relaxed and friendly environment. Come alone or with a group of friends to our FREE open days exploring; basic permaculture principles, using waste materials as planters, arts and crafts activities as well as growing your own. All ages and experiences welcome. Materials provided but…

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Future Park: Toby Campion, F\gurehead & 3 Minute Wonders

13/12/18 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free

Future Park / FREE ENTRY Thursday 13 December 2018 – 7pm – 10pm Book your FREE ticket here   Future Park is Metal’s regular fast-paced evening for creative people working in any artistic discipline. It happens 4 times a year. Each evening includes an invited guest speaker, live music plus 10 x 3 Minute Wonder presentations from writers, artists, makers, performers, designers and more. Anyone can take to the stage for 3 minutes to present a creative subject, performance or project…

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Masterclass #5: Writing And Podcasting with Ross Sutherland

17/11/19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 10

This introductory workshop will help you develop your podcast idea and give you the writing skills to get your project off the ground.

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