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Civic Saturday

25/03/17 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Free

At State of the City 2016 there was a major request that Merseyside Civic Society arrange a discussion and public meeting with Merseytravel to develop a campaign on a range of transport related issues including the better integration of trains, buses, and ferries as well as the integration of transport planning with urban design and future development include active support of existing campaigns on cycling and pedestrian movement and safety. March 25th at Metal will be a day for everyone interested…

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SOUTHEND – TOMA EXHIBITION: PART 2

25/03/17 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

TOMA PART 2 Michaela Bannon + Emma Edmondson + Imogen Welch TOMA artists Michaela Bannon, Emma Edmondson and Imogen Welch host the closing day of their exhibition of print, sculpture, video and drawing at Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP. The space will be open to the public from 11am – 4pm on Saturday 25th March 2017. All are welcome, just drop by the New Bank space at 447 London Road to see the work and talk to some of the TOMA…

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New Age Bannerthon and Green Screen

25/03/17 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Free

As part of their project ‘New Henge Heritage’ Arianne Churchman and Chloe Langlois invite you to a day of making new age banners with craft collective Handmade In Peterborough.

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Film Station: Arsenic and Old Lace (PG)

31/03/17 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Free

Frank Capra’s beloved 1944 comedy stars Cary Grant as a recently-married newspaperman who discovers his family are homicidal maniacs. Film Station is a fortnightly programme of FREE film screenings at Metal, Edge Hill Station, with films being nominated by the audience. This is an informal event that gives an opportunity to watch and discuss good movies in a friendly atmosphere. Screenings start at 6.30 pm, and will take place in the building on PLATFORM 3. You are welcome to bring your…

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SoSlam & Metal present: Young Songwriters LAB – OPEN CALL

03/04/17 – 06/04/17

SoSlam are working with Metal to run a Culture LAB for young singer / songwriters from across the Borough of Southend-on-Sea. Up to 10 young musicians who create their own original material will be given the opportunity to work with each other alongside industry professionals for 4 days at Chalkwell Hall in Chalkwell Park. Over the 4 days you will get the chance to play existing work, workshop with producers, musicians and promoters, and have the time to experiment with…

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SOUTHEND ~ DAVE RANDALL – SOUND SYSTEM: BOOK LAUNCH

07/04/17 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free

We’re delighted to be hosting the launch event for Dave Randall‘s Sound System: The Political Power of Music here at Chalkwell Hall. Dave is a world-renowned guitarist and has played for Faithless, Dido, Sinead O’Connor and many others.   “Musicians have often wanted to change the world. From underground innovators to pop icons, many have believed in the political power of music. Rulers recognise it too. Music has been used to challenge the social and political order – and to…

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SOUTHEND – TOMA OPEN DAY

15/04/17 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    The excellent folk at The Other MA – TOMA are having another Open Day to dish the arty goss on what goes on on this fab alternative to an Art MA. It’s an amazing opportunity to spend a year filling your brain with new things, developing your craft, enjoying brain-nourishing discourse with artists of all disciplines, and being treated to workshops led by visiting artists at the height of their game. DROP BY!

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Peterborough: Future Network

20/04/17 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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SOUTHEND – SYD MOORE: STRANGE MAGIC READING @ THE FORUM

20/05/17 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Metal’s very own Syd Moore, author of Drowning Pool and Witch Hunt, will talk about her work and read from her upcoming book Strange Magic at The Forum on Saturday 20th May. Exciting!  

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Future Station with Jeremy Deller

15/06/17 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Free

Join Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller for this special edition of Future Station, where he will discuss a new artwork he has created for Liverpool as part of Liverpool presents Sgt Pepper at 50.   Booking is essential. Tickets are £3, or free if you live in L7/L8/L15 (proof of address may be requested). Ticket price includes food. Click here to book your tickets.   Future Station is a series of FREE events aimed at creative practitioners in the…

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VILLAGE GREEN 2017

08/07/17 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

For more information about this year’s Village Green, go to villagegreenfestival.com. Village Green festival comes back to Chalkwell Park on Saturday 8 July 2017 with the main music headliner announced as Southend’s finest, Nothing But Thieves. After a critically acclaimed album they are now riding the wave of a global buzz which has already well and truly ignited in the US, with an appearance this week on the Conan O’Brian show and single “Wake Up Call’ currently most added @Alt…

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