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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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Designing Printed Textiles with Patrick Moriarty

12/09/18 – 27/03/19 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…

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Printmaking with David Lintine

02/11/18 – 15/02/19

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.…

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TOMA Open Crits

12/12/18 – 16/05/19

\ \ \ NEW TOMA OPEN CRIT DATES @ Chalkwell Hall / / / While the TOMA education programme draws to an end before the next open call we will continue our outward facing open crits series into the new year. They are taking place on a variety of eves / days so hopefully a session to suit all – – – bring something 2 discuss or share – – – this can be an idea, the start of something, the…

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NetPark Wellbeing: Dementia Groups

07/01/19 – 01/04/19 Free

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

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Netpark Wellbeing : Journals

07/01/19 – 25/03/19 Free

A 12 week course for those living with mental health concerns including depression and anxiety. Discover the art of creative journals, with artist and art therapist Emma Mills and her trained team. Fill a sketchbook of your own, with images, collage and creative writing, which you can develop during these friendly creative sessions. All materials supplied. 12 week course at Metal Art School Mondays – 2pm – 4pm. This course is totally free, with refreshments available. To find out more or book your…

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Netpark Wellbeing : LGBTQIA+ Young People

07/01/19 – 25/03/19 Free

Netpark Wellbeing Project presents a creative, supportive course for LGBTQIA+ young people. A chance to chat, listen, and make some digital art in a friendly safe space. 12 Week Course. Mondy evenings, from 5 – 6.30pm. This course is free, with refreshments provided. To find out more or book a plce, please contact chalkwell@metalculture.com  

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Netpark Wellbeing : Adult Carers

08/01/19 – 26/03/19 Free

The Netpark Wellbeing Project welcomes Adult Carers to join us for a 12 week course, exploring traditional and digital methods of creativity. Discover photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, NetPark digital storytelling apps and much more! These sessions are totally free to attend, with refreshments provided, all in our space and welcoming studio at the centre of Chalkwell Park. Free 12 week course Tuesdays – 1.30 – 3.30pm To find out more or book your place, contact chalkwell@metalculture.com

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Netpark Wellbeing Project : Mindfulness & Art

09/01/19 – 27/03/19 Free

A new short course from the Netpark Wellbeing Project. For adults living with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Anxiety, Depression or other mental health concerns. Discover mindfulness and yoga for beginners, plus explore your own artwork and photography, with guidance from artist and art therapist Emma Mills. 12 Week course. Every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm All classes are free with refreshments provided. To find out more or book a place, please contact chalkwell@metalculture.com

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Netpark Wellbeing : NHS Out & About

09/01/19 – 13/03/19 Free

Working with the NHS Recovery and Wellbeing team from Rayleigh, Rochford and  Castle Point this is for people living with low level mental health conditions. The 10 week digital art course incorporates using  NetPark apps, walking in Chalkwell Park and using Ipads to create digital art and photography. We hope to improve confidence using technology, gentle exercising  in the park whilst meeting new people and helping raise self esteem. 1.30 – 3.30pm Wednesdays, Metal Art School. This course is free to attend,…

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Creative Carers

18/01/19 – 22/02/19 5

Supportive, artist-led sessions which explore drawing and using different materials, in a welcoming and relaxed space. Six weeks of sessions, from Fri 18 Jan – Fri 22 Feb 2019. 10am – 11.30am each week £5 per session, payable directly to Ali. If you are currently caring for someone and would like a regular creative break in your weekly routine to meet new people in a similar position and explore your creativity, Ali invites you to come along to spend some time…

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Story Bites Writes

18/01/19 – 26/04/19 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…

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25/01/19 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM 3

Writer and performer Ross Sutherland will showcase his live performance of his award winning podcast ‘Imaginary advice’ at Metal, Chauffeurs Cottage. Nominated for Best Fiction Podcast at the 2018 British Podcast Awards, Imaginary Advice is an exploration of new forms of audio storytelling.

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Artist In Residence, Tom Cassini – Sharing

29/01/19 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Free

Performance artist and liar Tom Cassini invites you to join him for an informal sharing of a new show in development.

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New Year Drawing in Chalkwell Park

31/01/19 – 21/03/19 95

Discover Chalkwell Park in a new way and experiment with drawing methods during with these relaxed, guided sessions. Join artist and teacher Lisa Meehan for her popular six week course! All levels of artists welcome. Contact Lisa directly to book your place.

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Village Green Youth Forum Meet Up

05/02/19 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Date of First Workshop: Tuesday 5 February 2019 (17:30–19:30) Venue: Chalkwell Hall (in Chalkwell Park) Chalkwell Avenue, Southend SS0 8NB. The Project Metal are creating a Youth Forum that will explore and implement festival planning. This will be primarily focused around Village Green 2019. We are looking for representatives from the surrounding area to: – be a part of the festival process – work in various festival roles – contribute to the promotion of the Festival via digital/social platforms – contribute ideas…

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Metal Masterclass #7: Chemigram & Lumen Printing with Melanie King

23/02/19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 20

In this workshop you will be constructing a makeshift darkroom. To begin, you will learn how to create a Lumen photogram print using daylight. Following on from this, you will use the skills needed to create a Lumen print to make a chemigram.

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Understanding Behaviour: Supporting Young People to Achieve & Succeed

27/02/19 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM 120

27th February 2019, 10 am- 4.15 pm Metal, Peterborough Special rate course fee: £120pp  This is essential training for anyone working directly with young people. Undertaking practical workshops and activities requires a broad understanding of youth culture and the issues surrounding young people’s lives. There are added pressures of working directly with young people at risk, one of which is having the skills, knowledge and experience to be able to support behaviour effectively and responsively. This course will discuss behaviour…

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Future Park : International Women’s Day & Essex Writers House

08/03/19 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free

Future Park / FREE ENTRY Friday 8 March 2019  –  7pm – Late 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, a live performance 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 of their choice. Our line-up for March…

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Masterclass #8 with writer and performer Hannah Silva

30/03/19 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM 10

This session introduces a variety of techniques to help poets keep their words alive in the moment, and find the antidote to autopilot. Including an introduction to loop stations and ways of writing poetry out loud, in layers and composing with the sounds of words.

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Village Green : Next Generation

12/07/19 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

We’re back for the 6th year, with another amazing FREE day of arts for all of our local young people. We invite young people from across our borough to join us for a full day of art workshops, creative learning, fun and performances, as we explore theatre, music, visual arts, acrobatics, puppetry, sculpture, storytelling, costume, circus skills and much, much more. Are you part of a school or community group? Why not come along to try new things in brilliant…

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Village Green 2019 – Arts & Music Festival

13/07/19 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Free - 15

Village Green 2019 is Metal’s outdoor festival that presents international arts and music alongside the wealth of local arts talent from the Southend and South Essex. For programme information, opportunities – call for bands, youth forum, volunteering or having a stall at the festival, and to book your tickets, please head over to our dedicated Village Green Festival 2019 website: www.villagegreenfestival.com   Sat 13 July 2019 11am – 9pm Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea SS0 8NB Lead photo (above):  Matthew Allen…

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