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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.

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Story Bites Writes

06/09/19 – 31/07/20 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 led 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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NetPark Wellbeing: Dementia Groups

06/01/20 – 22/12/20 Free

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

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Netpark Wellbeing Project : Digital Art Wellbeing Course

06/01/20 – 23/03/20 Free

12 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 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…

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Netpark Wellbeing : Journaling & Art Wellbeing Class

07/01/20 – 24/03/20 Free

This 12-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 For further information please contact emma.mills@metalculture.com or phone 01702 470700 12 Week course. Every Monday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. All classes are free with refreshments provided.

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Netpark Wellbeing Project : Yoga, Mindfullness and Art

08/01/20 – 25/03/20 Free

12-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…

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Printmaking with David Lintine

17/01/20 – 27/03/20

Lino and Wood Block Prints and Mono-Printing. Take a first step into printmaking, or develop your existing printing skills! Discover methods and techniques for relief printing in this weekly 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. Fridays, 1pm…

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CONSEQUENCES: CHAT AND DRAW OPEN WORKSHOP

24/02/20 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Free

12.30pm – 2.30pm Metal Chauffeurs Cottage, St Peters road, Peterborough, PE1 1YX FREE Book your place here Metal is inviting those who identify as female from across Peterborough to come together and talk about what’s important to them. It’s part of a city-wide project called Consequences that brings together different groups of women, sharing and passing conversations between groups to create a stronger picture of the female voice for the city. Join Metal and artist Kate Genever for a chance…

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WHY CAN’T YOU HEAR ME? Book launch & workshop – SOUTHEND

25/02/20 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Free

Join author Angela Greenwood to hear about her new publication on understanding, nurturing and working effectively with vulnerable children in schools. This relaxed social event offers the opportunity to learn new skills and meet other teachers and learning professionals. The Metal bar will also be open. In times of increasing pressure on schools and teachers, it is essential that teachers are equipped to understand the emotional and relational factors in learning and teaching. Vulnerable and disaffected children need understanding and nurture…

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Humanise Community Film Club: ‘Benda Bilili’ (PG)

28/02/20 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

When and Where Friday 28 February, 6 pm, platform one Edge Hill Station, L7 6ND TICKETS The screening is Pay What You Can (suggested £10, all money goes on travel expenses for low income attendees, refreshments and snacks which are free for everyone) About the Film “In Lingala, Staff Benda Bilili means “put forward what is hidden” or “look beyond appearances”. The film features a group of musicians, many of whom have a disability, as they make music on the…

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Essex Writers House 2020 : FULL PROGRAMME

01/03/20 – 31/03/20

ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE 2020 1 – 31 March Essex Writers House returns for the third year, with a month of events and opportunities as part of Essex Book Festival 2020. Metal is delighted to announce the continuation of the exciting partnership with Essex Book Festival, enabling us to transform Chalkwell Hall once again for the month of March. Essex Writers House at Chalkwell Hall will include a range of events for anyone interested in writing – from those who are…

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Creative Journalling Workshop with Heidi Wigmore : The Water Replies, Estuary 2020

03/03/20 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Tues 3 March 2020 7pm – 9pm Metal Southend, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend, SS0 8NB Come along to the first of five FREE journaling workshops, this one being led by visual artist Heidi Wigmore. Pick up a journal, find inspiration, try new creative techniques, fill some pages and meet fellow ‘journalers’. We invite anyone living along the Thames Estuary to keep a creative journal about life by the water. How you fill your journal is completely up to you! This opportunity is…

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Consequences: Chat and Draw (as part of International Women’s Day)

07/03/20 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM Free

7th March, 11.30am – 2.30pm Peterborough Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1HF FREE Metal is inviting those who identify as female from across Peterborough to come together and talk about what’s important to them. It’s part of a city-wide project called Consequences that brings together different groups of women, sharing and passing conversations between groups to create a stronger picture of the female voice for the city. Join Metal and artist Kate Genever for a chance to come together,…

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ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE: BRAVE NEW WORLDS: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE: A discussion with author John King – Southend

12/03/20 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Free

John King is the author of nine novels – among them The Football Factory and Human Punk. King is also the co-owner of London Books, where he edits the London Classics imprint. In this discussion, Brian Denny will talk to John about his future-set novel The Liberal Politics of Adolf Hitler, and the influence of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 on this and his writing generally. They will also explore John’s…

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Future Park : Essex Writers House special

13/03/20 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free

Metal is delighted to announce the continuation of the exciting partnership with Essex Book Festival, enabling us to transform Chalkwell Hall once again for the month of March. Join us at Metal’s regular creative networking event Future Park, for an Essex Writers House special. With a guest speaker and a take-over from a local writing group, we look forward to live sharings from some of the wordsmiths of Southend. The evening begins with a talk from guest poet Sadie Davidson,…

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk in the Arts and Cultural Sector

17/03/20 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM

This new course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors.

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Artswork: Safeguarding Adults at Risk in the Arts and Cultural Sector

17/03/20 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM

This course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors.

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Poetry Workshops for Teachers : The Water Replies, Estuary 2020

17/03/20 – 02/06/20 Free

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE   Tues 17 March: 4pm-6pm Tues 7 April: 4pm-6pm Weds 15 April: 4pm-6pm Tues 5 May: 4pm-6pm Tues 2 June: 4pm-6pm Teachers are welcome to book tickets for single or multiple sessions. All workshops take place at : Metal Southend, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend, SS0 8NB Following a recent consultation, teachers across the estuary region identified a need for support in teaching poetry. We invite teachers from all subject areas to attend our free CPD sessions which…

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‘BE BRAVE’: ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE PEOTRY SLAM hosted by Sadie Davidson – Fundraising event Southend

19/03/20 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM 5

Join us for an evening of fun, casual, but competitive poetry in which each participant will have three minutes to deliver their poem on the theme of ‘Brave’.   Take part or join the audience to decide who wins. All proceeds will go towards ‘The Write Track’ – a creative writing and mentoring programme for disadvantaged and at – risk teens.’   To enter the slam please click here to fill out a very short form. The deadline is 5…

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SITUATED PRACTICE: A one day creative writing course relating to place

21/03/20 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM 25

Saturday 21 March – £25 11AM-5PM Join us at Essex Writers House for a daytime creative writing course with the support of celebrated author Lee Rourke! Writing to evoke an unmistakable sense of place, paying attention to people, atmosphere, soundscape and landscape. With the celebrated author Lee Rourke, short-story collection Everyday, the novels The Canal (winner of the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize 2010), Vulgar Things, and the poetry collections Varroa Destructor and Vantablack. His latest novel Glitch is published…

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ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE: THIS MUST BE THE PLACE: SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC – Southend

21/03/20 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM 5

This Must Be The Place are the team behind Sundown Arts, an arts organisation famed for showcasing spoken word. Previous artists featured at Sundown included John Hegley, Kate Tempest, Josie Long, Ed Harcourt, Frank Sidebottom, Jim Bob, Luke Wright, Pictish Trail, Isy Suttie, Sofie Hagen, the list goes on! They were also known for their popular spoken word open mic nights. In 2018 Sundown morphed into This Must Be The Place. This Must Be The Place promises to give the…

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ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE: JOHN EDGELL RICKWORD: TRENCH POET TO LITERARY PIONEER – Talk & discussion – Southend

26/03/20 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Free

John Edgell Rickword is probably the most influential literary figure you have never heard of. Join us for a fascinating talk about the life and times of this radical Essex writer, a hidden gem of the county’s literary heritage. Born in Colchester in 1898, Rickword thrived on early socialist writers such as William Morris and Jack London before being thrown into the maelstrom of the First World War, serving on the Western Front. His trench poetry dealt with the inhumanity…

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ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE – TRUE STORIES LIVE: Workshop – Southend

27/03/20 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 5

Join the team of professional writers behind TSL who will be hosting a storytelling workshop supporting you to tell true stories from your life, inspired by the theme: “Lost and Found”. You will be invited to perform these tales later that day at TSL evening event. There is no audition process or strict set of criteria – you just have to have a story to tell, inspired by the theme. Everyone is welcome to the workshop day and there will…

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ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE: TRUE STORIES LIVE: ‘LOST AND FOUND’ – Southend

27/03/20 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM 5

True Stories Live is a lively, moving and unpredictable event where people tell true stories from their lives in front of a warm, supportive audience. There is no audition process or strict set of criteria – you just have to have a story to tell, inspired by the theme. True Stories Live, based in Norwich, is coming to Metal Southend – invited by This Must Be The Place (the team behind Sundown Arts) to work together exclusively for Essex Writers’…

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METAL MASTERCLASS #17: HOW TO MAKE SHORT FILMS FOR USE ON SOCIAL MEDIA – WITH CINE-SISTER AND RED 7

28/03/20 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 20

Time: 10am – 4pm Venue: Metal, Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1YX Cost: £20 Book your ticket here A day long masterclass with filmmakers Jay Gearing (Red 7) and Emily Steele (Cine-Sister). This workshop is for artists, poets and musicians who wish to make short films as part of their work or those who are interested in making short films to promote events. In a very practical, hands-on workshop, Jay and Emily will share tips and techniques…

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Creative Journalling with Selina Nwulu : The Water Replies, Estuary 2020

07/04/20 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Tues 7 April 2020 7pm – 9pm Metal Southend, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend, SS0 8NB Come along to the second of five FREE journaling workshops. Poet Selina Nwulu explores the use of radical contemporary poetry within Estuary-themed writing, at this free creative journalling workshop. All level of wordsmiths very welcome. We invite anyone living along the Thames Estuary to keep a creative journal about life by the water. How you fill your journal is completely up to you! This opportunity is open to people…

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Young Songwriters LAB 2020

14/04/20 – 17/04/20 Free

OPEN CALL for Young Musicians aged 12 – 18. APPLY HERE! Deadline to apply : 2nd March 2020, 5pm. Dates: 10am – 5pm each day, Tues 14- Sat 18 April 2020 Venue: Chalkwell Hall (in Chalkwell Park), Chalkwell Avenue, Southend SS0 8NB.   The Project SoSlam are working with Metal to run a FREE Culture LAB for young singer / songwriters from across the Borough of Southend-on-Sea. Up to 14 young musicians who create their own original material will be…

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Creative Journalling with Caroline Bird : The Water Replies, Estuary 2020

05/05/20 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Tues 5 May 2020 7pm – 9pm Metal Southend, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend, SS0 8NB Come along to the third of five FREE journaling workshops. Poet Caroline Bird hosts fun, fast-paced writing exercises which invite you to explore your relationship with the water through the pages of your journal, and think about the Estuary in a new light. We invite anyone living along the Thames Estuary to keep a creative journal about life by the water. How you fill your journal is completely…

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Creative Journalling with Sketchy Sisters : The Water Replies, Estuary 2020

02/06/20 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Tues 2 June 2020 7pm – 9pm Metal Southend, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend, SS0 8NB Come along to the fourth of five FREE journaling workshops. Join Farida Kamruddin of Sketchy Sisters for a social sketching evening, with mixed materials and a focus on the themes of wellbeing, creativity and water. We invite anyone living along the Thames Estuary to keep a creative journal about life by the water. How you fill your journal is completely up to you! This opportunity is open to people…

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Creative Journalling Hand-In Workshop : The Water Replies, Estuary 2020

30/06/20 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Tues 30 June 2020 7pm – 9pm Metal Southend, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend, SS0 8NB Come along to the last of our five FREE journaling workshops. Our final workshop is an open creative session, as we ask you to hand in your completed journals at the end. Make your final mark, talk through exhibition plans, reflect with fellow journallers and hear more ways of getting involved in Estuary 2020. We invite anyone living along the Thames Estuary to keep a creative journal about…

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