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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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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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Designing Printed Textiles with Patrick Moriarty

12/09/18 – 19/12/18 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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The Listening Bench

19/09/18 – 31/12/18 Free

The Listening Bench is Metal’s newest addition to NetPark – the world’s first digital art park. It’s a bench with changing audio – from poetry, archival material to conversations with artists we will programme new and interesting things to listen to while sitting and enjoying the park environment each month. Originally part of the Essex Records Office, You Are Hear: sound and a sense of place project The Listening Bench has travelled 260 miles, with 32,000 ‘listens’ in its two-year…

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Winter Drawing in Chalkwell Park

15/11/18 – 13/12/18

Join artist Lisa Meehan and rediscover Chalkwell Park through traditional and contemporary drawing methods. This 5 week course is great for beginners or practising artists. Contact Lisa directly to book your place!

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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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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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Future Network Special – GET OFF YOUR ARTS Quiz!

10/01/19 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

We are inviting guest artists to curate and host a pub style ‘art quiz’, putting their spin on the night, deciding the rounds and themes of the evening; still with a chance to meet other creatives and hear about up coming opportunities.

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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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Village Green 2019

13/07/19 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM 15

Village Green is Metal’s outdoor festival that presents international arts and music alongside the wealth of local arts talent from the Southend and South Essex. Tickets now on sale at www.villagegreenfestival.com   Sat 13 July 2019 11am – 9pm Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea SS0 8NB Lead photo (above):  Matthew Allen Photos below:  Clarissa Debenham; Bradley Keeble; David Walker; Benedict Johnson; Jon Webber     For a short history and trip down memory lane through the years of Village Green – click…

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