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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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NetPark Wellbeing: Dementia Groups

25/03/19 – 30/12/19 Free

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

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Netpark Wellbeing Project – Young Peoples Support Groups

08/04/19 – 30/12/19 Free

Working with the NHS & EWMHS Southend, this group is for young people who may need support. We particularly welcome anybody who may identify is LGBTQIA* to join our sessions. This ongoing digital art course incorporates using NetPark apps, walking in Chalkwell park and using IPads to create digital art, whilst also exploring traditional art forms including drawing, painting, collage and more. The course hopes to improve confidence whilst meeting new people and helping raise self esteem. If you would…

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Soft fruit punch: Meet The Artist

24/08/19 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Free

An invitation to join our research process at Metal Peterborough

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Soft fruit punch: Meet The Artist

29/08/19 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM Free

An invitation to join our research process at Metal Peterborough

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The Edge of Consciousness

29/08/19 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

“Liminal. That interstice between sleeping and wakefulness. This is where the magic happens; where the mind is freed; where the beautiful madness is. This is where the journey begins; where the story starts.” ‘The Edge of Consciousness’ is a collaborative performance project between Andy Collyer, composer, lyricist, scriptwriter and collector of dreams and professional performance storyteller Hannah Brailsford. The evening weaves a collection of Andy’s dreams told by Hannah and original music and video created by Andy and is a…

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An Intimate Tour of Breasts with Claire Collison

07/09/19 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Free

Artist, writer and breast cancer survivor, Claire Collison is your tour guide on this leisurely three-hour walk exploring multicultural mythologies surrounding breasts and looking at their commodification throughout history to the present day

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She is Grieving. She is Furious.

14/09/19 – 15/09/19 Free

Meet Artists-in-Residence Jane Woollatt and Beverley Carruthers at their sharing event: She is Grieving. She is Furious. Sat 14 – Sun 15 September at Chalkwell Hall Drop in from 10am – 5pm Jane and Beverly discovered Two Tree Island an intertidal space in the Thames Estuary about 4 years ago they have formed a close relationship with her. Treating the island as if it is a living being has allowed them to imagine it is a woman with a strong connection…

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Scalarama 2019: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) (U)

14/09/19 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6 - 8

Come to Edge Hill Station to experience a unique screening of the 1971 classic ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ featuring Gene Wilder as the legendary candy man Willy Wonka. A splendiferous movie that wondrously brings to the screen Roald Dahl’s classic story about Charlie’s search for the golden ticket to visit the mysterious chocolate factory; with Oompa-Loompas, industrial sized confections and chocolate rivers. Expect music, sweet things, eye-dazzling decorations and dressing up at our family-friendly event. With a performance…

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Future Park : Ethan Mechare & 3 Minute Wonders

19/09/19 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free

Thurs 19 September 2019 7pm – Doors & Bar Open 7.30pm – Ethan Mechare 8.15pm – 3 Minute Wonders Join us for this quarter’s Future Park! Metal’s fast-paced social evening, for artists and creatives working in all disciplines. We will be welcoming 10 all-new 3 Minute Wonders to the stage, alongside special guest Ethan Mechare. If you have a work in progress, a practice, an idea or a performance you’d like to share in 3 minutes – sign up via…

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Metal Masterclass #12: Contemporary approaches to deception in performance –with Tom Cassani

21/09/19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 20

Contemporary approaches to deception in performance – a guide to authentic deception and foregrounding its mechanics both in making and presenting performative work

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Mentoring: the next creative generation

26/09/19 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM 150

Effective mentors can offer unbiased, vital formal and informal support to young people to nurture growth and raise aspirations. This course outlines the role of the mentor, and the necessary skills to build productive mentee-mentor relationships. Learn how to guide young people to self-reflect, identifying both their strengths and areas for development, set goals and shape behaviours and mindset.

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Truth is Beauty

05/10/19 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Free

Claire invites all women, regardless of artistic experience, to join a life-drawing session, during which she will perform a monologue linking her own experiences to life modelling and story-telling.

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Amplified by H2DANCE

10/10/19 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM 6 - 9

Amplified H2DANCE brings their celebrated performance work to Peterborough with a fascinating exploration of hierarchy, power relationships and co-dependency. Exploring contemporary notions of the illogical, Amplified Edition is a live performance rooted in movement and uses non-conventional ways of interacting with their daily environment of the black box theatre. Working with typical theatre objects such as stage lights, microphones, cables, lighting filters, ropes, curtains and a healthy dose of smoke, Hanna & Heidi set these not so random objects in…

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Meet the Artists : Foan & Fortune

11/10/19 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Free

You are invited to join artists Helen Foan and Marie Fortune in an informal sharing of their research and residency time at Metal Southend. Within their current project, Foan & Fortune aim to create conversations around the experiences of living with Young Onset Dementia. During their time at Chalkwell Hall, the artists aim to explore collected research and experiment with different ways of bringing the stories, concepts and ideas to life using puppetry, object manipulation, VR, text and movement. The…

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