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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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Waste Land (2010) Film Screening + Post Show Discussion (PG Rated)

28/06/19 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM

The Humanise Community Film Club is a research project by Liverpool-based artist Aleasha Chaunte. In an age of intolerance, in which we seem to have forgotten the skills needed to live with people who are different from us, this film series is an opportunity to relearn them. Each screening will be accompanied by conversation and a little food. We will also be bringing relevant guest speakers who can offer some context for each film. Let’s Humanise each other. This project…

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PETERBOROUGH PRIDE 2019

28/06/19 – 05/07/19

Peterborough Pride is a week long city-wide celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community in Peterborough and the eastern region of the UK. It is ran entirely by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and the values of inclusion.

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Pride Placard Making Workshop with artist Kate Genever

30/06/19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Free

Join artist Kate Genever to create stunning placards and banners using simple screen printing and stencilling techniques. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Just bring some inspirational words to tell the world!

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PRIDE LGBTQIA+ YOUTH CAFE: CREATIVE WRITING WITH DEAN ATTA

01/07/19 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Free

As part of Metal’s Pop up LGBTQIA+ Youth Café award-winning poet Dean Atta will be holding a FREE creative writing workshop around the theme of identity and inclusion. No experience necessary – just bring a notebook and pen!

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‘THE BLACK FLAMINGO’ BY DEAN ATTA

01/07/19 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Fiercely told, this is a timely coming-of-age story told in verse and written by the celebrated poet, Dean Atta. A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen – then at University he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness.

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PRIDE LGBTQIA+ YOUTH CAFÉ: FILM

02/07/19 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Free

Join your host Jack Wilkin from The Kite Trust for a screening and discussion of the film ‘Love Simon’.

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PRIDE: PETERBOROUGH FEMINIST BOOK CLUB

02/07/19 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Free

Peterborough Feminist Book Club offers a relaxed and informal space for discussion of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and academia that examine the female experience in relation to self and society.

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PRIDE: YOGA FOR ALL

03/07/19 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Free

This will be an inclusive Yoga class led by Kate Marsh. The session will be inspired by Forrest Yoga and is open to all levels, experiences and physicalities.

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PRIDE: LGBT+ WORKPLACE AWARENESS

03/07/19 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Free

This 1 hour session is designed to give employers and employees a better understanding of the issues around LGBT+ and especially trans equality.

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PRIDE LGBTQIA+ YOUTH CAFÉ: THEATRE & CONFIDENCE BUILDING WITH KELLY GREEN

03/07/19 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Free

As part of Metal’s Pop up LGBTQIA+ Youth Café, performance artist Kelly Green will be hosting a FREE performance and confidence building workshop playfully exploring how to generate ideas, ways of turning them into performance, whilst having a cuppa and safe chats about what holds us back.

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PRIDE: CINE-SISTER LGBTQIA+ SHORT FILM NIGHT

03/07/19 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Join us for an evening of the best international LGBTQIA+ short films (a selection of fiction, documentary and animation) made by
female identifying and non-binary filmmakers.

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PRIDE LGBTQIA+ YOUTH CAFÉ: DRESSING UP WITH THE FABULOUS JOSH DANIEL

04/07/19 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Free

Artist Josh Daniel will host a playful afternoon exploring make up and non-binary fashion. There will be a range of vintage clothes to try on and a professional make up artist on hand to give top tips and advice.

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Littlewoods Heritage Project Launch

04/07/19 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Littlewoods Heritage Project Launch: Inside the Dream Factory Come and join us as we launch a National Lottery Heritage funded project to record and preserve the history of the iconic Littlewoods building on Edge Lane, its former workers and the legacy of Littlewoods. Hear all about our plans to capture memories to produce a new creative archive. The Littlewoods Heritage Project is a partnership between the Liverpool Screen School (Liverpool John Moores University) and Metal, an arts organisation based at…

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PRIDE: JUDGE MARTIN ON TRANSGENDER EQUALITY

04/07/19 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM Free

Order! Order! Judge Martin Bloom comes out of the courtroom to talk about transgender rights at work.

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PRIDE LGBTQIA+ YOUTH CAFE: LIP-SYNC KARAOKE WITH THE FABULOUS JOSH

05/07/19 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Free

Kick off Peterborough Prides closing party with a lip sync karaoke extravaganza! No need to be concerned about your singing ability, led by the fabulous Josh Daniel from Queer Disco in Portsmouth, Josh will work with you or your team to shake off your shyness and bring your hidden talents to the stage!

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Trespassing; New Music Biennial @ Southbank Centre

05/07/19 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Trespassing Debuting at New Music Biennial, a new collaboration between Immix Ensemble and Forest Swords seeks to investigate our rapidly transforming cityscapes, and how we exist within them. Trespassing uses construction blueprints, field recordings and architectural data as a starting point to synthesise a new musical piece. Deconstructing the new-build developments emerging across British skylines – apartments, prefabricated office blocks and retail environments – the piece takes the gleaming materials and frameworks of these spaces to map out a composition…

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Future Network Quiz: You’re an artist #sowhat With Tony Nero

11/07/19 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Future Network ‘Art Quiz’: a ‘pub quiz’ style twist of our regular networking evening for creative people working in any artistic discipline.

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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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Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble – Trespassing @ Fruit, Hull

12/07/19 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble – Trespassing Friday 12 July, 10:00 – 11:00pm, Fruit, Hull, free Debuting at New Music Biennial, a new collaboration between Immix Ensemble and Forest Swords seeks to investigate our rapidly transforming cityscapes, and how we exist within them. Trespassing uses construction blueprints, field recordings and architectural data as a starting point to synthesise a new musical piece. Deconstructing the new-build developments emerging across British skylines – apartments, prefabricated office blocks and retail environments – the…

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Village Green 2019 – Arts & Music Festival

13/07/19 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Free - 20

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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Metal Masterclass #10: Cameraless 16mm filmmaking with Chris Paul Daniels

20/07/19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 10

How do you make a film without a camera? In this workshop we will explore the materiality of 16mm film; marking, scratching, drawing and manipulating celluloid in various ways before immediately running the film through a projector and viewing the colourful abstract animation and experimental results at the end of the session.

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Latcho Drom (Safe Journey) (1993) Film Screening + Post-Show Discussion (U)

26/07/19 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Humanise Community Film Club is a research project by Liverpool-based artist Aleasha Chaunte. In an age of intolerance, in which we seem to have forgotten the skills needed to live with people who are different from us, this film series is an opportunity to relearn them. Each screening will be accompanied by conversation and a little food. We will also be bringing relevant guest speakers who can offer some context for each film. Let’s Humanise each other. This project…

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Metal Masterclass #11: Pop-Up Paper Architecture and alternative printing techniques with Hilary Powell

10/08/19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 20

Artist Hilary Powell will introduce you to the basic structures of pop-up architecture using her own pop-up book ‘Legend: An A-Z of the Lea Valley’ to highlight the possibilities of this core knowledge.

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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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