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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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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 – Project49

02/09/19 – 16/12/19 Free

Working with Project 49 this group is for people living with learning disabilities. The weekly course incorporates art, craft and wellbeing techniques with walking in Chalkwell Park and using iPads to create digital and traditonal art. The course hopes to improve confidence using technology, gentle exercising in the park whilst meeting new people and helping raise self esteem. If you would like to join, please contact emma.mills@metalculture.com or phone 01702 470700 Tuesdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

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Printmaking with David Lintine

06/09/19 – 13/12/19

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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Story Bites Writes

06/09/19 – 13/12/19 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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Netpark Wellbeing Project : Digital Art Wellbeing Course

08/10/19 – 16/12/19 Free

10 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 Tuesdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm at Metal Art School, in Chalkwell Park

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Netpark Wellbeing Project : Yoga, Mindfullness and Art

09/10/19 – 18/12/19 Free

11-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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Netpark Wellbeing : Journaling & Art Wellbeing Class

09/10/19 – 18/12/19 Free

This 11-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 11 Week course. Every Monday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. All classes are free with refreshments provided.

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Competition: I Know, I wish, I Will

21/10/19 – 20/12/19 Free

Metal is delighted to be working with Eastside Educational Trust to celebrate their 25th anniversary year (2019). Together we will be assembling thousands of young people from across England and beyond, to create the world’s longest, youth-led, spoken word poem.

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Winter Drawing in Chalkwell Park

14/11/19 – 19/12/19

Join artist Lisa Meehan and rediscover Chalkwell Park through traditional and contemporary drawing methods. Enjoy drawing from nature, both inside and outside our art studio, and socialising with local budding artists. This popular 6 week course is great for beginners or practising artists. £75 for 6 sessions Thursday mornings, 9.30 – 12.30 from 14th November to 19th December. Contact Lisa directly to book your place! 07912 884 310 lfmeehan@btinternet.com Please bring your own sketchbooks and pencils.

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Poetry Pamphlet Party – Say Cucumber

15/11/19 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Free

  Join us in launching Lucia Dove’s debut poetry pamphlet Say cucumber, published by Broken Sleep Books. Fragmented experiences and memories from Russia and Essex, Say cucumber leads you into a world that slips between the familiar and unfamiliar. Life in Russex, in all its sensory vividness, is grown, stuffed, picked and pickled until what you thought you recognised has been rearranged and changed into something new. You are invited to this pamphlet party on Friday 15th November to celebrate…

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Chalkwell Hall Winter Fayre

23/11/19 – 24/11/19 Free

Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov 10am – 4pm each day Free Entry See Chalkwell Hall transformed into a winter marketplace this November, complete with independent makers selling bespoke gifts, locally made art, jewellery, eco beauty products, clothing, items for food hampers, sustainable homewares and much more. Browse with a mince pie in hand, or visit our in-house Cafe Valise for mulled wine, hot chocolate and other winter warmers. Expect seasonal surprises and that festive feeling. All located within the…

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Metal Masterclass: Split Britches Performance Lab with Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw

23/11/19 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Split Britches Performance Lab with Lois Weaver & Peggy Shaw – A practical workshop to give performers of all types the tools to create their own solo performance.

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Danish Christmas Workshop : Hygge and Hearts

28/11/19 – 12/12/19 7.50

Join Danish artist Eva William at Metal Art School and discover Christmas Hygge, through handmade paper ornaments. Learn how to cut and fold delicate shapes, decorations and ornaments, with materials and Danish papers provided, at any of these 3 sessions. 4pm – 6pm Thursday 28 November Thursday 5 December Thursday 12 December £7.50 per person, payable directly to the artist. Book your place in advance – limited spaces are available! To reserve your spot, email Eva : thatwallartco@gmail.com

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Future Station: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

28/11/19 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM 3

Far Right Terrorism: From The Fringes to The Centre Are we too complacent about the threat posed by white supremacism and the rise of the far right? Join us for Future Station where we are delighted to welcome journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown to deliver a talk about the dangers of underestimating the threat of the rise of far right ideology in Britain and attitudes of complacency around violence committed by white supremacist groups. In the era of Brexit and with a…

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WOW – What Now? Essex

11/12/19 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WOW – What Now? Essex Presented by Twenty One and Women of the World Festival. In partnership with University of Essex, Metal Southend and Focal Point Gallery. Weds 11 Dec 2019 6pm – 9pm Twenty One, Unit 21, Pier Approach Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2EH This event is free to attend – but places are limited. Book your FREE tickets here! WOW – What Now? is a major gathering to celebrate women and girls, and explore the issues they face both in our local community and across the globe. Don’t…

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Future Park : A Christmas Special

12/12/19 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free

Future Park : A Christmas Special. Join us for the final event of 2019, with a festive focus on games and turns from live performers! Grab a mulled wine and gather round with games designer Matteo Menapace to play Fading Memories, a cooperative card game developed during Matteo‘s residency at the V&A, where he spent time unearthing vintage games from the collections. In Fading Memories, all players work together to bring old memories back to life, while preventing them from fading. To find out more about…

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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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