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Artists in Residence

20/04/17 – 20/04/20 Free

Across all Metal’s three sites in Southend, Peterborough and Liverpool we host artists in residence, working in all disciplines all year round. Find out more here about who is currently in residence and how to apply.

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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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The Jazz Centre UK Exhibition

08/07/17 – 01/09/17

THE JAZZ CENTRE UK PRESENT… Jazz legends Digby Fairweather and Mick Foster have curated an exhibition of paintings, photographs, instruments and memorabilia from The Jazz Centre UK’s collections at Metal’s HQ in Southend, Chalkwell Hall (in Chalkwell Park, Chalkwell Avenue, SS0 8NB) following on from their Jazz Café Stage that was part of Village Green on Saturday 8 July. The exhibition runs until 1 September 2017.  Open every Saturday from 11am till 4pm (or Mon-Fri 10am-4pm by appointment only – 01702 470700). THE STORY…

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MATERIALS LOGIC: DAVEY HAL ALBUM LAUNCH

27/07/17 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM Free

STUNNING NEW WORK FROM COMPOSER AND SINGER/SONGWRITER DAVEY HAL “Beautiful…hypnotic…eerie…elegant” – Gigslutz “Pulls no punches…captivating” – Southend Who LAUNCH NIGHT HERE AT CHALKWELL HALL – 27TH JULY 7:30 BUY THE ALBUM HERE

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PETERBOROUGH – PLANET B

28/07/17 – 12/08/17 Free

‘Planet B’, a Green Festival 2017 initiative, is organised in partnership with Metal and The Green Backyard, with funding from Arts Council England.

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SOUTHEND ~ METAL ART SCHOOL: Summer Arts Workshops

02/08/17 – 30/08/17

METAL SOUTHEND PRESENTS
METAL ART SCHOOL: Summer Arts Workshops
Every Wednesday and Friday in August.
11-3pm

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Film: Heart to Heart by Yu-Chen Wang

04/08/17 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Free

Heart to Heart 2016 (27’00”) Commissioned by Manchester Art Gallery, as part of ESOF 2016 – Manchester, European City of Science programme. Screening as a short before The Outrageous Baron Munchausen. What if machines sitting in museum stores could remember, talk and interact with each other? What would they say, think and remember? Do machines have human qualities? Do humans have machine qualities? In Spring 2015 Yu-Chen Wang was artist-in-residence at the Museum of Science and Industry. Her research and reflection on…

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Future Station: Yu-Chen Wang

08/08/17 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Free

This event is free but booking is essential: book your free ticket here.   Join London-based Taiwanese artist Yu-Chen Wang for this special edition of Future Station in partnership with FACT. Yu-Chen will discuss the development of her latest artwork, I Wish to Communicate with You, which will premiere as part of The New Observatory, a collaborative exhibition co-produced by FACT and the Open Data Institute (ODI). The exhibition brings together an international group of artists whose work explores new…

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SOUTHEND ~ TOMA TAKEOVER @ THE BEECROFT

12/08/17 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Free

The next instalment in the adventures of alt art ed model TOMA…   TOMA TAKEOVER Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6EX : Sat 12 August 2017 : 10am – 5pm :     TOMA artists are animating the Beecroft space for one day only. The alt. art school group will be dismantling the norm for 7 hours of temporary exhibitions, interventions, workshops and interactions throughout the day. All are welcome and everything is free.    * Vintage junk…

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Film Station Scalarama Season: Brighton Rock (PG)

01/09/17 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 3

*Click here to book tickets* As part of Scalarama 2017, and linked to our Different Trains 1947 season, Metal presents Brighton Rock. This classic adaptation of a Graham Greene novel was released in 1947, and stars Richard Attenborough. Considered at the time to be one of the darkest, most shocking crime films ever released, it still packs a punch today. The screening takes in place in the buildings on Platform 3 at Edge Hill Station. You are welcome to bring…

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SOUTHEND ~ FUTURE PARK

07/09/17 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM Free

FUTURE PARK is Metal Southend’s FREE networking event for creative folk. Special guest talks, 10 quick-fire, 3 minute presentations by local artists. Drinks, chat, & a chance to find out more about fellow artists. All welcome, all creative practices encouraged in a lovely, supportive environment.

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SOUTHEND ~ COMING SOON….NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COLLECTIVE

08/09/17 – 19/08/18

Following our collaboration with The Jazz Centre UK on the fantastic day of Jazz specially curated by Digby Fairweather for Village Green, and the ongoing Jazz exhibition here at Chalkwell Hall featuring treasures from the archive of international jazz memorabilia, we are very happy to collaborate further by providing time and space for youth jazz enthusiasts to learn from the best…   DATES TBC

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SOUTHEND ~ METAL ART SCHOOL: CHALK COLLECTIVE

08/09/17 – 04/05/18 1

METAL SOUTHEND PRESENTS:
METAL ART SCHOOL: CHALK COLLECTIVE
An artist community meetup for professionals & amateurs, with crits, demonstrations, talks and tea. Everybody welcome!
Last Wednesday of the month
7.30-9.00pm

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SOUTHEND ~ METAL ART SCHOOL: FASHION WORKS

15/09/17 – 11/05/18

METAL SOUTHEND PRESENTS:
METAL ART SCHOOL: FASHION WORKS – With Lou Cox

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SOUTHEND ~ NetPark Wellbeing Project Dementia Drop-ins: Supporting positive mental health

15/09/17 – 11/05/18 Free

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

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SOUTHEND ~ NETPARK WELLBEING PROJECT: Open Arts Course

15/09/17 – 17/12/17 Free

METAL SOUTHEND PRESENTS ~ NETPARK WELLBEING PROJECT: Open Arts Course

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SOUTHEND ~ NETPARK WELLBEING PROJECT: MACMILLAN DROP-IN SESSIONS

15/09/17 – 17/12/17 Free

METAL SOUTHEND PRESENTS ~ NETPARK WELLBEING PROJECT: MACMILLAN DROP-IN SESSIONS

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SOUTHEND ~ NetPark Wellbeing Project: Project 49

15/09/17 – 18/05/18 Free

SOUTHEND METAL PRESENTS ~ NetPark Wellbeing Project: Project 49 – exploring positive mental health through digital and traditional art forms.

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SOUTHEND ~ METAL ART SCHOOL PRESENTS: SPARK – ARTIST-LED COURSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

15/09/17 – 14/10/17

METAL SOUTHEND PRESENTS:
METAL ART SCHOOL – SPARK
ARTIST-LED COURSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

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SOUTHEND ~ METAL ART SCHOOL: ARTS AWARD

15/09/17 – 11/05/18 Free

METAL SOUTHEND PRESENTS
METAL ART SCHOOL: ARTS AWARD
AGES 4-24
FREE

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Film Station Scalarama Season: A Throw of Dice (U)

15/09/17 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 3

*Click here to book tickets* As part of Scalarama 2017, and linked to our Different Trains 1947 programme, Metal presents A Throw of Dice (U). The film has been selected by acclaimed filmmakers Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who Metal have commission to create the visual element of Different Trains 1947.   After the beautiful Sunita nurses Ranjit back to health following dramatic events during a royal tiger hunt, his wicked rival Sohat persuades him to risk his kingdom and…

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Different Trains 1947 – Live at Edge Hill Station

28/09/17 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM 20

Marking 2017 as the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, Metal – in partnership with Warp Records, Barbican Centre, and Boiler Room; plus Indian partners Wild City and What About Art? – present Different Trains 1947. Find out more here.

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Permaculture at Metal – Free Course

10/10/17 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Free

PERMACULTURE at METAL Introduction to the Principles of Forest Gardening and Permaculture We are pleased to offer this FREE course to Liverpool residents to come and learn about permaculture, its principles and how to put them into practise using Edge Hill Station garden as a basis for learning practise. The course will be taught by Tomas Remiarz, a nationally renowned permaculture teacher. You will learn: •       What permaculture is and why it is important •       Applying this to your own…

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