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LOVE GRAYS: LETTER TO MY HOMETOWN – LAUNCH

25/02/17 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Love Grays 25 February, Grays High Street Join us for the launch of Love Grays – the launch of a year of events in Grays, ranging from a food festival, outdoor cinema screening, art trail and lots more. The launch event on the 25 Feb is celebrating the town centre and the brilliant community and cultural organisations and the work they do. As part of the event we are hosting a large stage on the high street, where local groups will be performing,…

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TOMA PRESENTS: DISRUPTING THE ARCHIVE – EXHIBITION LAUNCH

25/02/17 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

TOMA artists present: ‘Disrupting the Archive’ 26th February – 8th April 2017 The exhibition launches with an opening event on 25th February from 4-7pm at Beecroft Art Gallery. All are welcome. TOMA* artists delved into the Beecroft Art Gallery archives to produce new artworks informed by, responding to or disrupting pieces held within the collection. The contemporary work is shown alongside archival pieces for the alternative art programme’s first group show. The TOMA artists are: Michaela Bannon Richard Baxter Matthew…

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Film Station: The History Boys (15)

03/03/17 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Free

Alan Bennett’s adaptation of his own play follows a class of unruly working class boys as their teachers try to mould them into potential Oxbridge students. Film Station is a fortnightly programme of FREE film screenings at Metal, Edge Hill Station, with films being nominated by the audience. This is an informal event that gives an opportunity to watch and discuss good movies in a friendly atmosphere. Screenings start at 6.30 pm, and will take place in the building on PLATFORM…

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PETERBOROUGH ~ The Role of the Creative Producer – and how you might become one!

08/03/17 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Free

This session will introduce the producing practices of Sally Rose and Xavier de Sousa, and explore what the role of a ‘producer’ can be, and how producer’s might collaborate with artists, and establish their own projects.

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Fascinated by folklore and local heritage?­­

09/03/17 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

You may or may not have noticed The Peterborough Stone; a tiny Neolithic standing stone sitting on the lawn outside the museum. Arianne and Chloe’s project aims to shift people’s relationship with this small but ancient monument by creating two performative ‘living’ stone circles and a somewhat mind-bending film.

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SOUTHEND ~ THE GARDEN OF REMEMBER LAUNCH

10/03/17 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Following a great deal of work at Metal Art School, we are proud to announce the launch date of The Garden of Remember…  

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SOUTHEND ~ FUTURE PARK

16/03/17 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Free

Following the resounding success of our Christmas soiree, the next Future Park will take place on Thursday 16th March 2017.   GUEST SPEAKERS | 3 MINUTE WONDERS  | NETWORKING | DRINKS & NIBBLES   All absolutely FREE!   If you fancy doing a 3 Minute Wonder to share your creative practice, email paige@metalculture.com   We can’t wait to see you!

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Film Station: Time of the Gypsies (15)

17/03/17 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Free

In Emil Kusturica’s remarkable magic realist Time of the Gypsies we follow a young Romany boy with telekinetic powers, as he is seduced by the world of petty crime. Surreal, absorbing and visually striking, it is often considered of the greatest movies to come out of Yugoslavia, if not the greatest. Film Station is a fortnightly programme of FREE film screenings at Metal, Edge Hill Station, with films being nominated by the audience. This is an informal event that gives…

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Liverpool Artists’ Network meeting

22/03/17 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Free

Liverpool Artists’ Network was set up in 2015 as a platform to connect the artists, art organisations, art venues, groups and collectives of Liverpool. The Network is a simple concept, it does not represent, endorse or advertise individual artists or organisations but instead provides the means for these individuals to engage in discussion and plan work to collectively deliver art events across the Liverpool region. This is an informal networking meeting, and all are welcome. Please email liverpoolartnet@yahoo.co.uk  for more…

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Film Station: Arsenic and Old Lace (PG)

31/03/17 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Free

Frank Capra’s beloved 1944 comedy stars Cary Grant as a recently-married newspaperman who discovers his family are homicidal maniacs. Film Station is a fortnightly programme of FREE film screenings at Metal, Edge Hill Station, with films being nominated by the audience. This is an informal event that gives an opportunity to watch and discuss good movies in a friendly atmosphere. Screenings start at 6.30 pm, and will take place in the building on PLATFORM 3. You are welcome to bring your…

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SoSlam & Metal present: Young Songwriters LAB – OPEN CALL

03/04/17 – 06/04/17

SoSlam are working with Metal to run a Culture LAB for young singer / songwriters from across the Borough of Southend-on-Sea. Up to 10 young musicians who create their own original material will be given the opportunity to work with each other alongside industry professionals for 4 days at Chalkwell Hall in Chalkwell Park. Over the 4 days you will get the chance to play existing work, workshop with producers, musicians and promoters, and have the time to experiment with…

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SOUTHEND ~ DAVE RANDALL – SOUND SYSTEM: BOOK LAUNCH

07/04/17 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free

We’re delighted to be hosting the launch event for Dave Randall‘s Sound System: The Political Power of Music here at Chalkwell Hall. Dave is a world-renowned guitarist and has played for Faithless, Dido, Sinead O’Connor and many others.   “Musicians have often wanted to change the world. From underground innovators to pop icons, many have believed in the political power of music. Rulers recognise it too. Music has been used to challenge the social and political order – and to…

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