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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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01/06/17 – 30/09/18


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04/06/17 – 31/12/18 Free

THIS WEEK IS DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK – 21ST – 27TH MAY 2018 SMALL ACTIONS. BIG IMPACT Learn more about what you can do HERE   Metal and Southend Borough Council public health team have come together to create an innovative project based at Metal Art School working with NetPark, the world’s first digital art park in Chalkwell Park. The NetPark Wellbeing Project bring the arts and the outdoors together to foster a greater sense of wellbeing for people living with mental health concerns or…

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SOUTHEND: NetPark Wellbeing Exhibition

17/04/18 – 15/07/18 Free

  You are invited to the opening of the third NetPark Wellbeing Project art exhibition at The Beecroft Gallery, Southend on Sea. Exhibition opening 2pm – 4pm, Tuesday 17th April 2018. Exhibition runs until Sunday 15th July 2018. All welcome!

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SOUTHEND: Processions – Workshops for Women

10/05/18 – 31/05/18 Free

PROCESSIONS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women being run by arts organisation Artichoke. It culminates in a huge national event on Sunday 10 June in London with thousands of women from across the UK creating a Procession to celebrate 100 years of female suffrage. Metal are working in partnership with Artichoke, inviting women and girls from Southend of all ages to take part.  Artist, Heidi Wigmore has been working with Deane’s School…

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SOUTHEND: Knots and Lists

12/05/18 – 26/05/18 Free

Knots + Lists 12 – 26 May 2018 Emma Edmondson, Gemma Louise Shaw + To-Do List Makers TOMA Project Space* Unit 13 Royals Shopping Centre Southend High Street Open every Thurs + Sat 10am – 4pm Opening event 4pm – 6pm 12 May, invite only. Please RSVP to toma@metalculture.com   This show brings together TOMA artists Emma Edmondson + Gemma Louise Shaw with work referencing the passing of time + contemplating ways to make work in a time poor society.…

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SOUTHEND: Blandine Martin Exhibition

31/05/18 – 21/06/18 Free

TOMA artist, Blandine Martin creates an exhibition in response to the temporary TOMA Project Space at the Royals Shopping Centre,Southend-on-Sea Dates:  31 May – 21 June 2018 Opening Times:  Thurs and Saturday – 10am till 4pm FREE – all welcome  

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SOUTHEND: Reflections Retrospective

31/05/18 – 21/06/18 Free

TOMA artist, Fiona Bennett creates an exhibition reflecting on the changes in our community over the last 10 years at the TOMA Project Space at the Royals Shopping Centre,Southend-on-Sea Dates:  31 May – 21 June 2018 Opening Times:  Thurs and Saturday – 10am till 4pm FREE – all welcome

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NETPARK OPEN DAY: Digital Story Walkabout – Free Family Half Term Event in Southend

01/06/18 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Free

NETPARK OPEN DAYS MAY HALF TERM FRIDAY 1 JUNE 11am-4pm Come to find out about all our NetPark apps you can use with your family whilst in the park, including stories and sound works. Bring your own iPad or borrow one from Metal FREE of charge (ID required, must be over 18 to borrow an iPad). NetPark is the World’s first Digital Art Park and a new, permanent visitor attraction for Southend. For more information see netpark.zone. SCENTOPIA – a guided digital story for…

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Peterborough Masterclass: Oral History practice for creatives

02/06/18 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 10

Many artists, be it songwriters, dancers, visual artists and playwrights use unique life experiences and hidden histories of individuals as the starting point for their work.

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SOUTHEND: TOMA – at Chalkwell Station

09/06/18 – 16/06/18 Free

TOMA at Chalkwell Station Sat 9 – Sat 16 June Part of Leigh Art Trail 2018 at Chalkwell Station The Ridgeway, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 8PX Station opening hours – 10p platform ticket entry TOMA artists from both year groups will be taking over Chalkwell Station for a week as part of the 2018 Leigh Art Trail. The TOMA 2016 and 2017 artist cohorts will animate the entrance, platforms and waiting rooms of Chalkwell Station with new work – some of which is site…

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SOUTHEND: TOMA – Tips for Stealing Time

14/06/18 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Free

Tips for stealing time TOMA + Arcade Cardiff Part of Anti-University 2018 Thurs 14th June 2018 12pm – 4pm at the TOMA Project Space, Unit 13, Royals Shopping Centre, High Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1DG (next to Poundland) and at ArcadeCardiff, Queens Arcade, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2BY, Unit 3b (by New Look, down the escalators) BOOK FREE TICKETS FROM HERE   Artists from TOMA and ArcadeCardiff will stage a cross-border discussion about ways in which to steal time.  Hosted by TOMA…

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29/06/18 – 06/07/18

Running from Friday 29th June to Friday 6th July, this week long city-wide celebration offers something for everyone.

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29/06/18 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

To celebrate the launch of the first Peterborough PRIDE festival we’re throwing a garden party to kick start the week of events!

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01/07/18 – 06/07/18 Free

Drop in to Chauffeurs Cottage for a cuppa and a browse in the Reading Room. Set up like a reference library, it offers a host of books and films for, about and by LGBTQIA+ writers, film makers, artists and photographers.

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