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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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04/06/17 – 31/12/18 Free

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 dementia.  Open to individuals and groups, we run a wide range of sessions every week from Monday to Wednesday. We can offer a one-off experience…

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Printmaking with David Lintine

13/07/18 – 19/10/18 10

Printmaking with David Lintine TASTER DAY: Friday 13 July  – 1pm – 3.30pm  – £10* SIX WEEK COURSE:  Every Friday from 14th September  – 1pm – 3.30pm  – £90* * Printmaking paper and ink are supplied.  Please bring your own sketchbook, pencils and pens.   An opportunity to refine your techniques – or learn from scratch – how to make hand printed monotypes, transfer prints, monoprints and a range of other techniques, all without the need for a printing press.…

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TOMA open crits : Monthly

30/08/18 – 02/12/18 Free

NEW OPEN CRIT DATES @ TOMA Project Space at Royals Shopping Centre Unit 13 nxt to Poundland / / / bring something 2 discuss or share \ \ \ #allwelcome 2 join our art education programme in #southend for a few hours RSVP toma@metalculture.com Our upstairs is free so we have bare walls + big space to hang a mini show of work @ start of each crit \ if ur work is hang-able / all work welcome for supportive critical feedback hosted by TOMA…

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Designing Printed Textiles with Patrick Moriarty

12/09/18 – 17/10/18 25

Try your hand at print design with Patrick Moriarty, owner and designer at Paisley Power! Design, upload and order a FREE sample of your very own printed fabric, all in the space of one creative Wednesday evening. For more information, please see our flyer below. To book, contact the artist directly via pmoriartydesign@hotmail.co.uk or call us on 01702 470700

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TOMA End of Year Show 2018

15/09/18 – 10/11/18

Second cohort of TOMA (The Other MA) End of Year Show Laura Adamson Fiona Bennett Kristina Bragg Blandine Martin Gabrielle Milanes Grace Price Ian Segrave Gemma Shaw Gloria Sulli Marie Walbey Private View 15 September 3-5pm / Live Events 25 Oct 4-8pm Open 15/9 – 10/11/2018 Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue, Southend, SS2 6EX

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The Listening Bench

19/09/18 – 31/12/18 Free

The Listening Bench is Metal’s newest addition to NetPark – the world’s first digital art park. It’s a bench with changing audio – from poetry, archival material to conversations with artists we will programme new and interesting things to listen to while sitting and enjoying the park environment each month. Originally part of the Essex Records Office, You Are Hear: sound and a sense of place project The Listening Bench has travelled 260 miles, with 32,000 ‘listens’ in its two-year…

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19/10/18 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM 5

Old Trunk bring you their celebrated and often raucous storytelling night. Artistic Directors Sadie Hasler & Sarah Mayhew host and present brand spanking new stories by an amazing mix of writers, actors, & artists. For more information and to book, see the eventbrite booking page here.

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Half Term Break NetPark Family Tours with The Disappearing Spell

24/10/18 – 25/10/18

NETPARK TOUR: Digital Story Family Friendly Walkabout with The Disappearing Spell app The Disappearing Spell is one of NetPark‘s free apps to enjoy at Chalkwell Park with your family. It was written with the children of Chalkwell Hall Junior School. A boy called ‘Bob’ is very good at finding things. One day he loses something… For the October Half Term we’re organising a guided tour with The Disappearing Spell and an advice about how to download and use our other…

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Artist’s Talk: Museum of Dissidence – Cuba

24/10/18 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Free

Date:  Wed 24 October 2018 Time:  7.3opm – 9.30pm Venue:  Chalkwell Hall, SS0 8NB FREE – but please book here. The Museum of Dissidence in Cuba (MDC) is an online website and public art project celebrating dissent in Cuba. It was set up in the summer of 2016 by acclaimed young artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and his partner, curator and art historian Yanelys Nuñez Leyva. Their stated aim is to reclaim the word “dissident” and to give it a…

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Chalkwell Hall Winter Fayre

24/11/18 – 25/11/18

Start the festive season with a winter visit to Chalkwell Hall! Browse for unique gifts made by local artists and independent makers at our indoor market, alongside live performances and creative workshops for all ages, all in the centre of Chalkwell Park. Plus the chance to eat, drink and be merry as Cafe Valise serves up mulled wine, hot chocolate, homemade soup & sweet treats. Free entry across the weekend & free car park on site. Sat 25 & Sun…

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Future Park: Toby Campion, F\gurehead & 3 Minute Wonders

13/12/18 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free

Future Park / FREE ENTRY Thursday 13 December 2018 – 7pm – 10pm Book your FREE ticket here   Future Park is Metal’s regular fast-paced evening for creative people working in any artistic discipline. It happens 4 times a year. Each evening includes an invited guest speaker, live music plus 10 x 3 Minute Wonder presentations from writers, artists, makers, performers, designers and more. Anyone can take to the stage for 3 minutes to present a creative subject, performance or project…

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