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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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Designing Printed Textiles with Patrick Moriarty

12/09/18 – 05/06/19 25

Try your hand at print design with Patrick Moriarty, owner and designer at Paisley Power! Transform hand-drawn motifs, photographic imagery, graphics, watercolour illustration, doodles or small objects into eye-catching textile prints in one creative evening, with 1-2-1 guidance. These classes are open to all levels, with various artistic techniques to explore each week. Create repeat patterns by hand and learn how to replicate these digitally for printing. At the end of your session, you can order a large FREE sample of your design on…

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Listening Bench – Winter Programme

01/12/18 – 31/05/19

Our Listening Bench has just been updated with the latest audio content. Find out what our artists in residency been up to and a listen to a new song by young musician from Southend – Leo C. Interview with Figs in Wigs Interview with Charles Sharman-Cox Interview with Dean Atta Leo C’s new release – We Age The Listening Bench is located outside Chalkwell Hall – on the decking facing the sea and is accessible 24/7. More information about the Listening…

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TOMA Open Crits

12/12/18 – 16/05/19 Free

\ \ \ NEW TOMA OPEN CRIT DATES @ Chalkwell Hall / / / While the TOMA education programme draws to an end before the next open call we will continue our outward facing open crits series into the new year. They are taking place on a variety of eves / days so hopefully a session to suit all – – – bring something 2 discuss or share – – – this can be an idea, the start of something, the…

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Story Bites Writes

18/01/19 – 26/04/19 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: 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 : Journaling & Art Wellbeing Class

01/04/19 – 03/06/19 Free

Working with the Recovery College (REACH), this course is for people living with low level mental health conditions. The 10 week course incorporates journaling and wellbeing techniques with walking in Chalkwell Park. We also use i{ads to create digital and traditional art. The 10 week course hopes to improve confidence by using technology and gentle exercising in the park whilst meeting new people, helping to raise self esteem. If you would like to join please contact emma.mills@metalculture.com 10 Week course.…

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Netpark Wellbeing Project – Creative Writing Workshops

02/04/19 – 04/06/19 Free

A Creative Writing Workshop led by author Jane Barron de Burgh, focusing on short fiction including flash fiction and short stories. The 10-week course promotes informal, expressive, relaxed environment where participants are allowed to create pieces at their own pace. This Creative Writing Workshop is aimed at those who may experience issues with their mental health. Come along to learn about micro-fiction, short stories, or simply for a chat and a cup of tea. 2nd April – 4th June Tuesdays…

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Netpark Wellbeing Project : Women Only – Yoga, Mindfullness and Art

03/04/19 – 05/06/19 Free

A free 10 week course of yoga, mindfulness and art group for women who have experienced trauma. This gentle group will start weekly with 50 minutes of yoga with Keeley Beech.  Keeley has been working with mental health since 2013, visiting day centres and care homes and offering therapies to people living with dementia, adults and children with learning disabilities and people with additional needs. As well as being a teacher, Keeley is a yoga therapist which enables her to…

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Netpark Wellbeing Project : Digital Art Wellbeing Course

03/04/19 – 05/06/19 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, on iPads provided by Metal during these sessions. Wednesdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm at Metal Art School, in Chalkwell Park 3 April – 5 June 2019. For further information or to book your place, please contact emma.mills@metalculture.com

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Netpark Wellbeing Project – Young Peoples Support Groups

08/04/19 – 30/12/19 Free

Working with the NHS & EWMHS Southend, this group is for young people who may need support. We particularly welcome anybody who may identify is LGBTQIA* to join our sessions. This ongoing digital art course incorporates using NetPark apps, walking in Chalkwell park and using IPads to create digital art, whilst also exploring traditional art forms including drawing, painting, collage and more. The course hopes to improve confidence whilst meeting new people and helping raise self esteem. If you would…

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Printmaking with David Lintine

26/04/19 – 07/06/19

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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Sculpture Workshops with Nik Ramage

29/04/19 – 03/05/19 Free

Metal and ForwardMotion invite you to FREE creative, artist-led workshops led by the innovative artist Nik Ramage. ‘A sculptor of the useless and absurd’. We are looking for collaborators aged 16 + who are interested in contributing ideas towards a large-scale, moving sculpture. The artwork itself will be fully formed from discarded bicycles, donated by Southend Recycle Centre to highlight eco travel. These free workshops are a great platform to discover art, design and engineering through collaborative sessions including drawing, model-making, collage and sculpture,…

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Village Green : Next Generation

12/07/19 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

We’re back for the 6th year, with another amazing FREE day of arts for all of our local young people. We invite young people from across our borough to join us for a full day of art workshops, creative learning, fun and performances, as we explore theatre, music, visual arts, acrobatics, puppetry, sculpture, storytelling, costume, circus skills and much, much more. Are you part of a school or community group? Why not come along to try new things in brilliant…

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Village Green 2019 – Arts & Music Festival

13/07/19 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Free - 20

Village Green 2019 is Metal’s outdoor festival that presents international arts and music alongside the wealth of local arts talent from the Southend and South Essex. For programme information, opportunities – call for bands, youth forum, volunteering or having a stall at the festival, and to book your tickets, please head over to our dedicated Village Green Festival 2019 website: www.villagegreenfestival.com   Sat 13 July 2019 11am – 9pm Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea SS0 8NB Lead photo (above):  Matthew Allen…

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