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Village Beach

Metal and Thurrock Council are delighted to announce Village Beach – a brand new festival of culture for Thurrock celebrating the creativity, ingenuity, arts and music of the whole Borough.

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Village Green Festival 2015

Hurrah! Thank you all so much for coming to this year’s VILLAGE GREEN – all 25,000 of you grown-ups, teens, kids and babies! We had a fantastic day yesterday – with a great, friendly vibe in the crowd, on stage, backstage, in tents, out on the fields. Big thanks to our 2,000 strong army of […]

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Creative Journal Course

Led by artist and fine art lecturer Heidi Wigmore. Creative Journal Course is a 6-week course that will explore experimental drawing and mixed media through practical tasks, conceptual approaches to image-making, ideas sharing and group appraisals. We’ll look at the work of exciting artists to consider ways of gathering inspiring raw material and how to […]

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Making The Invisible Visible

A work in progress by Shabnam Shabazi, Metal’s Time and Space residency artist

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Vulgar Things: Lee Rourke and Tim Burrows In-Conversation

Part of Feelgood Cafe: Author, Lee Rourke reads from his latest novel, Vulgar Things (4th Estate, Harper Collins 2014).

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Workshop – How To Complete A Development Funding Application

Join Sara Black for a short but informative session which will help you complete an application for the new Peterborough Presents Development Fund.

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Artist Talk: Dan Daw

Following their final open studio on the 6th November there will be an artist talk with Dan, Martin and Jenny. Facilitated by local dance artist and researcher, Kate Marsh.

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Make your own Selfie Mask.

Join visual artist Ann Bellamy in this hands on workshop, Ann has some amazing experience of interpreting 2D designs into 3D objects and most of her work is based on characters that entice you into their worlds.

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Dan Daw – Open Studio

A key part of Dan’s research and development are his open studio days. This will not only offer the opportunity for you, as audience, to see dance in the early stages of development, but to contribute to his process by asking questions and commenting on what you see.

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Developing poetry for the stage

Poet and theatre maker Ross Sutherland leads a workshop on how to translate poetry to the stage. This is an opportunity for poets to share some pre-written work with a group of like-minded writers and discuss the potential development of the work into a new form.

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​Mask Skills Workshop​

This inspiring workshop is part of the development for an upcoming scratch show by Peterborough based Poet Keely Mills and Trestle are directing masked characters that are featured in the show and as part of this process Keely has asked Trestle to share their professional and fantastic mask work in this session.

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