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NetPark Wellbeing Project : Big Screen Southend

Take a visit to The Forum to see original artworks shown on Big Screen Southend, created by participants of the NetPark Wellbeing Project.

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Future Park : Ethan Mechare & 3 Minute Wonders

Thurs 19 September 2019 7pm – Doors & Bar Open 7.30pm – Ethan Mechare 8.15pm – 3 Minute Wonders Join us for this quarter’s Future Park! Metal’s fast-paced social evening, for artists and creatives working in all disciplines. We will be welcoming 10 all-new 3 Minute Wonders to the stage, alongside special guest Ethan Mechare. […]

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Letters To The Earth

Join artists, writers, creatives and activists for an evening of readings, music and discussion at Chalkwell Hall on Friday 12th, 7.30pm – 10pm, part of Metal’s continued programme of Essex Writers House events: Letters to the Earth. ​Letters To The Earth is a nationwide response to the climate emergency backed by Royal Court, Shakespeare’s Globe & […]

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Sculpture Workshops with Nik Ramage

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 […]

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Film Premiere – The Space In – Between

Join us for an evening of artists’ short films exploring the themes of the ‘Othered’ body in performance, including a world premiere screening of ‘The Space In-between’, a new film by Jay Gearing and Kate Marsh followed by a Q&A with the artists.

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ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE: PROUD

Part of our month long Essex Writers House programme – for full listings of events and activities visit www.essexwritershouse.com Proud:  Stories, Poetry and Art on the theme of Pride Dean Atta and Caroline Bird perform, alongside young poets from Southend. Sat 30 March  7.30pm   Join poets Dean Atta and Caroline Bird for an evening of […]

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Essex Writers House: Future Park – Int’l Womens Day

Part of our month long Essex Writers House programme – for full listings of events and activities visit www.essexwritershouse.com Future Park / FREE ENTRY Friday 8 March 2019  –  7pm – Late 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 […]

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Netpark Wellbeing Project – Young Peoples Support Groups

Working with the NHS & EWMHS Southend, this group is for young people who may need support. 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 […]

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Future Network Special – GET OFF YOUR ARTS Quiz!

We are inviting guest artists to curate and host a pub style ‘art quiz’, putting their spin on the night, deciding the rounds and themes of the evening; still with a chance to meet other creatives and hear about up coming opportunities.

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Village Green 2019 – Arts & Music Festival

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 […]

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Artist’s Talk: Museum of Dissidence – Cuba

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 […]

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Inkhead: Drink, Draw & More

Friday 5 October 7pm – 10pm Drink, Draw & More:  Meet the Inkhead Artists Join us for a ‘marketplace of ideas, artworks, workshops and 3 Min Wonder talks with 10 Comics artists from across the UK and overseas. Following an application and selection process 10 artists were selected to spend the week together at Metal, exploring their […]

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