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Designing Printed Textiles with Patrick Moriarty

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 […]

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Masterclass #5: Writing And Podcasting with Ross Sutherland

This introductory workshop will help you develop your podcast idea and give you the writing skills to get your project off the ground.

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Metal Masterclass #3: Activist embroidery with Jess De Wahls

If you thought embroidery was a thing of the past then think again. Jess de Wahl has quickly established her name as the ‘enfant terrible of British textile arts’. Using embroidery, she tackles subjects as wide ranging as Feminism, Misogyny & Fetishism combined with creative textile recycling in her prolific output.

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Metal Masterclass #4: DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP USING TWINE with One to One Development Trust

Aimed at artists and writers, this workshop offers a hands-on chance to unlock the exciting potential of interactive fiction and digital storytelling – with no previous experience or technical knowledge required.

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Truth is Beauty: Life Drawing Event

You are invited to a life drawing event, Truth is Beauty   at: TOMA Project Space, Unit 13, Royals Shopping Centre, Southend on Sea, SS1 1DG   Saturday 4 August 2018:   4.30pm – 6.30pm Metal artist-in-resident Claire Collison is a breast cancer survivor who chose not to have reconstructive surgery following her mastectomy.  During the drawing event she […]

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Café Valise Pop Up: Seven Weeks of Summer

music, art, books, comedy, food, coffee, prosecco and more….   from Thursday 19 July – Sunday 2 Sept 2018   Open: every Thurs to Sun, 11am – 6pm (plus evening events)   Metal’s popular, travelling Café Valise returns to Chalkwell Hall complete with sunny veranda, stunning views over the Thames Estuary, art and music events, second hand […]

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Decorum: Film Launch

Special Launch & Preview Monday 16 July 5pm – 6pm Venue: Unit 21, Pier Approach, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2EH A warm welcome and invitation is extended to all for the launch of this film made by an intergenerational group of women in Southend, who have been working with Metal and arts organisation Magic Me, […]

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Talking Festivals: Live & Unplugged

Friday 22 June: Talking Festivals – Live & Unplugged Venue: Chalkwell Hall Time: 6pm – 9pm FREE – but please book here An evening gig – that is part of a larger weekend activity run by Metal in partnership with the Leigh Folk Festival talking all things festivals with the young people of Southend.  See […]

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The Space In-Between

As part of the Change Makers Programme, on September 6th 2018 at London’s South Bank Centre, we are delighted to present The Space In-Between, a day of occupation, performance, mess, musings, cups of tea, glitter, and protest.

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Peterborough Masterclass: Oral History practice for creatives

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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Edge Hill Station Garden Launch

For EU DAY OF ARTISTIC CREATIVITY on Wednesday 21 March Metal will be formally re-opening the Edge Hill Station Garden for the growing season with the launch of a new artwork by Dave Evans. Following a three month residency in the garden Dave will be un-veiling an organic wi-fi mast with the capability of emitting […]

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Peterborough: ZINE WORKSHOP WITH LU WILLIAMS OF GRRRL ZINE

Self-publishing has exploded over the past year as more and more of us are choosing to reject the mainstream media and go our own way when it comes to our choice of reading material.

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