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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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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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