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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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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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