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Netpark Wellbeing Project – Young Peoples Support Groups

08/04/19 – 30/12/19 Free

Working with the NHS & EWMHS Southend, this group is for young people who may need support. We particularly welcome anybody who may identify is LGBTQIA* to join our sessions. 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 whilst meeting new people and helping raise self esteem. If you would…

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Exhibition: After School Club

13/04/19 – 27/04/19 Free

After School Club is an exhibition celebrating the artwork by art teachers from across Peterborough and the PE postcode.

Teachers of Peterborough dedicate an enormous amount of time and energy to inspiring our future generations. This exhibition is an opportunity for them to focus on, and show off, their own creative talents.

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Sculpture Workshops with Nik Ramage

29/04/19 – 03/05/19 Free

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 highlight eco travel. These free workshops are a great platform to discover art, design and engineering through collaborative sessions including drawing, model-making, collage and sculpture,…

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The Venus Collective presents; The Punk Singer + performance by Beija Flo

12/05/19 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Venus Collective invite you to join them for a special screening of The Punk Singer as part of their Screen Queens series which champions and celebrates female directors. This event is also part of The Spirit of Liverpool: Reclaiming Women’s Histories on Film (11 – 19 May), an exploration into Liverpool’s past, present and future through the stories of women. To coincide with the screening there will be a live performance from our favourite mega queen Beija Flo. We…

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Trespassing; New Music Biennial @ Southbank Centre

05/07/19 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Trespassing What will music become in our rapidly changing cities? A new commission created by Merseyside’s Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble investigates. In Trespassing, electronic producer and artist Forest Swords, aka Matthew Barnes, develops a speculative future landscape based on conversations with experts in the fields of architecture, technology and social history. Join us for the world premiere of Barnes’ first commission for ensemble, working with Erased Tapes signees Immix Ensemble. Tickets available here Since the release of his two…

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Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble – Trespassing @ Fruit, Hull

12/07/19 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble – Trespassing Having achieved critical acclaim for his trio of releases, Dagger Paths, Engravings and Compassion, and subsequently toured the world to capacity audiences, Forest Swords attention has shifted towards the creation of more bespoke, multidisciplinary practice. He will work alongside the team at Metal, and Erased Tapes’ signees Immix Ensemble to develop Trespassing. This work will be a conceptual work exploring the ‘future sonic landscape of cities’, a deviation from his typical points of…

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Village Green 2019 – Arts & Music Festival

13/07/19 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Free - 20

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 Village Green Festival 2019 website: www.villagegreenfestival.com   Sat 13 July 2019 11am – 9pm Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea SS0 8NB Lead photo (above):  Matthew Allen…

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Mentoring: the next creative generation

26/09/19 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM 150

Effective mentors can offer unbiased, vital formal and informal support to young people to nurture growth and raise aspirations. This course outlines the role of the mentor, and the necessary skills to build productive mentee-mentor relationships. Learn how to guide young people to self-reflect, identifying both their strengths and areas for development, set goals and shape behaviours and mindset.

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