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Netpark Wellbeing : Journals

07/01/19 – 25/03/19 Free

A 12 week course for those living with mental health concerns including depression and anxiety. Discover the art of creative journals, with artist and art therapist Emma Mills and her trained team. Fill a sketchbook of your own, with images, collage and creative writing, which you can develop during these friendly creative sessions. All materials supplied. 12 week course at Metal Art School Mondays – 2pm – 4pm. This course is totally free, with refreshments available. To find out more or book your…

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Netpark Wellbeing : LGBTQIA+ Young People

07/01/19 – 25/03/19 Free

Netpark Wellbeing Project presents a creative, supportive course for LGBTQIA+ young people. A chance to chat, listen, and make some digital art in a friendly safe space. 12 Week Course. Mondy evenings, from 5 – 6.30pm. This course is free, with refreshments provided. To find out more or book a plce, please contact chalkwell@metalculture.com  

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25/01/19 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM 3

Writer and performer Ross Sutherland will showcase his live performance of his award winning podcast ‘Imaginary advice’ at Metal, Chauffeurs Cottage. Nominated for Best Fiction Podcast at the 2018 British Podcast Awards, Imaginary Advice is an exploration of new forms of audio storytelling.

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Artist In Residence, Tom Cassini – Sharing

29/01/19 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Free

Performance artist and liar Tom Cassini invites you to join him for an informal sharing of a new show in development.

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Village Green Youth Forum Meet Up

05/02/19 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Date of First Workshop: Tuesday 5 February 2019 (17:30–19:30) Venue: Chalkwell Hall (in Chalkwell Park) Chalkwell Avenue, Southend SS0 8NB. The Project Metal are creating a Youth Forum that will explore and implement festival planning. This will be primarily focused around Village Green 2019. We are looking for representatives from the surrounding area to: – be a part of the festival process – work in various festival roles – contribute to the promotion of the Festival via digital/social platforms – contribute ideas…

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Metal Masterclass #7: Chemigram & Lumen Printing with Melanie King

23/02/19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 20

In this workshop you will be constructing a makeshift darkroom. To begin, you will learn how to create a Lumen photogram print using daylight. Following on from this, you will use the skills needed to create a Lumen print to make a chemigram.

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Masterclass #8 with writer and performer Hannah Silva

30/03/19 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM 10

This session introduces a variety of techniques to help poets keep their words alive in the moment, and find the antidote to autopilot. Including an introduction to loop stations and ways of writing poetry out loud, in layers and composing with the sounds of words.

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Village Green 2019 – Arts & Music Festival

13/07/19 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Free - 15

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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