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How to Apply – Artist-in-Residence

20/04/17 – 20/04/20 Free

Metal’s Time and Space Residencies are open opportunities for artists working in all disciplines to access Metal’s spaces, the support of our staff and our local, regional, national and international networks. The opportunity is open to artists who live locally to our spaces as well as from across the UK and further afield.

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SOUTHEND ~ METAL ART SCHOOL: ALL GROUPS & EVENTS

01/06/17 – 30/09/18

ARTS AWARD SPARK CHALK COLLECTIVE

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SOUTHEND: NETPARK WELLBEING PROJECT – WORKSHOPS

04/06/17 – 31/12/18 Free

Metal and Southend Borough Council public health team have come together to create an innovative project based at Metal Art School working with NetPark, the world’s first digital art park in Chalkwell Park. The NetPark Wellbeing Project bring the arts and the outdoors together to foster a greater sense of wellbeing for people living with mental health concerns or dementia.  Open to individuals and groups, we run a wide range of sessions every week from Monday to Wednesday. We can offer a one-off experience…

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Printmaking with David Lintine

13/07/18 – 19/10/18 10

Printmaking with David Lintine TASTER DAY: Friday 13 July  – 1pm – 3.30pm  – £10* SIX WEEK COURSE:  Every Friday from 14th September  – 1pm – 3.30pm  – £90* * Printmaking paper and ink are supplied.  Please bring your own sketchbook, pencils and pens.   An opportunity to refine your techniques – or learn from scratch – how to make hand printed monotypes, transfer prints, monoprints and a range of other techniques, all without the need for a printing press.…

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Decorum: Film Launch

16/07/18 – 29/07/18 Free

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, exploring manners for women of the 21st century. Where do we learn our manners?  What do we value?  What do we reject? We hope you…

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Inky Matter – Family & Friends Workshop

18/07/18 4:00 AM – 6:00 PM Free

Kimberley Harvey, a dance artist, is exploring how we can all share stories and who we are by bringing together movement, paper, writing and drawing to create different kind of letters.

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The Listening Bench

19/07/18 – 02/09/18 Free

The Listening Bench is Metal’s newest addition to NetPark – the world’s first digital art park. It’s a bench with changing audio – from poetry, archival material to conversations with artists we will programme new and interesting things to listen to while sitting and enjoying the park environment each month. Originally part of the Essex Records Office, You Are Hear: sound and a sense of place project The Listening Bench has travelled 260 miles, with 32,000 ‘listens’ in its two-year…

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Café Valise Pop Up: Seven Weeks of Summer

19/07/18 – 02/09/18 Free

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 book-shop and fully licenced bar and café. For seven weeks of summer expect cake, coffee, cool drinks, snacks, prosecco, cocktails and a packed programme of…

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Next Generation Thursday with Anna-Marie Childs

19/07/18 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Anna-Marie Childs curates the first in a series of Next Generation Thursdays. Joined by Annie McKenzie-Woods, Katy Forkings and more! Tickets are FREE. —————————————————————- Young singer songwriters and musicians from South Essex perform original material alongside creative covers. Performers are all aged 11 – 19 years. Catch the next generation of superstars here! In partnership with SoSlam and Village Green: Next Generation. Open Mic slots available – contact chalkwell@metalculture.com to find out more.

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Next Generation Thursday with Niamh O’Shea

26/07/18 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Niamh O’Shea curates the second in a series of Next Generation Thursdays. Joined by Harriet Isherwood, Katie Osborne, Gen Johnson and more! Tickets are FREE. —————————————————————- Young singer songwriters and musicians from South Essex perform original material alongside creative covers. Performers are all aged 11 – 19 years. Catch the next generation of superstars here! In partnership with SoSlam and Village Green: Next Generation. Open Mic slots available – contact chalkwell@metalculture.com to find out more.

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Summer Art School: Creative Days

02/08/18 – 31/08/18 25

Summer Art School:  Creative Days Every Thursday & Friday throughout the whole of August 2018 10am – 3pm Suitable for Ages 5 – 11 yrs Looking for something fun and creative to do during the Summer Holidays for the young people in your life?  Our Summer Art School could be just the thing. Working with wonderful local artists our Summer Art School students will experiment with a range of different artforms and materials.  Activities will include drawing and illustration; getting hands…

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Next Generation Thursday with Lottie Mollica

02/08/18 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Lottie Mollica curates the third in a series of Next Generation Thursdays. Joined by Amy Allwright, Sam Fraser, Emily Frith and more! Tickets are FREE. —————————————————————- Young singer songwriters and musicians from South Essex perform original material alongside creative covers. Performers are all aged 11 – 19 years. Catch the next generation of superstars here! In partnership with SoSlam and Village Green: Next Generation. Open Mic slots available – contact chalkwell@metalculture.com to find out more.

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Unplugged – Darren Jones & the World Music Band plus Nunhead Folk Circle

03/08/18 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM Free

Join us for a summer evening filled with the sounds of Darren Jones and the World Music Band, plus a performance from Nunhead Folk Circle, all within the beautiful setting of Chalkwell Park. A series of acoustic sets peppered throughout the seven weeks by a whole host of talented musicians from Southend and further afield – bringing in turn soulful, uplifting and energising music to the park.

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Truth is Beauty: Life Drawing Event

04/08/18 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Free

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 will link this part of her life with her life modelling and story-telling – followed by a discussion about women, health and representation, the body politics…

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PINTS presents John Dowie : Book Launch

04/08/18 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free

Presented in partnership with PINTS, the popular monthly comedy night held by comedian pals Pope Lonergan, Michael Wheeler and Ewan Barr. Join us for a side-splitting evening with John Dowie, celebrating the launch of his new book, “The Freewheeling John Dowie”, followed by live comedy from the brilliant minds behind PINTS. Comedian, poet, playwright, musician, actor, director, author. These are just a few of the words that John Dowie is able to spell. He began performing comedy in 1972. Through…

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Next Generation Thursday with Leo Clemenson

09/08/18 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Leo Clemenson curates the fourth in a series of Next Generation Thursdays. Joined by Nate Doucette, Josh Gleaves, Noah Fox and more! Tickets are FREE. —————————————————————- Young singer songwriters and musicians from South Essex perform original material alongside creative covers. Performers are all aged 11 – 19 years. Catch the next generation of superstars here! In partnership with SoSlam and Village Green: Next Generation. Open Mic slots available – contact chalkwell@metalculture.com to find out more.

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PINTS

11/08/18 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM 5

Join us for PINTS : a monthly comedy night co-created by comedian pals Pope Lonergan, Michael Wheeler and artist Ewan Barr. An eclectic mix of puerility and professionalism with avant-garde comedians, club comics and up-and-comers. Acts to be announced….watch this space!

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Meet the artist-in-residence : Kana Waiwaiku.

16/08/18 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Join us for the opening of inaugral solo show from photographer Kana Waiwaiku. Kana is fascinated with the silent dialogue between the sitter and the photographer; with seen and often unseen strength and beauty. While here on residency he is developing an intriguing process of incorporating talk and intimacy with his subjects en route to creating a new body of work, using photography’s inherent tendency to break down boundaries and tell stories.

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Unplugged – Beckie Margaret; Luke & Jazz (of Asylums); Liam (of ACID)

17/08/18 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM Free

The second in our series of Unplugged events. Signed by Cool Thing Records, Beckie Margaret takes to the stage to fill Chalkwell Hall with her hauntingly beautiful vocals, followed by the ever energetic Luke & Jazz of Asylums, plus Liam of ACID. A series of acoustic sets peppered throughout the seven weeks by a whole host of talented musicians from Southend and further afield – bringing in turn soulful, uplifting and energising music to the park.

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Next Generation Thursday with Caitlin King

23/08/18 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Caitlin King curates the fifth in a series of Next Generation Thursdays. Joined by baVard, Lillith Freeman, Spencer Crowhurst and more! Tickets are FREE. —————————————————————- Young singer songwriters and musicians from South Essex perform original material alongside creative covers. Performers are all aged 11 – 19 years. Catch the next generation of superstars here! In partnership with SoSlam and Village Green: Next Generation. Open Mic slots available – contact chalkwell@metalculture.com to find out more.

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Next Generation Thursday with Josie Tullett

30/08/18 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Josie Tullett curates the final event in a series of Next Generation Thursdays. Joined by Clem Talbott, Fraser, Scarlett Taylor and more! Tickets are FREE. —————————————————————- Young singer songwriters and musicians from South Essex perform original material alongside creative covers. Performers are all aged 11 – 19 years. Catch the next generation of superstars here! In partnership with SoSlam and Village Green: Next Generation. Open Mic slots available – contact chalkwell@metalculture.com to find out more.

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Unplugged – Abi Wade; Alexander Carson; South Benfleet Folk Orchestra.

31/08/18 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Free

Metal present the final event in a series of Unplugged evenings! Featuring the brilliat Abi Wade, Alexander Carson and the South Benfleet Folk Orchestra. A series of acoustic sets peppered throughout the seven weeks by a whole host of talented musicians from Southend and further afield – bringing in turn soulful, uplifting and energising music to the park.

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Farewell to Summer ft Snowboy

02/09/18 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free

The final summer show presented by Cafe Valise Pop-Up. Come and say a final farewell to summer with an evening filled with music, cocktails, dancing and our special guest DJ Snowboy! Tickets are free, but book your place to ensure you don’t miss out.

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The Space In-Between

06/09/18 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM 10

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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