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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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NetPark Wellbeing: Dementia Groups

25/03/19 – 30/12/19 Free

METAL SOUTHEND PRESENTS ~ Netpark Wellbeing Project Dementia Drop-ins: Supporting positive mental health. Project coordinator Emma Mills.

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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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Latcho Drom (Safe Journey) (1993) Film Screening + Post-Show Discussion (U)

26/07/19 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Humanise Community Film Club is a research project by Liverpool-based artist Aleasha Chaunte. In an age of intolerance, in which we seem to have forgotten the skills needed to live with people who are different from us, this film series is an opportunity to relearn them. Each screening will be accompanied by conversation and a little food. We will also be bringing relevant guest speakers who can offer some context for each film. Let’s Humanise each other. This project…

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Mooncup Theatre – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (An Adaptation)

03/08/19 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Mooncup Theatre at Metal for a special outdoor performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream. Full of fantasy, frivolity, play and farce, A Moonsummer’s Midcup is the Shakespearean show from all of your mystical dreams. Whisking unwitting sweethearts away on the tempestuous seas of love, Mooncup Theatre invites you to explore ideas of love, loss and lust in ways that feel too right to be wrong. Traverse the tangled web of L-O-V-E through the bold and beautiful vision of our beloved…

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Metal Masterclass #11: Pop-Up Paper Architecture and alternative printing techniques with Hilary Powell

10/08/19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 20

Artist Hilary Powell will introduce you to the basic structures of pop-up architecture using her own pop-up book ‘Legend: An A-Z of the Lea Valley’ to highlight the possibilities of this core knowledge.

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Metal Masterclass #12: Contemporary approaches to deception in performance –with Tom Cassani

21/09/19 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 20

Contemporary approaches to deception in performance – a guide to authentic deception and foregrounding its mechanics both in making and presenting performative work

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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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