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Time & Space : Artist Residencies

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

06/01/20 – 22/12/20 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 : Digital Art Wellbeing Course

06/01/20 – 23/03/20 Free

12 week digital art class for adults living with low to medium mental health issues and concerns. The participants create their own 12-part story using photographs taken in the grounds of Chalkwell Park and then illustrated using the Apple app Procreate. For further information please contact emma.mills@metalculture.com or phone 01702 470700 The participants create their own 12-part story using photographs taken in the grounds of Chalkwell Park and then illustrated using the Apple app Procreate. For further information please contact…

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Netpark Wellbeing : Journaling & Art Wellbeing Class

07/01/20 – 24/03/20 Free

This 12-week journaling art wellbeing class is for adults living with low to medium mental health issues and concerns. The participants create their own journals whilst undertaking mindfulness and wellbeing explorative art exercises and image making. For further information please contact emma.mills@metalculture.com or phone 01702 470700 For further information please contact emma.mills@metalculture.com or phone 01702 470700 12 Week course. Every Monday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. All classes are free with refreshments provided.

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Netpark Wellbeing Project : Yoga, Mindfullness and Art

08/01/20 – 25/03/20 Free

12-week yoga, mindfulness and art group for those who have experienced trauma. This gentle group will start weekly with 50 minutes of yoga with Keeley Beech YA200hrs, ITEC, imft.  Keeley has been working with mental health in 2013 visiting day centres and care homes offering therapies to Dementia groups, adults and children with learning disabilities and additional needs.  As well as a Yoga teacher Keeley is a yoga therapist which enables her to use yoga techniques therapeutically for physical and…

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Printmaking with David Lintine

17/01/20 – 27/03/20

Lino and Wood Block Prints and Mono-Printing. Take a first step into printmaking, or develop your existing printing skills! Discover methods and techniques for relief printing in this weekly course for all levels, with artist and teacher David Lintine. Make unique mono-prints and small print editions by hand, using contemporary and traditional materials to achieve artist quality prints. During the course, you will explore fine art approaches to printmaking using various printing papers, inks, tools, and cutting blocks. Fridays, 1pm…

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METAL MASTERCLASS #15 (MORNING): INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FOR THE STAGE, TV, RADIO with VICKIE DONOHGUE

18/01/20 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM 10

Time: 10.30am – 1pm Venue: Metal, Chauffeurs Cottage, St Peters Road, Peterborough, PE1 1YX Cost: £10 Book your ticket here Essex born playwright and TV Writer Vickie Donoghue will lead you through a half day workshop on how to write for the Stage, TV, and Radio. Highlights from the workshop will include: 1) Creating ideas from a sense of place. 2) How to create dramatic action. 3) How to create brilliant dialogue. 4) How to develop and nurture your voice…

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METAL MASTERCLASS #15 (AFTERNOON): INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FOR THE STAGE, TV, RADIO WITH VICKIE DONOHGUE

18/01/20 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM 10

Time: 2pm – 4:30pm Venue: Metal, Chauffeurs Cottage, St Peters Road, Peterborough, PE1 1YX Cost: £10 Book your ticket here Essex born playwright and TV Writer Vickie Donoghue will lead you through a half day workshop on how to write for the Stage, TV, and Radio. Highlights from the workshop will include: 1) Creating ideas from a sense of place. 2) How to create dramatic action. 3) How to create brilliant dialogue. 4) How to develop and nurture your voice…

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Drop-in Discussion

19/01/20 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Free

Drop-in Discussion : Great Flood of 1953 On Saturday night the 31st January and Sunday morning the 1st of February, 1953, a great flood devastated Scotland, England, Belgium and the Netherlands. In Essex, the flood caused the deaths of 120 people. On Canvey Island, thirteen thousand people were evacuated and fifty-nine people died. Artist-in-Residence Lucia Dove invites you to a informal meet-up to share memories, first-hand accounts, and to hear from those who have also creatively responded to the flood in…

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Soft Fruit Punch – Open Workshop With Rob Hesp

23/01/20 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Free

Thursday 23rd January 6-8pm, Free – book here – >https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/soft-fruit-punch-open-workshop-with-rob-hesp-tickets-86319924217 A free 2-hour movement workshop for people raised as male or male identifying to come together, move and think about deepening our understandings of love, intimacy and connection. Using initial discussions around love and patriarchy as a stimulus we’ll explore solo, partner and group improvisations, working with a focus on breath, gesture and different qualities of touch. Pulling from Rob’s creative practice and new performance work ‘Soft fruit punch’, this…

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Visionary Landscapes – Talk & Screening

23/01/20 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Free

  Join us at Chalkwell Hall for a talk and screening of moving image work by artists Daniel & Clara, who are currently in residence at Metal Southend. Daniel & Clara are two humans working as one artist on a journey of exploration of dimensions real and imagined, the results of which consist of moving image, photography and performance. In their current work they have been exploring the British landscape as a site for encounters with the mysterious, the eerie,…

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Littlewoods Coffee Morning

10/02/20 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Inside The Dream Factory: Littlewoods Heritage Project We are inviting workers from Littlewoods Edge Lane building to come to one of our open coffee mornings; to chat about the project, catch up with old friends and let us know what made working at Littlewoods so special. We’ve got photos and memorabilia from the archives to share, and would love to see any pictures and items you have too! Workers from any department are welcome on Monday 10 February, 11am-1pm! Click…

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Artswork: Safeguarding Adults at Risk in the Arts and Cultural Sector

17/03/20 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM

This course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors.

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk in the Arts and Cultural Sector

17/03/20 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM

This new course has been designed for individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice, specifically when working with adults at risk in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors.

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METAL MASTERCLASS: HOW TO MAKE SHORT FILMS FOR USE ON SOCIAL MEDIA – WITH CINE-SISTER AND RED 7

28/03/20 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 20

Time: 10am – 4pm Venue: Metal, Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1YX Cost: £20 Book your ticket here A day long masterclass with filmmakers Jay Gearing (Red 7) and Emily Steele (Cine-Sister). This workshop is for artists, poets and musicians who wish to make short films as part of their work or those who are interested in making short films to promote events. In a very practical, hands-on workshop, Jay and Emily will share tips and techniques…

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