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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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ON HOLD : Story Bites Writes

06/09/19 – 31/07/20 7.50

STORY BITES WRITES Fridays from 17:30 – 19:00 £7.50 per week Metal Art School, Chalkwell Park  Story Bites Writes is a weekly writing club led by Jacqson Diego Story Emporium. The session is for children of all abilities who are passionate about writing. Our group of 8 and 12 year olds meet weekly at the Metal Art School, in Chalkwell Park, to grow ideas, share their writing and start new writing projects that have been inspired by a range of activities and…

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ON HOLD : 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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ON HOLD : Poetry Workshops for Teachers : The Water Replies, Estuary 2020

17/03/20 – 02/06/20 Free

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE   Tues 17 March: 4pm-6pm Tues 7 April: 4pm-6pm Weds 15 April: 4pm-6pm Tues 5 May: 4pm-6pm Tues 2 June: 4pm-6pm Teachers are welcome to book tickets for single or multiple sessions. All workshops take place at : Metal Southend, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend, SS0 8NB Following a recent consultation, teachers across the estuary region identified a need for support in teaching poetry. We invite teachers from all subject areas to attend our free CPD sessions which…

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ON HOLD : Creative Journalling with Selina Nwulu : The Water Replies, Estuary 2020

07/04/20 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Tues 7 April 2020 7pm – 9pm Metal Southend, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend, SS0 8NB Come along to the second of five FREE journaling workshops. Poet Selina Nwulu explores the use of radical contemporary poetry within Estuary-themed writing, at this free creative journalling workshop. All level of wordsmiths very welcome. We invite anyone living along the Thames Estuary to keep a creative journal about life by the water. How you fill your journal is completely up to you! This opportunity is open to people…

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Consequences – ONLINE workshop (morning)

08/04/20 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Free

When: 8th April, 10 – 11.30am Where: via Zoom.us FREE Book: Email Ruth@metalculture.com In response to the current situation we will be continuing with our Consequences ‘Chat and Draw’ workshops online. Now more than ever it feels important to come together (in whatever way that might be) and have these important conversations.   Our regular workshops will now be online via Zoom. We are planning workshops at different times of the day to fit with people’s life styles, this workshop will be…

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Consequences – ONLINE workshop

08/04/20 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Free

Consequences – ONLINE workshop When: 8th April, 6 – 7.30pm Where: via Zoom.us FREE Book: Email Ruth@metalculture.com In response to the current situation we will be continuing with our Consequences ‘Chat and Draw’ workshops online. Now more than ever it feels important to come together (in whatever way that might be) and have these important conversations. Our regular Wednesday workshops will now be online via Zoom. Our next session is on Wednesday 8th April at 6pm and hope to plan…

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Young Songwriters LAB 2020

14/04/20 – 17/04/20 Free

OPEN CALL for Young Musicians aged 12 – 18. APPLY HERE! Deadline to apply : 2nd March 2020, 5pm. Dates: 10am – 5pm each day, Tues 14- Sat 18 April 2020 Venue: Chalkwell Hall (in Chalkwell Park), Chalkwell Avenue, Southend SS0 8NB.   The Project SoSlam are working with Metal to run a FREE Culture LAB for young singer / songwriters from across the Borough of Southend-on-Sea. Up to 14 young musicians who create their own original material will be…

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Creative Journalling with Caroline Bird : The Water Replies, Estuary 2020

05/05/20 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Tues 5 May 2020 7pm – 9pm Metal Southend, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend, SS0 8NB Come along to the third of five FREE journaling workshops. Poet Caroline Bird hosts fun, fast-paced writing exercises which invite you to explore your relationship with the water through the pages of your journal, and think about the Estuary in a new light. We invite anyone living along the Thames Estuary to keep a creative journal about life by the water. How you fill your journal is completely…

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Creative Journalling with Sketchy Sisters : The Water Replies, Estuary 2020

02/06/20 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Tues 2 June 2020 7pm – 9pm Metal Southend, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend, SS0 8NB Come along to the fourth of five FREE journaling workshops. Join Farida Kamruddin of Sketchy Sisters for a social sketching evening, with mixed materials and a focus on the themes of wellbeing, creativity and water. We invite anyone living along the Thames Estuary to keep a creative journal about life by the water. How you fill your journal is completely up to you! This opportunity is open to people…

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Creative Journalling Hand-In Workshop : The Water Replies, Estuary 2020

30/06/20 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free

Tues 30 June 2020 7pm – 9pm Metal Southend, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend, SS0 8NB Come along to the last of our five FREE journaling workshops. Our final workshop is an open creative session, as we ask you to hand in your completed journals at the end. Make your final mark, talk through exhibition plans, reflect with fellow journallers and hear more ways of getting involved in Estuary 2020. We invite anyone living along the Thames Estuary to keep a creative journal about…

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