In Liverpool, Metal work from the iconic buildings of Edge Hill Station, the oldest active passenger railway station in the world. The original 1830s buildings now serve as a cultural and creative hub for artists and the surrounding neighbourhoods, carrying on the building’s proud history of innovation and creativity.
Metal believes that artists can affect change in our society, and to this end Metal Liverpool acts as a catalyst for art and artists to create innovative societal change. It is our goal to bring creative imagination and ideas to the neighbourhoods of Edge Hill, Kensington, Wavertree and Toxteth, creating a positive impact for the people living there.
Metal produces an exciting programme of international/UK artists in residence, artist development labs, eclectic dinners, plus a wide range of social events, education programmes and creative projects, all designed to encourage the participation of local people and communities.
Metal Liverpool’s recent flagship projects include: Turner Prize winning project Granby Workshop with artist collective Assemble, the presentation of Different Trains with Steve Reich, London Contemporary Orchestra and filmmaker/artist Bill Morrison at Edge Hill station, and Meanwhile Space with Cristina Lina, Neville Gabie, Marcus Coates and the residents of Picton.
Our buildings also house a number of artist’s studios and incubation space for start-up creative businesses.
Directions to Edge Hill
Edge Hill Station is one stop from Liverpool’s mainline station, Lime Street. Step off the train straight into Metal’s buildings on Platform One. Trains run approx. 4 every hour.
Buses No. 26 and 27 run to Tunnel Road. No. 14, 61, 79, 79c and 79d run to Wavertree Road from Queens Square Bus Station.
Up to date travel information can be found at www.merseytravel.gov.uk.
There is limited free parking available on the cobbled approach leading to the station.
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In Liverpool, Metal are proud to be a member of COoL (Creative Organisation of Liverpool), playing a pivotal role in promoting the cultural offer of the Liverpool City Region by championing inclusivity, diversity, participation and collaborative working practices.
Metal is part of the Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP). This was set up to increase opportunities for children and young people across our region to take part in quality art and cultural experiences. The LCEP has developed Culturepool.org where you can search for cultural education resources, activities and experiences for children and young people and find out more about the work of the LCEP.
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