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New social enterprise launches with WYRD ESSEX event produced by 10 local young people

Agency for Creative Production (ACP) is a new social enterprise which has been launched to support young people in South Essex to develop their skills in live event production. ACP will facilitate enrichment opportunities for young people to build their skills in live events through direct, hands-on industry experience, with the ambition of establishing Southend, […]

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Littlewoods Heritage Project: Grace Belcher Blog Post

Over the past year, Grace Belcher has been working as a Digital Archivist intern from Metal at Edge Hill Station, Liverpool. After completing her work with the extensive (analogue) archives, Grace kindly wrote a blog post about her experience, and the time spent in the realm of Littlewoods, particularly its catalogues down the ages. Here’s her writing.

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METAL ARTIST RESIDENCY AUTUMN – WINTER CALL OUT

Photo of Artist in Residence Dominika Feiglewicz and Patrycja Nosowicz as part of their Residency in partnership with The British Council  Closing date: 5pm, Monday 12 September 2022Notification: All artists will be notified of the outcome by the 7 October  Residency period: All month-long residencies will take place between October 2022 and March 2023.   Number of Residencies available: 9 in total […]

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MNAN Zine (working title) Submission Call Out!

Call out at a glance: Zine theme: your experiences of being early career artists! A piece of artwork sized A5 or landscape A4 if double spread (a max of 2 pages per artist). It can be new or existing artwork Your piece can be poetry, illustration, essay, audio, photography, collage and more! (see expanded list […]

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Sophie Neville Wants To Know About Your Taste, Perceptions and Expectations!

One of our residency artists, Sophie Neville, is working on a project called ‘Tawdry’ which explores how ideas of taste, perceptions and expectations have an effect on the way women are treated. She will be looking at the project through the lens of Saint Audrey, an Anglo Saxon saint whose name gives us the word […]

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Welcoming our new Kickstarters to the Metal team!

We want to give a big warm welcome to three new starters on our Metal team! Ellis Williams recently joined Metal Liverpool as an Administrative Assistant, Harry Calladine as a Digital Marketing Assistant at Metal Southend and Molly Chambers is an Artist-in-Residence at Metal Peterborough! Our new starters have joined Metal through the Kickstart Scheme […]

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Hwa Young Is Looking For a Youth Worker!

Socially engaged artist Hwa Young Jung is looking for a youth worker to ride shotgun! Hwa is looking for a youth worker to help further develop PTown Bay MMXXX, a board game co-created with young people (14-15 years olds) who are learning outside the mainstream education system at the Nacro Education and Skills Centre in […]

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NetPark Wellbeing visit Hyde Hall’s Glow Exhibition

Two participants taking photos on their phones of the light display in the gardens in front of them. The trees, shrubs and grass light up the black sky with red, blue, pink, yellow and orange lighting.

Earlier in December, NetPark Wellbeing took 16 participants living with mental health conditions to Hyde Hall’s Glow exhibition to explore the garden after dark. We followed the magical illuminated trail around the botanical gardens, and the different garden areas and trees were awash with colourful lights that lit up the night sky. In the Winter […]

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New Director at Metal Southend

Andrea Cunningham steps up as the new Director of Metal in Southend – the arts organisation based at Chalkwell Hall in Chalkwell Park. Metal supports artists of all artforms across the region to develop their creative practice.

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Metal’s residency artist Bill Posters discusses Eco-Bot.Net

Metal Liverpool’s artist-in-residence, Bill Posters, discusses Eco-Bot.Net – a new online intervention launched on various social media platforms during the COP26 Climate Talks held in Glasgow, UK, challenging disinformation online and corporate greenwashing. There is a kind of climate pollution that we can’t see clearly. It isn’t in our rivers, lands or skies, it is […]

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Metal is part of the Kickstart Scheme

We’re excited to announce that Metal is part of the Kickstart Scheme! If you are aged 16-24 and are receiving Universal Credit, with an interest in the arts and creativity, then our work placements through the Kickstart Scheme offer the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a professional within an arts organisation […]

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