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Metal Remote Residences – March

We are very pleased to announce our final round of artists in (remote) residence. Each artist was selected from our local communities and will be developing their work from their home or studio, with access to our support, networks and resources. We look forward to welcoming our March artists and seeing how their practice and […]

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What next for the Creative Industries in South Essex?

Have your say about the future of the creative sector in South Essex. What do we need? Where is our untapped potential? How do we make it happen? How can we work together? Your input is vital. Join the conversation, take the survey. ASELA (the Association of South Essex Local Authorities) has committed to a […]

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Peterborough Cultural Strategy Survey

Have your say about the future cultural activity. We are working with local partners in Peterborough, the City Council and Arts Council England to develop a new 10-year Cultural Strategy and we need your input. It takes about 5 minutes to complete our consultation survey. It asks your experience and hopes about arts and culture […]

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Metal Remote Residencies – February

We are pleased to announce our February artists in (remote) residence. Selected from our local communities, they will be developing their work from their home or studio, with access to our  support, networks and resources.. We are excited to see how the artists’ practice and ideas develop and the conversations shared along the way. There […]

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Metal Southend & BLESMA

Throughout 2020, Metal Southend have enjoyed partnering with Blesma – a UK wide charity supporting veterans who have suffered life-changing loss of limb and sight. Blesma support a community of veterans and families through activities of all different kinds, including sports, music, art and travel. Since lockdown began, we’ve been connecting artists with Blesma participants from […]

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Feet on Cloud by Hector Dyer

Originally created for the Common Ground artists to respond to as part of the project lab, Feet on Cloud is a work in progress from Hector Dyer, looking at the environment and democracy. Who holds governments accountable for setting their own targets, and do governments still control the democratic system? The power of big tech, […]

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Interviews with Critical Workers (2020) by Harun Morrison

Our former artist in remote residence, Harun Morrison has created an e-zine. Interviews with Critical Workers (2020) is an e-zine comprising eleven interviews between artist Harun Morrison and a cross-section of individuals working within the UK public sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. They include surgeons, junior doctors, a social worker, a psychiatrist, a student nurse, […]

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Metal Remote Residencies – January

The selected artists are from our immediate communities and will be remotely in residence with Metal, developing work in their own home or studio, accessing support from our staff, networks and resources. Throughout their residency you can keep up to date with what they are doing over on our social media platforms @MetalCultureUK where you […]

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Metal New Artist: 16-19 Year Olds

Metal is trialling some activities aimed at creative young people aged 16-19. Whether you’re doodling during Zoom classes, or wondering what lies beyond your Drama course, we would love to know what activities you would like to take part in. What do we have in mind? We want to provide FREE workshops to young people […]

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Metal Southend and Cement Fields partner to deliver Estuary 2021

Yesterday, we announced the first part of the programme for Estuary 2021. Curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary, Estuary 2021 is led by a partnership between locally-based arts organisations Metal (South Essex) and Cement Fields (North Kent).  Estuary 2021 invites audiences to join us for 23 days of contemporary visual art, literature, film […]

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Estuary 2021: First Programme Announcement

Estuary 202122 May – 13 June 2021Multiple sites along the Essex and Kent shorelines We’re happy to announce the first part of the programme for Estuary 2021, curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary and the lives, landscapes and histories found there. Now in its second edition, Estuary 2021 will feature contemporary artworks, performance, […]

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The Water Replies : Lisa Stone

Estuary is a festival developed by Metal and Cement Fields as a cultural celebration of the spectacular Thames Estuary region across both the north and south shorelines and on the river itself. The Water Replies invites people from across South Essex and North Kent to get involved in creating a collective response to what life is like living […]

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