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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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Future Network Shorts : Hydrological Cycle, Harun Morrison

Future Network Shorts is a monthly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend).On the last Thursday of each month (across the course of a year), we invite 6 x artists to host 10 minute sharings of their work online, delivered across a mix of virtual platforms. Hydrological Cycle (35min) […]

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Sentient Socio-Ecologies

Ahead of Future Network Shorts #4 technologist Adam Sadiq writes about his research and practice with e2 Rome land cover 1970 – 2014 Social-ecologies refers to the interdependence and interconnection of social and ecological entities that exist in continuous space across the surface of the Earth. Sentience implies entities which have the quality of perception […]

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Animation with Netpark Wellbeing Project & Taylor Jack Smith

Throughout lockdown, the team behind the Netpark Wellbeing Project have been hosting online creative sessions, reaching participants through Zoom and phonecalls. Emma and Ian have been sending free packs of art materials to participants, ensuring that everyone can take part in these artist-led sessions from the comfort and safety of their homes. On Monday 27 […]

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Our online audiences……

Feedback form – HERE We have a small favour to ask. Like many arts organisations across the UK, Metal has moved much more of our programme online – presented via social media platforms, zoom and from our website. With the help of the Audience Agency, we are carrying out this survey to help us understand […]

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Metal Remote Residencies – August

Metal want to give a very big welcome to our third round of Remote Residency artists for August: Aisha Zia, George Barret (Xidus Pain), Aaron Shrimpton, Elsa James, Laura Campbell, and Hwa Young Jung.  Throughout the month of August these selected artists will be remotely in residence connecting with Metal, creating work from home with […]

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Six museums and galleries across England part of new project celebrating the essential work of security staff during lockdown

Six museums and galleries across England part of new project celebrating the essential work of security staff during lockdown @caretakertales Launching 13 July 2020, a new six-part audio series The Caretakers will offer the public a rare glimpse into life for UK museum and gallery security staff and those maintaining buildings and collections during lockdown. […]

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Metal Remote Residencies – July

Metal are excited to announce the second round of artists for our July Remote Residencies: Laura Trevail, Sadie Davidson, BLM Southend – Southend Art Collective for Social Change, Charley Genever, Olivia Dedman, The Coach House, Marjorie Morgan, Projectile Vomit, Pierce Starre. Throughout the month of July these selected artists will carry out their residency working […]

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Metal Remote Residencies – June

Metal are excited to announce the artists for our June Remote Residencies: Amber Akaunu, Leah Jones and Jade French, Mark Massey, Madhu Manipatruni, Taylor Smith,  Wanja Kimani. Throughout the month of June the selected artists will be remotely in residence with Metal, creating work from their own home or studio but with access to the staff […]

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#BlackLivesMatter

Friday 12 June 2020 – #BlackLivesMatter We shared a statement on Tuesday 2 June to express our support for and solidarity with Black people and communities everywhere in the fight against racism in all its forms. Following a week of reading, listening, learning and discussion, we now follow this statement up with the beginnings of […]

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