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Amina Atiq interviews Gran-ma Hayla.

The creative development has been exciting and an overwhelming of emotions, every phase has been untangling conversations around belonging and a disconnect with the home that isn’t the same of the country and culture you identify with. It is the conversation of sacrifice and how much can you compromise to fit into a place that […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 & Netpark Wellbeing Project

From 18 – 24 May, Netpark Wellbeing Project are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week with participants across the programme.The theme of #MHAW2020 is Kindness. On this page, you can see some of the artworks created by participants and volunteers in response to this theme. Do you need urgent help?If your mental or emotional state quickly […]

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England’s Creative Coast postponed to Spring 2021

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, England’s Creative Coast has been postponed to Spring 2021. Full details of launch dates will be announced in Autumn 2020. About England’s Creative Coast Seaside towns alive with creativity, breathtaking coastal landscape and some of the most thought-provoking contemporary art being produced today – England’s Creative Coast spans 1400km […]

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Artist In Residence Interview with Jane Hoodless

TIME AND SPACE FOR CREATIVE PRACTICE Each year arts organisation Metal invites a number of artists into residence. The artists spend time in the city undertaking research to inform new performances and art works. Working in the city, meeting people and exploring places, invariably ends up with the resulting art works being about Peterborough or […]

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COVID-19 – Support and links for artists, arts workers and arts organisations

See below for an up to date list of financial support, commissions and resources which are available to help artists and arts workers during COVID-19. For Metal’s opportunities (including funded Remote Residencies and funded online sharings) please visit our Artist’s Area. Metal will continue to update this list with current opportunities.To feature, or make a […]

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Consequences Activity Pack

Activity Packs: Consequences in your own home Download our activity pack here: Activity Pack 1 > Activity sheets Activity Pack 2 > Activity Sheets Activity Pack 3 > Activity Sheets Activity Pack 4 > Activity Sheets Activity Pack 5 > Activity Sheets We appreciate that people are at home looking for things to do together – […]

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COVID-19

PROGRAMME UPDATE FROM METAL While we continue to follow government guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic, in the interests of the wellbeing of our employees, artists, partners and the public, we are taking precautionary measures and have postponed all our public programme until further notice. During this time we are also adopting an optional remote working […]

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Anime and Work Experience

This month, local year 10 student Izzy joined Metal Southend for two weeks of work experience. During Izzy’s placement, she supported the work that goes on behind Netpark Wellbeing Project, Essex Writers House, Time and Space Residencies and our marketing department. Izzy wrote our monthly newsletter (sign up here) and even took over our Instagram […]

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New AR app for NetPark

The artist Joanna Sperryn Jones came back last week for another few days of residency at Chalkwell Hall to work with a PhD student from the University of Kent, Sophia Ppali, on developing her new app for NetPark. The app will be a collaborative app using AR (Augmented Reality) exploring the trees in Chalkwell Park. […]

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