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Season For Change: Common Ground

Running until April 2021, Season for Change’s Common Ground initiative supports four UK-based artists and makers to create collaborative works centered around underrepresented communities in the climate movement. Applications were welcomed from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (people of colour), refugee, D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, working class and LGBTQI+ creators. Ahead of the UK hosting the […]

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Humanise Community Club

There are times in all of our lives when we need other people to remember that we are human. You may be at the Home Office or the Post Office; talking to a bailiff or to a bus driver. How do we do it? and more importantly why and how is it that people are […]

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Future Networks Shorts

FUTURE NETWORK SHORTS   Future Network Shorts was a monthly virtual event co-programmed by our teams across the UK (in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend). The programme, launched and lasted throughout 10 months of the UK lockdown. It was designed to support artists during this testing time, connecting them with our online communities through diverse, entertaining […]

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Independents Biennial 2020

Independents Biennial (@IndyBiennial) is a festival of contemporary art from Liverpool, Wirral, St Helens, Knowsley, Sefton & Halton. Running simultaneously with the Liverpool Biennial since its initiation in 1999, the Independents Biennial is currently organised by Art in Liverpool and aims to celebrate the region’s creative life and cast a fresh perspective on how people […]

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Littlewoods

Littlewoods Heritage Project: Inside the Dream Factory The Littlewoods building on Edge Lane, Liverpool, is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the City’. However, in spite of its prominence as a striking landmark, many are unaware of its amazing history. Beneath the bricks and mortar, the building reveals a fascinating tale about working life […]

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Different Trains 1947

As part of the 2017 UK/India year of culture, Metal – in partnership with Warp Records, Barbican Centre, and Boiler Room; plus Indian partners Wild City and What About Art? – presented Different Trains 1947. ‘Different Trains 1947’ project was created in collaboration between filmmakers/artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (directors of the celebrated Nick […]

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Different Trains

In partnership with Sound Intermedia, Liverpool Biennial, Southbank Centre and Culture Liverpool Metal staged a site-specific performance of Different Trains at Edge Hill station, composed by Steve Reich, performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra, and accompanied by a film in response to the piece by Bill Morrison. Guitarist Mats Bergstrom also performed Reich’s minimalist classic […]

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Trackbed

Trackbed is a composition and sound installation developed by electronic music duo Darkstar, in collaboration with Harthill Youth Centre in Wavertree. This experimental work was presented as an interactive sound installation at Edge Hill Station during September 2017 and as a live music performance premiering at Edge Hill in Liverpool on 27 September 2017, before […]

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Sgt Pepper at 50: With a Little Help from my Friends

As part of a citywide celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Metal presented two new artworks by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller. With A Little Help from My Friends formed part of Liverpool Presents Sgt. Pepper at 50, a citywide festival featuring 13 new events reimagining […]

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Culture LABs

Metal runs a programme of Culture LABS each year that brings together groups of artists and thinkers in exploratory, week-long, intensive residencies around different themes and subjects.

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Future Network

FUTURE NETWORK At each of our Metal sites, we run regular free networking and sharing evenings for creatives at all levels of their careers. Artists working in all disciplines are welcome to drop by. If there’s a particular topic you’d like us to cover or an inspiring speaker you’d like us to invite, we’d love to […]

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Beach Huts

Liverpool’s waterfront was lined with beach huts celebrating British culture, new technology and art, as part of the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016). This ambitious cultural project was curated by Metal, to animate the city as part of IFB2016.   Artists, makers, poets, performers and creative entrepreneurs occupied the beach huts creating temporary stations […]

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