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NetPark

NetPark is the World’s first Digital Art Park and a new, permanent visitor attraction for Southend. “In all the years I have lived in the area – including the years I lived practically opposite the park – I’ve never just sat there in such a mindful way as that.” “NetPark – impressive, meaningful digital art […]

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ENGLAND’S CREATIVE COAST

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, the England’s Creative Coast commission launches are currently under review. Full details will be announced in due course.  We’re delighted to announce our involvement in this exciting new project from one of the UK’s leading Art galleries, a collaboration to create a unique new cultural ‘treasure hunt’ trail… ENGLAND’S […]

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Processions

METAL is delighted to announce our support for PROCESSIONS (www.processions.co.uk), a mass participation artwork which marks 100 years since women were first given the right to vote in Britain.

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CHANGE MAKERS

Metal Presents – The Space In-between from Metalculture on Vimeo. The Space In – Between, curated by Kate Marsh and arts organisation Metal, took place on 6th September 2018 at the Southbank London. It was the culmination of a research and development programme for 20 artists through residencies at Metal sites in Peterborough, Southend and […]

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SoSlam & Metal present: Young Songwriters LAB

The Project SoSlam and Metal proudly run a FREE Culture LAB for young singer / songwriters from across the Borough of Southend-on-Sea. Up to 14 young musicians who create their own original material, this LAB gives the opportunity to work with each other alongside industry professionals for up to 5 days at Chalkwell Hall in […]

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NetPark – Wellbeing Project

Metal and Southend Borough Council public health team have come together to create an innovative project based at the new Metal Art School in Chalkwell Park and working with NetPark, the world’s first digital art park. Since 2016, the Netpark Wellbeing Project has offered a free support system for people living with mental health and wellbeing […]

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TOMA: The Other MA

TOMA: The Other MA

~ ABOUT TOMA ~ The Other MA (TOMA) is a 12-month artist-run education model based in Southend-on-Sea. TOMA is currently the only postgraduate level art programme in Essex after all others were stopped by their host Universities. It was set up in 2016 to offer responsive, affordable, accessible art education to artists. TOMA is unaccredited […]

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Metal Art School

In 2016, Metal converted the old stable buildings in Chalkwell Park into a new centre for art and education where a wide range of activity for both young people and adults can take place. Facilities include a traditional art studio alongside digital resources. The extra space for Metal in Chalkwell Park extends our education programmes […]

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Village Green

Village Green is Metal’s annual, family-friendly, boutique music and arts festival running since 2008.

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Village Green Next Generation

Metal has been running the large-scale schools festival Village Green: Next Generation since 2014. Held the day before the public Village Green festival, the day’s activities are exclusively performed by and for Southend school pupils – in partnership with Southend Music Education Hub and Southend Borough Council.

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Clever Essex

Clever Essex is a Metal project which aims to highlight incredible Essex women and men throughout the ages. We want to de-bunk the contemporary stereotypes of our county by celebrating some of the lesser known, clever, imaginative, resourceful, influential and downright awesome people of Essex’s history who have helped shape the world as we know it. Did you know that […]

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