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POP-UP Essex Writers House 2021

ARCHIVE ESSEX WRITERS HOUSE 2021 JUNE – AUGUST Essex Writers House pop-up is back for 2021!   In partnership with Essex Book Festival, we are bringing you a range of inspiring online and uplifting outdoor events and opportunities to raise the spirits and reconnect through writing and words.  Events for anyone interested in writing – […]

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Graduate Residencies in Peterborough

Graduating from University can be as scary as starting. Gone are the support mechanisms and you find yourselves up against your peers looking for a break. You may have a drama degree but don’t yet have the experience or track record. Metal are working with Eastern Angles Theatre Company and University Centre Peterborough to trial […]

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Beyond Queer – strategies for changing the world

BEYOND QUEER – LAB In the face of continued austerity, over-population, mass migration, global warming, and famine we are told we are past the point of prevention, and now in the era of adaptation. So, in the face of catastrophe who might lead the way? Those on the outside and in the margins have always […]

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Film Station

Film Station is Metal’s regular film screening programme. From old classics to undiscovered gems, we show great movies of every kind in an intimate nostalgic atmosphere, that is accessible and welcoming. Films are usually introduced by a guest speaker and involve a discussion after the film. It’s a great way to enjoy cinema in a […]

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A whirlwind week for young poets and spoken word performers Metal is looking for young people aged 15 – 19 from Peterborough who are writing their own poetry, performing spoken word, who might be battle rapping or writing song lyrics. You might be simply writing in your bedroom, performing on YouTube or at school or […]

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Mendip – Young Roots Project

Metal are one of the delivery partners involved in a Heritage Lottery Funded project, led by the alternative education group, Epic Quest Centre. The project involves short courses, events and activities for young people and adults to discover the history of Mendip Wildlife Community Garden through arts, crafts, cookery, gardening, nature conservation and more.  Mendip Wildlife Community Garden is a […]

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We’ve all probably heard people say ‘that’s not very lady-like’ but what exactly does this mean in the 21st century? Does this differ between generations?

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Culture LAB: Essex Writers

Culture LAB:  Essex Writers  Mon 19 – Fri 23 March 2018 As part of an exciting partnership with Essex Book Festival, Metal is transforming Chalkwell Hall in Southend-on-Sea into a pop-up Essex Writers House for the whole month of March 2018. As part of the month, we are hosting a week long Culture LAB for […]

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POP-UP Essex Writers House 2018

  FOR WRITERS HOUSE 2019 – click HERE.   2018 ARCHIVE:   POP-UP Essex Writers House 1 – 29 March 2018 As part of an exciting new partnership with Essex Book Festival, Metal is transforming Chalkwell Hall into a pop-up Essex Writers House for the whole month of March 2018 to host a wide range […]

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The Mill

For centuries, cities have been built on and around the life of their rivers. Once a bustling place for industry more often than not they are now the focus of residential and leisure activity.

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OPENING: 17/06/17 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | FREE

Launch: Sat 17 June 11am-3pm, with artist’s talk at 1:30pm

NetPark Open Day

Metal, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Southend-on-Sea SS0 8NB

Woodland: French & Mottershead

Woodland is an audio work that describes your body’s fade into the leaf litter of a forest floor.

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Spiky Black is a new site-specific audio artwork for NetPark – the world’s first digital art park.
A collaboration between artists Alison Carlier & Amanda Loomes in partnership with Metal Southend.

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