Metal Southend & Southend Education Trust invite young people and their teachers from 10 local primary schools to take part in a month-long artist-led programme in schools, taking place in Summer 2022, with additional CPD opportunities for local teachers and artists. The outcome for successful schools (students and teachers) includes… 4 x artist-led sessions per school […]
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Project Earth: Liverpool! The Cut-Out Opera
Project Earth: Liverpool! The Cut-Out Opera Musician, songwriter and curator Love Ssega presents an escapist family adventure where viewers are transported into a parallel version of Liverpool City region based on Andrew Kiwanuka’s Project Earth comic, which Love Ssega recently commissioned as part of his Season For Change “Airs of the South Circular” project. New […]
Metal Remote Residencies – January
The selected artists are from our immediate communities and will be remotely in residence with Metal, developing work in their own home or studio, accessing support from our staff, networks and resources. Throughout their residency you can keep up to date with what they are doing over on our social media platforms @MetalCultureUK where you […]
Metal New Artist Network
MNAN is a digital programme of support for early-career artists. Artist-led training sessions, creative workshops, networking and sharing opportunities.
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. […]
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 […]
11 Questions for Artist-in-Residence Joanna Sperryn Jones.
During their work experience placement at Metal Southend, local year 10 students Maisie and Saffron came up with 11 questions for artist-in-residence Joanna Sperryn Jones. Here is a transcript of their conversation, held in the Attic Studio of Chalkwell Hall. WHO ARE YOU & WHAT DO YOU DO? I’m Jo Sperryn Jones and I trained […]
A series of workshops led by experts aimed at inspiring creative practice. Previous workshops have included, Zine Making with Lu Williams of GRRRL Zine and Oral History for Creatives.
Netpark Wellbeing Project participant wins national Christmas card competition!
Written by Jo Armstrong. Follow Jo’s Instagram page @leigh_culture to keep up to date with local cultural events and happenings. A local dementia art group participant has won a national Christmas Card Competition specifically for people living with dementia, judged by singing legend Tony Christie. Gail Ditchburn, a member of Net Park Wellbeing Project’s dementia […]
Working with Schools
Across all three sites (Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend-on-Sea) Metal works extensively with schools (primary and secondary) and HE and FE colleges and universities. We offer a number of ways for schools to get involved with the work that we do. We also welcome any ideas you might have on how we can support you in […]
Callout for Volunteers – Metal Peterborough
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – Volunteer Opportunity: Metal are looking for enthusiastic people who would like to volunteer in our new exhibition. About the Exhibition: Metal is working in partnership with Vivacity to bring you a special exhibition of work by Peterborough’s extraordinary art teachers. Teachers of Peterborough dedicate an enormous amount of time to […]
British Citizen Award for popular Metal volunteer
Ian Wilson, our brilliant volunteer at Metal, who has worked on our NetPark Wellbeing Project since it started 3 years ago is to receive a very well deserved and prestigious national award at the Palace of Westminster on 24th January 2019. Ian is to receive the British Citizen Award for Services to Healthcare (BCAh). Netpark Wellbeing is a mental health […]