From 2008 to 2018, Metal ran three digital networks set up for local creatives – IDEA1 in Peterborough, IDEA13 in Thurrock and IDEA13 in Southend.
Each site had its own dedicated website, connecting local creatives and providing a platform to promote their work, events, opportunities and call-outs.
A weekly listings newsletter was sent out to subscribers.
IDEA1 and IDEA13 also documented local events and artists with video and blog interviews.
The full archive of the video interviews is available via the networks’ YouTube channels:
IDEA13 Southend YouTube playlist:
IDEA1 Peterborough YouTube playlist: