• Simon Says / Dadda

    A three-screen collaborative film that explores father-daughter relationships, by Beverley Bennett. ‘Simon Says / Dadda’ is a collaborative three-screen film exploring father/daughter relationships together with Black and Asian women and […]

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    Lucky Dip

    Taking place 4 times a year, each with different guest hosts, this programme exists to connect local creatives with each other, celebrate the joy in art, platform cross-disciplinary artists and […]

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    Essex Writers House

    For the past six years, Metal Southend has presented Essex Writers House, a popular annual programme hosted at Chalkwell Hall in partnership with Essex Book Festival. Across the month, we […]

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    Metal New Artist Network

    What is Metal New Artist Network? Since July 2020, we have hosted a digital programme of support for early-career artists. Our Metal New Artist Network (MNAN) programme includes artist talks, […]

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    1.5 Degrees: Sweat the Small Stuff

    “A creative response to a warming world” Scientists have been warning against the global temperature rise exceeding 1.5 degrees. At current warming levels, without drastic intervention, we are likely to […]

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    In Other Words 2

    Through prose, poetry, drawing and photography In Other Words 2 is a continuation of a collection of urgent reflections, created by artists exploring their hopes and fears at a time […]

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    Art Makes Children Powerful

    Metal presents a new in-school creative learning project for young people and their teachers, shaped by artists and practitioners living and working in South Essex, celebrating creativity in all forms! […]

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