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    MNAN: Who Defines Socially Engaged Practice? With Josh Coates

    UK Wide (Online Event) Online, United Kingdom

    In late 2019, Josh Coates made the decision to change up his practice. He wanted to work in a more socially engaged way. Then a pandemic hit. Over the last 4 years, he has explored what socially engaged practice means within his work, and what it means to the communities, organisations and people he creates […]

    Free

    Essex Writers House: Writers Hot Desks

    Metal Southend Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

    Book a free desk in our Attic Studio and take some time to focus on your work. Whether you’re on the east or west side of the building, you are guaranteed a changing view across the Estuary, along with some space to think. There are three desks available per day. If you miss out on […]

    Free

    Essex Writers House: Open Advice Sessions

    Metal Southend Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

    Book a slot within our Essex Writers House edition of Open Advice Sessions Thursday 6, 13, 20 and 27 June. 11am-12noon, 12.30pm-1.30pm, 2.30pm-3.30pm and 4pm-5pm. These free sessions are available for Essex writers of all genres and experience levels. Book an hour-long slot, with a panel of the Metal team and our associate writers, to […]

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    What Becomes… An exhibition by Xavier de Sousa

    Unit 26 - Westgate Arcade Peterborough, United Kingdom

    Metal is supporting artist Xavier de Sousa for their multidisciplinary exhibition What Becomes... The exhibition explores the processes of adaptation that migrants go through when moving to a new place and to a new community. “When you move somewhere, is the onus on you to adapt or others? And what becomes of us, over time, […]

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    Peteborough: Arts Council Project Grant Open Advice Sessions for Global Majority artists with Yvonne Hercules

    Metal Peterborough Chauffeur's Cottage, St Peter's Road, Peterborough

    Metal is working with Arts Council England (ACE) to host a series of talks and open advice sessions about how artists, creatives, community and voluntary groups can apply for a Project Grant to fund their work. ACE are keen for more people from the Peterborough and Fenland area to apply. On Friday 7 June, we’re […]

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    Essex Writers House: How To Start Your Novel with Louise Doughty

    Metal Southend Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

    Essex Writers House Saturday 15 June 11am – 1pm £12 per person Book here! How to Start Your Novel and How to Keep Going with Louise Doughty How do you open a book in a compulsive way, and how do you carry on from there? What makes good storytelling in a full-length work of fiction, […]

    £12

    Essex Writers House: Blood and Belonging

    Metal Southend Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

    Essex Writers House Saturday 15 June 3pm – 5pm £6 per person Book your ticket here Blood and Belonging  Raine Geoghegan, Richard O'Neill and Damian Le Bas: three different writers from a variety of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) backgrounds come together for a reading and discussion hosted by Louise Doughty. Blood and Belonging is […]

    £6

    Essex Writers House: EXTRACTS

    Metal Southend Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

    EXTRACTS: An evening to write, read and share at Essex Writers House Keen to share your own written work with an audience? EXTRACTS invites you to find kinship and confidence through writing and creative community. Our host for the evening is colourful author and content creator, Ellen Rosemarie Harvey. Ellen joined us at Essex Writers […]

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    Hosted at Metal Southend: Small Talk – Debating Skills

    Metal Southend Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

    Hosted at Metal Southend, join Che Kadwill & Cath Greene from Future Voices for a debating workshop for young people aged 8-10 this summer holiday. The day will be filled with fun activities and challenges to inspire the young people to think about their communication, learn introductory skills to debating, public speaking and to gain […]

    £40