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    Southend: Open Advice Sessions for Global Majority Artists with Elsa James & Metal

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

     Metal Open Advice Sessions for artists are back!  On Wednesday 25 October, we’re offering free sessions for global majority artists who live and/or work within our local area (South Essex – Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock). This session will be supported by artist Elsa James along with the Southend team. Sessions will […]

    Free

    MNAN: Design Considerations with Design Print Bind

    UK Wide (Online Event) Online, United Kingdom

    Are you after design inspiration to help promote your practice? Or do you need top tips on how to create a flyer for your event? Join printed matter experts Design Print Bind as they walk you through a brief guide to visual communications. We will look at the basics of making graphics for sharing online […]

    Free

    Objects of Affection: Creative Writing Workshop

    Metal Liverpool Platform 1, Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    A creative writing workshop unlocking the creative power of ‘things’. Using objects as inspiration, Izzie will lead a series of playful automatic writing exercises and improvisations aimed at awakening the subconscious, encouraging participants to both be and create with their chosen objects.

    Free

    Metal Liverpool: Open Advice Sessions

    Metal Liverpool Platform 1, Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Our Metal Open Advice Sessions for artists are back! On Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 November, we’re offering free 1:1 sessions for artists who live and/or work within our local area. These sessions will be led by you and what you would like to discuss.

    Free

    Metal Peterborough: Open Advice Sessions

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

    Our Metal Open Advice Sessions for artists are back!  On Friday 24 November, we’re offering free 1:1 sessions for artists who live and/or work within our local area. These sessions will be led by you and what you would like to discuss, which might include:  Discussing your creative practice Talking through a project idea Advice […]

    Free

    The Drawing Social

    Granby Winter Garden 37-39 Cairns Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    A bi-monthly, informal drawing network, these events are open to any creatives of all skills and backgrounds interested in exploring storytelling through print, zines and comics (for anyone 18 years and over). Share your own projects and participate in discussions over vegan snacks. This will be our last Drawing Social of 2023.

    Free

    Metal New Artist Network: Share, Show, Tell with Kate Marsh

    UK Wide (Online Event) Online, United Kingdom

    Got an idea for the start of a project? Want to get some feedback about something you’re working on? For our final Metal New Artist Network session of the year, we’re welcoming dance artist, researcher and producer Kate Marsh for an informal online sharing session.    There will be space to talk about what projects you’re […]

    Free

    Lucky Dip: A festive special with Kate Sullivan

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

    Wrap up the year with us at our final Lucky Dip of 2023!  Lucky Dip is a chance for local artists and creatives to connect, share and celebrate. For this festive edition, we’re hosting an evening with games, food and a Christmas cocktail.  We’ll be joined by guest host, artist and performer Kate Sullivan, who […]

    Free

    Future Network – Papercut and Tell with Fasiha Ashiq

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

    Residency artist Fasiha Ashiq is hosting a papercutting workshop as part of our Future Network programme. Come along to learn how to tell a story through the intricate art of papercutting, explore new techniques and make connections with local creatives.    Papercutting involves designs being cut into a single sheet of paper and the pieces that […]

    £5

    Hip Hop Workshops

    FireFit Youth and Community Hub 115 Upper Warwick Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Join Nikki Blaze and Tony Broke plus special guests for a series of taster sessions with beatboxers, MCs, break dancers and graffiti artists.

    Free

    Understanding Arts Council Funding with Caroline Wallace

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

    Join us for a talk and Q&A with Arts Council England’s, Relationship Manager (Engagement and Audiences), South East for the Arts Council of England (ACE), Caroline Wallace.   The session will look at both the new ACE Project Grants and Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) to help you consider what the best route is for […]

    Free

    MNAN: Regenerative Art Practices in the Climate Crisis with Sean Roy Parker

    UK Wide (Online Event) Online, United Kingdom

    We’re hosting artist, gardener and writer Sean Roy Parker on Thursday 25 January to explore ‘Regenerative Art Practices in the Climate Crisis’ for our first Metal New Artist Session of 2024. Book a free ticket here. Regenerative Art Practices in the Climate Crisis Artist, gardener and writer Sean Roy Parker leads this session on making […]

    Free

    Metal Southend: Open Advice Sessions

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

    Our Metal Open Advice Sessions for artists are back!  On Monday 29 January, we’re offering free 1:1 sessions for artists who live and/or work within our local area. These sessions will be led by you and what you would like to discuss.  You can choose to have your session in person at our location at […]

    Free

    Drawing Social

    Granby Winter Garden 37-39 Cairns Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Join our first Drawing Social of the year on Monday 29 January from 5pm at Granby Winter Garden!  The Drawing Social is a supportive, creative community in Liverpool meeting every two months, exploring storytelling through print, zines, sketches, comics and doodles. Open to any creatives of all skills and backgrounds (18+), vegan food and snacks […]

    Free

    Metal Peterborough: Open Advice Sessions

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

    Our Metal Open Advice Sessions for artists are back!  We’re offering free 1:1 sessions for artists who live and/or work within our local areas. These sessions will be led by you and what you would like to discuss. You can choose to have your session in person at our location at Chauffeurs Cottage in Peterborough, […]

    Free

    I will not be dragooned…

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

    The TOMA 2022/24 cohort and TOMA Associates, are taking over Chalkwell Hall for a weekend exhibition, events and workshops.  Private view: Friday 9 February, 6-10pm. Join the guestlist here. Exhibition open: Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 February, 12-5pm. ‘I will not be dragooned…’ aka ‘I will not be frightened out’. The family motto of the […]

    Free

    Southend: Open Advice Sessions for Global Majority Artists with Mia Jerome & Metal

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

    Metal Open Advice Sessions for global majority artists are back!  On Wednesday 14 February, we’re offering free sessions for global majority artists who live and/or work within our local area (South Essex – Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock). This session will be supported by local artist Mia Jerome along with the Metal […]

    Free

    ‘Home is now – we are home’: Interactive walk with Hayley Harrison #1

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

    Join artist Hayley Harrison for an interactive walk at dusk through Peterborough city centre to the river and back. During the walk, Hayley will project words onto buildings, benches and branches around us to make us reflect on our relationships to the landscape we are walking through, and to the humans and non-humans we are […]

    Free

    Radical Imagination: design inspired by collective creativity

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

    In this hands-on workshop, as part of Future Network, join Ramona Zadissa (they/them) where you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with other participants to construct designs based on Islamic geometry to embrace a new form of intimacy through collaborative creativity and collective learning.  Together we will explore the hidden mathematical concepts behind the intricate patterns […]

    Free

    Future Station: I’m Watching Out of my Ears – Echoes of Narcissus in the Work of Arthur Russell

    Metal Liverpool Platform 1, Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Our Future Station talk is back at Edge Hill Station on Tuesday 27 February from 6pm, featuring writer Matt Colquhoun who will discuss how self-love can be reread as self-transformation.  In this talk, Matt will draw from their latest book ‘Narcissus in Bloom: An Alternative History of the Selfie’ (Repeater Books, 2023) and the work […]

    £5