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    ‘Section 28 and Me’ Tea Party with Tom Marshman

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

    Bristol based artist Tom Marshman is gathering communities to explore the impact of Section 28 legislation introduced by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government. Tom will host a series of tea parties with Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, Strike a Light, Voices Gloucester, Trinity, Bricks and Metal Peterborough, to discuss the impact of Section 28 on the LGBTQIA+ community. […]

    Free

    Shakespeare in a Day – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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

    Come and learn a Shakespeare play in a day with Platform Theatre Arts, hosted at Chalkwell Hall! On Thursday 17 August, get to know Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in these creative, fun and exciting drama workshops hosted by local youth theatre, Platform Theatre Arts (for 11 - 19 year olds). Each workshop will explore […]

    £25

    Metal Peterborough Reading Group with the Growing Together Programme

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

    We’re excited to be hosting our next reading group as part of the Growing Together in Peterborough: Exploring and Celebrating Food Systems programme. Over the past year, Metal has been hosting a series of reading groups. These provide a space to connect, discuss and explore the themes of a book published by The Left Book […]

    Free

    Magical Living with John Tarrow

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

    Magical Living with John Tarrow, creator of Talliston House and Gardens  Thurs 7 Sept 6.30pm - 9.30pm Metal Southend (Chalkwell Hall, SS0 8NB) Book your ticket here, directly through the Talliston website! A talk and workshop with award-winning author and creative director John Tarrow, the man behind the twenty-five year transformation that turned the UK’s […]

    £10

    Polyvinyl Craftsmen present The Routes & Silk Cuts

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

    Polyvinyl Craftsmen present an evening of alternative music, live and on record at Chalkwell Hall. The Routes are a surf garage band from Japan and The Silk Cuts are an indie pop band from Devon. PVC DJs will also be playing live on the night. Book tickets here.

    £8

    Custodians of Our Culture

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

    A celebration of Liverpool Black Archive Hub (LBAH). Join Liverpool African Diasporic Filmmakers Network (LADFN) for an evening of film and conversation celebrating Liverpool Black Archive Hub.

    Free

    Lucky Dip: Life Drawing with a difference

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

    Lucky Dip is back at Chalkwell Hall to spice up your creative calendar! This quarterly event is a chance for local artists and creatives to connect and celebrate the joy in art. Book free tickets here. Lucky Dip is formatted as an evening of two halves: First up, a surprise creative session led by our […]

    Free

    Future Network – Alternative Process Photography with Martha Cattell

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

    We’re excited to welcome artist Martha Cattell to host an Alternative Process Photography workshop as part of our Future Network programme. During the workshop we will think about how you can have a more sustainable art practice with a focus on alternative process photography and testing out multiple ways of making camera-less photography. We will […]

    £3

    Hosted at: Cine-Sister presents The Baby Question (Film & Discussion)

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

    In 1974, the contraceptive pill was made available to single women on the NHS for the first time. What has changed since then? What if child-free/childless women were at the centre of that narrative? The Baby Question is a theatrical film exploring the narratives of women who are child-free by choice or circumstance, set in […]

    Free

    Workshop with Diabel Cissokho

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

    Africa Oyé and Metal present a workshop and performance with griot and world-class Kora player, Diabel Cissokho.

    Free

    Style Wars – film screening at Edge Hill station

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

    As part of our Black History Month programme, Liverpool Hip Hop Festival and Metal are proud to present a special screening of Style Wars at Edge Hill train station, Liverpool.

    Free

    Balancing the Light & Dark: an afternoon of yoga & life drawing

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

    As the clocks go back, join us to reset body and mind with a balancing Hatha Raja Vinyasa Krama yoga practice and an immersive life drawing. Hatha Raja Vinyasa Krama yoga is a complete practice. In this class we work to bring the body and mind into stillness, withdrawing from our surroundings and moving towards […]

    £27

    Arts Green Book Day

    Everyman theatre Bistro 5-11 Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

    Shift, the sustainability network for Liverpool, invites you to a workshop and networking event about The Arts Green Book with co-writer Paddy Dillon. Intended as a guide to support arts organisations in reducing the carbon emissions of their buildings, venues, artistic programme and productions, the event is open to everyone involved in the arts in Liverpool.

    Free

    Residency Open Call Q&A Session

    UK Wide (Online Event) Online, United Kingdom

    On Tuesday 24 October, we are hosting an online Q&A session via Zoom for everyone who is interested in applying for a residency with us. Book your free tickets here. The online Q&A session will be a chance to hear about our residency offer directly from the staff members who will be supporting you in […]

    Free

    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

    Reading Room: Exploring the Voices of Black Femininity with Yvonne Hercules

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

    We’re excited to welcome singer song-writer Yvonne Hercules, who will be co-hosting our next reading group as part of our Reading Room. We have asked Yvonne to select three books from our Reading Room that are of interest to her and her creative practice which are: Feminism, Interrupted by Lola Olufemi An Autobiography by Angela […]

    Free

    The Signalman: A Ghost Story by Charles Dickens

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

    From the Producers of Kitty: Queen of the Washhouse and A Portrait of William Roscoe comes a slice of winter terror with a new adaptation of the much-loved Charles Dickens supernatural classic, The Signalman

    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