As part of Peterborough Festival Plus, Metal present Cafe Valise - a pop up cafe and arts venue. Open daily 11am - 4pm (with evening events too). Expect to find a gallery space, artist's in residence, arts activities and rooms designed to provoke debate - as well as great coffee and a choice of delicious cakes and sandwiches. In the evenings we have a mix of acoustic music, spoken word and interesting talks by artists of all sorts. We hope to see you there.
When & Where
Metal was founded by Jude Kelly OBE in 2002 and was created as an artistic laboratory to champion the need for continual investment in artistic investigation and the development of innovative ideas that could shift the thinking in the UK cultural sector.
We provide innovative, multi-disciplinary residency space for artists from the UK and overseas in Liverpool and Southend on Sea.
Alongside providing space for artists and thinkers to develop their ideas and further the philosophy of their work, we are interested in how this artistic process, and the practice of artists can input into, and potentially influence political and social issues of the day.
Through our artistic programme we draw out evidence and ideas for a better understanding of the artist’s role in civic life, and ensure that these are shared with a wide and diverse set of partners.
These ideas are showcased and disseminated on a regular basis through residencies, exhibitions, events, performance, discussion and publications.