Metal Liverpool

Vicky Andrews
Metal Liverpool at Edge Hill Station

Metal produces an immensely varied programme of international and UK artists in residence, artist development labs, social events, education programmes and creative projects, all designed to encourage the participation of local people and communities.

Working from the iconic Edge Hill Station, the oldest active passenger railway station in the world, Metal Liverpool carries on the unique buildings’ legacy of innovation and creativity. The original 1830s station now serves as a cultural and creative hub for artists who bring imagination and ideas to the neighbourhoods of Edge Hill, Kensington, Wavertree and Toxteth, creating a positive impact for the people living there.

Metal Liverpool’s flagship projects include a commission with music artist Forest Swords, the Turner Prize winning project Granby Workshop with artist collective Assemble, a presentation of Different Trains with Steve Reich, London Contemporary Orchestra and Bill Morrison, and Meanwhile Space with Cristina Lina, Neville Gabie, Marcus Coates and the residents of Picton.

Metal
Metal Liverpool

The arts lab also hosts regular events including Future Station, Edge Hill Garden and Time and Space residences. In 2020, Metal launched Future Network Shorts, a monthly event hosted by all three Metal teams in Liverpool, Peterborough and Southend. On the last Thursday of each month, Metal invites six artists to share their work online, delivered across a mix of virtual platforms. Similar to the ‘3 Min Wonders’ format, these ten minute slots are open for artists to test out ideas, perform, showcase work, hold conversations, experiment and take risks.

Edge Hill Railway Station, Tunnel RoadLiverpoolL7 6ND View map
Telephone: 0151 707 2277 Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • Monday9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday9:00am - 5:30pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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