On The Line

Series of workshops with Baron's Court Infant School in Southend-on-Sea 2013, with sound recording, sampling and music production resulting in a song made entirely from the sound of trains (recorded at Mangapps Railway Museum) pressed on to a dubplate played back on a 1950's radiogram.

On The Line was an ambitious and unique arts project conceived by Metal, which took place in 22 schools along the South Essex banks of the River Thames from Thurrock to Shoeburyness. Each school was working with an artist, across a variety of artistic disciplines, to create artworks, literature and new artefacts that respond to the connection between the River Thames, the railway line and their community.

These works were brought together to create the ON THE LINE exhibition at Metal’s Chalkwell Hall, open to the public for a month during the summer of 2013 and again for 10 days in September as part of The London Mayor’s Thames Festival.