Village Green is a multi-art form and music festival, produced by arts organisation Metal. Sited in the picturesque grounds of a beautiful Victorian park in Chalkwell, Southend on Sea, Essex, Village Green bursts with energy. Ten different stages, green spaces, rose gardens, cricket pitches, pathways and marketplaces offer up a pot-pourri of international music acts, theatre, spoken word, poetry, lindy-hop/ fox trot lessons and displays, outdoor arts, circus and cabaret, vintage acts, musical theatre, visual arts, comedy, improvisation, film, workshops and games all set against the backdrop of the enigmatic Thames Estuary. Only six years ago Village Green was a small scale celebration of the arts and music of Southend attracting 8000 visitors. Now, it regularly attracts over 30 000 festival goers.