Black Sabbath – 50 Years

Home of Metal: Black Sabbath – 50 Years
at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
26 June – 29 September

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It’s an honour to be a part of the Home of Metal. I am just a guy from Birmingham who’s been blessed to have had such dedicated fans throughout my career. Like I’ve always said ‘I am nothing without them’.” Ozzy Osbourne

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The Unlikely Sabbath Quiz

To help sign off the incredible 50 Years of Black Sabbath exhibition, Club Unlikely in tandem with Home Of Metal invites you to test your Sabbath and Midlands Metal knowledge!
Know your Wizard from your War Pigs?? BRING IT!

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Colmore Cinema Club Presents… This Is Spinal Tap

Celebrating the Home of Metal exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Colmore Cinema Club presents the cult classic ‘mockumentary’ comedy This is Spinal Tap.

Based on the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap’s ill-fated 1982 US tour and filmed in a fly-on-the wall documentary style, This .
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Colmore Cinema Club presents Bohemian Rhapsody

Celebrating the Home of Metal exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Colmore Cinema Club presents Bohemian Rhapsody.

Oscar winner Rami Malek delivers a stellar performance as Freddie Mercury, lead singer of legendary rock band Queen, in this celebratory and moving portrayal of one of rock music’s most .
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Colmore Business District presents Open Mic Night

18th September | 17:30 – 21:00pm | Waylands Yard

Marking Birmingham’s significant contribution to popular music through the Home of Metal exhibition, we’re serving up an Open Mic Night celebrating local acts in partnership with speciality coffee shop Wayland’s Yard.

Join us for a relaxed night of live .
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Alan Kane: 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal

The New Art Gallery Walsall
22 June to 1 September
Free Admission

Will see Alan Kane bringing together personal collections from metal fans, plus works from leading UK artists, in an ambitiously collaborative exhibition that will be set across the extensive Floor 3 Galleries, with works by Jeremy Deller, Una Hamilton Helle, Des Hughes, Jim Lambie, Sarah Lucas, Jessica Mallock, Mike Nelson, Simon Periton, Mark Titchner, Cathy Ward, Charlie Woolley and, of course, Alan Kane himself.

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Ben Venom: All This Mayhem

MAC (Midlands Art Centre)
from 22 June – 8 September
Free Admission

An exhibition using traditional quilting and Heavy Metal aesthetics. Working with repurposed materials to create textile- based pieces, Ben contrasts the often menacing and aggressive counterculture components of gangs, punk/metal music, and the occult with the comforts of domesticity.

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Przemek Branas: I is Somebody Else

Przemek Branas: I is Somebody Else
Centrala
22 June – 11 August
Free Admission

Acclaimed Polish artist Przemek Branas presents his first solo UK show at Centrala. In“I Is Somebody Else” he will create an installation employing the motif of the mask. Branas is inspired by impersonation strongly present in heavy metal culture but also the alternative culture that developed under the communist regime and State controlled music scene.

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Hand of Doom

mac (Midlands Arts Centre)
8 June – 1 September
Free admission

This exhibition features a collection of portraits of Black Sabbath fans wearing the ubiquitous battle jacket. The jackets are embellished, handmade and embroidered by the fans themselves, and worn to tell the story of their fandom and gig-attending history.

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Show your Metal Presented by Craftspace

MAC (Midlands Art Centre)
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
25 May –26 August
Free Admission

The very essence of the Metal sound was born out of the experience and consequences of working in Birmingham’s metal industry. This exhibition connects metal the material and Metal the music. Featuring local jewellers Dauvit Alexander, Daisy Grice and Jordan Herry whose work is inspired by culture and symbols associated with Metal and Rock. It also features a battle jacket with badges from gigs which took place at Birmingham Odeon in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

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Monster Chetwynd: Hell Mouth 3

18 May – 27 July
Eastside Projects
Free admission

Chetwynd’s fascination with Penelope Spheeri’s three-part film series The Decline of Western Civilisation, from 1981 to 1998, featuring many of the ‘most influential and innovative musicians and groups of all time’, has informed many of her works over the past decade and will take centre stage in this large-scale sculptural and performative spectacle set in the industrial space of Eastside Projects in the heart of Birmingham.

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The Public: The Art of Noise

Home of Metal formed part of The Public’s Art of Noise exhibitions programme. This featured a range of work from local, national and international artists that explored the relationship between sound, music and the visual arts.
The exhibition included a collection of photographs by renowned .
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Black Country Living Museum

As part of the Home of Metal Festival the Black Country Living Museum celebrated the metal industries that brought fame to the Black Country. The story of the Black Country is distinctive because of the scale, drama, intensity and variety of the industrial might that .
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Heavy Metal and Place Conference

www.homeofmetalconference.com
Home of Metal proudly hosted the UK’s very first Heavy Metal conference. International leaders in the field of Metal studies gathered in the genre’s birthplace for the first time. Delegates traveled from Europe, South America, USA and the Middle East.
The international conference, a key part .
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Metal on Film

Home of Metal put on a series of cinematic events in its ‘Metal on Film’ programme. It was a juggernaut of Heavy Metal cinema, blazing a trail across the Black Country with an awesome programme of documentaries, rare archive, late-night horror and special guests. The .
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Home of Metal Black Country Weekender

Home of Metal Black Country Weekender
Home of Metal let loose across The Black Country to continue its celebration of the music that was born there. The public joined in the fun with great Heavy Metal related activities, film screenings, exhibitions and live music during the .
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Bantock House Museum: The Part They Played

Bantock House Museum held an exhibition called ‘The Part They Played’ which was included in the Home of Metal programme of events. The exhibition brought to light the contribution made to the war effort in the 1930s and 1940s by Wolverhampton’s metal industries.
Many of Wolverhampton’s .
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Judas Priest at Wolverhampton Civic

Thursday 21st July 2011 saw Judas Priest return to the Midlands for their HOMECOMING gig at the Wolverhampton Civic as part of their worldwide Epitaph tour.
Judas Priest’s career has spanned over 40 years and has remained at an all time high, including recent Grammy Award .
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Dudley Museum and Art Gallery

Dudley is renowned for its geology and the Black Country for the ingenuity and skill of its craftspeople. Home of Metal celebrates the links between metal manufacturing in the Black Country and Heavy Metal music.
The ‘Metal’ exhibition at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery celebrated the .
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The New Art Gallery Walsall: Mark Titchner

BE TRUE TO YOUR OBLIVION
An artist hugely inspired by Heavy Metal, Capsule invited former Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner to talk at the Metal Symposium in 2007 and have maintained a strong relationship with this artist throughout the Home of Metal project. ‘BE TRUE TO .
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Walsall Leather Museum: Hell Bent for Leather

Hell Bent For Leather: Judas Priest and the Heavy Metal Look
The historic home of leatherworking took a look at ‘the look’ of Heavy Metal and its most famous sons of Rock, Judas Priest.
Dressed top-to-toe in an awe-inspiring mixture of shining leather and gleaming studs and .
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Family Friendly Events

Working with highly regarded artists Juneau Projects, Home of Metal hosted a number of quality projects for families to play music, make costumes and learn something new about their hometown.
Over the Home of Metal Weekender, The Vintage Mobile Cinema parked outside Dudley Museum and Art .
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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: Home Of Metal

HOME OF METAL: 40 years of Heavy Metal and it’s unique birthplace
Home of Metal celebrated the bands that put Birmingham and the Black Country on the musical map. Over four years, Home of Metal scoured the UK and beyond for relics, artefacts, memorabilia and interesting .
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Wolverhampton Art Gallery: You Should Be Living

Capsule explored the impact Heavy Metal has had on visual art with ‘You Should Be Living: The Visual Language of Heavy Metal’. Inviting international artists and commissioning a dynamic new piece of work by Napalm Death founder Nicholas Bullen and French artist Damien Deroubaix, Capsule highlighted .
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Manufactory by Chris Coekin at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Over a 4-year period artist Chris Coekin has produced beautifully detailed photographs and recorded sounds on the shop floor of a heavy industrial factory. Home of Metal held an exhibition of his work at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
Taking inspiration from the 19th-century trade union banners, Coekin .
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Home of Metal open day at The Public

The Home of Metal Open Days were like an ‘Antiques Roadshow’ for Heavy Metal fans, inviting fans to bring their memorabilia and stories and to contribute to the ever-growing Home of Metal Digital Archive, helping build a new collection.
At least 80 volunteers were engaged in .
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‘In Bed with Chris Needham’ screening

Home of Metal joined forces with 2011’s edition of Flatpack Festival to bring together an evening with Chris Needham who also did a Q&A after the screening of the now cult classic. film in which he stars.
“The plot: Chris Needham, a 17 year-old Thrash Metal .
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Scruffy Murphys birthday

On Friday, 11th February 2011 Home of Metal joined the celebrations at Scruffy Murphys for the rock pub’s 10th Birthday. This was celebrated in true metal fashion with a night of live doom and stoner metal featuring Birmingham’s very own Sally.
We’ brought along photographer Steve .
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New Art Gallery Walsall Open Day

The Home of Metal Open Days were like an ‘Antiques Roadshow’ for Heavy Metal fans, inviting fans to bring their memorabilia and stories and to contribute to the ever-growing Home of Metal Digital Archive, helping build a new collection.
At least 80 volunteers were engaged in .
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City 10 open days

The Home of Metal Open Days, were like an ‘Antiques Roadshow’ for Heavy Metal fans, inviting fans to bring their memorabilia and stories and to contribute to the ever-growing Home of Metal Digital Archive, helping build a new collection.
At least 80 volunteers were engaged in .
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Home Of Metal at SXSW

The Home of Metal Digital Archive has been developed as a unique resource and forum for music fans globally. The archive was officially launched in 2010 with an exciting event at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas with Lemmy from Motorhead, establishing the archive as an .
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Screening at Flatpack Festival 09

Flatpack Festival in collaboration with Home Of Metal held a screening of The Song Remains the Same and also a talk by Chris Phipps at South Birmingham College on Saturday 14th 2009.
The Song Remains The Same
Dir. Peter Clifton & Joe Massot
UK/USA 1976, 137 mins
Feat. Robert Plant; .
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Open day at BM&AG

The Home of Metal Open Days were like an ‘Antiques Roadshow’ for Heavy Metal fans, inviting fans to bring their memorabilia and stories and to contribute to the ever-growing Home of Metal Digital Archive, helping build a new collection.
At least 80 volunteers were engaged in .
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Wolverhampton Art Gallery Open Day

The Home of Metal Open Days were like an ‘Antiques Roadshow’ for Heavy Metal fans, inviting fans to bring their memorabilia and stories and to contribute to the ever-growing Home of Metal Digital Archive, helping build a new collection.
At least 80 volunteers were engaged in .
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!!CANCELLED!! School of Rock Screening

To celebrate the return of Home of Metal to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Colmore Cinema Club and the Edwardian Tearooms are showing the Jack Black classic, School of Rock. Enjoy Dewey Finn’s journey as he goes from self-centred guitarist to musical hero in this .
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