Home of Metal Open Day At The Public

What a success! On Saturday 26th March Home of Metal filled The Public with Metal lovers in celebration of the region as the Home of Metal.

The mix of people was very eclectic, from old









To young!


Juneau Projects’ offering of letting people create their own guitar from cardboard, which were then made PLAYABLE went down an absolute treat and many incredible creations were made.

The Public’s Saturday Art Club had to remain open past it’s 1 o’clock deadline due to such high demand! People of all ages enjoyed colouring in Black Sabbath and adding those special finishing touches to their guitars.

It was the same busy story with our memorabillia desk. We were (thankfully) over run with fantastic artefacts that will be gradually added to our online Archive, so keep your eyes peeled for some amazing new additions!

Johnny Doom compered the event interviewing both Rock Photographer Ian Harvey and the legend that is Krusher.

Other activities of the day included a blow up igloo in which Johnny Doom would give you a very metal interview, an amazing large display, which I can only describe using a picture:

This was courtesy of The Public’s education department. Finally, the ‘Animo’ where you could have your picture magically taken with giant bats, wolves, Ozzy and other Heavy Metal Images!

Renowned Photographer Steve Gerrard delivered an incredble fully booked up masterclass on the day as well as photographing our Band Photoshoot competition winners Action Replay. Take a look at Steve’s blog at some amazing pictures from the day.

We would like to thank all of you that attented and those that took part in creating the day for making it such a success!

Take a look at some pictures of the day courtesy of Craig Earp here.