The Home of Metal Weekender is bursting with events across the Black Country from 1 – 4 September. Including a conference, films, concerts and activities ranging from a silent metal disco to studded wristband making, there’s something for everyone.
Thursday 1 September
Wolverhampton Art Gallery is the focus of activities with the Vintage Mobile Cinema screening archival and music films, afternoon family activities, screening of Heavy Metal short films into the evening and a late night Metal Pub Quiz.
Friday 2 September
The Vintage Mobile Cinema parks up outside Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, who play host to activities which include DIY guitar marking with Juneau Projects.
Elsewhere throughout the day, families can make simple musical instruments (Wolverhampton Art Gallery) or design and print their own Metal T-shirts (Haden Hill House Museum).
The New Art Gallery Walsall bustles into a free evening with a silent Metal disco, live bands, film screenings and guided tours of Mark Titchner’s exhibition.
Wolverhampton’s Light House has late night metal-themed film screenings as part of the Metal on Film Festival
Saturday 3 September
Saturday finds Juneau Projects & the Vintage Mobile Cinema moved to The New Art Gallery Walsall & a full day of family activities both there and at the nearby Walsall Leather Museum.
This is the busiest day of the weekender, and you can catch Home of Metal inspired family activities throughout the day at The Public in West Bromwich, Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery, Bilston Craft Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
At the Black Coutry Living Museum there is a rare opportunity to see their Rolling Mill in operation throughout the weekend. Originally installed at Birchley Rolling Mills Ltd in Oldbury in 1923, this Rolling Mill stayed in use until 1976.
Saturday evening at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, you can hear Sack Sabbath, the UK’s only fully authentic Sabbath tribute band and Motorkill playing thengreatest doom laden anthems from the classic era of 1970-76.
Light House once again has a late night Metal Film screenings.
Sunday 4 September
Haden Hill House is Sunday’s focus, with family activities throughout the day, screenings in the Vintage Mobile Cinema and th Sound of Metal, a gig in the park. Don’t forget the rolling Mill at the Black Country Living Museum as well as Nailmakers and Chainmakers.